Bob Nelsen and his family are restoring this unique piece of agricultural history in Ross, Iowa. It has a scale house with tin roof, arched doorways and windows, and the red bricks are setting on a limestone mortar foundation. The scale house was built in the late 1920’s and it has a 22’x9′ Fairbanks 15ton Type S Wagon scale. Siouxland Scale Service is donating a period correct weighbeam to complete it and after the restoration is complete on the scale house, we will make the scale fully functional again.
During 2008, Siouxland Scale Service installed a new truck scale at ADM ANI in Le Mars, Iowa. This involved tearing out the old scale and replacing the supports and the pit wall coping before installing a new 69-foot truck scale. Due to our business, we can’t shut down for a long period of time, so Siouxland Scale Service worked with us by completing most of the work was done during the weekend, with business back to normal on Monday morning. The project came in right on the quoted price and the workers were all very professional and safety conscious.
I really appreciate the quality of work done and the service we received from Siouxland Scale Service.