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Retrieved antique low boy for a friend

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I always enjoy taking the old dog out, Jim. It was on Sunday morning, so all the nice policemen were in church!  I was shocked  to see its I-Beam axle was bolted directly to the frame. Very solid wagon. He also has a D-47U that will be riding around on it someday. Al  

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ugh, god I gotta find me one of those in the worst way Al. need me a vintage lowboy, only problem is, that means more junk.....

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problem is most lowboys up here in new England have gold frame rails or they are rotted from salt

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I'm hoping to find one long enough to haul my B85, ideally behind a B61 single axle dump, or tractor.....

But, as maddog points out, it's tough to find anything in the Northeast that's not missing a third of its original metal.

 

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66dc75, that is a classic lowboy...love that curved gooseneck. Nice looking trailer.

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I'm hoping to find one long enough to haul my B85, ideally behind a B61 single axle dump, or tractor.....

I'd keep an eye on the municipal auction sites. I see them pop up fairly frequently.

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My Shertzer was sitting in the woods for quite a few years. No rot on the frame because someone stripped the wood off of it. This one has the axle bolted directly to the frame too, no suspension.

Only problem is that it's so damn short not too much fits on it.

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That Astro come from a Farm in western N.H.?

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lol sorry al musta missed this post just spotted it.....truck looks real good....pretty cool drop deck....nice to be able to pulloff a nice slick short move like that one ....with no unnecessary balony....bob

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66, My cousin had an Astro that looked similar to that, was a73 model 350 Detroit with a 13 speed,that's a pretty tractor you've got!

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Remember how many of those ran out of Maine hauling potatoes, I think every farmer had a Astro. 

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On 7/23/2017 at 7:26 PM, 66dc75 said:

My Shertzer was sitting in the woods for quite a few years. No rot on the frame because someone stripped the wood off of it. This one has the axle bolted directly to the frame too, no suspension.

Only problem is that it's so damn short not too much fits on it.

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And you think your  "Little  Red Wagon" is short? Check  out  my '41 Fruehauf  CPT-8!  Started out as a pull trailer  for  a  deuce  and a half. Steel is very  solid on it. Made some modifications to it,to make  it  able to  load/unload  something?????. Below  is a trailer in it's  original configuration.TM9-2800_p202.thumb.jpg.9afcf8055b9382ca7823ff37af9a7b27.jpg    Al20170402_140330.thumb.jpg.6c2ac17c93f4cd61fe0f421e04e91789.jpg

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do you just use blocks of wood under the rear most part of the trailer when loading a dozer or something? so that the trailer stays more stable as the load comes up?

 

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8 hours ago, Lmackattack said:

do you just use blocks of wood under the rear most part of the trailer when loading a dozer or something? so that the trailer stays more stable as the load comes up?

 

I never loaded anything  heavier  than  my '97 Jeep  Wrangler  on it. I would  definitely  want to block it up if I loaded my D4 7U  on it. I think I would  just  use  my  tilt-top for  that. It presently  has  a 63" flattop  sleeper  on it,which  works  out good  for  a few shows that are overnighters.

 

7 hours ago, 66dc75 said:

They don't get much shorter then that!

Good size for a little Cletrac

I would imagine  that's  what  the Army Corps of  Engineers  used it for. It's  got some incriminating  track marks on the fenders!  Al  

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