Best Corn Brooms: What are they?
Corn wagons were originally used to transport grain from one farm to another. They have been replaced by railroads and trucks, but still remain popular among farmers because they save time and money. The term “corn wagon” refers to any large wagon or cart that carries grain from field to mill or storehouse. These carts are usually painted white, which gives them a rustic appearance when parked near farms.
The term “corn broom” was first applied to the large wooden wagons used to move corn during the 19th century. Today, however, these wagons are called “heavy duty” corn wagons (HDCWs). These HDCsW’s are designed to carry loads up to 300 pounds and are built with sturdy materials such as oak or cedar.
They come in various sizes and configurations depending on their intended use.
How do they work?
In general, a HDCW is equipped with two wheels at each end and a frame that supports the weight of the vehicle. A pair of axles connect the front wheel to the rear axle. At least one set of tracks runs along both sides of the wagon. A combination of rails and tires make up its undercarriage. The bottom part of the wagon houses tools and other equipment needed for hauling crops or harvesting fields.
Wagons of this type have been used to move and store a variety of farm products, including wheat, oats, corn, hay, cotton and other grains. The main advantage of these wagons is that they can be used to transport heavy loads over short distances or long distances with lighter loads.
How are they configured?
As mentioned, these wagons can be configured in several ways. Each one can be furnished with a number of options such as brakes, seats and storage compartments. Many wagon owners choose to build their own wagons and purchase only the parts they need from wagon manufacturing companies.
For example, you can buy an unfinished wagon and build it yourself. This is a cost-effective way of building a heavy-duty vehicle because you can design it to fit your needs. You also have the option of buying a fully assembled wagon from a manufacturer or online retailer.
Most pre-assembled wagons come in a set of parts that you can easily assemble yourself. Some manufacturers will even send someone out to your property to put the wagon together for you.
Where are they used?
Farmers and other people working on large farms often use these wagons to move heavy loads of grain, pumpkins and other types of produce from one location to another. They are typically used on large farms with large quantities of crops.
These wagons can be used to transport things other than crops. They can be equipped to pull carts or flatbeds for hauling equipment, tools or machinery. Some farmers use these vehicles for hauling hay, wood and other types of building materials on their property.
In some circumstances, heavy-duty corn wagons are used by logging companies to haul trees from one location to another.
In recent years, some companies have begun selling pre-assembled wagons online. These companies usually sell the same models of wagons that are popular among farmers and have many of the features needed to get the job done right. Some even include customization options for your wagon, such as building it with a flatbed or outhouse so you can haul other types of things in your wagon.
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Improvement in brooms by US Patent 178,011, 1876 – Google Patents
Broom corn and brooms: the history of broom corn cultivation and broom manufacturing in Iowa by DE Jones – 2005 – lib.dr.iastate.edu
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Push type curling broom by ED Downer – US Patent 4,475,262, 1984 – Google Patents