There are a lot of floor scales on the market. Check the Shipping Weight! Then ask yourself which will last longer and give better service? One that weighs 200 lbs. or one that weighs 500 lbs. If the deck size is the same, where did all that steel go? But, your average load may not require a heavy duty construction deck, so why purchase all that steel. Call us, we will explain the difference. We offer more types of floor scales than others do. We also specialize in Hazardous Area & Stainless Steel applications.