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#1 TimW OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 10:07 PM

I picked up this little homemade? trailer with some kind of axle/rear end in it.  The trailer is small, maybe 3x4, but the axle has a small five lug pattern, like a garden tractor.  The transmission on it is puzzling me.  I would think it is way wider than used on a garden tractor.  I can't find any id or info on it.  If anybody has a guess to what this was removed from, it would keep my bored mind from over analyzing it.

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Might be from a grounds keeping equipment piece. Ryan has a national mower with wide stance and 5 bolt rears.
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Posted December 19, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Golf cart?


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 11:22 PM

What do you plan to do with that trailer?

 

Where abouts in KY are you located... just curious.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 12:41 AM

 I live in Frankfort, KY. It came out of a rural farm area in Ohio, it was matched up with a nice Bolens 850 that the trailer was supposedly built for around the late 60's.  I thought golf cart, but then I thought for this thing to have been removed from a dead something in the late 60's, it would have not be probable that golf carts would have been old enough.  It sure is a peculiar little tilting trailer.  The darn rims and tires even are a matched old set.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 02:25 AM

Not sure but makes for a real nice heavy duty trailer.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 07:43 AM

I was looking around online, looks like there were several people making carts even back into the 40's.

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 08:55 AM

The profile looks like a Falk speed reducer as used on conveyors, etc. Can you tell what the protusion is on the top right of the trans?
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Posted December 20, 2013 - 04:04 PM

That whole design and protrusion on the top is throwing me off.  Another interesting thing is that it has plastic plugs, like what are in new or rebuilt hydraulic parts, in all the openings and ports, that look like they have been painted over several times.  It almost looks like it was installed on the trailer without ever being used on what it was meant for, if that makes sense.



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Posted December 20, 2013 - 04:31 PM

I'm in stamping ground. If you ever decided you may not want the trailer let me know. What's the whole thing look like? As far as the plugs...I've used them before and keep them on hand when I get them. It could have been built by someone who just wanted to protect the rear end.

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 06:39 PM

  Sorry to trouble you, but could you take some pics of the other sides? Does the top protusion appear to be a hyd motor?

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 11:51 PM

I will get some better pics out tomorrow, I am just at a loss on it.



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 12:01 AM

Am I thinking right when Ol' Stonebreaker brought up an interesting thought.  Could this thing have been fed with hydraulic lines, and not a belt of pulley set up.  I may show my ignorance, but could something similar to this operate off of hydraulic flow as its power source?



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 12:24 AM

If it's a Falk speed reducer it could have been fitted w/ a hyd motor. The profile I see certainly looks like a Falk.
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Posted December 21, 2013 - 01:44 AM

Didnt they use electric motors on them too?




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