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By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
Transport trailer

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
Fruehauf

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1980 Great Dane SS

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1952 Trailmobile Tractor OpenTop

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1955 Trailmobile Stock & Grain

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1957 Trailmobile D20 Moving

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1956 Trailmobile Flat & Cattle

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1959 Trailmobile Milk Tank

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1946 Trailmobile model CP

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1955 Trailmobile Dump



By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1946 Trailmobile Trailer

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1952 Trailmobile moving van



By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1950 Fruehauf Truck Trailer John Morrell Meats

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1946 Kroehler White truck Fruehauf

By k2 - 8 Years Ago
Our transport trailers were open tops. Still have some of the plywood side panels left.
By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
k2 (14/08/2012)
Our transport trailers were open tops. Still have some of the plywood side panels left.


photos please K2
By Freightrain - 8 Years Ago
Bill White (14/08/2012)
Fruehauf

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Very cool lil trailers. I wonder if I could find something like that to haul my race car? One for car, one for living quarters! I think that would be pretty cool looking behind my B.
By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
Mike Harbison (14/08/2012)
Bill White (14/08/2012)
k2 (14/08/2012)
Our transport trailers were open tops. Still have some of the plywood side panels left.


photos please K2


I 2nd that.Grandpa had one Transport,but I don't think we have any pics.I do have a Transport floor grain trailer.


how about a pic Mike
By Shifty - 8 Years Ago
By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1948 Edwards Trailer

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1948 Gramm Workhouse

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1948 Gramm Payliner

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
Gramm

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
1940 Kingman Zephyr

By Bill White - 8 Years Ago
Fruehauf FF

By Tony Bullard - 7 Years Ago
Martin Carryall Trailers. attached
By Tony Bullard - 7 Years Ago
Jahn Equipment Trailers. Attached
By Tony Bullard - 7 Years Ago
Hyster Trailers.
By Hamish - 7 Years Ago
Tony Bullard (17/02/2013)
Hyster Trailers.


Very interesting brochures, Tony, I think the Hyster Company may have bought the Martin Trailer Company.
By Tony Bullard - 7 Years Ago
I think you're right Hamish. I can't seem yo find out what year that may have happened. I have a Hyster low bed registered as a '68 but I met an old timer who was a salesman for Cat who says he remembers selling that trailer new about '62. Back then it was equipment dealers who sold Cats. Look at the bottom of the Martin brochure. Cats were sold by our local (long gone) equipment dealer.
By John Suckoe - 7 Years Ago
Right Hyster bought Martin , then Etnyre bought Hyster , also Mitch Liddel did not have a fab shop and Etnyre built them for him and used the design in their trailer. At the auction Loadcraft bought the rights to the trailer . Fontains are a Liddel design as Fontain Specilized was run by Mitch at one time .
By Tony Bullard - 7 Years Ago
Thanks John, That's the story I've been looking for for a long time.
By White9064TD - 7 Years Ago
Here is a LaCrosse brochure from the 1950's. I am not sure what happen to them if they were bought out or went out.

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By Binder77 - 7 Years Ago
Drug home a nice older trailer last week. 1972, 40 ft. American van. Real solid old trailer. Has a couple "American" nameplates missing, anyone have any laying around?



By Chris_M_Budke - 7 Years Ago
1st off, that has to be one of the straightest aluminum trailers I've seen in a long time!!! How come I can't find one like that??? :P 2nd-ly, I may have a buddy with some American emblems. I'll give him a call tonight and see what he has.
By 251 - 7 Years Ago
That's a nice 40' van you got there Binder77! Can't be many left - imagine most survivors are in use as storage containers now?
By Binder77 - 7 Years Ago
Thanks Chris and 251, looking forward to getting it cleaned up and mechanically sound for shows. 5th wheel plate, tires and brakes are the main things needing attention. Bruce
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
1941 Lufkin

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
1941 cargo Chief by Ohio Body

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
1932 BJ trailers built in Chicago

By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
1941 Kingham Trailer ad

By Glee Pitney - 7 Years Ago
Bill: Thanks for the Ohio trailer. Dad bought a new Ohio Body 14" closed box for a new Dodge straight in 1948. I (age 16) went wtih him to the factory to have the body mounted. I was as proud as I could be as it replaced a 1940 Chev. with 12' open top box. I delivered a lot of freight wityh it. Glee
By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
Glee Pitney (09/03/2013)
Bill: Thanks for the Ohio trailer. Dad bought a new Ohio Body 14" closed box for a new Dodge straight in 1948. I (age 16) went wtih him to the factory to have the body mounted. I was as proud as I could be as it replaced a 1940 Chev. with 12' open top box. I delivered a lot of freight wityh it. Glee


You are most welcome Glee, Its all about memores......Bill
By badgoat - 7 Years Ago
This one's coming my way soon....

