steel deck truck scale

Built to the Highest Standard

Tufner Scales is devoted to offering a complete line of truck scales to meet any application requirement, from a new installation, to a custom size for an existing concrete foundation. TUFNER was developed by utilizing our years of experience where we’ve always met the highest standard. We have turned it up a notch to create top quality, industrial tough scales. Our Tufner Truck Scale is built tough and is the ideal choice for a wide variety of vehicle weighing applications..

 

Exceptional Strength Outperforms Competitors’ Scales

TUFNER utilizes up to 7/16” tread plate decking for increased durability and strength, and is supported by orthotropic U-beam steel ribs that are completely sealed by continuous welds. Unlike our competitors’ design that uses I-beams and intermittent welds, which allows moisture to penetrate, Tufner truck scales are built with an airtight continuously welded seal that eliminates the potential for rusting from the inside out. The U-beam ribs are shaped to distribute concentrated loads and minimize flexing better than I-beam designs, leading to a longer life for your scale even in the harshest environments.

 

Interchangeable Modular Design Revolutionizes the Industry

TUFNER truck scales are the only scale of its kind available, thanks to our patented

modular design. Our distributors have the ability of stocking individual modules.
This allows them to build scales of any size per customers’ requirements, or to expand the length of the scale for future growth. Our Tufner Truck Scale is designed for easy access, which allows maintenance to be more efficient and cost-effective, versus the commonly seen non-modular or semi-modular designs.

 

Built with State-of-the-art Equipment

Each scale is built in a fully rotating fixture ensuring proper fit and finish. Rotation of the scale module during the assembly process guarantees uniform and precise welds. We can mass produce identical platforms greater than 20 ft long through our production lines.  

 

Ease of Installation, Loading and Unloading

Each module has as few as 6 bolts compared to 40 on all other modular designed

scales. Having less bolts minimizes the time of installing a 11’x70’ scale to only hours instead of days. Our Tufner Scale is shipped on an open side flat rack container, allowing for easy unloading. This has made it possible to unload our modular design panels with an industrial fork lift rather than a crane, saving our customers time and money. 

 

Powder Coat Finish

Tufner Weighing Systems utilizes a powder coat finish on all of our scale systems.

Compared to conventional painting methods, our technique has proven to be as much as 10 times more effective in resisting wear and corrosion in even the toughest of environments. Powder coat surfaces are more resistant to chipping, corrosion, scratching, fading, and wearing, than other finishes. More importantly, it contains zero solvents which is safe, and environmental friendly.

 

Hot dipped Galvanized

Tufner also offers hot dipped galvanization, the process of coating iron and steel with zinc, which strengthens the steel and builds its corrosion resistance. It’s non-corrosive properties are ideal for use in chemical industries and harsh areas.

U-beam construction vs. i-Beam construction

U-Beam

  • Our continuously welded design provides and airtight seal preventing internal rusting

  • Easily distributes the forces from truck traffic to reduce stress, our orthotropic design is similar to the one used on the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Does not flex, U shape will hold sturdy while driven on and provide a smoother ride

I-Beam

  • Uses intermittent welds to sandwich beams to the top and bottom of plates, which allows moisture to penetrate and rust the insides

  • Under high stress, these intermittent welds can crack and cause deck failure

  • Vibrates and allows for swaying and movement while being driven on

specifications

  • 3/8” tread plate decking for increased durability and strength

  • Supported by orthotropic ribs that are completely sealed by continuous welds

  • Built with an airtight seal that eliminates the potential for rusting from the inside

  • The ribs are shaped to distribute concentrated loads better than I-beam designs, for a longer life

  • Interchangeable modular design

  • Each scale is built in a fully rotatable clipping to ensure proper fit and finish

  • Rotation of the scale module during assembly guarantees uniform and precise welds

  • Each module has as few as 6 bolts compared to 40 on all other modular designed scales

  • The platform is designed with special tabs and wheels for easy loading and unloading, especially when shipping with box trucks

  • Baked powder coated finish all over, proven to be as much as 10 times more effective in resisting wear and corrosion in the roughest environment

  • Contains no solvents and is safe in operation and environmental friendly with zero pollution

Tuf-Bridge Specifications

  • Gross Capacity: 270,000 lbs. (135 tons)

  • Concentrated Load Capacity:120,000 lbs. (60 tons)

  • Width: 10 ft.  to 14 ft.

