We bought The Shaker at the Equine Affair this past November and I just want you to know how much we love it! The time it takes to clean a stalls is a fraction of the time it took before we used The Shaker and we have decreased our use of shavings by about half of our previous usage. I don't know what we did without it! Thank you for your invention. It is a time saver, an energy saver and a money saver!
Jessica Hoadley, Salem, CT
I just wanted you to know that after 1 1/2 weeks of using The Shaker I just love it. I am so glad I could bring it home from the PA Horse Expo. My back does not hurt at all, even after cleaning the 20 stalls all by myself. Plus I know the stalls are clean literally from wall to wall. I always thought if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't! But... The Shaker breaks that rule. This was the best investment I have made for the stable.
Thanks again for letting me buy one directly from the Expo.
My son & wife love it! And I love it,...
Because they love it!
Brian Key, NY
We got The Shaker today just before noon. I was immediately impressed with the craftsmanship of the unit. It was quick and easy to un-pallet, remove shipping blocks and assemble the wheels of the unit. Next I tried the unit out cleaning the stalls and I must say it works far better than I had expected! There was minimal shavings loss, I can see right away that there will be a significant reduction in shaving use alone, never mind the time savings. Thank you for making a superior product with an easy transaction and fast delivery.
Thank you again
Joseph Capozzi, Salisbury, MA.
I purchased the Shaker about a year ago. We do 27 stalls each day and would never go back to the manual way. There is a learning curve, when using a machine vs. manual. They do not like extra hay mixed in with the bedding, the shaker will work with hay but it is a much slower process than when horses finish their hay overnight. So we have saved on hay (added bonus) and our horses are not underweight we are just not wasting hay anymore. Another factor is the type of bedding you are using. The larger the shavings the slower the process will be. If you look at any of the videos for any of the machines they all use sawdust because it goes through the machine fast. I currently use three different bedding's but have started moving to a very fine shaving that I have been testing the last month and seems to work almost as fast as pelleted bedding. If you are a fan of pellets just be warned that if you don't get them broken down totally you will be playing goalie with your shovel to stop the pellets from going into the muck bucket with the manure. As with the other people that have commented you need to remove the wet spot first and then use the machine. We have one person that removes the wet spot and another that follows behind with the machine. The wet spot remover will be much faster so they also get to do water buckets and add bedding to horses that need it. We bed our horses very deep compared to most commercial boarding stables in the area. Before the shaker I was happy to do 3 to 4 stalls per hour with shaker we are averaging around 7 to 8 per hour with one less person. So to summarize, you will save hay, less wear and tear on your body (I can sleep at night now), bedding and should save on labor depending on size of your facility. As for breakdowns, the Shaker has never broken without help; it is easy to fix the few parts that can break. If you chose the Shaker just have Harry send you some more strapping pieces with the machine, I make my own but would never need them if hay bales weren't dropped on it or people wouldn't fall on it or horses backing into it. I chose the shaker after looking at all the products out there and thought their design was most like a muck fork and would work best with most bedding's on the market. I am very pleased with my shaker – if you would like more info or ask some more questions just send an email. Sorry for being long winded.
Newstead Equestrian Center LLC.
My Shaker is my best friend! I love my Shaker so much that I fear if something were to happen, I could never go back to doing stalls the old way. We got hit with a cold snap and a lot of snow and the horses were in for 5 days right after I got my Shaker. So it was tested to the max! the horses just looked at it as we cleaned stalls as they stood on cross ties. Well, now that it has warmed up we can take our gloves off to video ourselves using The Shaker and then post it. I cannot remember a winter like this in a long time! the good news is that the horses are starting to shed and that always means we only have 6 more weeks left! Hope to post soon and will let you know as soon as we do. Thank you Harry!!!
Ginger Berge, Michigan
I BOUGHT MY SHAKER ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO. IT IS THE BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT FOR MY STABLE. IT IS FANTASTIC. AND FOR HARRY. IF YOU WANT AN HONEST PERSON WHO STANDS BEHIND HIS PRODUCT, HARRY IS YOUR MAN. HE IS JUST WONDERFUL. ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS AND HELPS YOU WITH ANYTHING YOU MAY NEED. HE IS REALLY ONE IN A MILLION. NOT TOO MANY OF HIM LEFT IN THIS WORLD. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT GETTING "THE SHAKER" YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY.
We have been using your shaker at Living the Dream Ranch every day since it arrived here 5 months ago. The folks who work here just love it and I do also. I have personally done the stalls several times, in fact I did them today and am always amazed at how fast and efficient things go. It takes me about 8-10 minutes to run the shavings of one 12'/12' stall and I use 50% less shavings. My wife and I were at back to back Buck Brennaman clinics for 8 days cleaning our stall every day, boy did we miss our "Shaker". If you have any one who is in doubt about getting one give them my phone number and tell them to call me. Also put me on the list for another one for delivery in Jan. Have you considered a portable one. Thanks again,