HORSE GYM USA® | WATER vs OTHERS
When deciding to invest in any type of product for your horse or business, we all know it is critical to do your research and find out what the best product is for you. Below are a few of the crucial differences that separate HORSE GYM USA® from other machines out there and why we believe these differences should be carefully considered when deciding which machine you will invest in for your barns health, wellness and safety.
- Clear sides– HORSE GYM USA® machines, including the WATER treadmill, have clear sides all around. Several other machines out there do not. Careful thought went into the design and construction of the extremely strong and durable clear sides for very important safety and ergonomic reasons. The advantage of the clear sides are that the horse does not get claustrophobic, the operator can see how the animal is moving and it very easy to see the clarity of the water.
Triple filter system– HORSE GYM USA® machines have 3 different types of filters that will keep the water free of debris and bacteria in an extremely safe system for you, your stable and your horses. Both the HORSE GYM USA® SPA and WATER use a 3 stage sand filter, a carbon filter and UV filter. Many of the other machines on the market today only have a debris filter and rely heavily on an unknown chemical (they will not share the contents at this time) to be added to the water to control bacteria. We have learned from experience and from customers sharing with us that the chemical only ships in a container with other products as it is labeled corrosive and can not travel via air.
Smart electrical design– HORSE GYM USA® machines design have the motor and all other electric parts outside the water compartment of the WATER and SPA machines where it easily can be serviced if necessary. It is recommended and advised that when deciding on a brand design, to consider the placement of the motor and electrical parts as some machines may choose to have their motor inside the drum that is driving the belt. There are several concerns to consider if the machine you invest in is designed this way as the drum is fully submerged and the only thing that keeps the water from entering the 380 volt motor is a small seal. To extract the motor the entire inner frame needs to be lifted out by a forklift and the motor must be replaced. The average downtime for this to be fixed can be as long as 10 – 12 weeks depending on how quickly you can organize the tools/machines for this process and if the other company has the motor in stock. This can be timely, expensive and an inconvenience to you and your barn program.
Our own service team– this leads into one of our proudest differences in the industry. Our HORSE GYM USA® service team is based in Wellington, FL and ready year round to travel to your barn for service, repairs and installs. We stock all parts for the products we sell and our turnaround time for repairs is very short; usually same or next day in Florida and same or next week in the rest of USA. Our service team has criss-crossed North America installing machines, doing service calls and honoring repairs for all our fantastic HORSE GYM USA® customers. Be aware when deciding on a manufacturer that they may not have parts in stock in USA, thus needing to acquire the parts overseas, then waiting for them to be sent over where you will then most likely have to wait for customs to clear the items. Next, unless you have your own professional who can install or repair the part, you may end up having to take on the cost of a professional from that company overseas flying over to service your machine. At HORSE GYM USA® we know how important time and cost is to run a successful stable and how important having your machine up and running is. We would hate to see customers stuck waiting for their request for service and repair to be met resulting in downtime that can be as long as several months.
To inquire about a HORSE GYM USA® treadmill (WALK), water treadmill (WATER), spa (SPA), vibrating-tilting floor (RELAX) or solarium, please contact us here. We look forward to answering any questions and can help you find out more about financing and how you can own a machine today!