Product Description

DETECTO's model 8500 Portable Digital Stretcher Scale with Remote Indicator 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, and slim profile all combine to make it easy to maneuver. For a Portable Digital Stretcher Scale with Folding Column Indicator, consider model 8550.


Last image shown model 8500 Remote Indicator Digital Stretcher Scale with optional Yellow Guide Rail Kit 8500-GUIDERAILS (sold separately)

  • High 800 lb / 360 kg capacity digital scale for stretchers and wheelchairs
  • 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.
  • The display is connected to the scale by a long coiled cable that extends up to 14 ft, it can be positioned where the healthcare professional can most easily read the results
  • Wall or desk 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

Please Note: This item ships motor freight carrier. During the checkout process you will be required to indicate whether your facility requires liftgate or inside delivery services. (These services are described on our shipping information page.) In the order comments please include a name & phone number for the delivery point of contact. Please also include receiving hours and any other delivery requirements or instructions. If additional services necessitate an additional fee, you will be contacted by Customer Service. If you have questions about the motor freight delivery process please contact Customer Service prior to placing your order.


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 2" H
Cable Length
6 ft coiled cable, 14 ft fully extended (from scale to indicator)
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 9.8" W x 8.3" D x 7.8" H (including swivel mounting bracket)
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



8500-GUIDERAILS Guide Rail Kit

MV1PWR Medical-grade AC Adapter

MVIP Wired Ethernet Option Card

MVWIFI Wireless Ethernet Option Card

Net Weight
115 lbs (including indicator and mounting bracket)
Shipping Weight
200 lb (including pallet)
Shipping Dimensions 65" L x 41" W x 14" H
Country of Origin USA
UPC Code 809161305005


Manufacturer Detecto Scales
Latex Free Yes
Actual Product Weight 115 Lbs
Overall Height 2"
Overall Length 38"
Overall Width 76"
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.


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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