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Weight-Wrangler-PR_1Cardinal Scale’s new Weight Wrangler livestock scales provide a convenient and portable method of weighing groups of cattle that may be pulled by a truck or moved by farm equipment. The scale’s high-quality rubberized composite flooring provides livestock stability and hoof-gripping assurance. The Weight Wrangler is an all-USA made product including the scale, load cells, and weight indicator.

  • Completely Self-Contained NTEP Legal-for-Trade Mobile Animal Weighing
  • Mobile Scales with Wheels and Also Portable Scales with Lower Frame for Transport
  • Includes Weight Indicator, Ticket Printer, and Battery
  • Weigh Groups of Cattle up to 15-20 Head at a Time (20,000-lb Capacity)
  • Low Deck Height of Only 6 inches When in Weighing Mode

Cardinal Scale’s USA-made mobile and portable Weight Wrangler group animal scales provide a self-contained NTEP legal-for-trade weighing system that can be used on any firm surface with up to a 5% grade. The livestock scales include an integral air pump to easily lift and lower the trailer’s air bag suspension. The rubberized component deck and steel cattle pen enclosure with dual gates are all suspended at four points within a mobile base frame.

Cardinal’s Weight Wrangler is loaded with beneficial features for ranching weighing:

  • Durable steel cattle pens with UV-protected, baked-on tan powder paint
  • Enclosed scale includes two standard gates (your choice of gate opening hinge pin locations, specified at time of order)
  • 12-volt battery pack included (recharged by towing vehicle)
  • Weatherproof mobile weighing center (indicator and printer) is mounted to the exterior of the livestock pen
  • Cattle blind so the operator doesn’t upset livestock while operating the scale during the weight transaction
  • Extra storage shelf in indicator/printer cabinet for spare ticket rolls or EDI reader wand
  • Battery box and weight indicator cabinet feature toolbox latches to properly secure the lids and doors
  • Predefined floor plank seams in the scale deck prohibit debris from compiling underneath
  • High under-frame clearance (helpful in maneuvering through bumpy field terrain)
  • USA-made stainless steel load cells easily accessible via side access panel

Weight-Wrangler-PR_3Cardinal Scale’s USA-made legal-for-trade 225 digital weight indicator, USB drive port, and CTP-1 ticket printer combine in the weatherproof, outdoor enclosure of the Weight Wrangler’s mobile weighing center. Livestock weighing transaction results are all displayed on the easy-to-read, transflective LCD screen that remains highly visible, even in direct sunlight.

Cardinal Scale’s USA-made 225 weight indicator features StableSENSE® digital filtering that filters the weight signal to produce a stable weight display in spite of motion on the scale platform due to animal movement.

Cardinal Scale’s Mobile Weighing Center:

  • Calculates Shrink Loss for Livestock Group
  • Displays Current Head Count, Gross Weight, and Average Weight
  • Also Displays Previous and Total Head Count, Gross Weight, and Average Weight
  • Displays Transaction Number and Transaction Shrinkage
  • Printable Report Summarizing Above Information per Transaction
  • Inclinometer Detects Scale Angle to Determine if Angle is Out of Tolerance for Making Weight
  • Weight Indicator Displays Current Tilt Angle (blanks out if out of NTEP tolerance)
  • Comes With USB Port to Store Transactions on Portable USB Drive
  • Transactions Stored on USB Drive May Be Summarized for Printing

Lowering the scale into weighing mode after transport is easy and can be quickly done by one person. For the mobile models, pull the safety locking pins for transport mode, pull the pin on the tongue to split apart the two arms on the front of the scale, turn the air purge valve to release the air from the airbags and lower the scale, and then rotate the weighbridge lifting handle inward at each corner.

The Weight Wrangler’s mobile weighing center includes an inclinometer that eliminates the need to recalibrate the scale after transport. The self-contained scale provides legal-for- trade weights in multiple locations with up to a 5% tilt angle (maximum allowed by NTEP) in any direction.

Cardinal Scale’s USA-made Weight Wrangler scales come in four types (listed below) and meet the demands of multi-site livestock weighing:

• Type: Tandem axle
• Capacity: 20,000 lb x 5 lb
• Overall Dimensions: 18 ft. 5 in. L x 7 ft. 4 in. W x 8 ft. 2 in. H (not including tongue)

• Type: Single axle
• Capacity: 15,000 lb x 5 lb
• Overall Dimensions: 13 ft. L x 7 ft. 4 in. W x 8 ft. 2 in. H (not including tongue)

• Type: Portable, lower frame
• Capacity: 20,000 lb x 5 lb
• Overall Dimensions: 18 ft. 5 in. L x 7 ft. 4 in. W x 8 ft. 2 in. H

• Type: Portable, lower frame
• Capacity: 15,000 lb x 5 lb
• Overall Dimensions: 13 ft. L x 7 ft. 4 in. W x 8 ft. 2 in. H

• Collector Panel Mount Bow (qty. 1)
• Horse Risers
• Dual Latch Gate
• Towing Light Kit

Product Web Page:

Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co.
203 East Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870
(800) 441-4237

SOLAS Treaty – Cargo Transport Weight Verification Regulations Updated

Beginning July 1, 2016, changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) treaty will require verified weight certificates for all containers before they are loaded onto a ship. If the certificate is not submitted in a timely matter (12-24 hours prior to stowing cargo), the cargo runs the risk of being refused passage. This new regulation will have a significant impact on Cardinal Scale dealers located near ports or working in the overseas logistics industry.


