MACHINE DESIGN AND WORKING TECHNIQUE
Paddock Groomer is an effective non-motorised chain-driven brush sweeper
machine designed and manufactured right here in New Zealand. Purposefully
invented by the innovative husband of a horse loving Kiwi lady to help
reduce the ongoing labour, time and effort that horse owners go to to
keep their paddocks clean, healthy and tidy.
Paddock Groomer is designed to be towed behind a Quad Bike / ATV etc.
Front tines help break up manure then swept up into the collection chamber
by the strong rotating brush.
The Paddock Groomer
is designed to be towed behind a Quad Bike / ATV / Ride-On mower.
As you tow it around your grazed paddock at approx 10 - 15kmph driving
centrally over the manure piles, the manure is firstly broken up by
tines located at the front of the Paddock Groomer before then reaching
the strong rotating brush which is chain-driven by the large back wheel.
The brush sweeps the manure and any other small loose paddock debris
that you tow the machine over (such as leaves, stones, thatch and weed
heads) into the back collection chamber which you then empty and repeat
means the Paddock Groomer is easy for anyone to use, it operates quietly
and does not require additional fuel to run. It makes the Paddock Groomer
very safe to use - when the machine is stationary there are no moving
parts, no noise and the brush is not constantly rotating flatout ruining
Horse paddocks before and after using Paddock Groomer to clean them
Lockable handle (2019 models) is wound up or down to adjust the brush
height when grooming or travelling to and fro paddocks. Open the top
lid to see if the Paddock Groomer is full.
The specially designed
brush is extremely durable and very long-lasting (under normal paddock
use) and can be raised and lowered offering adjustment to ensure you
are only sweeping the ground and collecting material when it is lowered.
The Paddock Groomer
has been specifically designed to be no wider than a Quad Bike / ATV
so it is easy to drive centrally over manure for most effective pickup
and for ease of going through gateways and driving along fencelines
A spring mechanism
located in the towbar helps to ensure the Paddock Groomer stays as close
to the ground as possible when being used over bumpy, undulating or
Each new Paddock
Groomer sent out direct from factory is sent with a custom specific
towbar to suit your particular tow vehicle. Alternate towbars or couplings
can be purchased individually as required.
TO USE YOUR PADDOCK GROOMER:
- Hitch the Paddock
Groomer onto your towing vehicle
- Wind the front
handle to raise the brushes right up off the ground
- Drive to your
paddock (maximum 10kmph)
- Wind the handle
back down to lower the brushes to the correct height for collection
(assess this by looking at the brush underneath, NOT the front tines
or the small front wheels which do not need to run along the ground)
- Drive around
your paddock at approx 10 - 15kmph straight over top of any horse
poo or alpaca poo piles and small debris you wish to collect.
- Look inside the
top black lid anytime to check if the Paddock Groomer is full. (Note:
You can also place other large paddock debris (sticks, stones etc)
that you find while driving around your paddock into this lid to remove
them from the paddock as well.) If you start to see a trail behind
you (like a full lawnmower catcher) this is also usually an indicator
the collection chamber is full.
- When the tray
(Original model) or collection chamber (Super Groomer model) is full,
wind the front handle up to lift the brushes right up off the ground
and drive to your dumping spot to empty the contents.
- Repeat as
necessary whenever you have time. It's
Original model with removeable collection tray (left). The Super Groomer
with dump lid emptying system (right).
unique removeable collection tray in the Original Paddock Groomer
allows for many options when emptying the collected material - empty
under your paddock fenceline, into tree surrounds, onto a poo pile,
directly onto the garden or onto a trailer to take away. The tray is
similar to emptying a wheelbarrow - guide it out using the hand-hold
at the back and tip sideways to empty. Collect the equivilant of 2 or
more wheelbarrows at a time without any of the effort required when
manually picking up manure with a shovel or the arduos task of pushing
a heavy wheelbarrow around every single day!
Super Groomer features a dump lid emptying system that dumps the
collected manure and pasture debris material into a pile when you open
the back lid. Simply unlatch the side lock and pull the back handle,
the gas struts inside will take over and open the lid (like on a car
boot) while all of the manure falls out on the spot so you don't have
to do anything! The Super Groomer can hold approx 1 weeks worth of horse
manure from 1 horse in 1 load (as a general guide).
TO MAINTAIN YOUR PADDOCK GROOMER:
- Hose down to
remove residual manure / dirt build up, especially in wet / muddy
- Regularly check
around the brush and chain areas to remove any unwanted debris.
- Place a few drops
of oil the chain occasionally.
new Paddock Groomer comes with a printed information booklet and emailed
User Notes to help get you started, a customised towbar to suit your
particular tow vehicle and a 1 year NZ Manufacturers warranty.
Queries about using a Paddock Groomer at your place? Contact us to discuss:
Phone Tuff Plastics: 07 3484966