Pharmweigh designs and manufacturers high quality livestock and agricultural weighing equipment.
Whether weighing cattle, sheep or pigs, aluminium loadcells do not have the same resilience as stainless steel IP68 loadcells. At best they will be IP65.
Other than being softer with no stated overload capacity, they corrode especially if pin size holes appear in the surface which is highly likely if exposed to muck & slurry.
There is a reason why load bars with aluminium load cells are cheaper than stainless steel loadbars.
Find out how loadbars are constructed before committing. Check the IP, Ingress Protection, rating.
If you work in the race or at one end of the crate we can place the manual draft crate side gate handles in the Centre of the crate so you can easily reach them. They can be sprung loaded so self closing.
The Centre exit gate has a chord attached, pull it & it opens, as it’s sprung loaded let go & it closes.