Manufacturer: LIVERYMAN – TIAWAN
Type: Cordless horse clipper
Noise level rating: Peasridge 3++
Clip time per battery unit: Average 3-4 hours
Re-charge time per battery unit: 4 hours
Battery type: NiMh
Battery Weight: 1.65 kgs
Clipper weight (with blade fitted): 0.8kgs
Length (with blade fitted) 11-inches/28cm
Cutting speeds: VARIABLE 1500 -2700 rpm
Casing colour: Red/black
Blade type: Traditional livestock
Blade tensioning required: Yes
Guarantee period: Two year.
Electrical ratings CE rated
The following items are what you get with your purchase:
Hard plastic carry case/Clipper with lead to battery/Power pack battery unit/ battery re-charger unit/power pack nylon belt/standard Liveryman A2 blade set/100ml Oil/Cleaning brush/Instruction manual
(Based on non-practical testing.)
Peasridge Star rating: FIVE
Peasridge Score rating: 95%
Comment: RECOMMENDED (We would award higher)
PROS: Slim, compact, lightweight, and well balanced. Variable speed. Unique in battery clip time. Good recharge time.
CONS: Variation in noise level according to speed setting. Evidence of limited blade vibration. Battery weight heavy in comparison to others similar and considerably larger
In the past historically the “Liveryman” brand has often turned out to one of the German made Liscop models. However there is reason to conclude this is not a German made product but one that emanates from the Far East – Taiwan?
At the time of writing we should stress the clipper is untested and so our comments are based upon visual evidence rather than practical use. With this in mind and on the assumption the performance is all that is claimed, it has several attractive features, appears well-engineered with a slim alloy profiled head and tapering body – all of which results on a compact battery powered horse or cattle clipper. As a result it is likely to appeal for those who prefer not to have trailing cables when clipping.
KEY features claimed include
Brushless Motor – Up to 10,000 hours lifetime
Portable complete with battery pack
Cool running multi vent design
Variable speed 1500 & 2700 rpm settings
Smooth cutting performance
Up to 4 hours running for cordless clipping
Previously this, type of motor (brushless) was rarely used in large animal clippers (few existed in small animal machines.) due to the high cost of the magnets and the electronic circuitry. However the brushless motors are starting to appear as advances in technology improves and designers strive to provide low level maintenance with higher efficient motors. In theory the brushless motor should reduce servicing bill compared to the conventional type motors. However before acclaiming the virtues of the brushless motor – (as normally there is a downside to most new innovations) – we would urge caution whilst practical and historic data is acquired.
The head is alloy slim lined with a low profile and takes traditional A2 blades secured with a tension bolt spring and adjusting nut. Blade tensioning is a necessary. The body is nicely shaped and slim slightly tapering toward the end of the machine. The DC brushless motor registers at 45 watts which is equivalent to most 80-120 watt conventional powered clippers. This produced a low and for most animals and acceptable noise level, although there is a slight suggestion of blade vibration which might prove troublesome for some sensitive temperaments if used on the face area. As you increase the variable speed the noise level increase to a point where we felt obliged to award a 3++ It is claimed the variable speed can be adjusted between 1500 and 2700 rpm and that the noise level is substantially reduced when set at the lower level.
The battery power pack is the one area that causes us concern with a gross weight of 1.65kgs. This is just over double the weight of the nearest comparison battery – the Lister “Liberty” which is 0.80 kgs. The other point of concern is the overall dimensions – H: 8.25 inches/21cm x W: 6 inches/15cm x D: 1.8 inches/4.8cm which is bigger than the two conventional power packs. (Lister “Liberty”/Moser “Avalon”) One is tempted to wonder why of a Lithium battery was not selected which might have reduced both the weight as well as dimensions? Charge time is claimed to be 4 hours with operational time 3-4 hours. If this proves to be the case it will be substantial improvement on the overall clip time of alternative choices The battery type is NiMh -5000mAh with an input: rating of 15v/3A and output rated at 13.6v/2A
The lead from the battery to the clipper is 3ft 8 inch (approx.> 112cm) which compared to the leads of the other two contenders – 2m (Lister “Liberty”/Moser “Avalon”) Some users may find this restrictive when using the machine.
PLEASE NOTE – Battery storage
Customers are advised to adopt the procedures recommended by the manufacturer when storing the Liveryman battery power pack for any long periods
LIVERYMAN BLADE RANGE
USE OF OTHER BLADES
This clipper also takes blades from the LISCOP & WOLSELEY blade ranges.
Whilst we make every effort to update details when received from manufacturer’s the actual goods delivered may deviate from the information given or images as supplied on this web page as a result of special versions, utilization or additional ordering options, or as a result of latest technical upgrades.
UPDATED: August 2015