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.
We had a very good experience with Siouxland Scale Service and Gary Hanna. Westway Terminals had a particularly difficult scenario, with some complex issues. Gary was very clear in his presentation of providing a solution… the options that he put together made sense and were within budget. Steel prices were quite volatile at the time that we were considering the project, and Gary pointed out that because of market volatility, prices might have to be adjusted. I appreciated his candor, instead of getting the project with an escalated the price to reflect market volatility. The project came in ahead of schedule, under budget, and Siouxland Scale Service was very helpful when it came time to train our personnel. The scale has worked flawlessly, and we feel confident that our weights are very accurate. We scale thousands of trucks annually, and accuracy is tops on the priority list.
Their years of experience show, and I would recommend their products and services to anyone.