Horse-Drawn Vehicle

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a vehicle to which horses are usually hitched. (Such a vehicle may also be drawn by oxen, mules, camels, and other draft animals.) Horse-drawn vehicles may carry people or cargo. They may have wheels or runners (sleds); those with wheels are either single-axled (with two wheels) or double-axled (with four wheels). The vehicles may be unsprung, semisprung, or sprung; there may be a shaft or a tongue.

In Middle Asia and in the countries of the Middle East, arby having two wheels, each with a diameter reaching 2 m, are used to transport loads across fields that are broken up by ditches. The most modern wheeled vehicles of this type are unsprung freight wagons with ball bearings and pneumatic tires.

Three types of horse-drawn vehicles are manufactured in the USSR: a single-axled dumpcart with a capacity of 0.75 ton, a double-axled dumpcart with a capacity of 1.5 tons, and a non-dumping vehicle with a capacity of 2 tons. These vehicles, which are equipped with large beds, are noiseless, travel well on dirt roads and over roadless areas, and deliver the load (milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables) in good condition.

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Historic Vehicles in Miniature" showcases the obsessive genius of Ivan Collins, a one-time University of Oregon furniture maker who became so taken with the disappearance of horse-drawn vehicles that he dedicated his life to documenting and re-creating all manner of wagons in one-eighth scale.
By then, trucks had long since replaced horse-drawn vehicles for above-ground mail delivery, and they seemed far speedier and more efficient than this funny old technology.
He so concentrated his attention on painting street scenes that his pictures became a record of New York as it changed from a quiet city of low buildings and horse-drawn vehicles into a noisy, crowded world capital of skyscrapers and automobiles.
Horse-drawn vehicles are being sought to take part in Walsall Leather Museum's annual parade.
The museum also has an indoor collection of automobiles and horse-drawn vehicles, along with turn-of-the-century fire trucks.
The manufacture of horse-drawn vehicles for passengers appears to have come to an end during the 1930s, but nonpassenger vehicles, primarily for farm use, have continued to hold at around 100,000 a year ever since the late 1920s.