Precision Loading on UltraMAC Trailers
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Mike Johnson, MAC Trailer Product Manager, 800-795-8454
Air-Weigh Scales Allow Precision Loading on UltraMAC Cement Trailers
New trailer model offers QuickLoad onboard scales as standard equipment.
EUGENE, Ore. – October 10, 2015 – Portland cement haulers can ensure a safe load every time with Air-Weigh’s QuickLoad Trailer Scales installed as standard equipment on the new UltraMAC pneumatic cement trailer. The QuickLoad onboard scale provides precise digital axle weights during loading to help drivers get on the road faster and avoid overweight fines.
Manufactured by MAC Trailer, the UltraMAC is designed specifically for hauling Portland cement, whose versatility as a construction material has made it the most commonly used cement in the world. With less tare weight than its competitors, the UltraMAC trailer now comes equipped with an onboard scale that delivers on-the-ground axle weights right at the loading site to reduce the risk of overloading.
“Portland cement is a highly caustic substance, so safety on the road is critical,” said Air-Weigh president and CEO Martin Ambros. “With the addition of our QuickLoad scales, MAC Trailer has created a state-of-the-art system ideal for hauling this material safely and efficiently.”
QuickLoad scales convert the air pressure in the trailer’s suspension into a highly accurate on-the-ground weight, which is displayed on an easy-to-operate touch screen. To prevent overloading, built-in LED warning lights flash anytime a load approaches the overweight threshold.
The manufacturer chose Air-Weigh’s scales as part of an overall package that caters to cement haulers’ specific needs.
“When MAC Trailer decided to introduce a lightweight cement trailer package, we included all the things cement haulers were telling us they wanted: standard options that add real value to the trailer, make it more user-friendly and increase the return on investment,” said Mike Johnson, pneumatic and liquid tank trailer product manager with MAC Trailer. “The QuickLoad scale allows them to increase payloads from day one without worrying about overloading which provides value from day one.”
A global leader in onboard weighing solutions, Air-Weigh designs and manufactures scales for commercial and refuse vehicles around the world. Air-Weigh scales feature a patented dual-point calibration system and innovative technologies to help truck and trailer drivers reduce costs, improve safety and maximize profitability. With a reputation for accuracy and toughness, Air-Weigh scales are the preferred onboard weighing system for more than 100 original equipment manufacturers. Learn more at www.air-weigh.com.
About MAC Trailer
MAC Trailer, located in Alliance, Ohio, is the nation’s foremost manufacturer of dump, flatbed, pneumatic tanks and transfer trailers. For additional information, visit www.MACtrailer.com or call 1-800-795-8454.