John Turkington Ltd – Supply of new 12m x 3m aboveground weighbridge
John Turkingtons are a forestry business which transports their goods out of the KiwiRail site in Palmerston North. Earlier this year we supplied, installed and certified a new 12m above ground weighbridge with associated software, at their site off Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North. We were able to utilise an existing concrete slab as part of the foundation, thus lowering the cost of the setup for the clients.
They had the need to have software written specifically for their needs and we were able to oblige with a bespoke system, tailor made for their needs, capturing all the forest docket details, including carriers, destination, log type, quantity etc. The operator then connects through Wifi Ethernet and downloads the data onto a text file to integrate onto the existing forestry system back at the main office.
Tony Groome, Operations and Procurement for John Turkington Ltd, states;
‘The weighbridge has greatly improved the efficiency of our trucking to rail operations as well as the efficiency of the trucks arriving at site’
John Turkington established John Turkington Ltd (JTL) in 1993 which is a successful forestry consultancy business located in Marton. JTL employs between 16-18 logging contractors at any one time and produces in the range of 250,000-300,000 tonnes per annum.