WEIGHING ISO TANKS ON THE GROUND
Weighing tank containers on the ground is even easier. The C-Jack scales are attached to the container in the same fashion, but the hydraulic bottle jacks are placed directly on the ground. The tank container is lifted a few centimetres clear of the ground and weighed. The entire process, including setting up and packing away, takes one person around 5 minutes.
In both cases, the Container Scales allow the tank container to be weighed where it stands, exactly when it needs to be weighed. No waiting, no heavy equipment or transport to weighbridges required. By weighing the ISO tank containers directly on the chassis or on the ground in this manner eliminates the uncertainty from tare weight of the truck and trailer.
Weighing ISO tanks with a Container Scale Pros
Can be done by one person
No specialised training required
Eliminates tare weight variation
Portable equipment can be taken anywhere
Allows full control of the weighing process
Weighing ISO tanks with a Container Scale Cons
Takes 5-10 minutes to weigh an ISO tanker
Less suitable for weighing high volumes of tank containers