POLES

 

BUGGY POLES

Buggy poles come in several sizes and bends, similar to shafts. These poles are made from straight grained hickory for best strength and flexibility. We carry most styles in pony, regular horse, and draft horse sizes.

 

 

BUGGY POLES – SINGLE BEND

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Single bend poles are used most commonly on run-a-bouts and similar light vehicles. These come with extra long ends to allow plenty of room to fit the pole circle and irons.

 

Available in Pony, Horse and Draft Sizes.

DUE TO LENGTH, ALL SIZES MUST BE SHIPPED FREIGHT.

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PONY – $44.00

REGULAR – $61.00 

DRAFT – $71.00

 

BUGGY POLES – DOUBLE BEND

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Double bend poles are used more on spring wagons and similar vehicles where the box sets on top of the front axle spring, or slightly ahead. The pole circle is most often attached in the lower bend which allows for a little flexibility to adjust the angle of the circle. The heels are extra long to allow for trimming.

 

 Available in Pony, Horse and Draft Sizes.

DUE TO LENGTH, ALL SIZES MUST BE SHIPPED FREIGHT.

PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL TO ORDER.
 

PONY – $49.00

REGULAR – $65.00 

DRAFT – $80.00

 

WAGON AND MOWER TONGUES

 

Wagon and mower tongues are not pictured here, because there’s not much to put in a picture. Both sizes are made out of ash for strength and flexibility. Many times I am asked why tongues are not made out of oak, and much of it is availability in these larger sizes. When you look at testing done by the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory on different species of woods available in the U.S. today, there is very little difference between oak and ash. Ash shows a higher rating in bending and compressive strength, while oak shows a higher specific gravity and stiffness rating. As a general rule, it is thought that ash will have a greater resistance to a sudden impact than oak. Have you ever seen a baseball bat made out of oak? All I have ever seen are made out of ash. Maybe the baseball industry has something figured out?

Wagon Tongues are roughly 4 x 4 x 13’.
Mower Tongues are roughly 4 ½ x 4 x 14’

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STRAIGHT CARRIAGE POLES

 

We also have straight carriage poles for wagonettes, hearses, Vis-à-vis, and similar vehicles.

Straight Poles are 2 x 3 x 138”

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BUGGY POLE CIRCLE

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Pole circles fit to the back of buggy poles and allow the irons of the pole to attach to the front axle of the vehicle. These are already mortised and are extra long to allow for trimming and fitting. These are also made out of hickory.

 

Available in Pony, Horse and Draft Sizes

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BUGGY POLE TIPS

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We carry pole tips in three sizes. The (a) tip is a zinc alloy and the largest tip we have. It measures 1 5/8 ID. The (b) tip is also zinc alloy and measures 1 3/8 ID. The (c) tip is an original style cast iron pole tip and measures 1 1/4 ID.

 Available in “a”, “b” and “c” styles.

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WAGON TONGUE ENDS

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Our wagon tongue ends are adaptable to tongues with 2 ¼” ends. They are predrilled for two rivets or bolts.

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