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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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Mass Distribution Sheets
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…

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New Features in TruckScience Today – Add axles and more!
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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
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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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Is the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator an alternative to TrailerWIN?
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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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How To: Design a Curtainsider trailer on a truck tractor using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator
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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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How To: Design a truck with a refrigerated body using TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator
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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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TruckScience truck design software: More equipment, More legislation, More user-friendly…
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With the latest release of our Axle Weight Calculator coming out this month, you will be able to do more with your truck weight distribution calculations, and to do it more easily. More equipment While you could already add a body (box, curtainsider, tipper, etc), bullbar, crane, crew cab, fairing, fifth wheel, fridge, fuel tank, headboard, hitch,…

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Updates to TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator today
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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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If your vehicle is not in the list
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If you’ve narrowed down your choice of vehicle, by selecting… Vehicle Type (Rigid) Axle Layout (6×4) Vehicle Make (Mercedes-Benz) and Vehicle Range (Actros) At which point, you’re presented with a list of trucks which match your criteria… But the vehicle you wish to do a weight distribution calculation for is not in the list. You have 3…

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