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    09-10-2009, 02:54 PM
  #1
Foal
Machine for mucking out

Hi everyone,


I’m doing a bit of market research for an equine product manufacturer. It would be a great help to us if you could take a minute or so to read the following and give us your views.


The machine concerned is electrically-powered and is designed to aid mucking out a shavings bed. There's no need to just skip out, within a maximum of 10 minutes, though often less, you can give your stable a full muck-out and provide your horse with a clean bed everyday. For those currently using straw, our product makes a shavings bed more affordable, allowing you to switch from a high-waste style of bedding.


For protection purposes, I cannot reveal the exact design. However, it is being marketed on the basis of:

  1. It saves you time – Reduces mucking-out time by more than 50%.
  2. It saves you money – We estimate that, through the machine’s effective separation of dirty bed from clean bed, you could save at least a bag of shavings per horse per week.
  3. It saves you effort – The machine does all the work, which helps protect your back and makes the job much more preferable due to its lack of physical demand.
  4. It is simple to use.
  5. The separation system is thorough, much more so than if you were to do the work with a shavings fork.

The machine will retail at around £500. Due to the savings made on shavings, the product pays for itself but more importantly, you are relieved of a time-consuming task.


Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Eleanor
     
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    09-10-2009, 08:08 PM
  #2
Green Broke
-How does it work?
-Does it change size according to the stall size/how big is it?
-Is it loud enough to make every horse in the barn freak out?
-How heavy and easy to move around is it?
-Is it practical?
-Does it run on gas?
     
    09-10-2009, 11:49 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Good questions sunny!

Can it muck out the urine soaked shavings? Those are the ones that really start to smell...
     
    09-11-2009, 05:35 AM
  #4
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunny06    
-How does it work?
-Does it change size according to the stall size/how big is it?
-Is it loud enough to make every horse in the barn freak out?
-How heavy and easy to move around is it?
-Is it practical?
-Does it run on gas?

Thanks for your questions. I can't explain the concept behind how the machine works just yet as it is patent pending. However, I can shed some light on your following queries.
The machine is roughly 24" wide (60cm) and 35" long (89cm) - I'm not sure about American measurements, but it fits through a standard UK stable door. If your horse can get in, which I presume it can!, then the machine would be no problem.
There is some noise but it isn't excessively noisy.
It weighs approximately 66lb (30kg) but it's on wheels so the weight isn't really an issue.
Yes, the machine is practical. It's easy to use and makes the job of mucking out quicker. It's also very practical from an economical point of view.
It is powered electrically.

I hope this helps.
     
    09-11-2009, 05:37 AM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by upnover    
good questions sunny!

Can it muck out the urine soaked shavings? Those are the ones that really start to smell...
Yes it can. It seperates the clean bedding from both the manure and the wet shavings, with virtually no loss of clean, reusable bedding.
     
    09-11-2009, 11:22 AM
  #6
Started
It sounds too good to be true...lol- I would have to see it for myself do decide if it would work for me. Let us know when it is on the market
     
    09-11-2009, 01:00 PM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer    
it sounds too good to be true...lol- I would have to see it for myself do decide if it would work for me. Let us know when it is on the market
We're developing a DVD demo at the moment, so you should be able to see how it works shortly.
     
    09-12-2009, 05:23 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Would love to see video.
     
    09-12-2009, 05:48 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Yeah I want to see a video
     
    09-13-2009, 12:27 AM
  #10
Foal
That sounds very interesting.. And like Angel Leaguer said, too good be true. But I would love to see the video.
     

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