Washing mashine suggestions for horse laundry?

subk3October 17, 2013

The biggest problem is dirty horse blankets--think queen size comforter. (I'll hose off any mud first!) Top load/front load? HE/non-HE? How big/cu ft would I need?

Ideally I'm thinking big, basic and inexpensive, any suggestions?

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sreedesq

Future MIL always uses large capacity top loader with agitator. Honestly, I would try to find an old set made well in good condition. Those horse blankets are something else.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 9:19PM
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enduring

A barn that was near me when we kept a horse or two there had a commercial speed queen front loader set for pads, wraps, etc. But for the horse blankets they always took them to a commercial laundry for cleaning.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 10:52PM
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subk3

Yeah, the blankets are big and dirty, even with the mud hosed/brushed off. I worry about water efficiency models just not having enough water to clean them.

The commercial place where I usually do them myself has stopped accepting them. I can send them off and have them done, but it costs as much as $30 a blanket and I have over a dozen of them to keep clean during the winter!

Saddle pads and wraps are not a big deal. They do just find in my home washer. (Although I'd love to keep them out of the house!) But I draw the line at doing horse blankets in the same machine as my unmentionables! ;-0

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 5:51PM
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kerbosch

Inexpensive machines dont clean that well and they blow up due to the heavy blanket.

Little Giant from Miele has an equine program made for horse blankets

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 9:18PM
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kerbosch

Inexpensive machines dont clean that well and they blow up due to the heavy blanket.

Little Giant from Miele has an equine program made for horse blankets

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 9:19PM
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enduring

Oh I would have loved to get that Little Giant for our use. But it was just too expensive considering all the other things we need.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 12:28AM
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