Semi-Pit Weighbridge

Semi-Pit Weighbridge Description

The semi-pit weighbridge design (also known as semi-inground or shallow pit) is a design where the foundation and deck is cut in to the ground. Thus, deck level is typically the same as ground level.

Ramps are not required to access the deck, and therefore the weighbridge claims less area than an above-ground weighbridge. However, side walls are required to retain the ground at each side of the deck.

Semi-Pit Weighbridge Format

Legal Requirements

The following are requirements by legislation specific to each Australian state and territory:

  • The Digital Indicator Must be Located within 6m from the Weighbridge Deck
  • The 1m Clear-Space is Incorporated into the Design with the Side Walls (see Diagram Above)
  • Vehicles are not Permitted to Turn While Entering or Exiting the Deck
  • For a Deck Less than 18m in Length, the Approaches Must be a Minimum Length of 3m
  • For a Deck 18m or Greater in Length, the Approaches Must be a Minimum Length of 1m
  • Approaches Must be Constructed of Concrete
  • Suitable Drainage Must be Incorporated in to the Design

Remember, our experience in the weighbridge industry means we are familiar with the relevant legislation and its application in each state and territory. We are happy to provide you with advice to allow you to comply with legislation.