Weighing bulk agricultural products coming in from the field or out to the local co-op can be difficult to track for the purposes of inventory management, or maximizing product loading efficiency to avoid overweight fines on public roads, and even tracking crop production totals for crop insurance. Moisture content, crop type, and varying trailer sizes often leave farmers having to estimate loads based on educated guesses, leaving room for errors; however, taking each truck to an off-site truck scale for an accurate weight isn’t practical many times.
Fortunately, Cardinal Scale has a solution that is a viable low-cost, low-intrusion option for many farmers. The Cardinal Scale Slow-Speed, Weigh-in-Motion (SWIM) scale weighs vehicles axle-by-axle dynamically. Ideal for busy harvest season, this weigh-in-motion truck scale offers a small footprint for easy, in-ground installation, and the ability to read and record both individual axle and gross weights without stopping the vehicle.
In this recent installation, the customer wanted a bi-directional scale to weigh trucks coming and going from the barns to the fields. ID storage software was added to allow the user to enter Truck, Field, Product, and Barn information as well as the ability to automatically calculate gross/tare/net weights and generate reports. Cardinal Scale connected all the functionality of the 825 indicator with the RemoteWeigh mobile app for the customer’s smart phone, so that everything can be viewed and controlled from the owner’s phone whether he’s onsite or on vacation.
Not only is the customer pleased with the results, this SWIM truck scale is the closest scale for 20 miles in any direction, so his friends and neighbors are enjoying the benefits, too. The owner reports that often he will get a call from a neighbor who will ask to drive across the scale. The owner will simply open the app on his phone and watch their axle and gross weights appear. Then, he can let his friend know their weights or even take a screenshot and text it to them. There’s no need for anyone to get out of their truck or even stop with Cardinal Scale’s SWIM in-motion scale.