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post #1 of 6 Old 11-23-2009, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Horse vacuums

Dumb question, but... What is the difference between horse vacuum and normal (household) one? I mean is it more quiet? Stronger? Weaker?
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-23-2009, 04:28 PM
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I believe they are more quiet. Ive seriously considered just buying a wet/dry shop vac. its like $50 vs $400+ lol. I dunno how a vaccume can handle all that hair unless it dosent have a filter.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-23-2009, 08:53 PM
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The horse vacuums have the attachments of course, they also have the longer hose to get the vacuum further from the horse. I never thought of just using a shop vac... I don't know why that wouldn't work if you had some attachments.

I use my vacuum now and then when I don't want to give them bathes. They are nice to have but its not something you gotta have. My horses sure like it though, it nearly puts them to sleep.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-23-2009, 09:08 PM
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The horse vacuum the barn where I used to board had was quieter, had "horse" attachments and it had a strap so you could hang it over your shoulder.

I've used small shop vacs with success on one of my guys, but it decided to not work anymore :( Sooooo I tried to use a big shop vac. That idea flew for about 3 minutes then it crashed like a ton of bricks. ;)

I believe the horse vac we had was about $200. Well worth it, IMO. It's on my christmas list...

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-24-2009, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I'm thinking about trying one of those hand vacuums to see whether it'll survive. Lol! $400 is WAY too much for me to pay for the vacuum (even though my horses are all spoiled :) ).
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-24-2009, 08:00 AM
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I have had good luck with both a small and large shop vac.

The horse vacuum I used was not really more quiet. It just had a longer hose that allowed the horse eating noise making machine to be further away.
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