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  • Now I HAVE seen it all!!!!!

    http://www.shakenfork.com/


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    ...the $200 manure fork!!

    Oh, no, "manually shake the fork!!" That would be the death of me!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBuDwOkRfQs

    I find it hilarious that the video actually makes it look like it takes LONGER with the power fork!
    "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."

  • #2
    Interesting concept , but not the pricetag!

    Right up there with the one that would use air to blow off the shavings (can't recall the price on that one). I was going to just tape a hair dryer to my pitchfork to see if it would work or not. Then the thought of dragging the cords around stopped me in my tracks.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MunchkinsMom View Post
      Interesting concept , but not the pricetag!

      Right up there with the one that would use air to blow off the shavings (can't recall the price on that one). I was going to just tape a hair dryer to my pitchfork to see if it would work or not. Then the thought of dragging the cords around stopped me in my tracks.
      How about a battery run hair dryer?

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      • #4
        looks like it would take twice as long. Plus, is the motor going to hold up when I accidentally whack the door frame with it instead of making it to the wheelbarrow???
        Originally posted by barka.lounger
        u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

        we see u in gp ring in no time.

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        • #5
          Totally ridiculous!

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          • #6
            I could not watch the whole video. But I have to laugh. Of course he needs some special gadget to shake the shavings out, he very clearly does not have the manual shake down very well.

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            • #7
              I sent the link to a friend of mine. This was her reply.

              "Ya know, if they're going to waste time making a video to sell a product, they should have at least had some buff stable boy without a shirt on! LOL"
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              • #8
                What a great idea!! I've just ordered 2!! Not. Agree--now I have seen it all.

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                • #9
                  Can you imagine just standing there listening to all that noise and watching the fork shake?

                  Plus there are "manure balls" and chips flying out of that thing anyway.

                  Cripes. Who would buy that thing

                  I would pay $200 for a perfectly balanced engraved truly unbreakable lightweight fork. Perhaps with cushy soft grips and ideally spaced times that can be adjusted for shaving, sawdust or straw.

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                  • #10
                    Amen EquineLaw.

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                    • #11
                      *I* wouldn't buy it, but I actually think it's a very clever marketing idea. Someone with a broken wrist/arm, or very bad arthritis, or maybe even shoulder problems might think this is useful.
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                      • #12
                        I was part of a test group with this product and the next fork down - the ergonomically balanced and designed fork that had built in shock absorbers that allowed the tines to lay flat on the ground when mucking out

                        I LOVED the non shake fork and found it miles better than anything else available out in the marketplace. It felt better, it was less tiring on your arms and everything just felt right and so much more user friendly than a regular fork

                        The Shake N Fork I never quite got the hang of pushing the button to allow the fork to do the shaking - I just instinctively shook the fork on my own. The shaking speed is variable as well, so I also found that I pushed the button too hard and either manure balls went flying everywhere or the wetter manure that wasnt formed into hard balls, broke apart and made more of a mess to clean up. Apparently this fork works far better for someone who has never mucked a stall before and doesnt have preconceived ideas as to how a manure fork needs to be used. That I would believe as the people that used it that had never mucked a stall before had better luck with it than I did ...

                        I had a lot of interest for these up here in Canada to be very honest, from people that had tried the Shake N Fork out and loved it and the $200.00+ price tag on it didnt deter them in the slightest

                        I dont know if I would pay it myself, but I would have had no hesitation in paying the $60.00 - $70.00 for the other fork as it was far superior, IMO, to anything available in the market right now

                        Shake N Fork is also coming out with a cheaper and lighter version of the Shake N Fork with a motor that doesnt have the same variable speed range and I think THAT one may well be the ticket and the one that more of the horse people find easier to use ...
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                        • #13
                          There was a booth at the Equine Affaire demonstrating that thing...lol

                          And the demonstration had plastic poop balls.

                          I couldn't even imagine how long it would take to clean an entire stall, never mind an entire barn waiting for that device to shake off with every single pitch fork full of bedding.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TrueColours View Post
                            Apparently this fork works far better for someone who has never mucked a stall before and doesnt have preconceived ideas as to how a manure fork needs to be used.
                            I hope someone who owns a horse has first learned how to muck

                            Since we are on wishlists, I'd like a machine that will:

                            1. open bags of grain and dump them into appropriate bins
                            2. every day, measure out grains into appropriate feed buckets and add all necessary supplements
                            3. Bring horses from pastures to stalls, turn them back out.
                            4. Sift thru every stall suck up manure and soiled bedding, leaving behind shavings.
                            5. sweep floor everynight
                            6. every week go out into pasture and vacuum up all the piles of manure
                            7. Oh and do my dishes and vacuum my floors too.

                            Crap, thats me! I guess I guess I could get rid of all the horses, but then I'd need to go see a shrink every day of the week, hmmmmm, which is more expensive. I'm gonna say the shrink and stick to the damn manual labor.

                            Regards,

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                            • #15
                              Wouldn't it be cheaper to merely duct tape a vibrator to the handle of a regular pitchfork?
                              "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                              ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Ghazzu View Post
                                Wouldn't it be cheaper to merely duct tape a vibrator to the handle of a regular pitchfork?
                                If you have a one big enough.... lol
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                                • #17
                                  Wouldn't it be cheaper to merely duct tape a vibrator to the handle of a regular pitchfork?
                                  And I guess if said vibrator has no further use anymore, yeah - I guess you could stick one on there and maybe make a little covering for it in case any small kiddies come into your barn and you dont want to explain what that vibrating appendage is on the end of your pitchfork!

                                  The Shake A Fork is actually technologically a brilliant piece of engineering ... ... and a huge amount of thought has gone into both motors that are in use on the unit itself, and the composition of the fork tines, the shock absorption units, the balance of the fork - everything. It is not a mass produced item churned out in the Far East where cost is the most important factor and quality falls by the wayside. Even now, they are working to refine and change and improve the units until they are 100% "right"

                                  Hats off to them. It wont appeal to everyone the same way everyone doesnt drive an Audi or a Mercedes but for those that do want a quality product that simply works better than anything else out there, it definately fits the bill ...
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                    I could not watch the whole video. But I have to laugh. Of course he needs some special gadget to shake the shavings out, he very clearly does not have the manual shake down very well.
                                    I vote for a different demonstrator, the buff young man would do.

                                    My carpal tunnels would love it!
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                                    Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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                                    • #19
                                      For that price.... Wow.... I am always entertained by what comes out each year.... LOL!
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                                      • #20
                                        I love how, during the demonstration, a big ole pucky goes flying off along with the shavings.

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