Hi-Way Auto Wreckers owner John Nebe supervises the installation of his new weighbridge, which had an earlier life at the brickworks for 25 years.
Hi-Way Auto Wreckers owner John Nebe supervises the installation of his new weighbridge, which had an earlier life at the brickworks for 25 years. Scottie Simmonds

Weighbridge is given new life

A WEIGHBRIDGE that stood at the brickworks in Enterprise St for 25 years is being given a new lease of life.

Hi-Way Auto Wreckers owner John Nebe said the 37-tonne weighbridge was moved to his site on the Isis Highway on Friday morning.

The weighbridge had been at the QC Bricks site.

“It's been there for 25 years and we decided we were going to recycle it,” Mr Nebe said.

“We've brought it back to life.”

Mr Nebe said he bought the weighbridge at an auction three months ago.

“We had to get a 50-tonne crane to move it,” he said.

“We started the work at 6am on Friday.”

The crane later lifted the weighbridge into place in its new home at the wreckers.

Mr Nebe said the weighbridge would be used to weigh trucks and scrap metal.

“It will take about a week to connect it up,” Mr Nebe said.

The installation of the weighbridge has been delayed by the wet weather.

“Because of the rain, the ground has been too soft for us to put it in place,” Mr Nebe said.

“We had some rain on Thursday night that gave us a bit of a scare, but it was okay Friday.”



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