I am wondering if anyone has written Joe about the forecarts we use and why. It the February/March issue he asks for feedback.
I have managed to trade, buy and build so that I have three regular forcarts. One is set up with shafts, one is for a team and the other one is set up for three abreast. I really like the ability to just hook up and go rather than spend the time it takes to switch the tongue around, depending on what I'm driving for horses.
I also have a home built powercart that I can use a team or three abreast. I do have to take the time to move the tongue, but my late friend Jonathan Lawton made a quick hitch that only requires pulling a few pins to change the tongue.
One of my carts has steel wheels because I bought it that way and see no reason to change them. The single horse cart has a bench seat, the others have a single spring seat like on a Pioneer cart. The bench seat gets in the way at times when hitching, but is much more comfortable to ride.
I plan to add a "Reese" type hitch receiver to each one for versatility when hitching, the use of a trailer ball etc. Currently, they have just a plate with holes drilled into them for a drawbar.