Maintaining Your Truck Scale to Save Money

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This article discusses how to avoid repairing or replacing a truck scale with regular maintenance.

A great way of remaining in compliance and avoiding downtime is by adequately maintaining your truck scale. Having a dirty scale can lead to different issues like inaccuracy and possibly reduce the truck scale’s lifecycle. Read on to avoid the following repairs or the need to buy a new truck scale with some essential maintenance.

High Chances of Rust or Corrosion

Filthy scales tend to retain moisture. It’s essential to permit the scales to properly dry out to avoid problems such as rust, corrosion, and damage to the electrical elements. Replacement of the rusty or corroded components can be less cost-effective in the long term.

In addition, preventative maintenance includes inspection of the truck scale or the pit. It might also be favorable to investigate whether the pump(s) in the pit is working well.

Wear and Tear from Seasonal Weather

Moreover, rainfall and debris are often found on the scale during the spring and fall seasons. Both components can freeze if the temperature lowers. The frozen parts in the scale can lead to the truck scale not working correctly. Cleaning the freezing water and debris can prevent crucial damaging factors like load cells.

Steel Deterioration  

Additionally, scales may degrade because of dirt, moisture, or debris. A dirty truck scale can produce friction and reduce the scale’s longevity. The clash between the scale and scale wall will also damage the scale readings.

Furthermore, the damaged steel will have to be replaced. The only way to prevent wear and tear of the scale’s parts is by cleaning debris and performing grease jobs. Lastly, ensure your truck scale performs within tolerance by having it serviced by a professional scale company. This avoids a dirty scale of providing inaccurate weight results.


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