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Tiny houses are beginning to feature more & more in NZ architecture & as a response to housing issues. Built to float or to be transportable on the back of a truck, to run on solar energy & take you right off the grid, these homes are only limited by your imagination - and possibly a few regulations.
Advasco was recently asked for help by Tiny House builder Jon, who needed to weigh his Tiny House. It’s taken about a year to build this one, which Jon’s daughter & her dog will live in. During this period, Jon discovered that the Tiny House was too big to get up the drive, so they had to lay a new & wider driveway, cut down some trees - and then winch it up a very steep hill and around the corner – everyone holding their breath until the Tiny House was safely at the top! Then there was all the time spent finding lightweight materials to utilise in the building. These are just some of the entertaining issues you have to think about when building your Tiny House! Special consideration had to be given to the weight limitations, as this Tiny House sits on a road trailer, which allows a maximum weight of 3500 kilograms.
Weighing the Tiny House was easily achieved by using a compact compression load cell with a battery-powered indicator. The load cell is placed on a trolley jack and the Tiny House lifted at three points. The total results in a close approximation of the combined weight.
This is a simple solution, easily able to be carried out on site, saving you the cost not to mention hassle of transporting your Tiny House to a weighbridge or similar weighing mechanism.
The Weigh to Excellence
Advasco Scales – specialists in weighing equipment
Want to talk weighing equipment? Talk to us! We will answer your enquiries promptly.
We are specialists in custom design and building of weighing equipment for specific purposes, always working in close collaboration with our clients.
We can adapt existing weighing equipment to fit a specific need or manufacture a purpose-designed item at your request.
We have an innovative and creative programmer who will respond to your software data recording needs, and if it's not a program that we already have, we're happy to discuss your requirements and provide exactly what you need.
We sell both new and second-hand scales, and yes, we do deal in trade-ins.
You can hire scales from us, for any time period you choose, to suit a wide variety of uses.
We service and repair scales and we have registered technicians who will carry out calibration accreditation tests to meet your own quality control requirements,
or any of the various legally required testing regimes such as TS and MAF.
We have a broad range of knowledge and expertise in both mechanical and electronic weighing systems, from simple mechanical scales
to multi-purpose computerised scales to systems including test rigs, and we can advise you on the best options to suit your project and budget.