Cornish Farmer recognises the benefits of Parkerfarm Weighbridge Investment
Cornish farmer Stephen Alford is very proud of his trade-approved, Parkerfarm Agrideck weighbridge. Stephen runs (owns?) Tregarrick Farm near St Tudy*, situated in the fertile Camel valley in north Cornwall. The surface-mounted, 15 metre – 50 tonne capacity steel weighbridge plays a vital daily role in the running of this mixed and arable farm.
The Agrideck, with its low profile close-coupled beam design, has a strong heritage in agricultural applications and is designed to withstand the rigours of farm life throughout the seasons. In this application the weighbridge is connected to Parkerfarm’s user-friendly DD700 touch screen weight indicator and TM295 ticket printer. Installation of the weighbridge deck is very straightforward and only requires a suitable level concrete base and level approach-exit areas. Large steel spreader plates, bolted to the concrete, provide the mounting bases for the load cells and precast entry-exit ramps complete the installation. The compact waterproof stainless steel load cells feature self-levelling mounting assemblies and reinforced rodent proof cables.
The weighbridge was delivered in sections and lifted into place using the delivery vehicle’s integral Hiab crane. Legal for trade calibration was carried out using Parkerfarm’s special calibration truck and certified weights.
Stephen is not shy when it comes to talking about his investment in the Parkerfarm weighbridge system: “Drive your business future onto Parkerfarm Weighing Systems, it’s the best Weigh forward.
We now know precisely what tonnage we have in store to enable accurate forward marketing of our crops. There’s no more guessing the weight in the trailers, we precision weigh each load!”
*St Tudy has a long farming history and is mentioned as having a cattle fair in Owen’s book of fairs 1788.