7601.4000 VEHICLE AND LIVESTOCK SCALES; PLANS.
Scales installed by buyer.
For a vehicle or livestock scale needing assembly or foundation construction by the scale buyer, the manufacturer shall provide to the buyer complete plans, drawings, and instructions for assembling and installing the scale and for building the foundation. The director may require a scale buyer to submit plans to the division before construction.
Aboveground vehicle and livestock scales.
The owner, operator, or installer of an aboveground vehicle or livestock scale shall submit complete plans and drawings of the scale and foundation to the director before installing the scale. The drawings must show the finished grade level of the area that will surround the scale site. The director shall review and approve the drawings, and must respond in writing to the scale owner or operator.
Floating concrete slab foundation.
The owner, operator, or installer of an aboveground vehicle or livestock scale to be installed on a floating concrete slab foundation shall comply with subpart 2 and shall complete a soil bearing test, performed by a registered engineer, before constructing the scale foundation. The soil bearing test must determine the load-bearing capacity of the soil that will lie under the completed scale foundation. The engineer's report, including a statement that the soil bearing is suitable for the scale to be installed, must be submitted to the director before constructing the scale foundation. The director shall review and approve the report and respond in writing to the owner or operator.