Gross Axle Weight Ratings

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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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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Case Study: How Body Builders in Canada are using TruckScience
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SchellVac Equipment Inc., based in Winnipeg in Canada, specializes in vacuum truck fabrication for wastewater management, hydro excavation and dangerous goods transportation. We recently caught up with Alex Scheller, President of SchellVac, to hear why he uses TruckScience’s Axle Weight Calculator for truck body design. Before TruckScience: Delays Before SchellVac adopted TruckScience in their design process, they requested…

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