I need a weighbridge

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by campa cola, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,991
    Likes Received:
    5,881
    Location:
    Weegeland
    Can someone can help me out, looking for a weighbridge (never used one before) drawn a blank so far in Glasgow, with dead internet links and its not clear whats open on the council list in Glasgow, some phone numbers are dead and some never answered. The only ones I can find that might be open are waste management weighbridges in any case, will they be able to do individual axle weights??
    I am Driving down to Birmingham via the A74/ M6 route can anyone suggest any weighbridges along that route ??? Hopefully before any VOSA ones!!
    thanks (y)
     
  2. DanielFord

    DanielFord Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    2,534
    Likes Received:
    2,740
    Location:
    Surrey
    Although I can't specifically help, look for scrap metal merchants in your area, they nearly always have a weigh bridge. Phone them and ask if you can use it.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  3. Speve

    Speve Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    1,889
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Try grain silos where they store bulk grain the usually have one our local one charges £7 and you can weigh whole van and then back axle
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. matamoros

    matamoros Funster

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    3,980
    Location:
    Rochdale, Tavira, S. Brittany & Europe
    As long as the weighbridge is not raised ie up a ramp then it is possible to weigh individual axles.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  5. peter marshall

    peter marshall

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,702
    Likes Received:
    1,701
    Location:
    Cleveleys,Lancashire
    I have u

    I have used the local builders supplies they have weigh bridges. Pete
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. CWH

    CWH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,114
    Likes Received:
    13,619
    Location:
    under a wand'rin' star
    • Informative Informative x 1
  7. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,797
    Likes Received:
    16,873
    Location:
    notloB
    When I was on tippers our waste management sites had an in and out bridge so you could weigh full in, empty out. What I did was weigh in, front axle, run across the bridge and weigh rear axle. Turned round in the yard and weigh whole vehicle on out bridge. Do this because you may be under gross vehicle weight but one of your axles could be well over weight, usually the rear axle.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  8. Candapack

    Candapack Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    I used a scrap metal merchants weighbridge today, in Rosyth, Fife. It was up a ramp so individual axle weights could not be taken.
    I am now going to find another one, there are a few in Fife, partly to get axle weights and partly to double check the weight I got today. Weighbridges can, it seems, be a bit variable.
    Going by the A74, I reckon you will find a few en route. Good luck.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  9. Detnor

    Detnor Funster

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    501
    Trading standards can normally advise, they have to check any in their area and certify them.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. Figaro

    Figaro Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    828
    Location:
    Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire
    I can recommend these guys, they are 6 miles from Jtn 16 on the M6, just off the A500 so dual carrigeway all the way.

    You can also get some Staffordshire Oatcakes while your in the area !

    F Mcguinness & Sons Ltd
    Scrap Metal Dealers
    Porthill Road
    Fowlea Brook
    Stoke-On-Trent
    Staffordshire
    ST6 4NL View on map
    • T: 01782 817 424
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,797
    Likes Received:
    16,873
    Location:
    notloB
    Mind out for sharp bit of metal or swarf in scrappies yards. Truck tyres are much more forgiving that ours.(y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  12. mitzimad

    mitzimad Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,240
    Likes Received:
    3,658
    Location:
    walthamstow east london
    MY LOCAAL BYWATERS WANTED £10 PER WEIGH SO THIRTY POUNDS FOR GROSS AND TO AXLES I TOLD THEN TO STICK THEIR WEIGHBRIDGE WHERE THE SUN DONT SHINE
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  13. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,797
    Likes Received:
    16,873
    Location:
    notloB
    Wow! That's weigh over the top! ;):LOL:
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
    • Funny Funny x 2
  14. Figaro

    Figaro Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    828
    Location:
    Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire
    The yard is very clean concrete slabs, the business end is some distance away.
    I never felt my tyres were under threat !
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  15. The Cruisers

    The Cruisers Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    1,262
    Likes Received:
    3,976
    Location:
    West Sussex
    We drive along the A27 and near Shoreham airport there looks as though there's a weigh bridge. It looks closed. Does anyone know anything about it? Never used one before how to you go about weighing the MH - any advice?
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  16. Tootles

    Tootles Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9,267
    Likes Received:
    33,254
    Location:
    Lancaster
    Every Local Authority has to supply a public weighbridge mate, Check with the council. (y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 5
    • Informative Informative x 1
  17. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    5,403
    Likes Received:
    10,360
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    Weigh here, it's cheaper .:LOL: 1€ inc.ticket(y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  18. bigtree

    bigtree Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Location:
    A B G
    The scrappy on Balmore road said they would do mine,think it was £15
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  19. matamoros

    matamoros Funster

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    3,980
    Location:
    Rochdale, Tavira, S. Brittany & Europe
    Looks like a DVSA(VOSA) dynamic axle weighbridge which will only be used when they are doing checks.

    Just googled and yes it is.

    A list of all DVSA weighbridges, which are not open to the public, in this link

    http://forums.The Dark Side.com/49-tech-mech-chat/113366-vosa-weighbridge-locations-uk.html

    The only dynamic axle weighbridge open to the public that I know of is operated by Leeds Trading standards at Wakefield road Morley. There may well be others and the last time that I used this one was around 15 years ago.

    To weigh axles on a normal plate weighbridge it must be level with the ground(not up a ramp) weigh the whole vehicle then one axle, subtract this from the total and this gives the weight of the other axle.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  20. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,991
    Likes Received:
    5,881
    Location:
    Weegeland
    Well thanks for the advice guys I managed to find the direct number for the council waste place and they said they can do the vehicle. I have got a scrappy in reserve in case of any issues, will take the tyre advice tho
    (y)

    (y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
Loading...

Share This Page