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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by johnnyc, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Mar 26, 2010
    johnnyc

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    Found this article thought you would enjoy:
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  2. Mar 26, 2010
    johnnyc

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    also a 6 wheel jeep truck/trailer:
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  3. Mar 26, 2010
    CJjunk

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    That is one massive grill.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010
    windyhill

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    Love that powered trailer!
     
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  5. Mar 27, 2010
    jeep2003

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    holy crap it does exist! I thought i invented that :)
     
  6. Mar 27, 2010
    Kman

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    Cool!!
     
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  7. Mar 27, 2010
    DanStew

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    Oh pass me the crack.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2010
    kaiser_willys

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    <cough, cough, cough> here you go dan think ive had enough!!
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010
    DrDanteIII

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    Seth, you have at least enough parts and surplus trailers to make that a reality. Heck, you could probably even set it up with hydraulic rear rear rear steer!
     
  10. Mar 29, 2010
    kaiser_willys

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    been sitting here thinking about this setup, the trailer drive is powered by the pto................ so, it would only work in high range? or low range if they did the gearing in the trailer that way? just thinking out loud but if it was high range only it would be useless with any amount of weight, you would need the torque of low range to haul a load anywhere off road:?
     
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    DrDanteIII

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    Unless you had a granny gear trans.
     
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  12. Mar 29, 2010
    jeep2003

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    i think its meant for very slow use. Thus the "can be disenguaged for highway use" by "highway they mean pavement and high speed. Plus i dont think a jeep can even pull itself up a 52% grade in high range lol
     
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  13. Mar 29, 2010
    windyhill

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    Ya I was thinking 2 powered trailers. and a PTO winch on the back one! :twisted:
     
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  14. Oct 10, 2010
    dirty Bakers

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  15. Oct 10, 2010
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Walt Couch

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    Your right. Texas pattern for sure.. ;)
     
  17. Oct 18, 2010
    imajeepnut

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    What's neat about this is that I lay in bed many nights thinking about this very same setup for a Brute that I'm preparing to build. It certainly can/will work and would be wonderful in low range pulling a load in the woods...OR an adventure trailer for that matter...on the trail. I love this thought!

    I may have to go look through all my historical Jeep literature for this one. I don't think I've ever seen this one though... It's fun seeing "new" stuff like this!

    Thanks for posting!

    Jeff
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011
    Jw60

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    This topic has been quiet too long! chainsawguy
    here is the shopping list:

    a rear pto,
    one of these: http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/kit_320.htm
    a spare transfercase with matching gears to there jeep,
    dana 44 with matching gears to said jeep,
    m416 or similar trailer,
    and a bunch of driveshafts?

    If said parts are available, you must assemble and post pics / video.

    and if you have 2 rear ptos and a pto winch you must post a video of said trailer pulling said jeep backwards.
    :lurk:
     
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  19. Jun 29, 2021
    lhfarm

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    I know this is very old, but looking for the original article. I'm doing research on Bantam and it appears that Willy might have asked Bantam to look at developing this. Any ideas where this came from?
    Barry
     
  20. Jun 29, 2021
    jeep2003

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    looks very much like a popular mechanics article
     

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