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« on: June 14, 2019, 07:06:12 PM »

If I want it I can drag it out of the bramble patch it’s in and take it for restoration.
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I don’t mind a bit of work to rebuild it and can source materials easily. My question is does anyone know what it is? (Apart from a trailer laugh )
The wooden parts seem to be a poor rebuild job once upon a time but the chassis is really good. Leaf sprung single axle, interesting looking braked hubs and good tyres.
Tow hitch has B&B Eng Co cast into it
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 07:51:20 PM »

By the looks of the signwriting, it once belonged to some charvers. tiphat
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 08:00:14 PM »

Very nice whatever, your best bet is to look at the hitch and see if there is a maker’s name or find a maker’s badge/plaque on it. The wheel centres may give some a clue.

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 08:01:23 PM »

What's the hitch arrangement ?

Does it look like this, but without the metal tub nixweiss



If it is, then it's worth a fortune £££s



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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 08:01:34 PM »

Just read all your post, sorry I missed your comment.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 08:06:41 PM »

My favorite part is the small window on the forward facing boards.   cheers_man
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 08:10:10 PM »

Dont think it is a brockhouse as it has a different hub arrangement.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 08:24:06 PM »

I think rice are four bolt wheels. The mystery continues.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 08:36:49 PM »

Interesting hub cap, never seen one like it before. Almost like the step for a 101.
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 08:50:15 PM »

May be a old gpo trailer.  nixweiss
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 09:29:40 PM »

I think it is a narrow track Sankey with a different body
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 09:54:08 PM »

I think it is a narrow track Sankey with a different body


I believe you're correct. The hitch has likely been changed.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 10:34:59 PM »

The hub extensions are for lifting it up by ropes.

Here's a pic of a very early Brockhouse (Sankey type) trailer, showing the chassis.

Is yours the same?

 
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 10:36:41 PM »

Hmm. No, it doesn't look like it.  Maybe a later Sankey?
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2019, 01:20:01 AM »

It’s not a Brockhouse Bt8, going by the hubs it’s Sankey narrow track with a home made body and wings or possibly a 60’s Sanky style Brockhouse chassis, but they are quite rare.
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2019, 08:15:03 AM »

Thanks for all your replies, Folks. Lots of ideas there.  tiphat
The hubs are definitely the same as the one you have pictured, Charles, and the chassis is all box section as in the same picture.
It seems it’s certainly worth rescuing from the bramble patch and the tin worms  eclipsee_gold_cup
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2019, 09:49:38 AM »

Even if you don't want/need it you absolutely have to get it away from there. At the very least you'd probably be £150 up.
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2019, 11:32:01 AM »

There is a Sankey/ Brockhouse// Penman facebook thing ask them
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2019, 01:11:59 PM »

My best guess is the half ton military jobby that imeadiately preceded the 3/4 ton Sankey NT.
Hubs look very familiar.
Tow hitch has probably been changed to suit civilian use
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2019, 02:23:36 PM »

Would seem bonkers not to grab it, if it's offered free..!  wink
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2019, 03:08:44 PM »

Someone in the club will want it, so just grab it anyway.
At worst you can dump it on ebay

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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2019, 05:26:03 PM »

There is a Sankey/ Brockhouse// Penman facebook thing ask them

I’ll do that, thanks  cheers_man
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2019, 05:43:22 PM »

I am in need of a good solid trailer with an over-run brake so it’ll be staying with me  Banana
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It seems from all your comments that it’s a Sankey that’s been chopped up for civilian use. The hitch is made by a company who specialise in trailer and caravan parts.
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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2019, 04:48:15 PM »

Hi,

Just a thought ... is the hitch 50mm or 2" ?

I don't think a 50mm hitch will fit on a 2" ball (50.8mm ?), while a 2" hitch WILL fit on a 50mm ball, but potentially dangerous.

Are 2" balls (or pins with balls) still available?

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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2019, 09:24:59 PM »

602, I owe you a pint. I've got a old livestock trailer in the yard, and I did wonder. I thought it was worn out, but couldn't figure why there were no real signs of it. It's old, so I must have a 2". I have never heard of 2" - until now. Thank you 602. You may now come over all smug.
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« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2019, 09:32:00 PM »

Looking at the design it is almost certainly a 2" ball hitch  -- and they have not been available new for absolutely ages AFAIK

I do not know whether it is still the case, but for a good many years after the changeover it used to be a requirement to have 50 mm cast into the newer type hitches and I cannot see the numbers on that photo.

a 2" hitch WILL fit on a 50mm ball, but potentially dangerous.

Absolutely   -- it only needs a smidgen of wear in either part and it can work its way off quite easily. There were quite a lot of mishaps back in the day with people trying to make do with old trailers on newer hitches.
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« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2019, 09:17:22 AM »

Don't 50mm balls have a flat top?
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« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2019, 10:22:07 AM »

Don't 50mm balls have a flat top?

Yes.

You can probably get a new 50mm end that can be made to fit that hitch block. If not, in these days of auto-reverse, a secondhand Bradley shouldn’t cost too much.
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« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2019, 12:15:14 PM »

Beware of turning the problem round.
The problem is not the ball size of 50mm, but that the hitch size is suspected to be 2" (50.8mm), which is loose enough to fall off a modern 50mm ball.

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« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2019, 12:24:21 PM »

In an emergency, as a get you home measure, a few layers of heavy plastic sheet over the ball will take up the slack. Of course you will have a secondary coupling fitted, won’t you?
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