finding a proper weighbridge south yorks/ north lincs

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by SC 05 OUT, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    6,436
    Location:
    doncaster
    I want to check all the weights on the M/H to see if the upgrades I’m possibly thinking are feasible, the last time I went to a weight bridge around Doncaster all I could find was a an quarry type place, which was not the best. I’ve been on the VOSA website to find one, but it just refers to the DMBC site, which has a small list of quarry type only, these are not really suitable for what I want.

    The operators aren’t really interested in doing what I want (I.E. front axle, rear axle, whole van.) the places listed are not good for motorhomes It took me days to clean the van underneath last time and I dread to think what could have happed to the tyres/chassis.

    I want to do it properly so I can work out weights, I want my van to be legal, I don’t mind paying a fare fee



    Any ideas
     
  2. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    4,764
    Location:
    St. Helens MERSEYSIDE
    As you have found out, a tip for all would be weighbridge seekers steer clear of scrap yard weighbridges as most of them are full of sharp steel swarf and pointy things, I know I was a weighbridge operator ,If you can try and find a flat bridge as many now have ramped approach and exit which will give an incorrect axle weight .I contacted our council weighbridge to find out how much they charge £25.83p :eek: I used to charge £3.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. gloworm

    gloworm Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    1,674
    Location:
    Cheshire
    There's a free one off J27 M62, at Gildersome, follow A650 to morley.

    Eric
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  4. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    6,436
    Location:
    doncaster
    whilst £25 is a lot Id pay to get the job done properly with printouts & without damage/mess etc
    at least Id be able to work forwards with my taske, With empty weights I canadd on what I need to know but with no base line Ive got nothing to work on.

    How can we be expected to be "legal" if the tools to do so arnt there....

    There must be somewhere
     
  5. fred flintstone

    fred flintstone Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    lincoln
    Barnsley Council have one at their Smithies lane depot. Its really clean as well. Just drive in and they will weigh front rear and total weight.
    Really nice bloke that works on it.
    They only work Mon to Fri.
    I think it was £4.00 in total when I went in June this year.
    This includes official receipt.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016
    • Like Like x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  6. KeithChesterfield

    KeithChesterfield Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    781
    Location:
    Stand Road Chesterfield
    There's a couple near us, one in Chesterfield and one at Clay Cross but perhaps a bit too far from Donny, which I would recommend and both charge a fiver if you want a weight receipt and if the operator is in a good mood and don't want a receipt - nothing.
    Weighs front, rear and whole van if that's what you want.
     
    • Useful Useful x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  7. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    6,436
    Location:
    doncaster
    I found this page

    https://chrishodgetrucks.co.uk/pageweighbridge/weighbridges12.htm

    there seems to be one one on the council depote, Ive treid ring the number to see if its sutable or not but ones in yet, It seems a shame/stranfge that this wasnt list on the DMBC websitepage? unless they really dont want it used by non council stuff?
     
  8. TheTwoOfUs

    TheTwoOfUs Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,564
    Likes Received:
    7,007
    Location:
    South Yorkshire
    There's a good one at Kiveton Park Steels. Despite the name it's not a scrapyard but a manufacturer and as such the weighbridge was clean when I last used it. Do front, rear and total with printout. They are about 2 miles off the A57 east of junction 31 of the M1. Will dig out the phone number if you need it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    6,436
    Location:
    doncaster
    thanks that ones on the list so Ive got the number, the DMBC one is supposed to be ringing back?
     
  10. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    6,436
    Location:
    doncaster
    I mailed them and this was thier reply

    "Thank you for the email, yes we can weigh off your motorhome.

    The price is £6 per weigh ticket (weight).

    The bridge is open Monday to Thursday 7am to 2pm

    Friday 7am to 1pm.

    Closed Saturday and Sunday.


    No need to book as long as you come in the times listed, just `pap` your horn when on the bridge and someone will walk down to you.


    Kind regards

    Rachel


    Rachel Leedell | Kiveton Park Steel Ltd

    Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1909 775530"
     
    • Like Like x 3
Loading...

Share This Page