Horse Drawn Tip Drayc. 1890
This type of Tip Dray was pulled by a single horse and was used for general purpose cartage, where it would be easier to tip items like timber, hay, gravel etc from the dray rather than unload by hand. The tipper was activated by the handle at the front allowing the driver to operate it while still having control over the horse.
A Dray is the heaviest type of dead-axle wagon used in conjunction with a team of draft animals. Drays could be either two or four wheeled and were employed for the transport of heavy loads or objects such as large machines. Features of the dray included smaller wheels than those used on other wagons, a flat, level floor, and, usually, no sides. Some drays, however, did have box bodies or stake sides.