Tip Dray


This sturdy dray was constructed of hardwood throughout and used in shifting gravel or manure. As the loads were heavy and usually pulled by only one horse, the tip dray was smaller than the other drays at only 1.5m wide and 1.8m in length. The simple tipping mechanism is in the front of the vehicle between the shafts. There is no front board or brake on this dray.




This was also a useful and common vehicle on the farms around Toowoomba up to the 1950s. Tip drays were also used to transport blue metal for road construction and for general cartage work. (Bolton Collection)



Find out more about other carts and drays in the National Carriage Collection.