digital scales

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, May 16, 2008.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    We consider digital scales more accurate than the "plastic scoops" that are supplied by manufacturers of powdered pesticides. We currently use a Pitney-Bowes digital scale. Suggestion: Keep digital scales in a safe place. They are a hot item for "tweakers"......last one we had was ripped off by a former employee.:cry:

    Anybody digitasl scales? rscvp, thanks
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Ohaus digital.

    Our Cub Scout Pack had one for Pinewood Derby cars. I liked it so much I bought two; one for our build workshops & another for my pesticide cabinet.
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I will probably buy a nicer set than I have right now but I had to have a set quick to weigh my Prodiamine this year. I bought a berkely fish scale in sporting goods section. It has a stainless steel hook. I hung the bucket from the hook,turn it on and it is automatically zeroed. Worked great and cheap(about $20). Got me through a pinch this Spring.
  4. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've got one. Also for Prodiamine, like Ted. Just a cheapo digital postage scale that can only handle up to 3.5# ...
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got 2. One that weighs up to 2 lbs for fertilizers and a 50g X 0.1g for metsulfuron and other low rate herbicides. You are right about the tweakers. The only other people who even have this kind of equipment around here are the crackheads.
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a 4 ounce dietetic scale for fungicides, (about $4. ) I also have a 12 pound scale for fertilizer calibration. (About $20).
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    I bought ours from Office depot. Increments of 1/10 ounce. Weights amounts up to 5 pounds. $32.99. Works great........price ain't bad either.

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