Trailer Loading Dock Scales

Trailer Loading Dock Scales

These axle pads have a very large weighing surface and low profile making them our easiest method of determining truck axle weight. These axle pads are typically sold in pairs but can also be sold in multiples to get complete trailer or truck weight in one weighment. Truck axle scales can be used with ramps for above ground installations or flush with concrete for a pit-installed permanent application. Above ground installations are forklift portable and should be used with quick disconnect cable (see options).

This system it is not for use in legal for trade applications.


  • Proven Durability Under the Toughest Conditions
  • Fully Made in Canada
  • 84″ x 30″ axle pads for dual axle truck weighing
  • 144″ x 30″ axle pads for tri-axle truck weighing
  • 168″ x 30″ axle pads for dual and tri-axle truck weighing
  • Axle weight accurate to within 0.25% FS
  • Calibrated with fully traceable certified weights
  • Axle scales can be used on compacted yard gravel
  • 6″ low profile for ease of use
  • 2″ clearance under platforms
  • Forklift portable for use in multiple locations
  • 10 year warranty on axle scale platform
  • 5 year warranty on our Made in Canada truck scale load cells
  • 2 year warranty on electronics, printer & cables

Product Details

Typically available in pairs, these axle pad scales can also be purchased in multiples to facilitate comprehensive trailer or truck weight measurements in a single weighment.

Versatile in their application, truck axle scales can be used in two ways: with ramps for above-ground installations or flush with concrete for a pit-installed permanent setup.

For above-ground installations, they are forklift portable and recommended to be used with a quick disconnect cable.

Please note: This system is not intended for use in legal-for-trade applications.


Rated Capacity (pounds)

84″ axle scale: 30,000 lbs/pad (60,000 lbs/axle grouping)
144″ axle scale: 40,000 lbs/pad (80,000 lbs/axle grouping)
168″ axle scale: 30,000 lbs/pad (80,000 lbs/axle grouping)

Load Cells

ML 1100-25K (Output: 2mV/V)


Individual axle weight tested to accuracy of 0.25% FS nominal

Overload Capacity

150% full scale safe overload
300% full scale ultimate overload

Temperature Range

-40ºC to +80ºC (operating)
-10ºC to +40ºC (compensated)


20 lbs (30,000 lbs and 40,000 lbs capacity). Calibration in kg is available.


Load Cells: Made by Massload in Canada with quality alloy steel from USA or Europe.
Platforms: Made by Massload in Canada from heavy duty high strength Canadian steel.
Instrumentation: Western Scale, made in Canada
Custom Cabling: Made in Canada

Fatigue Limit

Infinite cycles per day (wheel loads)

Ground Requirements

The ground must be flat and level, fully supporting loads and with proper drainage
Suitable for compacted yard gravel, concrete or pavement


Platform Weighing surface:
84″ x 30″ x 6″ – for Tandem
144″ x 30″ x 6″ – for Tri-axle
168″ x 30″ x 6″ – for extra wide Tri-axle

Sealing Standard

IP-66: totally protected from dust; protected from strong jets of water


Axle scales are powered by digital load cell indicator


In addition to our 7ft, 12ft and 14ft models, it is possible to join extra 7ft sections to make longer scales of 21ft or more.


Axle pads scales can also be purchased with 50,000 lb load cells (versus 25,000 lb). This doubles the axle scale rated capacity and is used in applications where there is significant shock loading in the weighing process or for industrial heavy-duty hauling applications.


Military connections and quick disconnect cables are provided at no charge. This cable connection allows for fast set-up and is suitable for portable truck scale applications where the pads are being disconnected and moved during use. This connection type also allows for easy replacement of cable should it ever get damaged.


The standard digital indicator is the quality Made in Canada Western Scale M1 Digital Indicator.
For optional truck-in-truck out programming the Western Scale M2000A indicator is available.


For cable free operation we have a wireless system to PC running the Massload Advanced Weigh Scale Software application

MAWS Massload Advanced Weigh Scale Software by Massload Technologies


These axle pads have the same specifications as standard axle pad models except for their shorter length. They are often used in trailer weighing applications with the front legs of the trailer being weighed with 30″ axle pads while the rear truck axles are weighed with 84″ or 144″ axle pads. The signals are then summed with a multi-channel indicator for total trailer weight.

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