I need a weighbridge

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  1. campa cola

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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    As long as the weighbridge is not raised ie up a ramp then it is possible to weigh individual axles.
     
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    I have u

    I have used the local builders supplies they have weigh bridges. Pete
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Trading standards can normally advise, they have to check any in their area and certify them.
     
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    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
     
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    Mind out for sharp bit of metal or swarf in scrappies yards. Truck tyres are much more forgiving that ours.(y)
     
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    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
     
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    Wow! That's weigh over the top! ;):LOL:
     
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    The yard is very clean concrete slabs, the business end is some distance away.
    I never felt my tyres were under threat !
     
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    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?
     
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    Every Local Authority has to supply a public weighbridge mate, Check with the council. (y)
     
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    Weigh here, it's cheaper .:LOL: 1€ inc.ticket(y)
     
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    The scrappy on Balmore road said they would do mine,think it was £15
     
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    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.
     
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    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)

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