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First Fold Up Scale
First on the market with a fold-up scale to save valuable storage space and to keep alleys open and unobstructed is Ostee Corp.
When not in use, it folds up against a wall or partition, taking up only 6 in. of space. When in use, the hinged floor folds out and rests 1 in. above floor level, making it easy to move individual animals or carts containing small pigs or feed onto it for fast, accurate weighing.
The scale's frame attaches via mounting brackets and extends out 3 in. from the wall. With the hinged platform folded up against it, the entire unit takes up only 6 in. of alley space. It's easily carried through narrow gates and doors from one station to another.
Standard platform size is 20 by 49 in. for a 300 lb. capacity model and 24 by 60 for a 500 lb. model. A dial scale is standard, with a digital readout option also available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ostee Corp., P.O. Box 188, Sylvan Grove, Kan. 67481 (ph 913 526-7111).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3