It was fun showing the neighbor kids how to use pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters to tare out a bucket. Kids could believe I could wieght all 4 of them at once....
I agree, using a balance beam scale will take the patient of job and good eyes for just one sheep/lamb...I see it as a rough measure only, I can only see lots of issues, but if I can build one for zero dollars, i can sell some sheep and afford to get a dial or a set of load bars and an eltronic head I can upgrade to from the basic crate...
there is a sheep plan book from midwestern plan services for S12.00
might have to buy it to get plan for floor scale.
Found this gem, nice graphics from the 1950'sSheep shelters and equipment for southern states circa 1955http://www.archive.org/details/sheepsheltersequ00unitrich
down load the pdf version
this is nice one for dial scale, nice use of block and tackle for lifiting.WEIGHING CRATE & SCALE FRAME. CPS. PLAN 4814http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/Leaflets/Sheep/353-07.pdf
Some other free plans with scale designs are: ones are:http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/departments/Biological_Ag_Engineering/Features/Extension/Building_Plans/sheep/equipment/Weighing+Crate+for+Sheep.htmhttp://cares.com/pubs/plans/5877.pdfhttp://ejackson.net/FarmPlans/NorthDakota/sheepplans.htm
also found this link to thread on this board.http://edgefieldsheep.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3512
google search on following strings come up with videos and lots of commerical links to autodrafting wiegh/sort stuff.
nice stuff for the christmass wish book.
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