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#1 Wade M OFFLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Went to a farm auction today.  Had all the big stuff listed.  Hoping for some older stuff from behind the barn but not much.  There was a walk behind with a pile of attachments. Disc and plow.  Went for $650. I don't know much about them but couldn't see the value.  I did get a Fairbanks 500 lb capacity  hardware store feed scale for $45 bucks. All the weights were there and notice the feed bag stiching needle hanging on the side.  Checked it against my bathroom scale and is right on. 

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EDIT, Texas Horse & Deere Said; I rotated the picture for you. :smilewink: .


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Congrats on a great find,those old scales are way cool!



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Out of curiosity, what was the walk behind? 

 

Good grab on the scale.  Don't tell me that's a gift for your wife!

 

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 09:18 PM

  We have a smaller version of scales like dr's. offices used to have. Has the small sliding weight to the left of the pivot to zero it. I've checked it w/ a 40lb bag of salt and it was dead on. Congrats on the feed store scales!!

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Nice scale. Those things last forever.



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Very nice deal, I have one just like that in out production plant to check product weights with, very dependable.. :thumbs:



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Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:21 PM

I'd like to have one of them scales. It would be great for weighing scrap copper and other higher priced scrap BEFORE its taken to the scrap yards. I don't trust any of them near me.
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Posted February 21, 2013 - 12:06 PM

I'd like to have one of them scales. It would be great for weighing scrap copper and other higher priced scrap BEFORE its taken to the scrap yards. I don't trust any of them near me.

 

Ditto, I had one recently try to deduct 5 lbs for the weight of two 5gal buckets.



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 12:20 PM

Ditto, I had one recently try to deduct 5 lbs for the weight of two 5gal buckets.

Have them weigh the buckets after they are emptied.  Then write the weight on the bucket.



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 04:23 PM

Got one of those sitting in dad's garage, he was going to pitch. If nothing else, will look nice to go with wife's antiques. Never thought of using it for scrap before hand






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