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Wagon Characteristics
Last Updated: 08/05/2012
The 4 general categories of wagons are Steel, Wood, Steel with Wood Sides, and Plastic. All wagons listed below are standard or oversized wagons.

Steel Wagons

  • Description:Steel-bodied wagon that does not have sides. Original Radio Flyer Design.
  • Model #: 18, 89, 90, 1800

Wood Wagons

  • Description: All-wood wagon with a wood body and removable wood stake sides. The sides are red while the body has a natural finish. The sides fit into metal slots that are bolted to the body of the wagon. When the sides are removed, the body is more similar to a flat bed. There is one model that is considered to be an oversized model, the #29 ATW Cargo Wagon.
  • Model #: 24, 28, 29, 30

Steel & Wood Wagons

  • Description: Steel-bodied wagon with wood sides. These wagons consist of a standard Radio Flyer steel body with wood sides that are bolted to it. The sides of these wagons are not designed to be removed (as opposed to the wood wagons). However, they can be removed manually with a screwdriver and a wrench.
  • Model #: 19, 22, 32

Plastic Wagons

  • Description: These wagons represent the new generation of an old classic. The design of the plastic wagon varies from model to model. In general, these plastic wagons feature soft round edges that minimize bumps and bruises, as well as heavy duty casters that combine maneuverability with stability, allowing these wagons to make tight turns without tipping over.
  • Model #: 2400, 2600, 2700, 2800

All-Terrain Wagons (ATW)

  • Characteristics: The most defining characteristics of All-Terrain Wagons (ATW) are the wheels and the axle system. All of these wagons have fully pneumatic (air) tires which allow the wagon to handle a wider variety of terrain (i.e. gravel, beaches, etc.), while providing a relatively smooth ride. The axle system provides the wagon with a greater weight capacity. Most All-Terrain Wagons can hold up to 250 lbs.
  • Model #: 22W, 29, 32, 1800

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