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Calf Carrier For One-Horse Buggies
An easy-to-add-on aluminum platform lets Amish people and anyone who uses a one-horse buggy haul a calf or other cargo, on back. The 24 by 46-in. powder-coated unit is designed to hook over the top of the rear axle spring for limited suspension. It extends forward under the buggy to provide cantilevered support.
The extruded 5/8-in. aluminum tubing platform weighs only 18 lbs., but can support a 300-lb. load.
A special "calf cage" for hauling small livestock and pets is designed to fit on the platform. It measures 3 ft. high, 24 in. wide and 42 in. long and folds down flat when not in use.
"We use it to haul calves, sheep, goats or whatever," says Malva Nisley, developer of the carrier system. "This lets us get by without having to have a $1,000 hack for hauling livestock or hire a trucker."
The carrier platform is priced at $220. The cage is priced at $140. A second smaller wire enclosure has 16-in. high sides, but no top and is available for $49.65. It has an optional tarp priced at $21.50.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Malva Nisley, Hillside Fabrication, 3321 Township Road 412, Millersburg, Ohio 44654 (ph 330 893-1058).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3