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Apollo Scales, Ltd. Offers New 20-Year Weigh Bridge Warranty With Zeus Heavy Duty Truck Scales

Date Posted: February 27, 2014

Omaha, NE—As Apollo Scales, Ltd., kicks off a new ZEUS Heavy Duty Truck Scales campaign, the company is pleased to offer the first 20-year weigh bridge warranty in the industry.

Apollo Scales offered the first 10-year weigh bridge warranty, leading the industry.

Five years ago, the company extended it to 15 years.

Now, Apollos furnishes an unprecendented 20-year warranty.

Since the company's inception, Apollo has never had a weigh bridge failure with any Zeus model scale.

This new 20-year warranty shows the confidence we have in the strength of our design.

The Zues model scale utilizes massive W24 x 117 lbs./foot side rail beams.

At 24 inches high, the main beam flanges are 12.8 inches wide and .850 inches thick, with a web that is .550 inches thick.

Our closest competition uses the same W24 side rail beam, but weighs substantially less at only 76 lbs./foot and with 8.9 inch wide flanges that are .68 inches thick with a 20% narrower web at only .440 inches thick.

Apollo's main beams are joined by heavy W8 crossmember beams.

This connection is completed by using grade 8 bolts on an 8"x8"x3/4" steel plate welded to the crossmember ends to achive the 100,000 lbs. engineered design connection.

These plates on the crossmembers are then bolted to the main weigh bridge beams.

This is the same way our Interstate Highways build their bridges.

Our highway bridge design doubles as a security side rail 18 inches above the deck for added driver safety.

Zeus' main beams do not have to be notched out to accommodate our mounting system, therefore maintaining their strength and integrity.

Some competitors do so to compensate for unusally large mounting systems which also results in low weigh bridge clearance making cleaning beneath the scale nearly impossible.

Our heavy beams and their strength make our scale durable, which is why we offer a 20-year weigh bridge warranty scale.

The Apollo Zeus is designed to survive the competition.

Apollo Scales offers two types of truck scale installations: turnkey, which Apollo's crew provides start to finish installation to the scale's operational start up; and supervised, which has Apollo providing one supervisor to assist, instruct, and oversee your labor crew for the installation.

This allows the buyer to provide some labor and/or equipment which results in significant savings and lower overall job costs.

Apollo Scales, Ltd. is a family owned company that manufactures heavy duty truck scales.

We have been in business since 1998 and are proud to deliver a superior product at an affordable price.

For more information, call 888-394-5006.

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