2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hydraulic-Powered Hoof Trimmer
The Hoof Nipper's steel jaws are powered by a 12-volt hydraulic pump. It can be used on any animal that needs hoof trimming.
A 2-wheeled cart carries the trimmer, pump, and battery box (battery not included). The one-handed tool is made from aluminum and weighs less than 3 1/2 lbs.
"It cuts through hoofs like a hot knife through butter," says Michels. "It works fast - you can trim a hoof in only 10 seconds. There's no need to bend over or crawl under the animal. You simply pick up the foot like you're going to clean it. You're done so fast the horse doesn't have time to fuss, and you don't get a sore back.
"The jaws will last a long time. Farriers have used them to trim hundreds of horse hooves without having to sharpen or replace the blades. When needed, the blades are easily replaceable. Farriers who own them have nearly doubled their production. Trimming draft horses isn't a problem, either."
Sells for $1,495 plus S&H and comes with a one-year warranty.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, EZ Hoof Nipper, Inc., 23008 Navajo St. N.W., St. Francis, Minn. 55070 (ph 763 202-7670; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ezhoofnipper. com).
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