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By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
badgoat (10/03/2013)
This one's coming my way soon....

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Great find looks great................Bill
By Linntractornut - 7 Years Ago
I've used up my allotted image space I guess, but c. 1960 my Grandfather Elliott bought a 25' Edwards single axle produce hauling trailer (built in Detroit, not South Bend as earlier ones were, has a Custom Cartage Co. logo visible under the paint)) with the folding metal tailgate (still have that but rusted solid, I found it underneath after the flood of 2006), from a justice of peace down in Grand Gorge who delivered it on a sunday figuring no cops would bother him as it was unlicensed, that my grandparents used for years to store spare lumber and hay for the horse and ponies. I figure it will last another ten years but when it comes out I expect it will be scrapped unless someone wanted to restore and preserve it.
By Linntractornut - 7 Years Ago
Sorry I've maxed out my image space, but H.H. Linn had used trailers with his varoius homebuilt vehicles in New England to haul his dog & pony show equipment, then once he came to Morris they originally advertised building "Farm and Road Tractors & Trailers". In 1929, after swopping stock with Republic Motor Truck and the tractor plant became a division of Republic, American LaFrance swallowed Republic and Linn, and H.H. Linn sort of got shoved aside. He went to Paris, bought a patent for a small 1/4 ton two point hitch single wheel trailer he dubbed the "U-Can-Back" and came back and started a trailer company that built up to 25 ton trailers, on wheels or tracks, and even a glass thermos bottle like milk tanker, in the West End of nearby Oneonta, NY. By the mid 1930's business slowed down but by then he was involved with the tractor company again. When he was killed here in a plane crash in 1937, his widow hired Arthur Perkins who had built enclosed camping/sales office/display "Unadilla" trailers in nearby New Berlin, but other than military applications they never built regular commercial freight trailers after that.
By Eprsplit - 7 Years Ago
Bill,

My buddy just picked up this trailer and I was wondering if you or anyone

else could shed a little light on it.

The VIN plate is hand stamped with the following info:

Hayes, 1856, T-121149, 6-7-46

Somewhere along the line someone has stuck a Fruehauf axle under

there.





By wayne graham - 7 Years Ago
Eprsplit, I don't know if there is a connection but there used to be a Hayes Freight Line here. In the late 50's or early 60's they were bought out by McLean. Just for what it may be worth. Wayne
By Eprsplit - 7 Years Ago
Wayne,

I wondered the same thing.

It looks like it could be a Hayes Freight Lines trailer made in their shop.
By Linntractornut - 7 Years Ago
under "Custom Cartage Co." it seems to say "Railways Express"? and has fleet number 3245 on the front and sides showing through.
By Eprsplit - 7 Years Ago
Here is my 1950 Fruehauf 32 foot flatbed......purchased new by my

Grandpa in March of 1950.......been in the family since day one.

Model PMGT-5531-S, torsion bar suspension, manufactured in Ft. Wayne

Indiana. (FW-57866)



By Bill White - 7 Years Ago
Eprsplit (10/03/2013)
Bill,

My buddy just picked up this trailer and I was wondering if you or anyone

else could shed a little light on it.

The VIN plate is hand stamped with the following info:

Hayes, 1856, T-121149, 6-7-46

Somewhere along the line someone has stuck a Fruehauf axle under

there.







John, I will look at my collection and see if I can find one like it.

Bill
By Eprsplit - 7 Years Ago
Bill,

Thanks, I appreciate it.
By Hamish - 7 Years Ago
Fruehauf Trailer advertisement from 1938 featuring International C and D Line, Brockway and a cool old Sterling.

By Binder77 - 7 Years Ago
My uncle has this sitting in the weeds.It has two different tags on it, not sure what it is. Kingham Trailer Mfg. company or Middlekauff. They used it to haul crates of tomatoes to the buyer.





By jhancock - 7 Years Ago
Maybe Middlekauff was the dealer?
By Glee Pitney - 7 Years Ago
Here is a couple Kinghams from 1938 just several years older than Bill White's posting. Gleehttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/0c2f7a7e-d094-471b-8983-1e19.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/2c4bc3c7-5bd2-4be4-9e55-95d1.jpg
By Dima - 7 Years Ago
Bill White (14/08/2012)
1950 Fruehauf Truck Trailer John Morrell Meats

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And you can see this image in a larger size. Tractor - Mack?
By TEWHITEIV - 7 Years Ago
There is a rig identical to this sitting in Tibbee, Miss., but I don't believe the trailer is torsion suspension.

Eprsplit (12/03/2013)
Here is my 1950 Fruehauf 32 foot flatbed......purchased new by my

Grandpa in March of 1950.......been in the family since day one.

