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Old 01-23-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Question for Shureline tongue scale owners..

I have a Shureline tongue scale with the 2000lb capacity. If I change the gauge to a 5000lb one, can I weigh something heavier than the orginal 2000lbs?

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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I would think that would not be a good idea. The scale is basically a hydraulic cylinder, and the inside pressure is converted to pounds via the weight gauge. If the clylinder is engineered for 2000 lbs, then placing something that weighs 5000 lbs.on the scalae will probably be too much for it. You would probably blow a seal, or worse case cause the casing to crack and/or explode. Now if you are on the border of 2000, then who knows if the scales are engineered for say, 10% over. Maybe an mechanical engineer can chime in here.

I wouldn't do it. Buy a heavier scale.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:57 AM   #3
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just found the answer..

http://www.sherlinedirect.com/index....Product_ID=169

while re-reading the on-line instructions, I found this:

"Should you wish to use your Sherline scale to measure a different range of weights, simply unscrew this gauge and replace it with another gauge which also reads in PSI."

although it doesn't say what the max rating is. Shureline lists a 5000 lb gauge so I will assume 5000 lbs is max.

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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The Sherline scales are all the same except for the gauge. You can order one with whatever size gauge you need (up to 5K lbs). If you already have one with a 1K lb gauge, you can get a 5K gauge and swap it out.

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I have a Shureline tongue scale with the 2000lb capacity. If I change the gauge to a 5000lb one, can I weigh something heavier than the orginal 2000lbs?

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Yes you can.
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thanks..

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