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Where should I look for modern, covered, horse,donkey and mule-drawn wagons and carts?  RSS feed

 
Scott Fike
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    I need to look at some horse, mule or donkey drawn wagons and carts that have a covered section for the driver (at least). Where would be a good place to look for such wagons and carts?
    It doesn't have to be a traditional Amish or Mennonite buggy, but can be more modern in design if I can find one. Just similar in overall concept to an Amish or Mennonite buggy.
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If it was me, I would look at images on the web, find a design that I liked, then probably build it myself. Really that is the only way to get exactly what I want. I do not have the skills to make the wagon wheels so I would have to buy them, but that is easy enough. The rest is easy to make too I would think. Fabric could come from Farm Tek as they have fabric in custom sizes.

If that cannot work, I might look at Pioneer Equipment.

https://www.mydrafthorse.com/cfwebstore/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=131&CFID=16982511&CFTOKEN=f4b57b19e14a7f0d-8C3CDBD0-C402-5EE9-78DC37B512148FE8
 
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Most all that I've seen are homemade affairs.

Alternately, watch for auctions.  There are enough folks using draft power for work and play that there's probably a sort of enthusiasts group near you.  Or watch for Amish auctions, if there are any Amish in your area.  And if there are, maybe find a buggy shop and buy direct.
 
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It would be helpful if you would include where you are located. If you are in Hawaii, it will be a much different answer than if you are in Indiana. 
 
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Might find something HERE Scott .
 
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If there are Amish near you, they are the experts, and are often willing to sell to anyone with cash.
 
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Buggy.com it is fairly expensive but they are really nice.
If you are wanting something fancey there is Roberts Carriage
They are from Canada, but ship all over the US. I bought two from them many years ago. They were pretty good. Buggy is the cadilac though.
 
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Another possible is just to convert a car.  Growing up there used to be a model T in this area that had been converted to horse drawn.  But any modern car should likely work.  Strip everything that isn't creature comfort that adds weight and add a pull point for the tongue/reach that connects to the wheels for steering.  Something like a mini van with its short hood would likely be idea.
 
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