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Pit Weighbridges

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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

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Diverseco has a long and proud history of manufacturing pit and semi pit weighbridges for over 150 years under our heritage brand Ultrahawke. We design and manufacture every pit and semi pit weighbridge we sell, custom fit and bespoke to our customer requirements. With hundreds of pit and semi pit weighbridges manufactured, we are proudly Australia’s premier weighbridge manufacturer and supplier. Our weighbridges are engineered to suit the Australian duty cycle and demands of Australian heavy goods vehicle fleet. This means that they are not easily subject to issues such as metal fatigue and weld fractures on the beams, which significantly reduce the device’s working life.

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About 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 Weighbridges

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.

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Full pit in ground weighbridge

Semi Pit Weighbridges

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.

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