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Old 03-05-2019, 11:19 AM   #1
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Question Weighing each tires load?

I have a slightly higher front end on my fiver now that I have increased tow vehicle tire size a bit. Because of this I am wondering if I have increased the weight on the rear axle too much.
Need a way to weigh each tire or axle to determine if my new fiver tires will wear unevenly front to rear.
I have a Flying J truck stop near me. Will they have a scale I can do this on?
Or is there a portable scale or trick I can use to accomplish this test?
All advice and experiences welcome.
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I use a single platform scale at my small town grain elevator for weighing each axle position. The scale is open 24/7 and costs nothing.
This platform scale gives the same weights one foot from the end or in the center of the platform.
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I use a single platform scale at my small town grain elevator for weighing each axle position. The scale is open 24/7 and costs nothing.
This platform scale gives the same weights one foot from the end or in the center of the platform.
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Do a google search on CAT scale, or download their app.

They have 3 pad scales, pull up and position as you want, then go up to the intercom by the front pad and tell them you want a weighing. They'll say they have it, pull around and park then go in and get your weigh ticket. You can also do it a 2nd time called a rewiegh, and you'll get two tickets for only a couple dollars more (I use this to do 4 corner weighing). It's like 15 bucks.

If you use their app, you don't even need to go in and pick up the ticket and pay there.
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Can you raise your pin box and still have 6" bed rail clearance?
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:27 PM   #6
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Cat scales seem the ticket. My Flying J has one in the semi parking area that I will likely use.


Raising the pin box won't work because it has 2" increments (hole separation) I currently have bed rail clearance of 7" front and 6.5" rear. Trying to level out this difference.


Been thinking about having my axles lowered 2" to raise the fiver 2", but would cost me about $1000. Might not be worth the effort or cost if there is little tire loading difference. I can rotate the tires front to rear a lot of times for $1000. As long as I don't create problems for myself with this approximate 2" drop from hitch to axles.


What do you'all think?
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The holes in mine are 1" apart...
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Raising the pin box won't work because it has 2" increments (hole separation) I currently have bed rail clearance of 7" front and 6.5" rear.

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The holes in mine are 1" apart...
I thought god invented a drill so you could put holes where you want...
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Was gonna suggest that, but didn't want to read 50 posts of naysayers........
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