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Nov 12th - 00:56

Posted: Feb 11 2010, 06:40 PM
What size scales are being used to weigh black rhinos? Dimensions, load capacity, material, manufacturer?

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Posted: Dec 29 2010, 10:30 PM
We installed a built in scale in a rhino restraint device in our new barn, which is great. The scale is TruTest brand. They make scales designed specifically to weigh livestock, so they don't jump when the animal is moving around. They are great! I don't know the specifics on the rhino scale, but we also bought a portable one from TruTest for weighing a lot of our other animals. That one is the MP600 model. It is two load cells that connect to an indicator box. The load cells are about 2' long and 3" wide. It weighs in 1# increments up to 4400#, so it could be used for black rhinos if you built a platform to go on top. It is water resistant, and also doesn't need to be plugged in-you just charge the indicator. You can check out their website, but you have to call them to get prices. Hope this helps some people. I know how hard it is to find a good scale.


Cassandra Sampson
Great Plains Zoo
Sioux Falls, SD

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