1987 - Volume #11, Issue #1, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Portable Pig ScaleYou can weigh, process and move an entire litter of pigs at one time with the new portable WayPig from Raytec Mfg., Ephrata, Penn.
"In addition to saving valuable time, you also decrease the stress of your hogs through decreased handling ù all for about half the cost of other similar scales," notes Raymond Zimmerman, president. "Weighing pigs at birth and 21 days enables you to chart the performance and potential of each sow, and identify the top boar in your herd."
The oversize scale (up to 200 lbs. capacity) displays a clear, precise readout of litter weight. "Its free-floating torque tube design provides weight readings that are accurate to within 96% ù even if the cart is resting on an uneven surface," Zimmerman points out.
An all-metal floor, constructed of galvanized woven wire (5 ga.) is durable, and easy to clean and disinfect. A standard vet tray attachment keeps tools and essential veterinary supplies at your fingertips. Four swivel caster wheels (6 in. dia.) allow you to maneuver WayPig through narrow aisles and tight corners. Overall dimensions are 42¢ in. high, 37 in. long and 21¢ in. wide.
Sells for $332.
For more information, contact: Raytec Mfg., Rt. 3, Ephrata, Penn. 17522 (ph toll free 800 233-0198; in Pennsylvania, call 717 354-4301).
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