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Crimson Tim
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Found this awesome trailer!

Postby Crimson Tim » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:51 pm

I have been idly looking for a reasonably inexpensive utility trailer for my Cub for years. Finally found one on Craigslist.
The hard part to fulfill beyond the price point I was willing to pay is that we only have a couple acres and the horse pastures are cross-fenced. That means there are 10' corridors between the different pastures and between the pastures and the property fence. We do this so the horses can't get into trouble playing over or through the fence with their neighbors, in case someone escapes from a pasture, there is still a perimeter fence keeping them off the road, and it also keeps the neighbor kids from feeing fingers to the horses.

In any case, turning a corner in those 10' corridors gets difficult fast with any but the smallest trailer. Consequently, it was difficult to transport tools or materials to the back corner of the property.

But then I found this beauty on CL. Both axles steer. I suspect it was built for the nursery industry, since we have a lot of those in the area. Theoretically, you could string a bunch of these in a line, and they would all follow the same path through corners.

Once I got it home, I thought I was in trouble. It looks enormous behind a Cub. The platform is 4'x12'. Surely there was no way it was actually going to manage a right angle turn in a 10' corridor? Lo and behold, it does!
Doing a couple circles in the arena, you can see from tire tracks that the inside rear tire is only half a tread width off of the tractor rear tire track (my wheels are set dished out).
It's tall enough at ~24" to function as a low work table.
It's going to be so nice to be able to carry fence materials, and the compressor, and hand tools and shovels, and the generator and whatever else is needed out to wherever I need them, all in a single trip.
I'd be willing to bet the tires are just golf cart tires, so should be easy to come by if necessary.

The only downside is backing.... I've been backing trailers since about 8, so I'm pretty good at it. This one offers a new skill set, though.

All in all, if you need a trailer, I can recommend these. I'm thinking there should be a lot of them out there on the market if you are in the right area. That said, I had to drive to a subdivision in the heart of Orlando to pick this up from a homeowner on a <1/4 acre lot, so you never really know where you'll find something interesting.
No manufacturer nameplates or decals or anything that I can find.

As an aside, I had to put a new pony tank on this tractor, but all I had available was a vegetable oil bottle. Like those biodiesels running on cooking oil, the little bit of oil remaining in the bottle made my Cub smell like french fries for an hour or so until it burned it off. As if chores didn't already make me hungry enough!

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Don McCombs
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Re: Found this awesome trailer!

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:15 pm

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Re: Found this awesome trailer!

Postby ricky racer » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:38 pm

Score!!

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1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
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Crimson Tim
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Posts: 572
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:09 pm
Zip Code: 32736
Tractors Owned: The crew:
"John", 1952 Cub
"Paul", 1951 Cub
"George", 1958 LoBoy Cub with Wagner 45 Loader
"Ringo", 1977 Cub

So far, Paul and Ringo have arrived. John and George were supposed to follow ages ago, but apparently have gone awol. Long story.
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Found this awesome trailer!

Postby Crimson Tim » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:14 pm

Don McCombs wrote:https://wellmaster.ca/products/greenhouse-nursery/nursery/wagons/four-wheel-steering-nursery-wagons-mini/


Them’s the ones, or similar, at least. Way more nimble than they look like they should be.

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Re: Found this awesome trailer!

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:54 pm

Yep those are for sure golf cart tires.


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