1What is SOLAS?

The SOLAS treaty was first passed in 1914 in response to the sinking of the RMS Titanic to improve safety procedures at sea. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is part of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the maritime arm of the United Nations.

Aren’t weights currently pre-determined and declared for shipping containers?

Pursuant to previous regulations, shippers have already been required to declare container weights on their supplied bill of lading/paperwork. Verification of shipping weights by approved methods of weighing will now be mandatory due to several maritime disasters. These incidents range from falling containers at port or overboard from ships, forklift accidents, on-deck stack collapses (often due to heavier loads stacked on top of lighter loads), and even shipwrecks due to declared weights being as much as 6.7 times the declared weight. The MSC Napoli met it’s end in January of 2007 when 20% of the loaded containers exceeded their declared weight by 3 tonnes; the largest difference being 20 tonnes and the total weight of the 137 containers was 312 tonnes heavier than the cargo manifest.


3Who will be affected by this new law?

The SOLAS treaty affects 99% of the merchant ships around the world in terms of gross tonnage. These revisions will affect shippers, freight forwarders, and vessel and terminal operators. All of these businesses will need to establish policies and procedures to ensure the implementation of these new regulations.

4Who enforces the new guidelines?

The maritime organization of each country will be generally responsible for enforcement, beginning July 1, 2016. Implementation of the new regulations should begin prior to July 1st to avoid disruptions and fines, as transshipments may depart after the deadline. If weight discrepancies are found between the lading paperwork and the actual weight, non-compliant cargo will not be loaded on vessels, subject to the new regulations.

5Who is responsible for weight verification?

The bill of lading paperwork will list the shipper. This entity will ultimately be legally responsible for providing the verified gross mass (VGM). If the exporter uses a third-party agent to pack and weigh the goods to be forwarded to the terminal, the forwarder is acting purely on the instructions of the shipper. Therefore, the exporter remains the legal party responsible for verifying the gross mass prior to stowing cargo.


Cardinal-CollageContainer weight verification options:

SOLAS guidelines, legally binding on July 1, 2016, for verified gross mass (VGM) reporting specify only two acceptable methods for weighing a cargo transport unit (CTU):

Method 1: Weigh (or have a third party weigh) the packed CTU.
Method 2: Weigh all cargo items and packing and securing materials, and add this to the CTU’s tare weight.

All methods of weighing must pass standards of accuracy, and should be calibrated according to the appropriate state’s standards. The shipping documents specifying the gross mass must be not only declared, but verified through approved methods. A shipping document ensuring the VGM must be signed by a person authorized by the shipper and submitted to the master/representative and the terminal representative sufficiently in advance, between 12-24 hours prior to stowage, to be used in the ship’s stowage plan.

If the shipping document is not provided for the container with a verified gross mass and/or the master or his representative and the terminal representative have not obtained the verified gross mass of the container, it shall not be loaded on the ship.

6What considerations are there when determining the best weight verification methodology?

When considering the best answer to shipping according to SOLAS weight verification guidelines and the new CTU Code of Practice, consider the best method that will:

• Allow the highest possible level of accuracy
• Work within your logistics processes
• Not pose risks to workers or civilians within the containers vicinity
• Minimize loss of time and productivity
• Minimize costs of maintenance and calibration of the systems/equipment
• Provide accurate weighments for timely submittal to shipmasters (no less than 12-24 hours prior to stowage)

What weighing options are there to maintain compliance?


For questions about SOLAS, please contact:
Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co.
203 East Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870
(800) 441-4237

CASE STUDY: California Cherry Packing Shed

May 5, 2016

Cardinal dealer Precision Weighing Systems of Lodi, CA outfitted a cherry packing shed with an upgraded packing system using Cardinal scales and indicators.

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Quad Remote Display for Multi-Platform Truck Scale Readouts

April 26, 2016

Cardinal Scale’s USA-made RD2X4 quad remote display provides readouts for multi-platform truck scales visible up to 150 feet away.

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An Overview of Cardinal Scale Load Cell Kits

March 25, 2016

This article offers helpful advice for factoring the right integrated vessel or platform weighing system using Cardinal Scale’s USA-made load cell kits.

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CASE STUDY: Pepsi Factory Uses Cardinal Scale Electronics

February 10, 2016

Cardinal Scale manufactures weighing electronics for truck scale application at one of the largest Pepsi factories in Latin America.

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New Echelon EH Series Economical Floor Scales

February 1, 2016

Cardinal Scale’s new Echelon EH series 4 x 4 ft. floor scales provide exceptional performance in light industrial and NTEP legal-for-trade weighing applications.

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New Price Computing Scales with Integral Printers

January 29, 2016

The new DL series networkable price computing scales with integral label printers are economical NTEP digital scales with innovative high-end features.

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Maryland Utilizes Cardinal Scale’s Weigh-In-Motion Vehicle Scales

December 16, 2015

Weigh-In-Motion collaboration between Cardinal Scale Manufacturing, Xerox, and the state of Maryland to collect traffic data.

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2016 Cardinal Scale Trade Show Schedule

November 23, 2015

From the World of Asphalt trade show in Nashville to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, see the 2016 schedule of events in which Cardinal Scale is exhibiting.

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Cardinal Scale Mfg. Co. • Ph. (800) 441-4237 • • 203 East Daugherty St., Webb City, MO 64870USA MANUFACTURER

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