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  • Okay, now I've seen it all!

    Since when is stall cleaning that terrible?


    http://www.shakenfork.com/

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    Now how on earth is the auto-shaker going to know if the fork needs a big shake or a little one, a sideways shimmy or an upward bump, or a special tilt to catch the little turd while releasing the clean shavings? And what about my need for the therapeutic mind-settling effects of shaking the fork while stall-cleaning? (I think the manure fork itself is magical - there weren't any when I started into horses as a kid.)

    I suppose I can see it for guarding against repetitive motion injury for pro stall cleaners who do a lot of them every day ... they would have to speak about that, though.

    Two hundred sixty nine American dollars for a manure fork ...

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    • #3
      I get some of my best thinking done while cleaning stalls. I'm not looking for a way to automate the process. Besides, I can't imagine spending that kind of money on a manure fork!
      "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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      • #4
        I can not see how this would actually save you any time.

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        • #5
          It's just another useless, expensive gimmick.

          The manufacturers of these products must think horse owners are lazy, stupid, and rich.

          It ranks right up there with the Paddock Patch and wheelbarrow water bladder. I'm sure our resident Canadian distributor will be on this like white on rice!
          Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.

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          • #6
            How much?????

            I will consider paying that kind of money for a manure fork when my horses start pooping little golden balls - 24-karat

            And I 2nd OverandOnward:
            It is a true horseperson's skill & source of pride to scoop, shake and remove only waste!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by arabhorse2 View Post
              It ranks right up there with the Paddock Patch and wheelbarrow water bladder. I'm sure our resident Canadian distributor will be on this like white on rice!

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                #8
                I clean 10 stalls every single morning...and we bed deep....I totally love my stall cleaning time! Keeps my arms a wee tone ;] and it's completely relaxing to me. Sounds like the extremely lazy way out.....stalls aren't that hard to clean, nor should anyone own a vibrating pitchfork!

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                • #9
                  If I'm going to own something that vibrates, it ain't gonna be a manure fork!
                  Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by arabhorse2 View Post
                    If I'm going to own something that vibrates, it ain't gonna be a manure fork!
                    I wish we had a like button! I couldn't agree more!!!

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                    • #11
                      Well

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZsiBNibzI8

                      I haven't seen the powered fork but the above linked tool is pretty effective. Loud. But effective with sawdust bedding, and reduces the amount of wasted bedding by quite a bit.
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                      • #12
                        Yet another high dollar item that's fairly useless, Isabeau.

                        Sure, it works great with small balls of manure in a deeply bedded DRY stall, but what about urine soaked bedding? You're seriously not going to put that bedding back into the stall?

                        So you'll still need a regular wheelbarrow/muck bucket anyway, to take out the wet bedding. Plus, wet bedding is the heaviest, so anyone with back problems is still going to have to manually clean even with this high dollar piece of junk.
                        Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZsiBNibzI8

                          I haven't seen the powered fork but the above linked tool is pretty effective. Loud. But effective with sawdust bedding, and reduces the amount of wasted bedding by quite a bit.
                          Now that looks like fun. (I like paper-shredders, too.)

                          However I'd have to have a wheelbarrow, too, for the wet shavings.

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                          • #14
                            "IT'S MUCKING INCREDIBLE!"

                            Barn rat for life

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                            • #15
                              What I'd like to see is a robotic self-propelled wheel barrow that takes itself to the manure pile and comes back empty!

                              Paula
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by TheHunterKid90 View Post
                                Since when is stall cleaning that terrible?


                                http://www.shakenfork.com/
                                I was seriously talking to my DH that I needed to invent one of these!

                                Shoot. There go my millions.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by paulaedwina View Post
                                  What I'd like to see is a robotic self-propelled wheel barrow that takes itself to the manure pile and comes back empty!

                                  Paula
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                                  • #18
                                    I dunno about some of those claims....comments about tines not breaking in 2 years, hell, I got a perfectly servicable manure fork that is well over 60 years old and a couple of hay forks as well. If people are going to buy plastic shit forks, they are gonna break and if they buy steel ones, they won't - common sense.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by sk_pacer View Post
                                      I dunno about some of those claims....comments about tines not breaking in 2 years, hell, I got a perfectly servicable manure fork that is well over 60 years old and a couple of hay forks as well. If people are going to buy plastic shit forks, they are gonna break and if they buy steel ones, they won't - common sense.
                                      Great point!! When and why did plastic manure forks appear? In cold weather they snap, they snap when you step on them....they are STUPID so why are they often my only option when I go to a tack store?

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                                      • #20
                                        $250 for a poop fork, really? Cleaning 3 stalls doesn't need a fancy fork. I guess it would help bigger barns though...

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