Nothing is better than natural conditioning.

A super free spinning mill isn't providing your dog with as good and natural of a workout as if he was running across your yard. The ground doesn't move under your dog when he's running. He propels himself over the ground, so a super free spinning mill isn't giving your dog the full advantage that he would get from normal running. *********************************************************** It’s not the treadmill you buy that wins your fight for you, nor is it fault of the mill if you lose. That’s why I write so much about problems you may have on any mill you use. Treadmills come in many types and several different designs. The first most important thing about a treadmill is that it doesn’t hurt your dog when you start to condition one. The second most important thing to do is to have it turn freely with no drag! A thirty-pound bitch should not have to labor at any given pace. It is much easier to get a dog to work that has never worked a mill before if it turns easily. A hard pulling piece of junk knows nothing about your dog’s kidney function. Also, a treadmill must not have a brake of any kind. I could have said should not but I’m telling you must not! If a dog is allowed to stand on a treadmill without working (let’s say you have a brake and the brake is on), he might stop working if you leave him alone for a minute; he might even change his mind about working at all! The best way to attach your dog on a treadmill is by using a 4 Point Hook-Up. The 4 Point Hook-up has to be adjustable so it fits all size dogs. And, never use a harness on a treadmill. If a dog is running about ten miles an hour and decides to stop all of a sudden, the harness will pull his shoulders out of the sockets or break his front legs. The 4 Point Hook-up with a collar provides enough slack to prevent any harm to the dog. It also prevents him from jumping off the treadmill and hanging himself. The same hook-up won’t let your dog get too close to the back or front where he will pinch his toes or break his toenails. Do not unhook your dog and drag him off the mill or let him jump down. The belt will turn when he tries to follow you and he will break his toenails off in the cracks between the boards. Do not leave your mill out in the rain and/or snow. No treadmill is build to withstand the elements. I don't care what they may tell you. If there's wheel bearings, untreated metals ie: bolts and etc. it should be kept out of the weather. Breakage due to children running on the mill. Believe it or not, I've seen kids running and playing on a mill I built. Nothing broke, but you never know what kids will do.

5cm.3 . BELTS The standard belt that is used on the mills.D. Oak will last longer than Pine.6 cm.Salomon whels" with ABEC 1's bearing or 60mm polyurethane wheels. because on average a bull dog is 3/4" to 1" higher at his hips than his shoulders. For proffesional Model I use PVC belting (0. The front is only 1" higher in front. total overall weight per mill is 0.D.(2-1/4") wide boards. from the slats rolling between the roller bed wheels) so when ordering a mill look at these options. O. UNEQUALLED CRAFTSMANSHIP! Engineering Specs FRAME The frames are built out of 4x4 cm. with a thickness of 0. MAIN WHELS I use 6" the highest quality spun aluminum main wheels. ROLLER WHELS My Standard Model uses 52mm .8 cm. thick. but yet. per mill set up. looks nice and will last longer. "Salomon wheels" with ABEC 5's or ABEC 7's bearings...3 . aluminum hubs with dual precision sealed ball bearings. SLAT I am using Oak. but loud! This belt is for those who want serious wind! And for those who are looking for a quieter mill I use a gum belt that is 0. the thicker belt helps to eliminate any slat rock. I use a belt that is 0. The highest point of the horizontal frame on the BALKAN BOYS' MILL is 81.5 cm.2 cm.6 cm. are better than the 72mm or 80mm wheels in one row. heavy enough to cut down on slat rock. by 50. fast. My Model for BIG DOGS use 72mm with ABEC 5's or ABEC 7's bearings. with NO horizontal framing in the way of loading your dog. than running down the road. My Professional Model uses 72mm. oak strong. and won't over flex like plastic slats of the same weight and thickness. and stainless steel axles! Also I use 8" PVC main wheels for Proffesional Model! Each of the 4 end wheels have an up-down-back-forward-in and out. because they have less distance between the peaks of the wheels. they are 0. So he can run more easily on my mill.5 cm. and some other plastic type materials for slats. but they will be considerably heavier than the Oak slats if they are made thick enough to keep from over-flexing.1 kg. Run 48-52 . and is very durable. and 34 cm. the overall weight of the belting material per mill is 1. I checked out using Lexan. this belt is super light in weight.5 cm in thickness. from the ground up. long. on how you want your mill to run. wide I. It is a cut away design so you can put your dog on and off the mill with no trouble. it is very strong. but is more expensive. Any with more than 2-1/4" boards is hard to keep from untracking.6 kg.0. and low enough to easily load your dog.1 cm in thickness.D. are a gum belting with a 2 or 3 Clipper Lace. Run 46 wheels (with double row) and a total of 92 bearings per mill. which helps prevent "slat rock".HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS. the frame length is 122 cm. in thickness) with a Clipper Lace it is light weight. it is much quieter. very light. when using urethane wheels and bearings. long O. 5. For super free turning mill. wide. (slat rock creates noise. The Slat I build has 5.0.

wheels (with double row) and total of 104 bearings per mill. Frames My frame design with the slanted back keeps your dog from busting up his tail while running. .

Belts. Slats & Side Boards .

1 cm in thickness. should you ever need to for cleaning and etc. but for me very loud! . For super free turning mill. I'm using Thermoplastic 2 ply-poly belting. fast. The Clipper Lace is stronger than just overlapping the belting. and allows you to remove and replace the belt in seconds. with a thickness of 0. To fasten the slats to the belts. It also helps eliminate slat rock and noise by being a thicker belting. this belt is super light in weight.I use the Gum belting with 2 or 3 plypoly Clipper Lace.2 cm. I use a belt that is 0.

6 cm. The Slat I build has 5.6 cm. 0. and 34 cm. long. wide. They are 5. Main Wheels . so they don't flex too much. which has caused dogs toenails to be ripped off. Any with more than 2-1/4" boards is hard to keep from untracking. These slats are stronger and lighter than the plastic slats used by one mill builder.I make my slats out of Oak.(2-1/4") wide boards. and toes cut and/or pinched. thick.8 cm.

The running surface . caused by the Belt and Roller Bed Wheels. or 5 x 5x 0. and it has a 98cm. It is also up to you to keep the wheel bearings properly lubed.5cm angle iron. and long. tah eliminates virtually all the vibration. running surface. Plenty long enough for dogs up to 25-27 kg. that runs through the frame.3 cm. should they ever require it. Do not run dogs over 60 lbs on this mill. besides being too heavy for this mill. These wheels are precision wheels. which causes excessive noise. Roller Beds My Roller Bed Rails are made of 4 x 4 x 0.I use 6" Aluminum Wheels or 8" Plastic Wheels with 2 Ball Bearings for my Main Wheels. will probably be too tall. wide. Dogs over 25 kg.

on my frames is only 35 cm. These wheels turn very free. from the floor. The same type used on most other mills. The Professional Model uses 72mm "Salomon Wheels" with ABEC 5's bearings in double row. and help eliminate slat rock. Roller Bed Wheels My Standard Mill comes with 56mm "Salomon Wheels" with ABEC 3's bearing or 60 mm urethane wheels with 2 Ball Bearings.. so you don't have to lift your dog as high. is because the distance between the peaks of the smaller diameter wheels is shorter. They are extremely quiet. thereby not allowing the slats to drop down between the peaks when the dogs weight is on the slat. . unlike the 72mm or larger 80 mm wheels in one row. in one row. The reason they eliminate slat rock.