Apollo Scales is a family owned company that manufactures heavy duty truck scales. We currently have dealerships in 34 states and are available to deal internationally.Read More
Glenn was born and raised on a large cattle/grain farm in Central Missouri. He received a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1975. Upon graduation he began a 20 year career in the Grain Industry, primarily in Grain Export Operations. At the age of 29 he was the Manager of AGRIEXPORT, a 6.5 million bushel, 100,000 bu. / hr. export grain elevator in Houston, TX. It was here that Glenn realized the need for a superior truck scale. This facility at peak times handled over 500 semi tractor trailers of grain per day and as many as 300 railroad hopper cars.
In the early 80’s, the scale industry was just cutting its teeth on electronic load cell type scales, replacing the mechanical lever system scales. The truck scale at the Houston facility was a scale that required check rods and bumper bolts in an attempt to keep the scale stable on top of canister load cells. Surprisingly, this type of scale is still being marketed today by some manufacturers. These scales just cannot stand up to the rigors of 500 trucks in and 500 trucks out a day. Glenn, had his head electrician go to scale school and obtain a certified license so to do a test check daily and recalibrate the scale if necessary. Being off just as little as 40 lbs. per unit could cost the company $3,000 per day because of a short weighing error. It was here that Glenn took an interest in the weighing industry. Fast forward to 1996 when Glenn had an opportunity to do consulting for a regional scale company in Omaha, NE while retaining his position of Facility Director for a large regional grain and cattle company.
“ I've had my Apollo ZEUS for 13 Years. I have yet to have one dime spent on maintenance. The State comes in once a year and re-certifies and I'm good to go.”
“We had an 80x14 scale installed in 1998. In all the years, we only had one load cell replaced and the scale is still performing as if it were brand new.”
“We had to do a lot of dirt work as the site was not level, but the Apollo crew came in and ran our dozer and got it all level and the scale looks and works great.”
“ I can not believe how well our Apollo ZEUS 70x11 scale performs year in and year out. It has been 18 years and it never has required a single adjustment. The State guys says it's the best scale he's ever seen.”
“ We have a 70x12 Apollo ZEUS installed in 2006. We run about 250 gravel trucks over it everyday. I don't think it will ever wear out.”
“This Apollo Scale is the best investment our feed mill has ever made.”