ALL HORSE WALKERS OR HORSE EXERCISERS MUST BE INSTALLED ON A CONCRETE SLAB FOR SAFETY. PLACEMENT OF YOUR NEW WALKING MACHINES IS VERY IMPORTANT. WE RECOMMEND LEAVING A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST 25 FEET AROUND THE EDGE OF THE CONCRETE SLAB TO ANY PERMANENT STRUCTURE. THIS AMOUNT WILL LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO KEEP THE HORSES SAFE FROM STRIKING ANYTHING IF THEY HAPPEN TO KICK.
BELOW ARE THE INSTALLATION SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE SLAB TO PROPERLY FIT OUR WALKING MACHINES. IF THERE IS A PRE-EXISTING SLAB THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE BELOW, PLEASE CALL FOR ANY ASSISTANCE ON HOW TO ADAPT IT TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR NEW HORSE WALKING MACHINE.
Make slab 54" x 54"
Electrical is from edge of slab
Use 2 x 6's for form
Leave bolts 4" above concrete slab
Dig holes for bolts 2' deep or more
Make sure you square bolts when putting them in slab
Measurement between A & B should be the same as C & D with your 37 x 46 measurement
1. Decide location for walking machine. When installing multiple machines leave approximately 50 feet between slabs and 25 feet from any other structure.
2. Determine where you would like the door on the cabinet and lay out bolt pattern to fit your liking.
3. Build form from 2 inch by 6-inch boards.
4. Raise forms 2 to 4 inches above ground, then level and square forms, We raise forms high so later if you want sand around machines it will not cause a problem.
5. Dig a minimum of 2 feet by 8 inch round holes under where the bolts are to be located. Pack dirt around outside of form almost to top. then clean loose dirt from inside of the form. You should be ready for concrete.
6. Put re-bar diagonally from hole to hole for strength.
7. Use 5/8 inch by 16-inch long anchor bolts, galvanized, with a 4-inch leg and 4 inches of thread.
LEAVE ALL 4 INCHES OF THREAD ABOVE CONCRETE. (See diagram)
8. Figure about 3/4 of a yard of concrete per slab.
Locate electrical and determine if you need a single pole or a 3-way switch when a machine is located between 2 barns. If putting a fence around walker you can put a switch on the pole. Use #12 wire with a 20 amp single pole breaker for each walker. Put a receptacle through the slab per diagram. Bottom of receptacle box should be 4 inches from the slab. Use 1/2 inch PVC or galvanized pipe from slab to switch.
When installing a horse walker with variable speed, use #10 wire, and 25 amp single pole breaker. Also, you will need to run extra PVC pipe, with a pull string in it to pull the wires through, for the low voltage remote keypad wire.
For the reverse option, you will need a second single pole receptacle on a 20 amp breaker on the slab, and a separate switch on pole.