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Horseshoe Fitted With Replaceable Rubber Pad
New-style horseshoe has a replaceable rubber pad that's held in place by four screws. When the pad wears down after about 150 miles of road use, you just slip in a new one and screw it in place.
Invented by Steve Boyd of Kresgeville, Penn., the shoe consists of a resettable steel base shoe with a channel to hold the rubber insert. The steel shoe lasts through several sets of pads and can be removed and reset for hoof trimming, if needed.
Boyd says the 7/8-in. thick rubber pads are made from a special compound de-signed to provide shock relief to legs and hooves and yet stand up to the toughest abrasive conditions. They'll also stand up to both freezing and hot roads as well as to urine and liquified manure. Boyd came up with the new rubber compound while studying rubber engineering at a technical institute.
The base shoe is available in 9 sizes ranging in price from $12 to $26. Replacement pads range from $1.75 to $3.00.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, 3/Mi. Mfg. Inc., Box 199, Kresgeville, Penn. 18333 (ph 215 681-6900).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #1