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Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jun 16, 2023 4:07 pm
by Simboc2004 | 644 Posts

I believe that some people on here may have the Alko jockey wheel that automatically measures the noseweight.

Does it work well? is it worth fitting?

I am finding it a faff to use a Milenco nose weight gauge every time...

I have a 2005 Triton with a two hole fitting standard jockey wheel, although i can see that it would be easy to fit a four hole jockey wheel.

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Simon


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RE: Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jun 16, 2023 4:31 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.289 Posts

Simon I have had them on my last two vans and I've specified it on the Eriba I'm awaiting. The Premium Jockey wheel is expensive but well made, easy to read and you can pop off the lever handle. Not many outlets sell them at a discount. https://www.westerntowing.co.uk/product/...load-indicator/
You have to do a bit of calculation on the reading it gives as you are not measuring the hitch weight but that at the jockey wheel.
step 1 - multiply axle to jockey wheel distance x jockey wheel reading
step 2 - divide the number by axle to hitch distance

eg, for my Triton, from memory
step 1 - 2.4 x 80 = 192
step 2 - 192 / 3.05 = 63kg nose weight

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RE: Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jun 16, 2023 5:42 pm
by Simboc2004 | 644 Posts

Brilliant. That's just the kind of info I need. I'm thinking it's a route I will go down because it's simple, it's permanently attached, it frees up a little bit of locker space - and it works!


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RE: Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:31 am
by Simboc2004 | 644 Posts
Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

Just picked a second hand one up for £30 on Ebay. Always good prices for things on auction that are "collection only" - and, on this occasion, not too far away, either.


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RE: Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Jun 20, 2023 11:20 am
by Erik (deleted)
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The best part is when used with a mover on rough ground, the wide wheel coupled with the soft suspension from the jockey wheel smooth's out all the lumps and bumps on the pitch and glides over the gravel, it well worth it just for that, the nose weight gauge is a bonus.


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RE: Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Jun 21, 2023 9:17 pm
by Steamdrivenandy | 984 Posts

I'm surprised that a reading of 80kg at the jockey wheel reduces to 63kg at the nose. I understand that there would be some reduction but that seems a lot for such a small distance.
On my current van I work on the basis that a weight placed on the central chest is about halfway between hitch and axle and therefore something placed there imparts about 50% of its weight on the hitch but I'd assume the jockey wheel is much closer to the hitch and the effect would be much less.


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RE: Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Jun 22, 2023 4:11 pm
by Simboc2004 | 644 Posts

I'll have a good look at the manual I downloaded today and have a calculation of the weight to set when I get the chance. Pouring with rain now, of course...


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RE: Noseweight measuring jockey wheel.

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:05 pm
by Simboc2004 | 644 Posts

Do I need a 4 bolt clamp to keep this jockey wheel properly in place (à la modern Eribas), or can I use it with the original two bolt clamp?


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