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How does a paddock cleaner work?

Did you know that a single horse manures as much as 20kg a day, or 140kg a week? Much as we love our four-legged friends, they certainly make us work hard picking up after them While a lot of people continue to the slave after their horses with a rake and wheelbarrow, more and more horse-owners are investing in a paddock cleaner to collect the manure for them, saving their spare time, their backs, and ultimately their bank accounts.


There are a few different tools to make paddock cleaning easy, but the easiest and most cost-effective cleaner is a towable manure collector called the Paddock Blade. This is a steel tray with a universal tow loop so that it can be towed behind a car, ATV, or ride-on mower. It has been specially designed to collect manure while being towed, at the same time coping with the rough and uneven ground of a horse paddock.


How is a paddock cleaner used?

The Paddock Blade paddock cleaner holds about 3 times as much as your large, 100L wheelbarrow, so depending on the size of your paddocks, you don’t have to head out there nearly as often. When it is time to clean your paddock, all you need to do is pop the tow loop around the tow ball of your vehicle, tow the Paddock Blade around your paddock until you’ve collected all the manure, and then empty it by tipping the Paddock Blade tray onto your muck heap (or shoveling it out if you prefer). 


When you take the Paddock Blade between paddocks, you can tow it more easily over different surfaces by putting it in ‘trailer mode’ – switching it around to tow in reverse. It’s always a good idea to store a Paddock Blade in a shed to keep it protected, but other than that, no maintenance work is needed. It really is the definition of paddock cleaning made easy!

Does a paddock cleaner only collect horse manure?

They might be known as a paddock cleaner for horses, but it turns out Paddock Blades can be used for much more. While people use them for cleaning up after other livestock like sheep and cattle, they have also been known to use them outside the paddock altogether. If your clean-up requirements extend beyond horse pasture cleaning, these are some of the other things people use Paddock Blades for:

  • Collecting sheep and alpaca poo
  • Collecting cow manure
  • Clearing vineyards
  • Clearing orchards
  • Collecting golf balls

Towing hay bales and other heavy items in ‘trailer mode’ (towing the Paddock Blade in reverse)

Where do I buy a paddock cleaner?

If you think you’d like to spend less time shoveling and more time riding, it might be time to invest in a Paddock Blade. The easiest place to find one is on the website, or by emailing Because they are shipped all over Australia and internationally, it doesn’t matter where you are based to have easy-to-maintain pastures.

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Genuine reviews from very happy people

Wonderful! This useful piece of equipment has made it so much easier for our RDA centre! Easy to use, sturdy and strong and any one of our volunteers can use it. Thank you Paddock Blade Australia for supporting Riding Develops Ability. Our paddocks have never looked better and our 9 ponies are happy

Monica Kennedy - RDA Myrtleford

My wife suggested I buy a paddock blade and I was a little sceptical. We went ahead and ordered one. Great sales staff. It has since done a fantastic job clearing my paddocks of horse and cow poo. It is strong, well designed and really functional. Congrats Paddock Blade great product.

Allan Geraldene - Narrawong, Victoria

Absolutely love this product! Works perfectly, great pick up and does a fabulous job tidying the paddocks from our horse, cow and sheep. Tough and reliable and the perfect size too. Would not hesitate to recommend this to others.

Pete Williams - Mount Tarampa, Queensland

Could not be more impressed with the paddock blade. It is so quick and easy to use. Not only cleaning poo but clearing sticks and rocks. Worked well on flat and hilly paddocks with high grass. Love love love my blade.

Amber Howie, South Australia

I bought one last week and I’m amazed at how well it works even on my bumpy and undulating paddocks. Huge time and effort saver.
Fantastic customer service, Jake was really easy to deal with and it’s nice to support a local business.

Lilja Viggosdottir - Healsville, Victoria

Great addition to our farm equipment. The paddock blade is easy to use and attaches to virtually any vehicle. We have used it at the back of our lawn tractor and our bigger 45 hp tractor and it did great on both.

Andrew Jones, Gidgegannup, Western Australia

My paddock blade was delivered on my birthday. Best present ever. It is brilliant. So easy to use. We have rocks in some of our paddocks and it’s picks them up as well. Fantastic design, easy to hook up to our Polaris, easy to empty. Our dogs love it as well! Highly recommended.

Catherine Way - Richmond, Tasmania

From ordering to delivery to performance I can’t fault this product or service. We live in a very remote location and the paddock blade arrived exactly as promised. We have plenty of horses on the station and the paddocks are now spick and span. Works in longer grass, uneven ground and is extremely easy to use. I tow it with a side x side easy to empty. Love it, get one you won’t regret it.

Tania Guaran - Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Received our paddock blade.. does the job perfectly.. could not be happier .. no more shovelling!!! Picks up almost anything you are wanting to clear off the ground.. Awesome tool!!

Julie Walker - Walkers Point, Queensland

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