Weighbridge Systems and Solutions

Weighbridge Systems are available in a variety of set-ups. Our sales & project management experience in this area allows us to offer you a custom package each time i.e. required length, width & capacity of the weighbridge, either above ground, semi-pit or in-ground foundations.

All new and existing weighbridges are backed up by our After Sales Service & Maintenance Plan, where we carry out Calibration, Testing and Trade Verification to the prescribed National Measurement Institution (NMI) standards and procedures in relation to Trade Approved Weighing Machines.

Other optional supply for our Weighbridge Systems include; Weight Management Software, Unmanned Driver Control Stations, CCTV Cameras, External-Remote Large Figure Indicator Displays, Traffic Lights and Modular Huts to house the systems electronics.

Please see below for the following Weighbridge Foundation Considerations

Above Ground Weighbridges

Above Ground Weighbridges typically have the weighbridge deck, ramps and load cells above ground level.


  • Least expensive weighbridge option.
  • Least site preparation required before construction.
  • Most common type of weighbridge supplied & installed across Australia.
  • Easy to clean and inspect.
  • Requires minimal drainage or in most cases not required at all.


  • Requires the largest site footprint of all the options – Having 5m long Ramps at either end, or in some cases even longer ramps if the ground slopes away from the weighbridge.

Semi-Pit & Custom Semi-Pit Type

Semi-Pit Weighbridges, also termed Ground Level Exposed Beams Weigh-bridges are constructed partially in the ground, allowing the deck`s weighing surface to be at ground level.

In some cases there may be extreme space restrictions not allowing the minimum 1m clearance for side access to the load cells as required by the National Measurement Institute`s rules & regulations – in these cases prior exemption must be sort to allow for weighbridge deck access covers to be installed above each load cell point.


  • Ideal for sites with extreme space restrictions.
  • Smaller site footprint than the Above Ground Weighbridge, No ramps required.


  • Expensive weighbridge option due to more excavation work required.
  • Most preparation required before construction.
  • Requires drainage considerations.

Fully In-Ground Weighbridges

Fully In-Ground Weighbridges have the Weighbridge deck at ground level with the foundations and load cells mounted in a pit.

Due to the extensive civil excavation work & additional concrete, Fully In-ground Weigh-bridges are the most expensive of the Weighbridge types.

These claim relatively little site area, other than the area of the deck and the level approaches. Trucks are usually able to turn off immediately upon leaving the Weighbridge deck.

However, the foundations include raised kerbing along both sides of the weighbridge deck to ensure the vehicle to be weighed can only enter and leave along the Weighbridge axis and over the entry and departure pads.

Having an access hatch(s) for servicing and cleaning, the weighbridge pit is classed as a restricted space and requires confined space access permits, stand-by personnel and air quality checks before anyone is allowed below, which can substantially increase future servicing costs.

They also require extensive drainage, usually in the form of an automatic submersible pump.

These Fully In-ground Weighbridges are ideal for sites that are restricted for usable area.

Multi-Deck Weighbridges

Multi-Deck Weighbridges have individual deck lengths to suit the group axle spacing of common truck/trailer configurations to allow vehicles to be weighed in a single transaction, yet still identify individual axle group weight readings.

A Multi-Deck weighbridge ensures that vehicles avoid being overloaded, and this weighing system also ensures vehicles are not being under-loaded, allowing maximum load carrying without overloading which leads to hefty fines.

Vehicle combinations and the respective axle spacing/s may differ, so it is essential that you talk to our team prior to determine the best suited weighbridge deck configurations.

Relocatable Weighbridges

Australasia Scales Relocatable Weighbridges come in a variety of sizes and capacities.

The innovatively designed low profile (200mm) portable weigh-bridges are available in segments enabling us to customize the weighbridge lengths from 6 to 24 meters.

The modular design makes it easy to re-locate and install with minimum concrete foundations, and can be installed in ground, or above ground with optional ramps.

Please fill in the form below for Sales or General enquiries. For urgent matters please call 07 3267 1187.

Please fill in the form below for Sales or General enquiries. For urgent matters please call 07 3267 1187.

Please fill in the form below for Sales or General enquiries. For urgent matters please call 07 3267 1187.

Please fill in the form below for Sales or General enquiries. For urgent matters please call 07 3267 1187.