# calculate legal axle weights

##### Service Body
Service Body 1024 378 Sorcha O'Grady

Today’s update to the Axle Weight Calculator includes templates for service bodies, just in time for the Weight Calculator demos at The Work Truck Show next week! When a Service Body is added to your vehicle, you can specify Dimensions (Length, Height, Width of the body, and Depth of Left and Right Compartments, Longitudinal Frame Height and Crossmember Height), Spatial Position (Cab…

##### Lateral Center of Gravity
Lateral Center of Gravity 1024 286 Sorcha O'Grady

The last piece of the Center of Gravity puzzle is in!  Up to now, you could calculate center of gravity points for Horizontal and Vertical CG.  Now you can calculate Lateral CG for your vehicle too. To view lateral center of gravity points, just open a combination of Top and CG views, as indicated on the…

##### How to calculate axle weights
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In this short article, we explain the formulae for calculating axle weights, and take you through a simple example. Axle Weight Distribution Formulae To calculate distribution of weight on the front and rear axles of a truck, use these simple formulae: Let’s take an example Step 1: Determine the Wheelbase You will find this on the…

##### Case study: Lifford Coachworks
Case study: Lifford Coachworks 1024 473 Sorcha O'Grady

Founded in 1977, Lifford Coachworks is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of refrigerated bodies in Ireland.  We spoke to Managing Director, Michael McElchar, about how the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator has been helping him in his business. Superior Quality Everything that is manufactured at Lifford Coachworks is produced with the greatest attention to detail,…

##### Vertical Centre of Gravity Calculations
Vertical Centre of Gravity Calculations 840 282 Sorcha O'Grady

The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now calculates overall vertical center of gravity of rigid vehicles. Vertical centers of gravity for body, payload and overall are indicated on the drawing FMVSS 105 and CMVSS 105 Combined vertical centers of gravity of completed vehicles must be stipulated on Incomplete Vehicle Documents (IVD) in U.S. AND CANADA, to…

##### Mass Distribution Sheets for Type Approval in Ireland
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TruckScience’s Axle Weight Calculator program produces Mass Distribution Sheets, which are a legal requirement for Whole Vehicle Type Approval of heavy goods vehicles in Ireland. Mass distribution amongst axles Type Approval European Communities Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) consists of a series of tests carried out on a prototype vehicle and on the production process used…

##### New Features in TruckScience Today – Add axles and more!
New Features in TruckScience Today – Add axles and more! 680 299 Sorcha O'Grady

We are releasing some new features, as well as improvements to existing ones, today.  Read on for more on what to expect. Lift axles, Drop axles, Pusher axles, Tag axles, … You can now add auxiliary axles to a truck.  You can add Second Steer axles, Pusher axles and Tag axles and specify whether or…

##### TruckScience & Load Xpert compared

We’re often asked how our Axle Weight Calculator compares to Load Xpert. TruckScience’s Axle Weight Calculator and Load Xpert’s Axle Load Calculation programs are both used to calculate axle loads, maximum payload and U.S. bridge formula.  While there are a lot of similarities between the programs, here we address some of the differences, as we understand them. Features of Load…