  • Length: 20 ft. to 120 ft.

  • Module Length: 10 ft. to 20 ft.

  • Scale Profile: 16.5 in.

  • Scale Clearance: 5.5 in.

  • Deck Plate Thickness: 7/16 in.

  • Weigh-bridge End Plates: 3/4 in. x 11 in.

  • Inner Supports: 1 in. thick slab plates (6 per module)

  • Finish: Baked primer and baked full coverage powder coating

  • Load Cell Type: Double ended, Analog, Alloy Steel, NTEP

  • Load Cell Numbers: 10 pieces (reference for 70 ft. and 80 ft. only)

  • Load Cell Capacity: 75,000 lbs., LE (Large Envelope)

  • Load Cell Cable: Stainless Steel sheathed for waterproofing, plus extra shroud for rodent protection

  • Junction Box: NEMA 4X Stainless Steel, cable strain relief

  • Summing Card: 10 cell boards with surge protection and sectional adjustment (reference for 70 ft. and 80ft only)

  • Surge Protection:Lightening/Surge protection

  • Installation Type: Above or in ground

  • Estimated Shipping Weight:33,400 lbs. (70'x11.2' reference only)

  • Warranty: 5 years on scale platforms, 2 years on electronics

  • Certification: NTEP, Class III L, CC# 17-034

Everlast Specifications

  • Gross Capacity: 160,000 lbs. (80 tons)

  • Concentrated Load Capacity: 80,000 lbs. (40 tons)

  • Width: 10 ft.  to 14 ft.

  • Length: 20 ft. to 120 ft.

  • Module Length: 10 ft. to 20 ft.

  • Scale Profile: 14.5 in.

  • Scale Clearance: 4.5 in.

  • Deck Plate Thickness: 5/16 in.

  • Weigh-bridge End Plates: 1/2 in. x 11 in.

  • Inner Supports: 3/4 in. thick slab plates (6 per module)

  • Finish: Baked primer and baked full coverage powder coating

  • Load Cell Type: Double ended, Analog, Alloy Steel, NTEP

  • Load Cell Numbers: 10 pieces (reference for 70 ft. and 80 ft. only)

  • Load Cell Capacity: 75,000 lbs., SE (Small Envelope)

  • Load Cell Cable: Stainless Steel sheathed for waterproofing, plus extra shroud for rodent protection

  • Junction Box: NEMA 4X Stainless Steel, cable strain reliefs

  • Summing Card: 10 cell boards with surge protection and sectional adjustment (reference for 70 ft. and 80ft only)

  • Surge Protection:Lightening/Surge protection

  • Installation Type: Above or in ground

  • Estimated Shipping Weight:24,500 lbs. (70'x11.2' reference only)

  • Warranty: 5 years on scale platforms, 2 years on electronics

  • Certification: NTEP, Class III L, CC# 17-034

Accessories

  • ABS Indicator

  • Stainless Steel Indicator

  • Integrated Indicator Kiosk

  • Scoreboard/Remote Displays

  • Unmanned card reader system

  • Indicator stand

  • Stoplight signal

  • Customized software

  • Ticket printer

  • Steel ramps

  • Guide rails (for above ground)

  • Frame (for portable truck scales)

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Main Office - West Coast

9030 Bridgeport Pl. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 USA

Midwest Division
14310 Northdale Blvd. Rogers, MN 55374 USA

Southeast Division

1005 Union Center Drive, Suite B Alpharetta, GA 30004 USA

Contact

(800) 810-2965

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