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Watch this new 4-minute demo video to see DETECTO’s exciting DL series retail scales in action!


The versatile DL series price computing scales with integral label printers are designed for highly customizable retail use in delis, supermarkets, produce sections, convenience stores, and grocery store meat sections.

With 5,990 PLUs and 2-MB memory, the DL series is economical, durable, user-friendly and incorporates all of the essential features needed for legal-for-trade weighing and label printing.

The DL series scales can complete temporary sales by either weight or count, conduct basic PLU transactions by either weight or count, or batch print labels for piece count PLUs or pre-packaged weight PLUs.

The DL series allows up to 5,990 PLUs with up to 80 speed keys for the regular models and up to 126 speed keys for the tower models. PLUs and shortcut keys may be quickly programmed directly on the scale or with the included PC software.

DETECTO’s DL series prints labels in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and printed information: bar codes, QR codes, safe handling images, ingredients, weights, date formats with month/day or time, nutritional facts, discounts, logos, and more. Labels have fully customizable layouts and font sizes by use of the PC’s user-friendly graphic interface.

PLUs, shortcut keys, and other setup information, including custom labels and barcodes can easily be transferred from scale-to-scale or PC via the USB, RS232, or Ethernet ports on the side of the scale.

For more info:

203 E. Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870
(800) 641-2008

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

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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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