Payload technology leads to bigger pay days

In a quarry or aggregate application, production really comes down to maximising payload. If you know your truck’s rate, think about what you’re missing if you’re not getting the maximum load in every cycle. If you’re not carrying the rated load, you’re leaving money on the table. And depending on the commodity you’re hauling, that can be a significant loss.

Cat® Connect PAYLOAD technologies provide on-the-go load weighing to assist operators with achieving precise targets every time—helping to optimise efficiency and increase jobsite productivity.

Whether loading or hauling, operators can track daily productivity from the cab, with quick access to payload weights, load and cycle counts, and daily totals.

How can Payload technologies benefit my business?

Overweight Fines Eliminated.
Paying less in fines saves money. Fines often increase or compound as the amount over the legal limit increases. Many public organisations see fines as an added source of revenue, so the trend to fine for overweight loads is likely to continue.

Reduce Maintenance Costs. Extend Equipment Life.
When you haul the loads your truck was designed to carry, you minimise stress on components. Many maintenance managers claim that on-board payload systems pay for themselves with reduced engine, brake and structural maintenance costs as well as longer overall equipment life.

Increase safe operation. Manage risk.
Braking distance increases with weight. If a truck is overloaded, the braking distance required increases and cornering ability also degrades. Keeping weight within legal limits allows braking distances to be more consistent and tracking around corners to be more predictable. Payload technology improves safe operator techniques and helps manage risk.

Retain Skilled Operators.
Providing operators with tools to perform their job efficiently and safely is a key element to recruiting and retaining the best operators. Additionally, providing an on-board weighing system that allows them to maximise payload without overloading reduces their exposure to fines and helps them take pride in operating more effectively.

Operate More Efficiently.
Knowing your loaded truck weights is critical to your overall fleet efficiency. This information allows you to optimise your routes, tire management, billing and maintenance. With the increasing use of telematics, wireless communications and GPS equipment, weight information can be collected and transmitted in real time back to the home office, so decisions can be made quickly.

Want to load and haul with more precision?

Contact our Equipment Management team to find out how Payload technologies can benefit your business.