What are the points to consider when buying a truck or railroad scale?
- e. The selection of a highly qualified authorized scale dealer.
- f. Quality of the manufacturer -
- g. Strongly consider stainless steel load cells ... and a quality stainless such as type 304 or 316.
- h. Consider the cost of maintenance and upkeep. The least expensive scale is not always the least expensive long term. "Pay a little more now or pay a lot more later."
If you follow the above dictates, you have taken a major step toward assuring yourself of selecting the best truck scale for your needs ... and years of reliable service
A truck scale systems represents a significant capital investment; however, initial price should not be the only consideration. Maintenance, force major, warranty, relocation, life-expectancy, etc. should be given due consideration. A properly sized and installed truck scale can give 20+ years of use. An additional up front cost may save many thousands over the useful life of the scale.