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    Weighing scrap metal

    Does anyone use a digital floor scale like the yards use? I considered buying a used one but have kept on with my present system, which is a digital bathroom scale. The last two loads I hauled I weighed in my shop and they were @ 1500-2000# each load. When I checked the weigh slip I was off 6# on one load and 2# on the last load. 9v batteries are cheap



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    if you weighed ferrous material, their scales are typically a +- 10,20,50 lbs
    which wouldnt explain that difference...
    but we have several ohaus NTEP legal for trade scales in our plant. These have to be recertified annually or else buying scrap over the scale is illegal.

    You can pick one of these up (4x4) new around $1,200+shipping. Ohaus also sells refurbished equipment on their site. I had seen one of these scales for sale on there for around 700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewasted View Post
    if you weighed ferrous material, their scales are typically a +- 10,20,50 lbs
    which wouldnt explain that difference...
    but we have several ohaus NTEP legal for trade scales in our plant. These have to be recertified annually or else buying scrap over the scale is illegal.

    You can pick one of these up (4x4) new around $1,200+shipping. Ohaus also sells refurbished equipment on their site. I had seen one of these scales for sale on there for around 700.
    Thanks. I'll check 'em out. Just got done hauling a new load in and unloading this evening. Been a long day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewasted View Post
    if you weighed ferrous material, their scales are typically a +- 10,20,50 lbs
    which wouldnt explain that difference...
    but we have several ohaus NTEP legal for trade scales in our plant. These have to be recertified annually or else buying scrap over the scale is illegal.

    You can pick one of these up (4x4) new around $1,200+shipping. Ohaus also sells refurbished equipment on their site. I had seen one of these scales for sale on there for around 700.
    Ewasted, which model do you guys have and which one do you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ir0nman1 View Post
    Thanks. I'll check 'em out. Just got done hauling a new load in and unloading this evening. Been a long day.
    Do some due diligence on ebay. You can get a scale for 600-700 delivered. NTEP approved. Still has to be re-certified every year. Free shipping helps also, consider that in your purchase. A 2x2 is good for weighing small containers like 55 gallon drums, a 4x4 scale is great for anything on a pallet.

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    I use the scale at the local elevator, it's on 24/7 and being they use it to buy grain it's certified.
    Alvord iron and salvage
    3rd generation scrapper and dam proud of it

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    How does that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ir0nman1 View Post
    When I checked the weigh slip I was off 6# on one load and 2# on the last load
    This is called "shrinkage".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcgs View Post
    How does that work?
    Big digital display that shows your current weight, simply subtract tare weight from that and you arrive with have much iron you have on.


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