NEW V2 TOWSAFE PORTABLE WHEEL LOAD SCALES
Intertrade says its new V2 Towsafe Portable Wheel Lad Scales allow you to have your own “portable weighbridge” to ensure all towing weights are within specified limits.
“Gone are the days when you had to travel miles and fork out hard earned money at a weighbridge or use a bathroom scale, planks of wood and bricks to ensure your maximum towing weights were not exceeded,” Intertrade Owner, Steven Nicholson, said.
“Now there is a product that is affordable, easy to use, portable and can accurately weigh your towing vehicle and also your towed vehicle.”
Intertrade says it was the first to develop a DIY Tow Ball Weight Scale suitable for the Australian market back in 2013. This product was marketed under the Towsafe brand.
“We saw the opportunity to develop a low cost weighing scale that could not only weigh the Tow Ball weight, but also the ATM (aggregate trailer mass) of a fully loaded caravan,” Steven said.
“After a further two years of R and D, we finally introduced our first low cost portable platform weighing scale. These scales were highly sought after. During the past 12 months we have been developing and testing our new v2 model which has just arrived.
“This v2 model comes with front and rear ramps, a longer LCD display time to give you more time to take the measurements and also has four times more load cells which gives improved accuracy. Full scale the accuracy is at 0.5 percent which is attainable when used on a level, flat surface. The Towsafe platform scale uses the Static (Drive onto) weighing principle which has a far greater accuracy than other Dynamic (Drive over) scales on the market.”
A two-direction spirit level to assist in ensuring your weighing site is level is included with the scales, which have been tested to conform to the Australian and International standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
The scale is constructed from aluminium and stainless steel, with an LCD back lit readout. The aluminium platform measures 305mm x 305mm and has a capacity of 1500kg per wheel, allowing you to weigh a single axle van up to 3000kg, or a twin axle van up to 6000kg. With the platform height being only 19mm, even though the scales are low profile it is suggested to use levelling pads to achieve maximum accuracy.
To use, switch the scale on and drive the van or vehicle onto the platform. The reading from each wheel is then added together, giving you the vehicle or van’s GTM. To obtain a van’s ATM, simply rest the jockey wheel on the scale and add this reading to the GTM total. This Scale can also be used in the vehicle racing industry to set up the car’s suspension and also for weighing vehicles after a GVM upgrade.