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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 08:57 PM

I picked up an allstate one wheeled trailer that mounts to a car. It was sold in the 50s. Like the one in the picture. I am considering building one for the back of a gt. Any thoughts? Any factory type trailers like this? I thought it would be useful.

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 10:01 PM

I had something similar to that on a cub, mounted to the rear and had two swivel wheels on it


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 10:35 PM

I have a home-built one with two swivel wheels that connects to the lower arms of the 3-pt hitch.

One problem in the design - being connected tot he lower 2 arms, it will tip up or down without warning.

 

Backing up is a mind bending event.  It should be as easy as backing up without a trailer, but if you are used to backing a trailer you will be all over the place.  Another event to watch out for is the trailer will swing in the opposite direction when you turn going forward.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 10:41 PM

If you had a Cat 0 three point on your GT , that be a good attachment point for that type of setup . It would also be a lot easier to back up than a regular trailer ........hummmmm


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Posted November 15, 2013 - 05:13 AM

A school teacher friend of mine had a 1 wheel trailer back in the late 60's early 70's.

It was quite a conversation piece!

Remember 1 time going across a 1 lane bridge with additional boards where the vehicle tires ran. The 1 wheel trailer dropped down, then bounced back up (rather high) when we exited the bridge.

 

They make 1 wheeled trailers to pull behind motorcycles too!


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Posted November 15, 2013 - 07:09 AM

I built this two-wheeler to fit the sleeve hitch:

 

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Lifting it when empty make it easier to back up to water hydrant:

 

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I had the big casters on hand, angled them back 45 degrees with a piece of angle iron.

 

Lowell


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Posted November 15, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Although they were neat in their day I think the typical two wheel would be better. You would have limited weight capacity, tipping & problems backing up.


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Posted November 17, 2013 - 06:00 PM

I saw one of those at Rough & Tumble a few years back mounted on an old car like your photo shows.



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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:20 AM

JrCo makes the 2-wheel swivel caster style carts, that are often used with vac collectors.  I had one and loved it....makes working in and around tight areas simple without jack knifing.  If your hitch is stout enough, I'd think a single caster would work.

 

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 10:44 AM

I saw a new two-wheeled trailer on a newer style car this week, it had a gooseneck under the rear bumper for the hitch.  Whatever was one it had a fitted cover, possibly an electric wheelchair.  ~~  Lowell






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