Product Description

With a collapsible column stand built-in for the MedVue® weight indicator, the DETECTO's model 8550 Portable Digital Stretcher Scale offers precision weighing for stretchers, gurneys, and wheelchairs. The scale's heavy-duty steel construction provides optimal durability for quick and accurate weighing in ER situations yet is light enough that it is easily portable to lift up and roll by nursing professionals. The scale's relatively low net weight, wheels, guide handles, slim profile, and all combine to make it easy to maneuver. For a Portable Digital Stretcher Scale with with Remote Indicator, consider model 8500.

  • High 800 lb / 360 kg capacity digital scale for stretchers and wheelchairs
  • Easily-collapsible column with quick release lever for transport and vertical fold-up storage requiring minimal floor space
  • Spacious 60" W x 32.5" D platform accommodates all common stretcher types
  • Low-Profile 2" high platform for easy patient accessibility
  • Two-way-access ramps rest on the floor making it easy to roll patients onto the scale platform
  • Textured mat surface for superior traction
  • Two integral wheels and two guide handles for vertical transport mode
  • Sturdy steel construction for optimal durability
  • The MedVue® indicator's Hold/Release key can hold the patient's weight after leaving the scale for better patient care
  • The single-pass weighing feature saves time by allowing you to enter the stretcher or wheelchair tare weight using the numeric keypad on the indicator. You may also use the convenient pushbutton tare feature to remove the stretcher or wheelchair weight if you don't know the weight already.
  • 350-degree swivel mounting bracket for the MedVue® weight indicator included
  • Powered by 6 C batteries (not included) for easy mobility or optional AC adapter
  • 2-year warranty


800 lb x 0.2 lb / 360 kg x 0.1 kg
Platform Dimensions
60" W x 32.5" D x 2" H
Ramp Dimensions (Each) 7.5" W x 32.5" D x 2" H
Overall Dimensions 76" W x 38" D x 44.8" H
Optional model MV1PWR AC adapter or 6 C batteries (not included)
Battery Life

7,560 weighments (with backlight fully ON)

10,620 weighments (with backlight fully OFF)

Indicator MedVue® Model MV1
Remote Indicator Dimensions Included in Overall Dimensions
LCD Display Dimensions 3.5" W x 3" H backlit blue LCD
5,000 divisions, max.
Display 5 digit, 7 segment, 7/8" high LCD weight digits
Keypad 19 key, color-coded, sealed membrane

Tare, Net/Gross, Hold/Release, Zero, metric conversion,

ID storage, Height entry for Body Mass Index calculation,

and printer output

Connectivity RS232 serial, USB and optional wired and Wi-Fi Ethernet
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to +40°C

2 Guide Handles, 2 Transport Wheels,

2 Ramps (Assembly required), Mounting Bracket


(See YOU MAY ALSO NEED section)

MV1PWR Medical-grade AC Adapter

MVIP Wired Ethernet Option Card

MVWIFI Wireless Ethernet Option Card

Net Weight
130 lbs
Country of Origin USA
UPC Code 809161305104


Manufacturer Detecto Scales
Latex Free Yes
Actual Product Weight 130 Lbs
Overall Height 44.80"
Overall Width 76"
Overall Length 38"
Weight Capacity 800 lb / 360 kg
Country of Manufacture United States
Item Ships From Missouri




Detecto Scale warrants its equipment to be free from defects in material and workmanship as follows:

  • Detecto warrants to the original purchaser only that it will repair or replace any part of equipment which is defective in material or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from date of shipment. Detecto shall be the sole judge of what constitutes a defect.
  • During the first ninety (90) days Detecto may choose to replace the product at no charge to the buyer upon inspection of the returned item.
  • After the first ninety (90) days, upon inspection of the returned item, Detecto will repair or replace it with a remanufactured product. The customer is responsible for paying for the freight both ways.


This warranty does not apply to peripheral equipment not manufactured by Detecto; this equipment will be covered by certain manufacturer’s warranty only.


This warranty does not include replacement of expendable or consumable parts. This does not apply to any item which has deteriorated or damaged due to wear, accident, misuse, abuse, improper line voltage, overloading, theft, lightning, fire, water or acts of God, or due to extended storage or exposure while in purchaser’s possession. This warranty does not apply to maintenance service. Purchased parts will have a ninety (90) day repair or replacement warranty only.


Conditions Which Void Limited Warranty

This warranty shall not apply to equipment which:

A.) Has been tampered with, defaced, mishandled or has had repairs and modifications not authorized by Detecto.

B.) Has had serial number altered, defaced, or removed.

C.) Has not been properly grounded according to Detecto’s recommended procedure.

Freight Shipping

Please Note: This item ships via motor freight carrier. Shipping fees often have to be re-quoted when purchasing this item. Our website estimates freight charges based on delivery to a location with a truck height dock. Examples of additional services include liftgate service, inside delivery, call ahead service, or limited access. If you would like to know the total delivery charges in advance of placing an order, we recommend requesting a quote for this item prior to placing your order. At quote or order submission, please make note of your receiving hours and specific delivery needs. Customer Service will reach out to you if additional details are needed. If you have questions about the motor freight delivery process please contact Customer Service.


A valid return authorization number must be obtained within 30 days of item receipt. Returned merchandise must be in new, undamaged condition and all return shipments must be prepaid. A minimum 25% restocking fee will be deducted.


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