Say Hello to
the paddock Vacuums. Serious… apart from the
fact your going to cut down your ‘pasture
management time’ the benefits of vacuuming
your paddocks are:
Even with rotation of paddocks, worm eggs and larvae can survive on
a pasture from the autumn until mid-summer
the following year, regular removal of
manure from paddocks is an excellent way of
the development of latrine areas, and
reduces the potential build up of larvae on
With the risk of parasites being resistant to some wormers it is
essential to try to keep conditions for
larvae survival out of the equation – again
only total commitment to your pastures been
kept clean is so important
You know from experience picking up paddocks
is not easy, and there is no way to pick up
completely every piece of manure and forget
about been able to pick up any larvae in the
area of that manure deposit… with the
Greystone Paddock Vac not only are the
droppings removed in the cleaning process
but you can scoot around the area for any
little misfits hanging on = cleaner, fresher
and healthy paddocks.
Tested… Greystone Paddock Vac’s
Up to now buying a paddock vacuum was well
out of most horse owners reach and pay
packet, today thanks to the innovation of
Greystone Paddock Vac’s owner David
Oberhofer all horse owners have the
opportunity of moving into this century of
pasture care for their horses.
Before you race out and buy just any paddock
cleaner…stop we have been fortunate to have
trailed the Greystone Paddock Vac for the
last 3 years and their unit has come up
trumps on all fronts.
Firstly and most important is the attention
to design, and within the design the
practicality of the actual unit lasting!
*trust me not all paddock cleaners are the
same, this unit has been designed with
support in all the right places. It has an
extra large filter – this is very important
for Australian conditions!
The mould of the holding department is very
strong PVC designed to with stand a full
load of wet or dry manure, we witnessed no
warping of the PVC holding unit.
The under carriage trailer support is spot
on! again designed to last and withstand
Australian conditions, all welding is of the
highest quality and structurally even under
the scrutinise eyes of a professional welder
the unit was given the thumbs up.
Powerful suction …you better believe it and easy to use, our young James shown
in the photos whips around the paddocks in the no time [funny since having the
Greystone Paddock Vac bribes for the younger generation are not needed to clean
paddocks – as they all find it a buzz to do] but for the times I actually beat
them to cleaning I found the unit easy to use, sure at first there is a little
time adjusting to handling the nozzle, the rule here is don’t try and use it
like a normal house vacuum! The idea is to sort of bounce it around and on the
Easy to unload, the unit has two snap clips positioned at the rear door, simply
open the catches lock the door into position, flick the steel pin key and tilt…
easy as that. We found to save double handling of the manure we designed the
property with a super wide tree plantations fenced off, so take each load up
them and unload providing some mulch for the trees as well as saving our backs.
You can tow the unit the behind your ride-on lawn mower ! that’s right you don’t
have to race out and buy a quad bike or a small tractor, if you have a ride on
lawn mower that is all you need… this could differ if you go for a larger
Greystone Vac and your property is very hilly but for normal horse paddocks you
should be fine with your ride-on.
All in all, after using the Greystone Paddock Vac paying special attention to
its design and if this design will hold up and last the distance we are happy
with all aspects that their units have to offer…. So our advice is go for the
units in Blue! they are a winner and an investment to your horse’s future of
health and you spending more time riding than cleaning.