Horse-Drawn Vehicle Hydraulic Brake Shoes
USA Amish manufactured replacement hydraulic brake shoes made and used in the Amish communities. In the late 1990s Amish buggy and carriage, manufacturers began using uniform parts to make it easier to find replacements. Most all the newer and older buggies and carriages used either a 7” or 8” brake drum. Buggies and carriages are designated in either the Ohio or Pennsylvania style.
Unlike automobile hydraulic brakes made to stop a vehicle in a short distance, buggy and carriage brakes are designed to reduce the strain of the vehicle pushing forward on the horse(s) when navigating down steep hills. A scared horse is still going to pull the vehicle even with the brakes totally locked. Brakes do provide stopping for the vehicle and a casual nudge to the horse as the reins are pulled back. They also prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when stopped. It is common to have brakes mounted on just the front axles for this reason.
Priced per each order 2 for one set.
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Use the pictures and sizes listed below to match up and see if our shoes will drop in as replacements for your specific model.
PA Style Brake Shoes
3051 7” Standard PA Style Brake Shoe
3051-04 This is a new and improved (Easy Stop) version of the 3051 7” PA Brake Shoe. It should be used only if all the shoes are being replaced. Gives better braking performance. It is a drop-in replacement for the 3051 but slightly different so should not be mixed with the 3051.
3052 8” Brake Shoe. Distinctive as it will have a notch as referenced in the picture on the bottom end. Use with O-Ring Pistons. Usually, will have a raised #8 stamped on the shoe casting along with SMS of CEL stamped as well. It will measure 6-3/4” across the ends and 1-11/16” wide. The top spring holes will be very near the end of the shoe. Fits brake drum O.D. of 8-1/2” with a depth of 2-3/8”.
3052-5 is Also an 8” Brake Shoe with all the same specs as the 3052-1 except for one key difference. It will not have the notch at the bottom as referenced in the picture.
Ohio Style Brake Shoes
3625 is an 8” Brake Shoe that usually has #804 Stamped on the shoe. The top mount is distinguished as being flat as shown in the picture. The top spring hole will be below that. The distance across the ends will be 7-1/4” and the shoe will be 1-5/8” wide. It fits a brake drum O.D. of 8-7/16” and a drum depth of 2-5/16”
3625A is known as an 8” adjuster shoe. It usually has 804A stamped on the side. The top is distinguished with a notch in the top mount as shown in the picture. The top spring hole is much lower than in typical shoes. The distance across the ends will be 7” and the shoe will be 1-5/8” wide. It fits in a brake drum with an 8-7/16” O.D. and a depth of 2-5/16”