truck weight distribution calculations

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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Calculate Axle Weights with Full Turntable Drawbar Trailer
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Now you can use our Axle Weight Calculator to calculate axle weights and maximum payload for a straight truck with Full Trailer.  You might also know this as a rigid truck with Drawbar trailer, or even Dog trailer, if you’re in Australia. With the update to the app today, you can add a hitch to a…

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Calculate Axle Weights with Multiple Payload Items
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With the update we’ve released to our Axle Weight Calculator today, you can place multiple items of payload, or cargo, on your truck, and see their effect on axle weights. Detailed Payload This image shows a semi truck and trailer, with pallets of cement placed along the payload deck.  As with bodies and equipment, you can drag and…

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Truck Size and Weight Compliance Scorecard
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We’ve added a Size and Weight Compliance Scorecard to our Axle Weight Calculator this month.  Now, at a glance, you can see if your vehicle design complies with commercial vehicle size and weight laws. Compliance Scorecard In the animation above, watch how changing the body position or increasing the payload turns a tick to an…

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Turning Circle Calculator
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We’ve added a Turning Circle Calculator to our Axle Weight Calculator this month.  Many jurisdictions now impose manoeuvrability criteria to the vehicle approval process, so calculating Turning Circle is a big deal. Where to find Turning Circle? Use the buttons on the right of the Axle Weight Calculator to switch to the turning circle view. What…

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What We Shipped In 2017
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In 2017, we set out to make our apps easier to use, on more devices, for more users, in more markets. We shipped 8 releases and grew the total number of markets that use our apps to 24.  As the sun sets on 2017, let’s look back at the highlights of what we shipped in the…

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Add your standard equipment to the ‘Other’ category
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Today’s update to the Axle Weight Calculator allows you to request any item to be added to the Equipment library, in the ‘Other’ category. Add Equipment to the library Existing Equipment categories are Crane, Fifth Wheel, Fridge and Taillift, but you may of course have need for many other items, such as Aerokit, Bullbar, Fuel…

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Axle Weight Calculator now even easier to use
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“Don’t Make Me Think” Steve Krug’s famous first law of usability, “Don’t Make Me Think”, informs every decision we make when we’ve got our design hats on at TruckScience. Our mission is to make the app so easy to use, and everything you need in it so easy to find, that you never find yourself…

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Calculate Axle Weights with a Crane
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When we receive a query about how to do something in our Axle Weight Calculator, rather than address that user’s request by email, we try to add it here for everyone’s benefit.  Today, we received a query about adding a crane to a calculation. Start with a vehicle To start with, you’ll need to open…

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Calculate Axle Weights for Semi-trailer
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Now you can use the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator to calculate axle weight distribution for a semi truck with a semi-trailer.  This much sought-after feature is being released in an update to our Axle Weight Calculator today. We’ve added semi-trailers in response to requests from users all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Thailand,…

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