The “Load Monitor” unit gives the operator a secondary display showing load information for easier loading to target values. The monitor can be used on forklifts and bucket loaders. The system can be setup to view the weight on the forks or bucket as it goes up, or view it going from the target weight setting down toward zero. The accumulated total can be viewed also. This total can be displayed going up or from a target setting going down from the target allowing the operator to see how much more to load to reach the target load total. There are two LED alarm lights to indicate when the target weight values are reached. One is for a current weight on the forks or bucket, and the other is for the accumulated load total. There is also an audible alarm that can sound when either or both of these alarm settings are reached.