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    SWISSFLOAT SHAFT  

 

 

 

The Swissfloat is the most versatile motorized float on the market.

The instrument grinds fast, it is safe and easy to use, the shaft can be rotated, the head is thin and no daily maintenance is required.

The Swissfloat is available in three sizes: a 21 inch and a 16 inch slimline model with disk guards and a 7 inch incisor model with no disk guards.

The different shafts are interchangeable and can be used with the same motor. The shaft can be freely rotated.

The classic Swissfloat had been designed 20 years ago. It was 21" long and had a bulky head that was designed for large warmblood horses. In 2002 the thinner Swissfloat Slimline was introduced with great success.

Swissflaot is now offered with the traditional 21" shaft and a shorter 16" model. The 16" shaft is long enough for working on horses of any breed, but some clients prefer the longer 21" model, especially when working with draft horses.

The shorter 16" model is more popular because is easier to handle, and more practical for incisor work. Taller people tend to buy the longer 21" model more frequently. The longer model might be easier to guide having a better grip of the shaft for assistance.

The regular Swissfloat is very versatile, and great to float hooks, points and incisors.  However the shorter 7" model without disk guards is the instrument of choice for incisor work.

  A belt drives the rotating disk, and no gears are in the head of the Swissfloat. This results in a maintenance free design that is much thinner than instruments from competitors. The disk guards are designed to protect the mucosa, and at the same time, they help keeping the instrument in place during grinding.

Please refer to the manual for more detailed instructions. We recommend cleaning the disk after each use with a brush and water and have the instrument serviced every 1-2 years.

 

  SHAFT COMPARISON CHART  

                

Instrument

length
(inches)

Weight w/o motor

head thickness
 (min-max)

Maintenance

disk
size

speed see*

disk
guards

Water
resistance

Swissfloat slimline

16 or 21"

3.0lb

17-19mm

Q1-2yrs

35mm

280 k

yes

yes

Swissfloat incisor

7"

2.5lb

25mm

Q1-2yrs

35mm

280 k

no

yes

 Compare to

Powerfloat

15"

3.0lb

29mm

Lubricate daily

25mm

310 k

no

no

Swissfloat classic**

21"

3.4lb

25mm

Q1-2yrs

35mm

280 k

yes

yes

 * speed = rpm x perimeter of the disk (Swissfloat: 2500 rpm x35mm x  ; Powerfloat 4000 rpm x 25mm x   )
** classic Swissfloat was sold until 2001. Now only refurbished models available.

    

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