In dynamic tests, especially landing gears, it is necessary to measure and record load levels. In this article, authors present measurement methods used in the landing gear tests on the 10-Ton Drop Test Machine, which is capable of simulating conditions similar to real landing in landing energy dissipation tests. Possible test objects include dampers, shock absorbers, and crash structures and devices. In described case load measurement can be done by several methods where one of them is strain-gauge plate based load measurement. This type of measurement is weighting system under the test object where all forces acting on it are measured. Strain gauge plate is usually tailormade measurement system, which is composed out of mechanical device (plate itself) equipped with strain gauge force sensors, strain gauge amplification system and recording system. In addition, differences between static and dynamic measurements are described as well as influence of dynamic test conditions on strain gauges behaviour. In the article, authors describe general layout of the system, advantages and disadvantages of the test stand and problems that may appear during measuring. Authors also emphasize how the accuracy of the design affects to the quality of measurement. At the end of the article, advantages and disadvantages of the test stand and problems that may appear during measuring are described.