Badass Rigs & Trailers

Badass Rigs & Trailers
Brought to you by Anvil Brand, we will showcase standout rigs and trailers in the magazine and here online.

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Converted Trailer Pays Dividends for Horseshoer

Pennsylvania farrier Will Aichele pulls a converted horse trailer that has paid for itself several times over
When he looked at buying a new farrier trailer in 2004, Will Aichele recalls that the substantial cost was daunting. The Hilltown, Pa., farrier was about a dozen years into his shoeing career at the time and felt he was on firmer ground, compared with those early years in which many farriers struggle with establishing a business.
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Cost-Effective DIY Farrier Trailer

This low weight farrier trailer was built from a Cargo Express XL Series trailer with minimal investment
Miguel Vasquez doesn’t pretend to be a professional fabricator. Although it isn’t his career, the Grand Rapids, Mich., farrier enjoys learning the skill set through taking on tough projects. When it came time to launch his full-time shoeing business, he found a challenging fabrication project in building a new trailer.
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Work Van Blends Needs with Flexibility

Second rig helps farrier with sport horse practice demands

Mike Phillips’s original goal wasn’t to outfit his new work van. But after finding out how long he’d have to wait to have a manufacturer build and install the work, the South Salem, N.Y., farrier realized he’d have to do the build to have it ready for the beginning of the 2021 show season.


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Open and Clean Design

Need for new trailer allowed Texas farrier to improve on layout

After the axle broke on his shoeing trailer in February 2021, Sergio Ponce wasn’t in the market to buy a new one. He would simply replace the axle and get back to work.


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Open Design Shoeing Truck Body for Minnesota Farrier

In this episode of Badass Rigs & Trailers, sponsored by Anvil Brand, Minnesota farrier Tim Wampfler worked with Iron Range Manufacturing and Justin Fry to build his new farrier rig. Some of the features of this truck and body included the set up of tools like the grinder, but also an electro-magnetic anvil stand made by Iron Range.
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A Farrier Truck with Practical Modifications

For the last shoeing rig of his career, North Carolina farrier Martin Kenny focused on improved workflow
The December 1990 American Farriers Journal featured an article by Martin Kenny showing how he made his 1987 Ford F-350 custom walk-in rig — a rarity at the time. Over the years, other rigs came and went, including a stripped-down minimalist approach.
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Farrier Upcycles Air Compressor Trailer for Shoeing

A retired Ingersoll Rand trailer helps Pennsylvania farrier Billy Romjue accomplish his goal of downsizing
A couple of years ago as he entered his 30th year of shoeing horses, Billy Romjue began looking for ideas to downsize his shoeing trailer. His service area was limited from southern Pennsylvania to northern Maryland, and hauling his 10-foot gooseneck shoeing trailer wasn’t practical for servicing most of his clients.
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Simplified Farrier Trailer Helps Beat the Heat

Rig promotes efficiency and shade for Arizona farrier
In this episode of Badass Rigs & Trailers, brought to you by Anvil Brand, Shaun Woodsum’s shoeing trailer was built to maximize simplicity, practicality and efficiency while working in the hot Arizona sun.
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