Onboard payloading systems not only increase profitability and efficiency, but also reduces the chances of overloading, which can lead to other work-site issues. Payload weighing technology is available on articulated dump trucks (ADTs) and wheel loaders. As well, through JDLink™ the payload data can be viewed to easily analyze machine utilization, manage a project, and even identify operator trends that can affect productivity. This data can also serve as a valuable reference when bidding future projects.
- Check reports at the beginning or end of a shift to check on productivity of the day.
- Confirm that daily productivity is on target.
- Calculate tonnage per hour.
- Identify areas of improvement for new operators.
- Manage inventory by product type and match with customer demand.
- Evaluate performance to contract.
- Select attachments such as buckets to align with changes in bucket-fill factor.
Payload Weighing for ADTs
Onboard payload weighing for Deere articulated dump trucks (ADTs) provides overload protection, with mirror-mounted load indicators that inform the operator when the truck is nearing capacity.
Payload scales also let the operator track total tonnage and cycles. The system will
even calculate carryback after the load is dumped for accurate production values.
Dump-body rollover protection that monitors chassis roll helps reduce the likelihood
of a rear tip-over. When the pre-selected rear chassis side-to-side slope percentage is
exceeded, the dump body will not raise.
Onboard weighing can also monitor fore-aft angle and decrease the dump-body angle
when backing down a slope to reduce dump-cycle time. Since the truck now recognizes
its load, a loaded speed limit can be selected to match the worksite.
Payload Weighing for Wheel Loaders
Payload weighing systems for wheel loaders help increase profitability and efficiency for quarry and aggregate operations. Onboard weighing creates more efficient loading and allows material movements to be tracked.
Onboard weighing systems give the loader operator information on every
bucket lifted, allowing accurate measurement of every load and preventing
over- or underloading. The systems also provide the ability to track multiple
trucks and products to create a clear picture of product and customer
movements. Working with global weighing expert LOADRITE™, select
John Deere loaders now feature scale integration with JDLink™ Ultimate,
allowing loader operators instant access to load information in real time,
all through their JDLink Ultimate interface.