PLEASE NOTE: We are currently taking orders for December, 2016 Delivery. Fall calving season kicked our tails this year and we're swamped!
Our single animal weigh cage is custom built to fit your alleyway. The size can be as big as 48" x 8' (this is the maximum size of the sheet steel for the floor), down to whatever size you need for your alleyway. Typical cages are 39" x 7'6", but many alleyways are 36" wide or less, so it really depends on your set up. We've found that 7' is long enough for most breeds and 34" is probably the maximum you'd want to go on the width. Also keep in mind that anything more than 38" may be enough room for calves to turn around.
We build the enclosure with steel sides and front and rear sliding doors. The cage is built from 10 gauge square tube with a 1/8" plate steel platform floor so it will handle the roughest of conditions. The entire cage is then washed, primed and painted. We use four 5k LARGE ENVELOPE NTEP load cells and our 9000AG Animal Weighing Indicator (Indicator available 12/16). Technically, this scale can be calibrated to weigh up to 10,000lbs, but unless you're weighing baby elephants, we'll calibrate it to 5,000lbs by 1lb resolution.
The scale arrives fully assembled, pre-calibrated and ready to weigh.
This is a phenomenal value for a weigh cage. That we know of, this is the least expensive single-animal livestock scale in North America and it is made with outstanding craftsmanship, the heaviest of materials and all certified components. This scale is Made in The USA with U.S. Steel. Similar cages from Rice Lake Weighing and Cardinal Scale (which we also sell) are twice the price.
***NOTE: We use only NTEP Certified Scale Components, but the steel cage, itself, is not NTEP Certified. If you live in a jurisdiction that requires NTEP certification to place a scale in service as "legal for trade," please contact your local Department of Weights and Measures before purchasing this scale.
Customization is available. Call us if you have special requirements.
This scale is sold FOB Santa Teresa, NM (El Paso, Texas). We will help you arrange shipping and are more than happy to secure it to a pallet, etc. In certain cases, we may be able to deliver, or at least meet you part way. Call us and we'll figure it out. We have yet to pay more than $500.00 to ship one of these anywhere in the US, from upstate NY to Western Washington State, but the shipping does vary, so we're selling it FOB Santa Teresa and we'll help you find the best way to ship it.