wagon plans

Discussion in 'Pack and Working Goats' started by the12catlady, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. the12catlady

    the12catlady Guest

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    Jun 25, 2008
    does any one had a good sugestion for making a 4-wheeled wagon? - my
    hopes are a scaled down farm wagon basically. was going to use bicycle
    wheels, but i haven't figured out how to attach the wheels to the box
    of the wagon and it still be able to turn corners(i dont have a horse
    wagon to look at...). i was hopeing to train up 4 goats to pull it so
    it could be a little bigger and hold a couple of hay bales or bigger
    stuff.
     
  2. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

    627
    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    never thought about that!
    how do Amish buggies go about?
    hmmm...?...
    their wheels are on straight axles
    the only "steering wheel" is the horse itself
    hmmm...?...
     

  3. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

    627
    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    on phone with brother
    Amish "expert"
    he says the harness is attached to the front axel and there is a pivot pin in the middle of the front axel that allows the front wheels to turn and then the buggy and rear wheels follow just like a front wheel drive car - sort of
    i was drawing on my paint proggy as he was explaining
    lol
    draw a "U"
    the 'critters' (as my brother would say - lol) go between the open end
    on the 2 bottom corners add wheels
    in the middle of the "U" bottom add a little platform (?) with a pin
    the trailer/buggy/whatever sets on the pin
     
  4. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Doesn't Hoeggers sell a goat cart? You might look at those to get some idea. I think they sell 2 and 4 wheel carts.
     
  5. the12catlady

    the12catlady Guest

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    Jun 25, 2008
    it's a little intimidating for me to try to build something from a picture.... but seeing as i don't have the cash to just go out and buy me a wagon i guess i should just have a go at it huh? it'll be a good learning experience!! ..... or so i keep telling myself... :)
     
  6. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    There is a member - Adam? -who makes and sells goat harnesses for carts- he might have more info but I haven't seen him post in quite awhile. Maybe someone here remembers his online name so she can email him?
     
  7. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I would imagine you could look at a Radio Flyer, children's wagon to get some ideas. They have a pivoting axle in the front.
     
  8. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    i am also going to make my wagon! i am planning a little nomadic spree...
    i have drawn out several plans and know what i want, my problem is actually getting it together. i am a good scrounger and barterer but there isn't much around my area. :GAAH:
     
  9. tallgirl

    tallgirl Member

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    Oct 14, 2009
    What a fun idea, my kids would love that!!!
     
  10. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    My TS sells a huge wagon that is just the right size for 4 goats for under $200. I was looking at it last night and it could even be slept in it you put up sides.
     
  11. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    wow! under 200! i think i may just go on foot though. much easier. and cheaper!
     
  12. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

    967
    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    I got a $70 four wheeled garden cart from TSC. I just took the handle of and put some welded shafts on it. I'm sure wood shafts would work too. It is only a one goat wagon but I know you can bigger ones just like it.
     
  13. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
  14. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

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    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    @ohiogoatgirl I love that wagon!!!
     
  15. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    I KNOW RIGHT!!! it's like a pioneer wagon!!! i would SO die if i ever had a chance to buy one!