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Berlin Flyer Is One Tough Wagon
The Berlin Flyer isn’t any old coaster wagon. The 36-in. model holds up to 350 lbs., and a 42-in. model holds up to 600 lbs. The heavy-duty wagons with no-tip steering are Amish-made with oak frames and steel rod reinforcement. The 36-in. model comes in either hard rubber or pneumatic tires. The 42-in. wagon is only available with pneumatic tires.
  Patty Adkins, a Berlin Flyer dealer, says “Hard rubber is less expensive and more like a traditional coaster wagon. However, our 36-in. wagons with 10-in. pneumatic tires are our best sellers. They fit in the car easily, and the tires roll easily over any surface.”
  While tires are important, one of the unique features of the Berlin Flyer is the no-tip steering. Adkins says it uses an undercarriage that steers differently than other coaster wagons. The tongue is pinch-free, and the wagon remains balanced at all times.
  The full-width support rods protect against warping and slippage. The 600-lb. capacity wagons have a steel brace under the beds for the added weight load. The traditional stake bed, with its pull-out sides, adds to the wagon’s versatility. Adkins notes that these wagons are not just for kids.
  “We sell some for gardening and to a variety of businesses and hobbyists,” she says.
  Adkins and her husband were first attracted to the wagons for their quality. She says the heavy-duty coating takes a lot of abuse. The company uses non-toxic powder coating and rubber bumpers on the ends of the wagon sides to prevent splinters or jagged edges.
  “The big selling point is that the company stands behind the wagon as long as you own it,” says Adkins. “If the problem is not from abuse, they will fix anything that comes undone.”
  The 36-in. model with hard rubber tires is priced at $130 and at $195 with pneumatic tires. The 42-in. model with pneumatic tires is $223.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Patty’s Wagons, 102 Riverside Dr., Troy, Ohio 45373 (ph 937 339-1734; Pattyswagons@gmail.com).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #1