Posted by Gary Rands on February 26, 2013
The world’s first cordless pressure washer has just got even better!
And now the wait is finally over!!
The Nomad 18 V cordless portable pressure washer can be purchased with a high quality Li-ion (Lithium ion) battery, with all the advantages that brings with it, the main ones being it runs the washer for longer and also at a constant/maximum pressure without the rolling off in pressure that the NiCad battery exhibited as it was running down.
The Li-ion battery also has a built in fuel gauge – just press the button on the side of it to see the level of charge via a traffic light style system of; green (fully charged), amber (partly discharged) and red (very low/flat). Li-ion batteries do not suffer from “memory” problems unlike NiCads when batteries are not fully discharged before recharging, plus Li-ions also have a much slower self discharge time – i.e. they stay charged for longer before they need topping up – many weeks/months.
Another improvement to the product is that the mains charger is now different and charges not only the new Li-ion Battery but also the NiCad battery – hence the name Dual Chemistry Charger. Each time a battery is placed in the charger it is tested prior to charging and any faults highlighted to the user. Please note that whilst NiCad batteries can be charged in the Dual Chemistry Charger a Li-ion battery CANNOT be charged in NiCad charger.
Note. Existing Nomad 18 V NiCad owners can purchase an upgrade kit that includes a Li-ion battery (N105) and dual chemistry charger (N117). The upgrade kit has the part number NN105N117 and can be found by following this link.
Other changes to the New Nomad 18 V are:
- The new spray gun has an improved latching mechanism
- The hose also has the same latching improvements to the end that connects to the washer
- The washer outlet washer has been replaced by a new semi-internal o-ring
- The power cord with car adapter is no longer shipped with the washer as the internal connector has now been removed.
Available in either Orange or Green colour ways. Click this link to buy.
“it’s not cheap, but this is as good as truly portable washers get”
What Mountain Bike Magazine March 2012 (issue 145) Click this link to see the review.
Posted by Gary Rands on September 25, 2012
Ever wanted to use you Nomad Portable Pressure washer with something else other than the spray gun supplied with it – well now you can.
By simply connecting the normal Nomad hose to your Nomad 18 V or 12 V washer and attaching the new Garden Hose In-line Adapter, you can now connect HozelockTM/garden hose style products to your Nomad hose.
Simple but very effective, connect the adapter in line and a whole world of options opens up.
Over the years we have been asked many times if we have an adapter to allow customers to connect wash brushes, shampoo spray heads, pole brushes, water heaters and many other items to our washers. As engineers we initially took the long hard path to try and provide an integrated bonded connector, but time, money and concerns over potential quality issues lead us finally to the cheaper, but more effective route. As ever there are normally two ways to solve a problem, an expensive way and a cheap way…
Whether you need the model with the control valve (Part Number N400) will depend on what you wish to connect you Nomad to and whether you want to remotely turn the water flow on/off. The standard In-line Adapter is just a straight through connection (Part Number N300) and has no control valve, so to turn the water flow off you just need to turn the Nomad off at its switch. Note the image above is for the N300 (this has no control valve), the image below is the N400 with teh control valve (tap).
We have also selected a very high quality wash brush that can be connceted via the garden hose adapter that is included with it, this is part number N600.
We build and test the adapters in house and will undertake custom adapters if required. Please email us at email@example.com or call us on 0845 680 5043 to see if we can help in any way.
See also the lances that are now avaliable as replacements for the spary guns – see blog article here for information and link.
Posted by Gary Rands on April 4, 2012
Once again Belton International Horse trials was an excellent event. The weather was mixed ranging from the very cold to glorious sunshine on the last day (and a beautiful frost on the ground as we awoke on Sunday morning).
Thanks to you all you Nomad owners who came over to say ‘hello’. It’s always good to put faces to names and to help out when you forgot the battery for your Nomad portable washer. You know who you are! We’re glad to be of help even after you made a purchase.
Equally it’s great to remember faces from last season as you popped by to say how fantastic your Nomad is!
