Originally Posted by adonh
what is a platen scale?
A platen is a flat surface which is attached to a scale. Complete vehicle is driven up on the single platen to get a full vehicle weight.
(I have tried to paste in an image here, but no joy -- sorry).
We have a local trucking grainery nearby which has a single flat-surface platen scale which weighs the trucks empty, and then full when they leave. We have used their scale several times to get axle weights, with only 1 axle on the platen at a time.
Our local quarry's also have platen scales.
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