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        10-09-2013, 10:39 PM
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    jmc
    Foal
    Does this vac suck too much? :)

    Originally, I wanted an ElectroGroom for my new barn. Sadly, I cannot afford the $600 price tag. Instead, I am researching shop vacs for the purpose. My horse is a Yak in the winter - in Virginia - so I suspect he'll be even, um, yackier when we move to Wyoming.

    The electrogroom is a total of 3.0 hp with both motors running. This one is 5hp... wondering if that might be too much:

    Http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0023EY052/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    I like that it has a detachable leaf blower, handy for blowing out the barn aisle.

    I want a bigger cannister vac as it'll be used as a shopvac is meant to, but I don't want to suck my entire horse into a too-strong vac :)

    If you use a shopvac to groom your horse, what are you using and how do you like it?
         
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        10-10-2013, 12:15 AM
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    Trained
    I just bought one of the orange shopvacs from Walmart. I have the little 1 gallon sized one and it works just fine - but my horse does not get very hairy. I would check Walmart, Home Depot and lowes. You can find a nice one and save on shipping.
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