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Although Truweigh is relatively new to the United States, our team has many years of experience in the weigh-scales market. We asked them to tell us some unusual things that they have heard digital weigh scales being used for.

Traditional applications

Below are some of the more typical items that might be weighed on a portable digital scale:

  • Food, jewelry, ammunition, medications, items for a DIY project, fish, candle-making supplies.

Top 5 unusual things that digital scales can weigh

We then got a little more weird and wonderful. Check out our list of more unusual items that our digital scales have been purchased for.

  1. Elephants! We once sold a scale to a zoo to weigh a baby elephant. True story!
  2. Pinewood Derby cars - These are often made by scouts with their parents and are small wooden kit cars. For the more competitive families, they realize that the heavier your car is, the faster it will go down the ramp, so its worth using you scales to see how you can weigh down the front of the car.  Most Pinewood Derby cars weigh between 1.5 oz and 3.5 oz (depending on design) without weights so a car may need 3.5 oz or more of additional weight.
  3. Beehives - Beekeepers need to count their bees so that they know how much to feed them during the Winter months. A beehive is a known weight so they are able to estimate the number of bees in a hive based on the total weight. A good scale to use would be the FORCE Digital Hanging Scale, this scale is also perfect for fishing tournaments and luggage weighing, or even for measuring a bow's draw weight for archery due to the Peak Hold feature. 
  4. Epoxy - Some crafters use Epoxy resin for their activities. As its really important to mix the Epoxy very accurately, we find that Epoxy-by-weight is more accurate than by volume. 
  5. Asthma inhalers - Asthma sufferers find that the counters on their inhalers can be inaccurate. In order to avoid waste and unnecessary additional cost, they can be weighed to ensure that all the medication can be used.