Maintaining your livestock regularly is an important part to eliminate the big expenses on its repair. Sometimes, the collected dirt damages the scale completely and you have to buy a new one. Since it is being used for the animals and kept in the outdoor thus it there are complete chances of getting dirt collected on it.
However, there are many retailers who put cattle, sheep and pig scales for sale, so you can buy it at a less cost but all of them need regular maintenance and reasons for that are given below.
Corrosion of deck plate – If you won’t keep your deckplate dry then it will get rust on it. This rust will corrode the deckplate and then dirt and moisture will reach into the inner hardware of scale. Thus, you will either have to replace the hardware or buy a new scale; both the cases will cost you a lot.
Incorrect measurement – If there is a lot of dirt, debris and moisture on the scale then it will miscalculate the weight of the animals and eventually dogmatizing your data and reports. Since the collected debris and water will add extra weight then the wrong measurements of animals can lead to bad terms and legal problems with your customers and clients.
Shorter life – The collected dirt also causes abrasion of the scale which eventually builds a lot of pressure due to friction it will as it wears off. This will increase the chances of damages making the life span of the scale shorter.