We had an excellent weekend and were delighted to provide a photo opportunity for Martine Holden. She entered a prize draw competition in Horse & Hound – and won a Nomad 18 V cordless portable washer. She was delighted with this as her grey horse kept at the Strumpshaw Riding Centre, that is near Norwich in Norfolk, needs frequent bathing. So the Nomad is the ideal bit of kit for the job. It was also a double celebration as she and her friend (pictured above) also won a competition courtesy of Bede Events to a free weekend at the trials, hotel and hospitality included. Plus the fantastic opportunity to be walked around the cross country course by Mark Phillips himself.
All in all, a great start to 2012.
Posted by Gary Rands on April 3, 2012
With just a couple of days since Belton to restock and catch up on emails, tomorrow we head for the illustrious Burnham International Horse Trials in Norfolk. It’s a great opportunity to witness riders such as Piggy French, and William Fox-Pitt, Zara Phillips in action to name a few, and obviously, to see some fantastic horses
Stop by our display and say ‘hi’. We’ll have plenty of stock of what one of our new customers described only last Sunday as ‘must-have’ equestrian kit. Ditch the bucket and sponge, and welcome a Nomad portable washer to your yard, trailer or box. And with water restrictions popping up around the country you’ll have found the perfect way to clean or cool your horse without using a hosepipe from a tap.
So, why not treat yourself this weekend? Our online price is £189.99 and includes next day delivery to most parts of the UK. This weekend you can get £20.00 off at Burnham. Just leave a little space in your car, trailer or lorry for your Nomad (about the size of a coolbox)!
See you there.
Posted by Gary Rands on March 21, 2012
Cross Country warm-up banter and a little canter
After sponsoring last year’s series of Bede managed events we’re back for this season’s first big event.
Belton 2011 Zara Phillips on High Kingdom
Last year our portable washers cleaned hundreds of event horses and won over many riders who were unfamiliar with them , concerned that they might spook their horses or simply not be effective enough.
Nomad 18 V cordless Horse washer at Work...
However, the Nomad 18 V proved highly versatile: in the heat at the end of the cross-country stage, with a good quantity of ice in the tank the Nomad was extremely effective at cooling horses and getting their heart rate down in the required time. In the opposite conditions, the Nomad did the job allowing owners to clean down their mounts very quickly before taking them back to the box – sometimes quite a way from the end of the course. This saved them time and effort later.
FOR COOL, CLEAN, CALM HORSES
So to buy this indispensable piece of equine kit, come and say hello. We’d be happy to take you through its assembly, use and packing it up – showing what a handy thing it is to have in the back of your truck, and usable anywhere you want to www.bede-events.com
Nomad the prize winning go-to brand for horse washers
Posted by Gary Rands on March 12, 2012
We’re very pleased to confirm that we will be sponsoring up and coming equestrian talent Sara Horrell in the 2012 season.
Sara has enjoyed success in both British Dressage (BD) and British Eventing (BE) and has demonstrated a particular talent with young horses, taking these to success with wins at BD and BE. She has been a BD Talent Spotters National Finalist, has qualified a number of horses for BD Regional Championships and is the winner of a BYRDS U21s Championship.
At BE, she was the highest scoring member of the BE Eastern Region JRN squad (9th) at the National Finals, Weston Park International, 2010 and repeated this success in her first season of Young Riders finishing 9th at the Weston Park International CICYR** Championships. She has enjoyed a number of wins and high placings from BE90 to BE Intermediate – again, mostly with horses she has produced herself ‘from scratch’.
Of the Nomad, Sara said: “I believe my Nomad will be fundamental in my recovery procedure for my horses. I believe it will enable me to have a prolonged cooling period on any part of the horse’s body which I feel most needs it after strenuous work. This will aid my horse’s recovery especially at three day events. And I think my mum will be particularly grateful as it is so easy to carry (and the distance between the end of the cross country and the lorry park is often a fair hike!).
Thank you, Sara!
Visit Sarah’s site to find out more about her, her career, and if you want to get involved in sponsoring her. www.sarahorrell.com
Posted by Gary Rands on November 16, 2011
What a show we had. We met so many old friends, made lots of new ones. The new stand looked amazing – thank you to everyone that worked so hard on it and the sales of Nomad 18V, well let’s just say we will need an even bigger van next year!
