Dennis Whalen saw a need and created a product to fill the niche.
Whalen grew up on a farm near Lyle, served in the Vietnam War and worked in the construction business for 25 years. When he retired, he started running the grain cart for a neighbor. They were having problems with underloading and overloading the semitrailer because of the variations in the test weight of corn, he said.
Fines for an overweight truck can run $1,000 to $3,000 and running underweight is costly, too.
So, Whalen created the Whalen Truck Scale to solve the problem.
The scale is mounted under a trailer and bolted to the trailer frame. It runs with a 12-volt direct current power supply that is hooked into the running lights of the trailer, and a 3/8-inch air line is hooked into the air bags of the trailer. The digital image display area is 2 inches high and 8 inches long, making it visible from 100 to 200 feet away. The digital numbers are red, making them easily visible at night from the seat of a tractor or combine cab, Whalen said. The scale has a 99,999-pound capacity.
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