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Talked to a local guy that has his hand in a lot of pies.

I asked him where I might find a drop deck trailer CHEAP!!!

He has a line on a 40 foot drop deck that will go for scrap price.

Seems it has Dayton wheels (Better say spoke hubs, there are no wheels).

Can't find wheels to fit it and will sale for Approx. $1,500.00.

How many Dayton wheels do you have??

Yea, me too.

I told him to buy all he could get (2-4) and I'd make sure he got rid of them.

A torch and a welder, and I'll have a 42-44 foot drop deck with dovetail in a week or two!!!

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Talked to a local guy that has his hand in a lot of pies.

I asked him where I might find a drop deck trailer CHEAP!!!

He has a line on a 40 foot drop deck that will go for scrap price.

Seems it has Dayton wheels (Better say spoke hubs, there are no wheels).

Can't find wheels to fit it and will sale for Approx. $1,500.00.

How many Dayton wheels do you have??

Yea, me too.

I told him to buy all he could get (2-4) and I'd make sure he got rid of them.

A torch and a welder, and I'll have a 42-44 foot drop deck with dovetail in a week or two!!!

Packer

I've have enough wheels and safe tires to get it home alright. Would need to pack bearings and install seals before making the trip unless it were carried.

Can you get any photos? I don't care much about a deck. Customer of mine owns/operates a sawmill and that part is easy.

Rob

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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Nothing yet other than the info I sent.

I've got more than enough tires and wheels myself.

He'll keep me posted.

As I thing about it, there may not be flooring.

The drop is only a foot or so - - - still in the think mode.

And would use 10.00 X 20 rubber.

I've got several 9.00 X 22.5 tires and wheels, so I'm ready.

May not work for you, but the deal was too good not to pass along!

And "NO" title!!!!

That's about it.

If and when I hear any more I'll pass it along.

Packer

Keep a clutchin'

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Nothing yet other than the info I sent.

I've got more than enough tires and wheels myself.

He'll keep me posted.

As I thing about it, there may not be flooring.

The drop is only a foot or so - - - still in the think mode.

And would use 10.00 X 20 rubber.

I've got several 9.00 X 22.5 tires and wheels, so I'm ready.

May not work for you, but the deal was too good not to pass along!

And "NO" title!!!!

That's about it.

If and when I hear any more I'll pass it along.

Packer

Hi Packer, a trailer using that tire size really would be a little taller than optimum but could still be useful. A B61 with an 8000# steer axle, (FA-505) and 34,000# "camelback" rear suspension sits low at about 30" of top rail frame height from ground. Using 9.00X20 tires would make the trailer fairly level but larger tires may make it run downhill depending on 5th wheel height.

I really want to build my own traveling axle trailer and have all the needed parts except suspension and axles. The cylinders were expensive but I found them used. I've not ordered the steel either but that is just a phone call. Not settled on air, or spring suspension, but want to come in with a 44ft. overall length with a knife edge approach. Don't really have the time to proceed so looking for a stand in for a couple of years till something is ready to be hauled around here. Too many unfinished projects and may need to put a part timer on payroll to move along.

Rob

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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I'm working a contract job right now.

Will get me thru 'til Spring.

THEN I can get mine done.

All I'm looking for is something to chain a couple of trucks to when traveling to truck shows.

I'll put maybe 3-4,000 miles a year on it and the price is in my range.

(And I work cheap on my own stuff)

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