Front Loaders

Designed specifically for municipal or commercial collection of large waste bins, front loaders are a special vehicle class with unique operational requirements. The way a front loader lifts a bin over the driver’s cabin to empty it means operator safety has to be the top priority. Because bin weights can vary significantly depending on what they are filled with, robust, accurate, real-time weight monitoring is essential.

VPG Onboard Weighing systems are designed to deliver reliable overload protection to waste collectors, keeping drivers safe and avoiding fines. By monitoring gross and axle weights to a high level of precision and in real time, our solutions can also assist with payload maximisation whilst staying within legal limits. Besides legal-for-trade certified systems, we also offer unique solutions for weighing bins on the fork before loading, rather than relying on weighing in the hopper.

Payload Maximization

Whilst operating trucks within safe and legal limits is a priority for refuse collectors, payload maximisation is also the key to boosting profits. The more bins can be collected on a single route, the fewer trips are needed overall, reducing costs and increasing margins. Pushing that payload to the maximum allowed without straying over is the key.

With the contents of domestic, commercial and industrial bins liable to change from collection to collection, it is very difficult for waste companies to plan out routes and number of trips needed ahead of time. That is why all of VPG Onboard Weighing’s solutions come with telematics support, so fleet managers can optimise routes in real time in response to load data they receive. And for those who require it, our legal-for-trade certified systems ensure impeccable accuracy throughout the payload.

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Front Loader at dump site

Products and Systems

WasteWeigh for Front Loaders
TruckWeigh for the front loading waste
LFT 1500 for use in Front Loaders
V600 for front loading vehicles

VanWeigh units are worth their weight in gold!

Nick HatchettStores Supervisor, Booth Dispensers Ltd, UK

I have just ordered our fourth VanWeigh system in two years for our growing fleet of VW Crafters. VPG Onboard Weighing fitters are polite, courteous and well trained in their knowledge of the units being fitted. Vehicles are left clean, tidy and ready for work. 

The VanWeigh units themselves are worth their weight in gold. There is no fiddling about to add up weight, just load the vehicles and the unit does the rest. Drivers can see straight away if they need to alter their load to spread the weight.