Model PMGT-5531-S, torsion bar suspension, manufactured in Ft. Wayne

Indiana. (FW-57866)



By Glee Pitney - 7 Years Ago
Binder: I have my dad's business cards from the 1930s and 1940s. One is Middlekauff, Inc, a Kingham dealer in Toledo, Ohio. Owner was W. A. Middlekauff, Vance at 15th St, phone Adams 4332. Glee
By Hamish - 7 Years Ago
Alcoa advertisement from CCJ Sept. 1950 featuring an International KB series-possibly KB8 or KBS8 model, what I think is an Autocar with an odd cab, and an Associated Transport Brown tractor.



The second page features a Western Emeryville International-probably a W4064-L model and an L model Mack-possibly an LFT.

By Binder77 - 7 Years Ago
Glee Pitney (24/04/2013)
Binder: I have my dad's business cards from the 1930s and 1940s. One is Middlekauff, Inc, a Kingham dealer in Toledo, Ohio. Owner was W. A. Middlekauff, Vance at 15th St, phone Adams 4332. Glee


Glee, that makes sense. Toledo is fairly close to here. Thank you. Bruce
By Shifty - 4 Years Ago
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By Shifty - 4 Years Ago
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By Park Olson - 4 Years Ago
      

      ^^^^  GREAT.....:D
By Stretch - 4 Years Ago
Good one, but I think he's going to have to get one made up in Emoji if he wants today's drivers to understand.:w00t:
By Rick Knox - 4 Years Ago
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My 1955 Trailmobile 6500 gallon tank trailer. Sure wish I could have done something with it. Well I guess I did, I gave it to a friend in Iowa for Christmas to go behind his White. 
By Shifty - 3 Years Ago
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By Jim Rose - 3 Years Ago
Rick Knox (12/6/2016)
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My 1955 Trailmobile 6500 gallon tank trailer. Sure wish I could have done something with it. Well I guess I did, I gave it to a friend in Iowa for Christmas to go behind his White. 

Does he have a wife who likes to sand and paint rusty trailers?

By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
Fruehauf
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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
Fruehauf
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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
Fruehauf

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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
Fruehauf

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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
Fruehauf

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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
Fruehauf

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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
1949 Ford F-7 & Fruehauf
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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
Fruehauf & GMC
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By Shifty - 3 Years Ago

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By Bill White - 3 Years Ago
That's very straight Shifty (1/14/2017)

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By Shifty - 3 Years Ago
Yes it is. Friend of mine tried to buy it a few years ago.  You reminded me of another one.
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By Shifty - 3 Years Ago
These 2 trailers went for $100 for the pair at an auction I was at in Az.
 They had been used for storage at a copper mine for several years.
 

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By Doug Blevins - 3 Years Ago
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By Eprsplit - 3 Years Ago
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Fruehauf Stainless steel refer I found recently, serial #FW52521, Model #SSRGT5532
Translates to: Ft. Wayne built, 1949, Stainless steel, Refer, gravity tandem, 32 feet long
By Eprsplit - 3 Years Ago
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By Eprsplit - 3 Years Ago
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By Shifty - 3 Years Ago
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By Doug Blevins - 3 Years Ago
Shifty, if you take the side boards off, it looks like my 35' Timpte, corner marker pads, and all, except all my winches are on the driverside, and crank for landing gear on the passenger side.
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By Shifty - 3 Years Ago
Glad you enjoyed that Doug.
 Don't see that style trailer around anymore.
By BinderGuyKyle - 3 Years Ago
Anyone know of any Fruehauf or Great Dane (Round nose front) Flat beds in Michigan? Finally got my COE Legal and driveable, for now... Thanks 
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 3 Years Ago
Kyle, you need to give us an update on your IH.
By Frank Surber - 3 Years Ago
This is my vintage trailer that I have my 49 among many other things  stored in 
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By goblue31 - 2 Years Ago
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By goblue31 - 2 Years Ago
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By goblue31 - 2 Years Ago
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By Glee Pitney - 2 Years Ago
My dad's 1939 24' Fruehauf with a 1940 Dodge hauling evaporated milk cans from West Virginia to Findlay, Ohio. That haul was replaced in 1946 with new 34' Gramm and a 1946 Dodge. I remember both well and I took the 1946 photo (first new unit after WWII). 
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By Glee Pitney - 2 Years Ago
(Messed up). This  34' 1946 Gramm and Dodge was the replacement on the can haul. (I took this photo and was first new purchase after WWII)
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By Glee Pitney - 2 Years Ago
Will  try again.  Gleehttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/b2b8c24e-09ce-4fc6-ad8d-3f5f.jpg