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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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Introducing our new user-friendly Axle Weight Calculator!
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We recently released our all-new, redesigned Axle Weight Calculator. What’s new? User-friendly interface Everything about our new app has been designed with the user in mind.  Steve Krug’s “Don’t make me think” philosophy, a common sense approach to web usability, has inspired our design from start to finish. Cross-platform compatibility The previous version of our Axle…

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How to calculate Bogie Split
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Our Axle Weight Calculator calculates distribution of weight or mass over front and rear axles.  It will soon calculate the distribution of weight over each axle of a tandem bogie. In the meantime, here’s how you can do it manually. Note relevant measurements To perform this calculation, you will need to identify: Bogie Spread Dimension Distance…

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Calculate Hitch Loadings on Trailers
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Our Axle Weight Calculator calculates hitch loadings, in order to calculate transfer of weight from the trailer to the vehicle.  While we do not currently display this value explicitly on the weight report, you can follow these steps to calculate hitch loading for your trailer design.  If you have not already done so, you can…

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Case study: Lifford Coachworks
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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
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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
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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