Truck Scale Cost

How Much Does a Truck Scale Cost?

Truck scale cost depends on a variety of factors. When pricing any type of vehicle scale, consider:

  • What are you weighing? Is it corrosive?
  • How heavy are the trucks? Do you need special sizing?
  • How many trucks are you weighing per day?
  • How much space do you have available?
  • Do you need accessories, like outdoor digital scoreboards, ticket printing kiosks, or guard rails?
  • What kind of data collection do you need?
  • Are you most concerned about up-front price or total cost of ownership?

Average Cost

On average, a truck scale project will cost between $65,000 – $85,000.

Simple Applications

For applications where foundation work (an expensive component to the installation) is minimal, a vehicle scale could cost between $50,000 – $60,000.

Heavy Use or Tough Soil Conditions

Because these conditions often require remediation, scale costs may exceed $100,000.

Is Conversion an Option?

Some existing truck or rail scale models may be eligible for a conversion kit.

If the existing foundation and deck of your scale are in good condition, a conversion kit can save you money. System Scale will replace all of the electrical components of your scale and provide a warranty, leaving you with a nearly new scale at a fraction of the cost.

Conversion kits eliminate foundation work, most freight costs, and specialized equipment, so they cost less than half of a new truck scale. Best of all, conversion kits include the same benefits and warranty as a new scale. 

Whether you’re looking for a truck scale, rail scale, or a conversion kit, System Scale can find the best solution for you. If you’d like to learn more, Contact Us today.