Weighing your Oka at Home

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19 Jul 2019 06:25 #1 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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For those that are interested in weighing their Oka or in fact any large object you can buy a couple of items on ebay that make this possible for not a lot of cost. I saw these on the Landrover forum along with the attachment to allow the sensor to be used.
You need a Load Cell Indicator Display
and the bit that actually measures the load. They are available in a variety of sizes, either a 3 Tonne or 5 tonne sensor would work for an Oka.
The Load cell weighing sensor are available in a variety of sizes, either a 3 or 5 tonne would work for an Oka.
Load Cell Weighing sensor
You then need to make the attachment to allow the sensor to be used with a jack under the vehicle.

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21 Jul 2019 03:48 #2 by Tony Lee
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I would have thought that at least one of the "adaptors" should be more of a point contact to avoid any possibility of sideways or bending forces

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21 Jul 2019 06:23 #3 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Tony they were only weighing Landrovers, we would have to be a bit more careful with the weight involved in weighing Oka's I'd reckon.
But a relatively cheap way of being able to weigh a vehicle at home, although not as cheap as using a set of bathroom scales and levers like this www.robgray.com/ontheroad/wothahellizat/....php#bathroom_scales

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21 Jul 2019 08:32 #4 by Holmz
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My initial thought was just roll to the local tip and pause with the front axel on the scales before the whole vehicle goes on?
But I admit that that post of yours is very nicely done.

Peter and Sandra OKA 374 wrote: For those that are interested in weighing their Oka or in fact any large object you can buy a couple of items on ebay that make this possible for not a lot of cost. I saw these on the Landrover forum along with the attachment to allow the sensor to be used.
You need a Load Cell Indicator Display
and the bit that actually measures the load. They are available in a variety of sizes, either a 3 Tonne or 5 tonne sensor would work for an Oka.
The Load cell weighing sensor are available in a variety of sizes, either a 3 or 5 tonne would work for an Oka.
Load Cell Weighing sensor
You then need to make the attachment to allow the sensor to be used with a jack under the vehicle.

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22 Jul 2019 13:37 #5 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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All the weighbridges around here don't let you see the display from the vehicles so that doesn't work.

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22 Jul 2019 16:43 #6 by Holmz
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Peter and Sandra OKA 374 wrote: All the weighbridges around here don't let you see the display from the vehicles so that doesn't work.


Those information monger mongrels.

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23 Jul 2019 11:12 #7 by Peter_n_Margaret
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We use a recycle place on Daws Rd in Adelaide. They will do anything you want. Sometimes they charge $10 and sometimes it is free.
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25 Jul 2019 09:13 - 25 Jul 2019 09:36 #8 by Lang
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Just had a look for self service weigh bridges. Found lots all over Australia. Here is a Queensland one,

www.yandinaweighbridge.com.au

And here is a list of many public weigh bridges.
publicweighbridgeaustralia.com.au/weighbridge-locations/

VicRoads has a number of free weighbridges which are as a service along main highways. They all are just unmanned drive-through with individual axle weights displayed on overhead screens.

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25 Jul 2019 10:53 #9 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Some people may prefer to weigh their vehicle in the privacy of their own yard, this is an easy cheap solution that can be used at home. I also wonder how many of the free ones provided actually record vehicles and weights when they are used, a bit like those average speed cameras, at the moment they are only monitoring heavy vehicles which of course any Oka over 4.5T GVM is but it is possible with the stroke of a key to extend it to all vehicles,
Most certified weighbridges do have cameras these days as possibly they are required to do so.
Better to find out you are overweight at home where you can adjust the load correctly at your leisure rather than on the side of the road under the watchful eye of whoever.
With the increasing incidence of overladen vehicles and especially those towing combined with the increasing incidence of accidents involving possibly overladen vehicles then it is important to know how your vehicle is laden.
There is already one case before the courts in NSW where a bloke is being charged with manslaughter after an accident involving his 4wd and caravan where family members were killed.

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25 Jul 2019 15:26 #10 by Holmz
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Peter and Sandra OKA 374 wrote: Some people may prefer to weigh their vehicle in the privacy of their own yard, this is an easy cheap solution that can be used at home. I also wonder how many of the free ones provided actually record vehicles and weights when they are used, a bit like those average speed cameras, at the moment they are only monitoring heavy vehicles which of course any Oka over 4.5T GVM is but it is possible with the stroke of a key to extend it to all vehicles,
Most certified weighbridges do have cameras these days as possibly they are required to do so.
Better to find out you are overweight at home where you can adjust the load correctly at your leisure rather than on the side of the road under the watchful eye of whoever.
With the increasing incidence of overladen vehicles and especially those towing combined with the increasing incidence of accidents involving possibly overladen vehicles then it is important to know how your vehicle is laden.
There is already one case before the courts in NSW where a bloke is being charged with manslaughter after an accident involving his 4wd and caravan where family members were killed.


All valid points, and the science and engineering were great to see in practice.

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