weighing equipment

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
had a bit of trouble with my ritchie weigh crate , dial scales , all sorted now , just wondered what other options are available to replace dial , looked at electronic but do you need to remove load bars every time you move it , and what about power supply ? my crate needs to be easy to move about and waterproof as it sometimes gets left outside between jobs ,
anyone have a link for new dial for my outfit (150kg) couldnt find any companies that supply them
 

Tim W

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Location
Wiltshire
had a bit of trouble with my ritchie weigh crate , dial scales , all sorted now , just wondered what other options are available to replace dial , looked at electronic but do you need to remove load bars every time you move it , and what about power supply ? my crate needs to be easy to move about and waterproof as it sometimes gets left outside between jobs ,
anyone have a link for new dial for my outfit (150kg) couldnt find any companies that supply them
I leave my weigh bars out all year, they bounce about in the back of the Scotpen
I have once had loose wires that i had to sort but otherwise fine---they are surprisingly robust
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
@Allied Weighing can sort you with a replacement for the dial scale. No need to remove for transport as it is a load cell that replaces the dial directly - with the crate suspended from it in the same way as for the dial.
Other brands are available .
thats good as i assumed the load bars (cell) were always underneath the crate , so i can still use the wheels etc ?
 

AJR75

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Location
Somerset
@andybk , yes correct you can still use as normal ie wheel it about. I converted my IAE crate with a kit from @Allied Weighing about 3 years ago now and it was one of my better decisions. Crate gets left out plenty but i always remove the weigh head as worried about it getting stolen.
 

TexelBen

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
@andybk , yes correct you can still use as normal ie wheel it about. I converted my IAE crate with a kit from @Allied Weighing about 3 years ago now and it was one of my better decisions. Crate gets left out plenty but i always remove the weigh head as worried about it getting stolen.
We're the same, take weigh head off when done. It stands up to rain well, @Allied Weighing are really good if you're struggling to set it up (I had incorrect length off the bottom of the load cell, so it was weighing wrong) just a phone call and a couple of pictures sent i and I was away
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer
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Jonny_2

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i have a digital Ritchie lamb weigh which uses a suspended cell. Really simple to use but not to sure who it fairs if left outside (you can soon take it off). Has bi-folding gates as well which makes it really quick to use. Cost about £600 18 months ago for the whole thing
 

4course

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Location
north yorks
we use an ezi weigh bar/feet battery operated so portable that weve made platforms that can carry various types of either livestock crush, big bags bales, feed, etc and is a bit of kit that we wouldnt be without, as grandad said you stop selling when you stop weighing. We also make frequent use of the local weighbridge. every year I look at putting.in a weighbridge ,one of these days we will as it will pay far better than a lot of the shiny new gear
 

Boydvalley

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Location
Bath
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Shameless plug but I’ve got one one of these surplus to requirements. Does average weight, drafting, group size and average, total number etc.
I’m away for two weeks:happy::happy::happy::happy: but PM me and I’ll speak when I get back
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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