Axle weight distribution

Chassis Dimensions – Your Way!
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Now you can choose how you’d like to define vehicle dimensions in our Axle Weight Calculator. Specify Chassis Length as ‘Wheelbase (WB)’ or ‘Cab to Axles (CA/CT)’. And specify Cab Length as ‘Bumper to Back of Cab (BBC)’ or ‘Front Bumper to Front Axle (BA) + Front Axle to Back of Cab (AC)’. You can…

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Import AutoCAD .dxf drawing of truck equipment to calculate axle weights for work truck
Import your own equipment
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Now, if a component you require is not in the library, you can import a DXF drawing, and the equipment or load item will be saved in your library, to be dropped into future calculations. Many of our Axle Weight Calculator users had been asking to import their own DXF drawings, to add equipment such…

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B-train Weight Distribution
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We’ve added the 2-trailer B-train, B-Double or ‘Interlink’ combination in today’s update to the Axle Weight Calculator. With B-Double combinations a common sight on Australian roads, this feature is just in time for our visit to the Brisbane Truck Show next week! A B-train combination consists of a truck tractor followed by 2 semi-trailers, each…

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Service Body
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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…

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Lateral Center of Gravity
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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…

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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…

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Top View
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We’ve added a ‘Top View’ to our Axle Weight Calculator app this month.  Now you can see a bird’s-eye view when configuring vehicles, designing bodies, planning loads or reviewing Turning Radius. To toggle between Top View and Side View, click the Elevation icon on the right of the vehicle drawing. When adding vehicles, equipment, trailers…

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Share Calculations
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You can now share your TruckScience calculations with other salespeople, engineers, upfitters or customers.  And the good news is that you can share with anyone for whom you have an email address!  They do not need to have a subscription to TruckScience, and can be within or external to your organization. You’ve told us you…

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Swap Vehicles
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Here’s a quick look at what’s new in our Axle Weight Calculator app this month. Swap Vehicle When you’ve configured a vehicle with body, equipment and payload, you can swap out the vehicle chassis now, rather than having to start over.  Simply click on the Vehicle icon, then the Swap Vehicle icon and select another…

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Center-Axle Drawbar Trailers
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The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now calculates axle weights and turning radius for center-axle drawbar trailers, attached to a straight truck by hitch. Read on for more about this month’s new features, watch a short video about the app on the right of this page, or register for a free trial of our Axle Weight…

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