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Posted By Tony Bullard Saturday, March 31, 2012 2:16 AM
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while on the subject of trailers, I have a Tonco single drop lowboy. does anyone know about the company and where built. I have not found a data plate on it. thanks in advance for any info.

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Diggn up ol History th@ Tony B started

The Folding Gooseneck Low Loader










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Hi yes Martin is Hyster the dump truck lowbed with the underframe hitch was made by Hyster , Shirtzer , & Smithco. The lift was cable, hyd jack or railroad jacks. They made them up to 30 tons. I believe Rodgers also made them and a company in Hamburg PA too ? Tandem rears too. John
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Narrow folding goose neck Hyster. Registered '68 but I think it's earlier. 32 ton @ 20mph, SN 9717.









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Hyster Martin Folding Gooseneck Low Loader circa 1960



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 Posted Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:32 PM
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I always wondered who made the equipment trailer my neighbors owned.



It looked a lot like the Martin TRD4 Carryhaul in the first post. That trailer had a hydraulic jack feature. Showalter's trailer worked the same way, just with a cable lift attached to the dump body on their truck.



They had a early 1950’s Dodge dump truck with air brakes.



Their business was general excavation, homesites, foundations, septic tanks and driveways cut through the woods. They hauled their dozers and draglines and backhoes on a single axel equipment trailer.



The trailer had a tongue on it with a horizontal pin going through it.



There was a big eyelet that hung down from under the truck that served as the hitch for the trailer.



There was a pulley on the trailer tongue and a cable loop on the dump truck.

They would loop the cable about the pulley on the trailer tongue.

When they elevated the dump body, it lifted the trailer tongue up into the eyelet.

Then they would reach in there an put a pin through the tongue and capture the eyelet.



I was 10 or so and their son and I sometimes rode our bikes out to their “yard” where they would be loading or unloading a piece of equipment. We were trying to make a Smith-Miller dump truck work the same way towing an Erector Set trailer.



A couple of times, on nice summer evenings, we rode in the dump truck to pick up a dozer. I never saw another equipment trailer like that one. We got yelled at more than once for trying to see what Bill was doing when he was hooking up the trailer.



Any ideas who would have built it? Those were the days when film and photos were not yet in my 10 cent a week allowance.


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Here's my 1968 25 ton Hyster.

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Loading Ed Kite's Cat on a Hyster.

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I love looking at those old pictures. It just goes to show, there ain't nothing new.

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Dan, I remember Lacrosse trailers in the late 60's don't know how much longer they were around after that.

Tony, you are right Hyster bought out Martin then they were sold by C-V and other Cat dealers.

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