NHF 128 Single Large Pony Marathon
The NHF 128, built by Poj-Kon for New Heritage Farm Carriages, has a comfortable 4-D contoured marathon seat, inclined rear springs allowing more room for the navigator, cambered rear wheels, lower front platform by 4 cm, new improved lighter hubs, new improved stainless shafts, and Elmex suspension in front. Wheel sizes can be adjusted to fit the pony to ensure the proper carriage height. The seat height, width and legroom can be customized for the driver, ensuring a perfect fit.
Base weight for 65/60 wheels with no extra options: 390 pounds. Add 5th wheel brake & delayed steering: 410 pounds. Weight will increase for a carriage with larger wheels sized to fit a larger pony/horse.
NHF 128 base price
- Wheels: standard hubs, 65cm front 60 cm rear, 30mm rims 35mm vulcanized rubber (wheel size can be changed)
- Cambered wheels rear and/or front 4 degrees
- Rear disk brakes BIT calipers (Brembo Knockoffs) with no rust rotors
- Adjustable closed end shafts
- Choice of paint color & striping
- New Toledo 110 Upholstery with stitching to match striping
- Custom measurements, height from ground to top of box, on the floor from the box to the toe board, inside of the drivers wedge seat.
- Shaft receivers 116cm wide, single tree 102cm for plenty of room
- New contoured bucket seat with suede bottom adjustable on track
- Elmex II suspension front, standard elliptical rear, four shock absorbers
- Axles 35mm with 4mm walls
Base price $6,765
Polished Stainless Steel Options
Stainless steel, chrome rolled steel (SAE 5140), is not only pretty, resist scratches and abrasions but is also lighter and stronger than low carbon rolled steel (SAE 1010).
“Stainless steel (chrome rolled steel) has about 3X the yield strength of low carbon rolled steel. Thus, for any given desired strength that is needed for an application, (i.e. shafts, or frame parts of a carriage), you can use a thinner gauge (and hence lower weight) of chrome rolled steel when compared to carbon steel. The mistake that I noted in the past was that most carriages were “over-built” in my estimation, by using the same gauge for both chrome rolled and low carbon steel. To be sure, the chrome rolled units were much stronger, but I never felt that the extra “crash and burn” durability warranted the heavier than necessary weight. I don’t mind training heavy, but I sure do like to compete light. By using a thinner gauge stainless steel you can maintain or increase strength and be lighter at the same time, the best of both worlds.” Ken Messner & “Welding Principles and Practices” by Raymond Sacks.
There are multiple possibilities to add stainless steel to your carriage. The following are several options for you to consider. If you don’t see a specific item you would like please let us known.
NOTE: If you would like stainless to reduce weight but choose to have it painted vs. polished the pricing is reduced by 1/2 half (50%)
The first option and most common, is adjusted by a small hand wheel which the navigator or groom operates. A small brake master cylinder provides hydraulic pressure to a small motorcycle type caliper which engages a brake disk attached to the fifth wheel. The cost for this option is $430.
The second option of the hydraulic fifth wheel brake pedal is operated by the driver by means of an extra brake pedal that operates a small master cylinder to provide hydraulic pressure to a small motorcycle type caliper which engages a brake disk attached to the fifth wheel. This option, like the hand wheel operated by the navigator/groom is quite effective, the braking action is instant when the pedal is depressed and instant off when the pedal is released. The cost for this option is $360.
The wheel and pedal operated 5th wheel brakes are available together at a cost of $505.
The “manometer’ permits you to set the desired amount of pressure on the fifth wheel for both the pedal operated by the driver or the hand wheel operated by the navigator. Cost $100.
The pedal operated hydraulic fifth wheel brake, which can help provide a straight rein back in dressage, is also available on Presentation carriages. Maybe just may be enough help to bring home the blue!!!