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Old 06-27-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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Cat weight....means ????

On way home from first outing, weighed at a CAT scale. Only had time to weigh the whole thing. Trailer has the most it will EVER have.....DW packed our house into this thing for this trip.

Sheet shows:

Steer axle: 5140
Drive Axle: 7760
Gross wt: 25,180

Air bags I installed made a world of difference but still bouncy on bumpy roads. They were at 90 when I weighed, if that matters.

Trailer is a bit over 13K dry and has 3200 (??) or so capacity on sticker. Truck has 4700 cargo capacity on sticker.

Put that in mixmaster, and so what do I know now??? LOL
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:21 PM   #2
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You won't know much from that. you need to get the truck weighed separately. You need the truck front axle on scale pad 1, rear axle on scale pad two. Then weigh with the trailer attached to truck. Truck front axle on scale pad 1, rear axle on scale oad 2 and trailer axles on scale pad 3.

Take the truck gvwr minus the truck only scaled weight to get available payload. Take the truck gcwr minus the truck only scaled weight to get adjusted towing capacity. Take the truck rear gawr minus the truck only rear axle to see how much room you have on your axle for pin weight.

Take the total combined ticket minus the truck only ticket to get total fiver weight. Add together the loaded truck axles and then subtract the weight of the unhooked truck to get your pin weight. Is your loaded rear axle weight less than your gawr? Is your loaded truck weight less than your gvwr? Is your combined truck and trailer weight less than your gcwr? This is what the tickets will tell you. Hope that helped.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:29 PM   #3
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Well.....

This is at a truck stop where working truckers are looking down their nose at me for pulling up in a rig they'll never afford, on a day they're working and I'm not.....and a big truck is behind me waiting on the scale....
Getting more than that is problematic.

Front axle was on front scale, and all that, etc.

Payload is on sticker. Truck weight dry is given. I'll have to guess actual cargo.

This is the absolute most the trailer will ever weigh.....stuff is coming out I guarantee!! Lol
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:34 PM   #4
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What we do is pass through hooked. Go park. Temporarily drop the trailer. Go weigh again and then hook back up and go home.
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Did you use 3 scale pads? If so then you will get steer axle, drive axle, trailer axle, gross weight.
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Did you use 3 scale pads? If so then you will get steer axle, drive axle, trailer axle, gross weight.
I did use all three. But that's what they handed me as listed above.
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What we do is pass through hooked. Go park. Temporarily drop the trailer. Go weigh again and then hook back up and go home.
Just no time today. Plus no room for all that where we were. Just decided to weigh when we stopped to get fuel.

I was the odd sheep in that flock
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Take the truck loaded go back and weigh it separately..... right now you do not know too much............guessing what your trailer weighs means nothing and does not help.

Good Luck !!!!!!!!!!

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And..the guy that leases our farm has a scale and we can weigh truck alone in next few weeks when we're there.

But why don't I know truck weight from sticker plus best guess of cargo?
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Key words best guess.
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