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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 04:06 PM

I picked this old looking garden trailer at the scrap yard today before I left. I think it is old but I can't tell if it is a factory piece or homemade. If it is homemade they did a very nice job, but I feel it might just be factory. It is built with thinwall steel tubing similar to 1/2 inch EMT. And then the top is aluminum sheet metal, and measures approximately 4 foot wide and 6 foot long (the bed). It rides on 4.80-8 wheelbarrow tires as well. It is quite lightweight too, very impressive little garden trailer. The hitch part is screwed up and will need to be repaired, but minor. It has that 60s/70s green on it, so I feel like it must be old, mabey someone here knows something about it.
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Posted December 23, 2011 - 04:13 PM

Nice looking little trailer, Casey! Can't offer any info on it, but it's different.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 04:27 PM

Casey,you must have tractors and tractor related material all over Virginia lol. Btw my friend when i looked up tractor addict in the dictionary.......You guessed it your picture was right there!

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 12:38 AM

Ok, I have had a revelation as to why it is unknown in the GT world... it is probably not for a GT. How many of you guys remember your old bicycle? They are all built of tubing and are lightweight in design, and some of them are that ugly shade of green!! I think this trailer was designed to be used on a bicycle with a hitch. Hmmmm, mabey I should call the Pickers? LOL

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 04:19 AM

You might be right about that, Casey.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 05:02 AM

At 4 ft wide, I hope they don't still make them for bikes. It's tough enough for most people to corner a trailer with a car, let alone with a bike. I keep envisioning the neighbor kid trying to pull this thru town and the property damage that would ensue.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 05:13 AM

You could be right Casey.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 05:33 AM

The little pipes on the sides look to be for putting side boards or a cover over it. Might just be a home made that was for a specific purpose, just did a very good job on it.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 07:12 AM

I doubt it was used for a bicycle trailer. The axle is placed too far back on the bed. That type of hitch would need to be attatched behind the bicycle wheel and if you put any load on it you would not be able to keep the front bicycle wheel on the ground.

Neat trailer though.

Edited by Lovintractorin, December 24, 2011 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted December 24, 2011 - 10:35 AM

Pretty different looking Casey. I've never seen one like that.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 01:05 PM

How about a bagger setup I think I have seen one like it but can,t find it now

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 01:52 PM

How about a bagger setup I think I have seen one like it but can,t find it now

hmm, mabey, it has stake pockets for sides, mabey they were tall sides?

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 10:30 PM

Neat pick Casey. Also neat Dodge. Is it yours?

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 01:43 AM

Neat pick Casey. Also neat Dodge. Is it yours?

Thanks. And yes, that Dodge is ours, but it is beyond restorable, but great yard ornament. :D

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 03:27 PM

Thanks. And yes, that Dodge is ours, but it is beyond restorable, but great yard ornament. :D


boy you sure have changed your thoughts on the old dodge lol. So any luck finding a bicycle yet to go with your trailer? LOL




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