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how to weight giant pumpkins?

Posted by veilchen 5b s. Maine (My Page) on
Wed, May 4, 05 at 6:43

I'm proposing a giant pumpkin contest for our town's fall Pumpkin Fest. This contest will likely be on a much smaller scale than the county fairs, but hopefully we'll get some good-size pumpkins downtown for the kids to see.

What is generally used to weigh the pumpkins? Someone suggested borrowing "meat scale" from local grocery store.

I also posted in the veg. forum.


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RE: how to weight giant pumpkins?

You are going to need sopmething larger than a meat scale. Something that can handle 500-1500lbs. A platform scale of some sort will be needed. We rent one from a certified scale company. A shipping scale or warehouse scale will be needed.


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RE: how to weight giant pumpkins?

Do you have any local potato farms, with packaging warehouses? I worked at a local one for a couple of years, and they had scales that weighed over 2000 lbs. (used to weigh large totes).

Douglas


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RE: how to weight giant pumpkins?

The city is going to contact local farms and see if they have something. I don't think we have a potato farm/packaging warehouse anywhere near here.

Rainydays, could you tell me approx. how much it costs to rent from the scale co.?


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RE: how to weight giant pumpkins?

Get them to sponsor it for the free advertising :) A banner saying scales provided by.....


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RE: how to weight giant pumpkins?

i did the same ting i few years ago for my town, i ended up having to supply my own scale, you can rent them.


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