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Looking After Your Grubs Boots

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Heather Dodd

Whether out on the yard, working on the farm, having fun walking the dog or tending the garden, wearers put their Grub’s Boots through the highs and lows of life.  So when it comes to care and maintenance it is important to look after your boots in the best way you can. Here the team at the leading footwear brand offer some helpful advice on how to look after your boots.

A Bit of Boot TLC!

Grub’s boots are manufactured to be able to withstand flexion in the material making them substantial and durable enough to endure a long lasting life.

The rubber and nylon uppers in Grub’s boots can be cleaned easily with just water or gently scrubbed with soapy water because of their durability, but it is still important to ensure that you give them regular cleaning and conditioning.

Spray them with water and use a soft brush to remove any dirt, then apply a rubber conditioner to replace the lost plasticising agents in the rubber.

Unfortunately in the equine and countryside world our boots come in to contact with acidic or alkali soils, animal waste and chemical fertilisers which can all be found in common walking fields and sadly all affect the plasticisers from the rubber upper and soles without wearers even realising.

If your boots come into regular contact with these surroundings and are not cleaned or maintained it will cause the rubber to harden and dry out, increasing the risk of further damage.

Sun damage can also cause excessive drying, so when storing your boots keep them out of direct sunlight.

We recommend conditioning your rubber regularly with a polish or liquid detergent to keep them soft and supple.

A McNett Revivex spray available from the Grub’s website is a great conditioner that also has UV protectant which protects the boot from UV exposure, dirt and oils.

RRP: £9.95.

For further information please contact Grubs on 01204 567700 or visit

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The Predator Cub II Paddock Cleaner from Kylix UK

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 by Heather Dodd

Keeping paddocks clean during the winter months can be a soul-destroying job, but with spring just around the corner, it has never been more important to keep paddocks clean and free from parasites. Kylix vacuum paddock cleaners result in clean, well-kept paddocks for horse owners with no back-breaking work.

Many of the most common internal worm parasites in horses are ingested by eating contaminated pasture, and as the weather improves and horses get more grazing time, their exposure to parasite transmission increases.  With resistance to anthelmintics now a real concern, horse owners are turning to more appropriate worm egg count monitoring, and keeping paddocks clean as part of a parasite control programme.

All paddock cleaners from Kylix are the most powerful in their class,using an advanced, hygienic vacuum system for picking up droppings quickly and efficiently whilst mulching it and aerating the muck allowing faster breakdown and compact storage.

Kylix’s mid-range machine – the Kylix Predator Cub II paddock cleaner is high-powered, lightweight and has an easy emptying device to enable it to be quick and effective. It can be towed by anything froma quad-bike to a ride-on lawnmower and has a simple hitch mechanism.

The Kylix Predator Cub II runs on a powerful 10HP Briggs and Stratton engine with an electric starter and a 6 litre fuel tank gives up to three hours running time. The powerful yet quiet engine is designed for heavy, prolonged workloads and has sustained vacuuming power to avoid the machine becoming blocked when large quantities of wet droppings are picked up.

Designed for use all-year-round, the Kylix Predator Cub II has wide turf tyres to protect the paddock even in very wet conditions. The polypropylene hopper has 0.75m² capacity and the ultra-light pick-up hose is gantry supported.

The Kylix Predator Cub II has a capacity for 1-5 horses and can also be used for picking up leaves and other debris.  By using a vacuum paddock cleaner, horse owners can be confident that their paddocks are free from parasites, reducing the need for costly wormers.  It also ensures less time is spent on chores, allowing more time for riding and training.

Prices start from just£2,995+VAT.

Kylix offer a professional service from consultation and advice on product options through to installation and technical support.

The range of horse friendly products from Kylix UK includes solariums, horse exercisers, treadmills, paddock cleaners and washroom, stable and arena equipment to suit every budget.

For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook, or call 01799 542137 to find out more.

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