Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop

Builder of Authentic Horse-Drawn
Stagecoaches, Wagons & Carriages
Phone: 605-996-8754

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Logging Wheels

These enormous wheels were usually 9-11 ft. tall. Logging wheels could haul logs without the need for icy ground. They didn't sink into mud in the wet terrain of the north woods where ordinary wagon wheels would get slowed down in the spring time after the winter thaw. The wheels also allowed a team of horses to pull numerous logs at a time. The logs were held by a chain that suspended the logs' weight from the wheel axle, creating a stabilizing, low center of gravity. These logging wheels enabled a team to carry logs up to 100 ft. long. Makes an impressive display. To read an article about these impressive high wheels click here.

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