- Animal Scales
B and B Scales was originally founded as a manufacturer and supplier of scales and weighing equipment for beef producers, dairies and zoos and that is still our specialty today.
We can custom build virtually any type of animal scale, from group livestock scales to calf tables to our Extreme Duty Weighbars. We have built scales to weigh elephants, giraffes, orangutan, deer, cows, dogs, cats, oxen and more, and numerous zoos use our specialty scales on a daily basis. Suffice it to say, if you don't see a scale that will work for you in the products below, please let us know your requirements and we can probably build it for you.
Our Extreme Duty Weighbar scale is the most popular scale that we build. If you take a look on eBay or other online marketplaces, you'll see all kinds of similar scales ranging in price from $450.00 to $1200.00 and more. Most of these are manufactured in pre-set sizes in China and shipped to eBay sellers who know little or nothing about them. You'll frequently see them in 24", 40" and 48" widths and either 5,000lb or 10,000lb capacity.
Ours are different.
First and foremost, we use a 5,000lb Large Envelope load cell. This load cell is almost twice the size of that used in any other weighbar out there. This is important -- especially if you are putting this scale under your squeeze chute. When an animal loads into a squeeze chute, they are attempting to run through the chute. They have not yet figured out that the head gate is going to suddenly close and violently stop them. When the animal hits the headgate, it puts a tremendous amount of side load on the squeeze chute and, therefore, the scale. We use a load cell that is able to withstand this.
In addition, we custom build every set of bars that we make. If your chute is 38" at the headgate and 42" at the entrance, that's what we'll build. This is important because when you're working your animals, you're looking up at the chute controls or into the chute, at the animal. You're NOT looking down, and the last thing you need is a four-inch steel bar protruding from the bottom of the chute.
Finally, we offer you your choice of bolt-down or rubber feet. A lot of follks like to bolt the scale to their concrete pad so that the chute doesn't "walk" when your animal loads. The large load cells that we use allow you to bolt the entire scale to your pad without worrying about damaging the scale.
Click Here to Order This Scale. You will have an opportunity to specify the size, color and foot type when you place your order.