Pit and semi-pit weighbridges for CoR and legal-for-trade operations

Manufactured in Australia by our in-house team

Ideal for sites with restricted space or shared traffic, our pit weighbridges are perfect for vehicles that need to be weighed whilst being loaded. Available in single, twin or multi-deck configuration, pit weighbridges occupy less surface area than above ground weighbridges. Plus, they do not require on and off ramps or guide rails. This makes them the perfect choice when a long weighbridge is required at a small site.

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Semi Pit Weighbridge

Benefits of pit and semi-pit weighbridges

About pit and semi-pit weighbridges

Pit weighbridges are designed for use in narrow spaces as they eliminate the need for the 1 meter clearance along both sides that is required for the maintenance and cleaning of above ground weighbridges. However, it’s important to keep in mind that, as the weighing surface of a pit weighbridge is flush with ground level, construction of pit weighbridges requires excavation work, effective drainage, and more concrete reinforcing. Unlike imported products, Diverseco manufactures superior quality, Australian made pit weighbridges that are custom built to meet our customer’s requirements.

Full pit in ground weighbridge

Full pit weighbridges

Full civils required

Fully inground weighbridges provide a completely level weighing surface with the surrounding ground level. Access to the load cells must be made either by including access holes in the deck or to the side of the deck as part of the foundation design. Since vehicular traffic often travels adjacent to the deck, the access hole covers are designed and constructed to take the expected vehicle loadings.

Drainage must be considered, either as a sump or as a drainage pipe, and must be located where most effective and appropriate for the site. Fully inground weighbridges claim the least surface area of a site than any other weighbridge type. However, they are the most expensive weighbridge type to construct due to the extensive excavation work required and slightly more concrete and reinforcing required.

Above Ground Pit Weighbridge Diagram

Semi-pit weighbridges

Full civils required

Semi-pit weighbridges have side walls that act as retaining walls. They may be block-filled walls or poured concrete walls and are located atleast 0.75m from the side of the deck. Note that additional reinforcement may be required in the side walls if you intend to allow vehicular traffic to travel adjacent to the side walls.

Since the deck is at ground level, no ramps are required. This may be important where a site is limited with available space for a weighbridge. Drainage is also another important consideration. Either a sump pump or drainage pipe must be installed, and must be located where most effective and appropriate for the site.

Turn your weighbridge into an operator-free system

With our Driver Control Stations

Through installing a Driver Control System (DCS) into your weighbridge, you can export all the necessary weighing data to an un-manned DCS that will automatically provide you a ticket with the information. Additionally, these systems can integrate into your existing ERP to provide enhanced Chain of Responsibility accountability.

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Ultimate Guide to Vehicle Weighing Systems

On 1 October 2018, the new Chain of Responsibility
(CoR) provisions associated with Heavy Vehicle
National Law (HVNL) legislation HVNL came into
effect. These will have far-reaching implications for
the road transport industry and organisations with
road transport supply chains.

Existing obligations have been reformulated as
primary duties and any business or individual who is
involved in the road transport supply chain now has
a primary duty of care to ensure the safety of road
transport operations, including operations outside
of their direct control, within their supply chain.


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