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  • Are there scales that can be attached to a overhead lift?

    I have a Sure Hands lift. I want to know how much I weigh so I was wondering if there is a scale I can attach to my lift?

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    Originally posted by wheelman21 View Post
    I have a Sure Hands lift. I want to know how much I weigh so I was wondering if there is a scale I can attach to my lift?
    Yes there are. Many lift manufacturers have a scales that can be purchased separately. Look up your lift manufacturer on line. You probably will find scales at the website. If not give them a call or send an email to inquire.

    Here is a Care Cure Community discussion:
    https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...t=scales+lifts

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      • #4
        The scales that you get from the lift manufacturers are extremely expensive (well over $500). Several of our members have modified an industrial or shop scale they purchased at from someplace like Harbor Freight for a significantly lower price. Hope they will chime in here.

        Here is a previous discussion about this. You can find more using the search option (I searched for "lift scale"):
        http:///forum/showthread.php?263361-...ght=lift+scale

        Here is one that some people have used:
        https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...YAX4MHVP&psc=1

        (KLD)
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        • #5
          yah the mfr scales are ridiculous and dont work any better. i use the unit kld linked, its spot on.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
            The scales that you get from the lift manufacturers are extremely expensive (well over $500). Several of our members have modified an industrial or shop scale they purchased at from someplace like Harbor Freight for a significantly lower price. Hope they will chime in here.

            Here is a previous discussion about this. You can find more using the search option (I searched for "lift scale"):
            http:///forum/showthread.php?263361-...ght=lift+scale

            Here is one that some people have used:
            https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...YAX4MHVP&psc=1

            (KLD)
            I saw the one you listed but the hook doesn't look like it'll stand up to the strain without bending. Assuming that the person to be weighed will be wrapped in a Hoyer type harness, whatever scale you use you're probably going to need some type of spreader bar. https://www.medicalproductsdirect.co...utm_medium=ppc

            I would have one fabricated for a fraction of that price buy a independent shop.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rustyjames View Post
              I saw the one you listed but the hook doesn't look like it'll stand up to the strain without bending. Assuming that the person to be weighed will be wrapped in a Hoyer type harness, whatever scale you use you're probably going to need some type of spreader bar. https://www.medicalproductsdirect.co...utm_medium=ppc

              I would have one fabricated for a fraction of that price buy a independent shop.
              no spreader needed. just remove spreader bar and attach directly. i dont use the supplied hooks with the scale, i bought 2 of these below.
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              • #8
                Here is my setup.
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                • #9
                  I have a sure hands lift and one of the inexpensive digital hanging scales mentioned previously. I don't use the spreader bar when weighing myself and it is uncomfortable, but it is only for 30 seconds or so. I am sure only to lift up until I am clear of my workout table only a few inches. There is no need to get wasted any higher.

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