5393 Farrell Rd. Sanford, NC 27330

Central Carolina Scale, Inc. Floor Scales

High Quality Roughdeck Summit Floorhugger Gator Deck Floor Scales

Celebrating over 30 years in business

Central Carolina Scale sells and services High Quality Digital Floor Scales

Don't fall in the trap for the LOW PRICE Imported
Pallet Floor Scale!

More and more customers are calling us and asking for 4'x4' floor scale systems for well under $700 with FREE SHIPPING. Where are they hearing this from? Can you truly get a quality 4'x4' floor scale system for that price? OR LESS! Just take a stroll around the internet and you see all kinds of offers.

Floor Scales

"Floor Scale w/ Readout $635 including the Freight"
"Scale + Digital Readout $745 INCLUDING FREIGHT!"
"4x4 Floor Scale w/ Readout $579 with Free Shipping"
"Floor Scale shipped direct to you w/ Readout $599 includes freight "

And we could keep going on and on....

The truth is, the vast majority of these floor scales are not what they are hyped to be. Many aren't even 4' x 4', they're 44"x44" or 47"x47". And that is just the top plate. Once you measure the actual supported frame, the "4x4" that you just bought is now really a 46" x 46". Wonder what else they're telling you or not telling you? The same thing could be true for 2' x 2' floor scales. The odds are the underside would be substantially less than 24" wide. By the way, who manufacturers these floor scales? Are they built in the United States OR are they built and calibrated overseas and then imported by the hundreds, & stored in a container? Who is in charge of the quality control of these $400 4x4 floor scales? Don't get confused, the floor scales we are talking about on this page are larger four foot wide decks with large capacity like five thousand pounds, not something small like the adam cpwplus l floor scales which are much more compact.

Over the past few months we have had customers bringing us "no name" floor scales with "no name indicators that have broken. The manuals that come with the scale are basically useless unless you can read chinese. We have had people calling us and saying that they bought this ultra cheap floor scale but now it won't calibrate. Worse yet, the manual that came with the scale might as well have been written in chinese. These are true stories. Fact is, we've seen some of these "auction floor scales" in person and the ones we have been able to inspect have some serious issues. Things like proprietary components that can only be replaced by specifc parts that have to be sent from overseas. That means more money you are going to have to spend and time you are going to waste waiting for parts to arrive. Also, we have seen scrap pieces of steel used to form the side frame of the scale with welds right in the middle of the scale. Not an ideal situation at all no matter if you're buying floor scales in Toledo or floor scales in Miami. We're starting to see some of the same things happening with stainless steel floor scales too by the way. Sometimes it almost seems like you're better off buying antique floor scales since the modern one's have a lot of tricky buying decisions.

Based on our years of experience (at this time we've been in business going on 30 years) we think you're better off in the long run buying one of our QUALITY floor scale systems. Sure, it will probably be a little more expensive but we only try to sell QUALITY floor scales by brand name reputable scale manufacturer's that you've probably heard of like Ohaus floor scales, Pennsylvania floor scales, Detecto floor scales, and Avery Weigh-Tronix. In most cases, we ship the floor scales direct to you from the factory since the freight costs can add up. These names above you can trust as leaders in the industry. Interested in some of the latest technology like wireless floor scales and ethernet floor scales, they are available.

PLUS! We know where our floor scales are made and we know who made them.

EXTRA BONUS! You can actually read the manual that comes with the scale!

We've learned over the years what brands we trust and what brands that we stay away from. Some of these scales we see on the market don't even have a "brand". Wonder who actually constructs them or for that matter who fulfills the warranty?

Good Supports Work Like Rigid I-Beams
How is the scale built? Is the structure solid or will it deflect? To minimize deflection and stress under load, the scale’s structural supports should function in the same manner as I-beams; the scale’s deck plate acts as the compression flange and is connected by a vertical web to the bottom portion of the support that functions as a tension flange. An I-beam efficiently puts the material where it is most needed, in the top and bottom flanges. Scale structures should be designed with that principle in mind. Unfortuantely, many of the "internet specials" that you see on the web don't stack up to the Roughdeck.

X under
light use
Roughdeck underside

Several designs used in popular low-profile scales are shown above:

Scale A uses double flat bar stock in a central “X” with a single flat bar around the perimeter. This design lacks intermediate supports to prevent the top plate dishing in the triangularshaped areas, and the entire platform tends to deflect excessively from loads placed toward the center of one edge.

Scale B uses 2" x 2" tube supports and is more rigid in one direction than in the other. This design also leaves a large unsupported area at the center of the deck prone to dishing.

The RoughDeck design is equally rigid in both directions and provides good support to the top plate both along each edge and through the center. Intermediate supports are added to reduce unsupported areas that might otherwise result in the top plate dishing under heavy point loads.


Let's Compare....

OUR Roughdeck SCALES
NTEP Approved Some NTEP, most NON NTEP
Actual 4'x4' Platform Size Close but not exactly... (44x44) or (45x48)
5 Year Warranty Read the Fine Print! in a lot of cases much less
Shipping Weight 390 lbs Shipping Weight 220 lbs or less
Name Brand Load Cell No Documentation Load Cell
Cabling routed through channels Cabling held under scale by hooks or tape
Strong Structure -- built to last! Structure built cheap and fast
Manual you can read Better enroll in Chinese class at local college
Deck built in US Deck built by somebody? Not sure who.
Dealer network throughout US One guy importing these.
Parts usually available same day from U.S. Hope the guy selling these has parts
Calibrated at US factory before shipping Is it calibrated? Cal in US or overseas? By who?

These examples above highlight some important factors you need to consider when you buy a floor scale. It is not all about price.

When it comes to our floor scales, if you choose pay a little more now, you WILL almost certainly save yourself time and money in the future.




Call (919) 776-7737 to request a quote on a Quality Floor Scale System!





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