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How to calculate axle weights
How to calculate axle weights 780 325 Sorcha O'Grady

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…

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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,…

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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…

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Mass Distribution Sheets for Type Approval in Ireland
Mass Distribution Sheets for Type Approval in Ireland 1024 526 Sorcha O'Grady

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…

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TruckScience
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…

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TruckScience & Load Xpert compared
TruckScience & Load Xpert compared
TruckScience & Load Xpert compared 1024 372 Sorcha O'Grady

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…

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TrailerWIN
Is the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator an alternative to TrailerWIN?
Is the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator an alternative to TrailerWIN? 1024 372 Sorcha O'Grady

We’re often asked if our Axle Weight Calculator is an alternative to TrailerWIN.  Here we address some of the similarities and differences between the 2 programs, as we understand them. How TruckScience and TrailerWIN are similar As with TrailerWIN, one can use TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator to calculate truck axle weight distribution, bridge formula, optimal payload,…

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Curtainsider trailer
How To: Design a Curtainsider trailer on a truck tractor using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator
How To: Design a Curtainsider trailer on a truck tractor using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator 963 489 Sorcha O'Grady

Login To follow this guide step by step, please login to the  Axle Weight Calculator. Please remember to use Internet Explorer, as the app is temporarily unavailable in Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers. Open a vehicle The first thing you need to do is open a vehicle for which to build the trailer.  Use…

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refrigerated body
How To: Design a truck with a refrigerated body using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator
How To: Design a truck with a refrigerated body using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator 775 242 Sorcha O'Grady

Login To follow this guide step by step, please login to the  Axle Weight Calculator. Please remember to use Internet Explorer or Firefox as the app is temporarily unavailable in Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. Open a vehicle The first thing you need to do is open a vehicle on which to build the body. …

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Updates to TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator today
Updates to TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator today 150 150 Sorcha O'Grady

The latest version of our Axle Weight Calculator is being released today.  Here’s a quick overview of the changes you can expect to see. Weight field labels We’ve changed the labels on the Weights fields to make them more intuitive to users worldwide.  Mass has been renamed to Weight, Tare to Curb Weight, Permissible Mass to Legislative Limit,…

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