The PIPOLINO®-XXL is specifically intended for horses and ponies weighing over 250 kilos.
Usage of the PIPOLINO®-XL is reserved for the use of foals, donkeys, ponies, and horses weighing less than 250 kilos (for miniature ponies use the PIPOLINO®-L).
Instructions for the PIPOLINO®-XL are identical to those of the PIPOLINO®-XXL.
The procedure adopted will depend on the animal’s behaviour. If the animal frequently scrapes the PIPOLINO®-XXL with its front hooves, it is recommended to delay the reduction of the feed debit.
The animal will right away know how to use the PIPOLINO®-XXL; it is therefore not necessary or advisable to roll the PIPOLINO®-XXL in front of it.
The use of a trough or bucket with a diameter >50 cm and a height >30 is strongly recommended during the animal’s adaptation to the use of the PIPOLINO®-XXL.
Although the use of the PIPOLINO®-XXL is recommended in a trough or bucket, it may none the less be placed directly on the ground in the paddock, with the risk of it rolling out of the enclosure
By gradually reducing the number and size of openings, the animal is occupied for longer and feeds more slowly, thus avoiding boredom and favouring digestion.
Represented by pictographs, the various openings are indicated on the outer rim of the cylindrical section. The opening will be selected so as to allow gradual release of small quantities, depending on the size and composition of the feed being used
There are 4 “number of holes” settings: 8, 4, 2, and 1, corresponding to the numbers shown inside the guide marks above.
Setting 8 is primarily for use during the horse’s initiation period, and the definitive settings (4, 2, and 1) will depend on the desired time of ingestion, and the nature and makeup of the feed being used.
Place the desired pictograph (size and number of openings) against the cursor located besides the locking screw, which may need to be tightened to secure the selected position
Utilisation directly on the ground, except in a paddock equipped with a border which is able to stop the PIPOLINO®-XXL from rolling beyond its limits, generates the possibility of loss of feed in the straw as well as of soiling by manure.
Ideally the distributer should be placed in a round trough or bucket fixed in a corner of the box, or in the centre of the paddock or field
Recommended dimensions: diameter > 40 cm, height 25 to 40 cm, (for skittish or insatiable horses: d >50 cm, h > 30 cm).
The footprint of the trough in a corner of the box, does not, based on experience, constitute a hindrance even if the box is small or when the horse lies down in it.
Société PIPOLINO proposes the PIPOLINO®-CORNER trough for use in a box or paddock, and the MASTELLONE trough blocked by the PIPOLINO®-BOX locating ring for distinction in the paddock
The PIPOLINO®-CORNER is a trough made of high resistance plastic suitable for contact with food, which is UV resistant, manufactured in the Europe and ISO 9001-2000 compliant, with a diameter of 62 cm, a height of 30 cm, and a weight of 3.6 kg.
It is intended for a box, and can be fixed in a corner. It has a footprint of less than 0.5 m².
The MASTELLONE is a trough made of high resistance plastic suitable for contact with food, which is UV resistant, manufactured in the Europe, and ISO 9001-2000 compliant, with a diameter of 88 cm, a height of 32 cm, and a weight of 5.6 kg. The trough allows the horse to roll the PIPOLINO®-XXL in it. It is supplied with an aesthetic fixing device the PIPOLINO®-BOX.
The PIPOLINO®-BOX is an aesthetic combination of 8 hollow sections with lids, which connect with one another, to be weighed down by filling with sand or water (about 130 liters), designed to surround the MASTELLONE thus preventing the horse from moving it.
Made of high resistance plastic suitable for contact with food, it is UV resistant, manufactured in the Europe, and ISO 9001-2000 compliant. The overall dimensions are: external D. 115 cm, internal D. 85, height 30 cm, weight 14.4 kg.
It is delivered in a carton containing the 8 sections and lids with an easy to use assembly system.
Your PIPOLINO®-XXL comprises 2 independent concentric cylinders, one imbricated in the other, each with an assortment of openings, which allow rotation to achieve variable debits of feed.
There are 4 basic settings 8, 4, 2, and 1, with setting 1 providing the smallest debit (1 opening). The setting mark allows you to select the required debit. The selection of the diameter of the openings is represented by the pictographs ranging from a full moon (maximum diameter) to a quarter moon (minimum diameter), with intermediate settings (3/4 moon, and half-moon).
The diameter of the openings is 17.5 mm. Ensure that the croquettes being used fit freely through the selected openings.
The PIPOLINO®-XXL may be used with any type of croquettes on condition that their diameter is 17.5 mm or smaller.
For weak or skinny horses, the debit will be set to ensure total ingestion of the ration in a slightly reduced time in order to allow for longer sleeping periods.
The PIPOLINO®-XXL is no substitute for grazing, but may facilitate the feeding transition when the grass is growing and too short, or when there is none. In the absence of grass, the PIPOLINO®-XXL combined with hay, provides the only dietary alternative for the well-being and health of the horse.
Unscrew the securing lock, separate the 2 cylinders, wash with a soap solution, rinse and dry. Reassemble the various parts.
The frequency and length of feeds should not be restricted during gestation and lactation. The quantity of feed may be increased during lactation compared to normal feeds, depending on requirements.