1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Transportable Squeez Chute
The 3-ft. wide by 4-ft. high by 7-ft. long chutes have a 2 in. sq. tubing frame and bridge plank flooring. They feature detachable wheels and a tongue for transport. Two winch-operated round baler belts go around the animal to hold it in place for shoeing. Four winch-operated ropes attached to hoof stands and raise and lower hooves.
They sell for $1,200 plus freight with transport wheels and tongue; $1,000 without.
Incidentally, the original chutes were designed by my friend Don Crawford of Merrill, Iowa. He's 81 years old and still shoes horses nearly every day.
Don also designed and built this handy horseshoe shaping stand. It consists of an 8 by 12-in. flat plate top fitted with a series of pins for shaping the shoes. It mounts on a pipe and base and has several plastic pipe holders for tools. They're a heavy-duty unit. Mine weighs 90 lbs. (Phil Rupp, Rupp Mfg. Co. Inc., 895 540th St. Cherokee, Iowa 51012; ph 800 798-2522 or 712 225-2522)
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