It is always nice to hear that customers love their Nomad for washing horses off. We truly lost count how many people came up to us on the stand and said so. Prospective customers on the stand must have thought we had paid stooges! It does make all the hard work so worthwhile…..glad you like them and thank you again for taking the time to come and see us.
Of course we were not alone as we had a number of our resellers there too on their own stands, so it’s a big thank to you all:- Clippersharpe, Jumps Online, Hot Horse Products, Equi-trek Tregaron.
The mountain bike race team we have sponsored for many years Torq Fitness were also at the show providing advice and samples of their professional performance and recovery foods, gels and drinks for humans and not for horses for a change! Good luck to Matt, Sasha and the rest of the guys for striving to make riders more healthy and performing to their optimum.
Warm water washing was a big discussion topic as the weather is finally starting to turn, which led to the Cosy Cover for the Nomad 18 V going down extremely well and very quickly selling out – all back orders will be filled this week from new stock. The water heater we have tested with the Nomad 18V and sell an adapter hose for to Friday Fox, Hot Horse Products and Bell Tent UK also garnered a great deal of interest. For yards without mains water or electricity, the water heateris a great cost effective solution. The cold water in a Nomad 18 V tank can be pumped through the bottled gas powered heater and either used from the heaters own spray head on re-circulated back into the Nomad’s tank for using in another location. Quick, no fuss warm/hot water wherever you are. No one wants to use cold water this time of the year!
The option to pay on the day for a Nomad 18 V and have it delivered by the Tuesday after the show worked well and saved lots of carrying back to cars and coaches – we will do that again. The platinum, gold, silver and bronze package deals went down well and several were sold and it’s clear Santa is going to be busy with the number of Nomads on peoples Christmas Lists!
It was great to see so many visitors at the Show and a big thank you must go out to Bauer Media for putting on such a great event.
See you all next year.
Until then if you want to have the best for you and your horse, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team for sales or advice.
Posted by Gary Rands on November 8, 2011
Just finishing the final preparations for this weekend’s Your Horse Live. We’ve some great show offers lined up for these budget conscious times. Plus we’ll have a supply of our popular Nomad cosy covers to keep your winter water warm, making freezing bucket water a thing of the past. So, come and say ‘hello’ to us on stand M49 in and get the best portable washer.
You can’t miss us.
Gary and Damian
Posted by Gary Rands on November 8, 2011
The heating’s on and off at the moment, a sure sign that the colder autumn weather is starting to make itself felt. And when you’re riding your horse or bike in these conditions there’s nothing worse than completing your ride and having a muddy bike that you pack away or horse your take back in your box after a hunt, muddied up, that you have to clean later when the mud has dried.
So don’t leave it until it’s too late to buy your Nomad Cosy. Commissioned to fit snuggly around the Nomad 18 V, this insulating layer keeps warm water warm in your Nomad. Which means if you fill the tank with hot water before you set out, a few hours later it will remain toasty, and you can clean your bike or horse down with luxurious warm water after your ride. And don’t forget you can shower yourself, too. Mmmmm!
And, just in time, we’ve just taken delivery of more stock. See here.
Posted by Gary Rands on October 20, 2011
- 2 days
- 120 clean calm horses
- 840 litres of water
- 60 Nomad tankfuls of water
- Half a tank of water per horse – Just 7 litres (1.5 gallons) each
That’s less than half a bucketful per horse!
The end of the season Bede event demonstrated how effective the Nomad portable washer is in quickly and effectively removing sweat and mud from horses at the end of the cross-country course.
The now familiar portable washers were put to the test and a welcome sight for riders finishing the course who instinctively grabbed the spray guns and set to work bathing their mounts with pre-warmed water.
On a sunny autumn day, this was a perfect ending to an excellent and friendly Bede British Eventing series.
Thanks to Anna and Stuart Buntine (picture above with his daugther and Anna’s Horse) for their energy and professionalism in organising the season’s events. See you next year.