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Shop-Built Pony Carts Built To Last
After shopping for a pony cart, Roger Holcomb was less than impressed with the quality of what was on the market. A self-taught welder since he was 14, Holcomb built his own cart, never expecting it to go any farther than that.
    “After a short time, I had people asking me to build one for them,” he notes. “I have sold several and even saw one in a parade. Customers like my design and how sturdy they are built.”
    The 43-in. wide, 150-lb. carts are built out of 1 1/4-in. square tubing for the frame and expanded metal for the flooring. The seat is 3-in. foam covered with vinyl. He purchases the shafts from an Amish family.
    Holcomb offers two types of 20-in. tires. A pony cart with BMX wheels sells for $600. A cart with solid rubber wheels sells for $700. He paints the carts black with IH red accents on the fenders and evener.
    Located in Mentor, Minn., near busy Hwy. 2, most customers have been local but the carts can be shipped, Holcomb says.
     “The material in them is strong enough to last a long time after I’m gone,” he says.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Holcomb, 30990 140th Ave. S.E., Mentor, Minn. 56736 (ph 218 637-1547).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #3