Tru-test EziWeigh 7i error

hairycoo

New Member
Hi guys

We have a Tru-test EziWeigh 7i weigh head which we use for cattle and sheep weighing. It has always worked find and still does the weighing with sheep and younger cattle but has just started to display an error message whenever we weigh adult cattle. The error code is 'oUEr' and refers to 'Overload. Weight on scale is greater than its capacity.'.
We have small hill cows and have always managed to weigh anything including adult bulls so there's definitely not an overload issue. When reading the weight via EID to upload to the stock recorder, the weigh head sometimes still shows the error message but the stock recorder shows the correct weight. We did cattle today without EID and again the weigh head showed the error message but the stock recorder showed 300kg which was definitely not true.
Any ideas what could cause this sudden error message? I'll probably need to phone Ritchie but thought I'll just ask here first.

Thanks in advance!
 

Marennydd

Member
Location
Mid Wales
There's a calibration setting on them which you can adjust. You basically increase its weighing capacity by increasing the load weight capacity setting. The capacity on ours is set at 200kg but if I remember it can go up to 2000kg. You'll need something that is a third of the weighing capacity to set the 'new' weight capacity when calibrating.
I think if you press menu and enter at the same timeca different menu option appears which prompts you to set capacity etc.
 

hairycoo

New Member
thanks a lot everybody, that's really helpful! battery is definitely alright, will check the load bars tomorrow (although they are not that old) and look into the calibration setting.
 

Formatted

Member
Location
Sussex
It'll be load bars; worth calling manufacturer to check what their process is. Is it possible that you've overloaded the bars at some point and damaged them?
 

hairycoo

New Member
It'll be load bars; worth calling manufacturer to check what their process is. Is it possible that you've overloaded the bars at some point and damaged them?
thanks I'll probably need to get in touch with them, not had a look at the load bars yet. definitely not overloaded them, they are always sat in the cattle race and other than cattle or the odd sheep there's nothing goes over the weight scales.
 

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