Scale Systems

Weighing Equipment

Weighbridge (truck scale)

Your organization’s investment in a weighbridge needs to be based on your application/needs, quality and performance.

There are 3 different types of weighbridges to consider, namely, Pit, Above Ground, and Portable or Re-locatable.


The Pit type is the oldest design, while the cheaper Above Ground type is currently the most popular.


The Portable/Re-locatable type is also popular due to their portability, however, this type of weighbridge is more expensive to manufacture due to the additional support required to complete the installation.

Above Ground

Due to demand for the the Above Ground type, a number of new distributors have entered the market. Caution is recommended when considering the Above Ground type as they have a number of short comings that are not immediately apparent .

Which is Best?

When considering which type of weighbridge is best for your application, it is important to compare the weight of the deck dead-load. Generally speaking, the higher the deck dead-load, the better built the weighbridge is, resulting in better accuracy and longer service life. Conversely, the lighter the deck dead-load, the lighter the weighbridge construction, and the more likely it is to deflect and cause weighing errors which cannot be corrected. Total replacement will be required to rectify the problem.

Obligation Free Consultation

If your organization is considering purchasing a weighbridge of any type, we invite you to contact us now to discuss your requirements in detail. Our advise is based on over 35 years industry experience and is obligation free.

General Weighing Equipment

Scales Systems NZ offers an extensive range of commercial weigh scales, batch-scales and balances as well as measurement and testing equipment. Whether you need digital scales for your business or weighing systems for multiple chain store locations, SSNZ has a solution.

Feel free to browse just a few of our products here. If you have any questions or require technical information please contact us or click on the links provided to view online brochures and specifications.

The Name You Can Trust

Established almost 40 years ago and centrally located in Palmerston North, Scale Systems NZ Ltd is a specialist weigh scale company servicing all of New Zealand. Large enough to deliver all types of general and specialised weighing equipment, yet small enough to deliver personalised service and after sales customer care.

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