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    Quote Originally Posted by gringeltaube View Post
    I'm still wondering how any larger size (dually) tires would work well on that trailer, without them rubbing too much on the upper suspension arm and even on the platform itself. Because even the original 215s do rub, in certain positions.
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    G, I seem to remember one time that you mentioned to me about somebody connecting 2-M1000s together. Is that correct? I’ve been toying with the idea in my head, but can’t seem to figure out how. Looks like to me it would take a complete steering redesign.

    Not that I’m going to do anything like this soon (I haven’t even got this one trailer going yet), but there is always that bigger load.
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    M149A2 tanker trailer
    M49 parts truck
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    M936 (converted to lime spreader truck)

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    Well, that was an initial idea, yes... but then never prospered. Instead, this guy did stretch one of his M1000 about 10', with the plan to eventually accommodate two more pairs of axles. He even had all the components already to make all but the first axles steer.

    But that second phase never happened, after he bought himself a series of much longer, modular type trailers from a Chinese company called "Heavylift" (which I think are Goldhofer knockoffs...? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringeltaube View Post
    Well, that was an initial idea, yes... but then never prospered. Instead, this guy did stretch one of his M1000 about 10', with the plan to eventually accommodate two more pairs of axles. He even had all the components already to make all but the first axles steer.

    But that second phase never happened, after he bought himself a series of much longer, modular type trailers from a Chinese company called "Heavylift" (which I think are Goldhofer knockoffs...? )

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    I was in serious talks with China Heavy Lift about a Goldhofer knockoff, but wasn't comfortable sending most of the money to china ahead of time before the trailer got here. I was also worried about the quality. From what I can tell, they are built exactly like the Goldhofer, and the Chinese salesman claims that Goldhofer parts will work on them, and you can also couple them with Goldhofer lines. They are roughly half the price of Goldhofer (I don't know about know, with the tariffs). If I could have gotten him to agree to get the trailer to US soil before I paid for it, I would have made the deal.
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    1985 Mack RD822SX (Operation Desert Storm veteran)
    M1000 transporter
    1967 M715
    M101A2
    4- M105s
    M149A2 tanker trailer
    M49 parts truck
    M35A2 parts truck
    M936 (converted to lime spreader truck)

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    Well, I reached out to DRS about parts and this is the response I got.

    "Unfortunately we don't carry or sell spares to the general public. The spares we do
    sell are in large quantities to DLA, and manufacture them only after being
    contracted to do so. We are contract defense manufacturers.

    Good luck finding whatever parts you need. There are a number of old M1000s that
    have been sold to the public, so maybe you can find someone who is cannibalizing
    one."

    At least they took the time to respond.

    Any parts I've needed so far, I've been able to source locally, mostly brake parts from NAPA. I do need a couple of hyd hard lines that were damaged by forklift, I guess I'll just have to make them.


    Another problem I've got to solve is a APU oil leak. When I first did a test run of the APU, after adding fuel and a hot battery, it fired right up. I did a limited function check on what I could (some hyd hoses damaged), but after running the APU for about 5 minutes, it started blowing oil everywhere. After inspection, it's coming out of the crankshaft seal, but I couldn't understand why it was coming out with such force (spraying several feet). After more inspection, I find the crankcase vent and discover it is plugged. I got the crankcase vent cleared, but the damage was done, the crank seal is shot. Now I've just got to figure out how to replace the seal, all I've found in the TM says "excessive oil use or leaks, replace APU".
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    M1000 transporter
    1967 M715
    M101A2
    4- M105s
    M149A2 tanker trailer
    M49 parts truck
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    M936 (converted to lime spreader truck)

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    Spent $1,000 in hoses today, got enough to replace 1/3 of them. Fixing to spend another $1,000 on tires. I'd suspect I'll spend another couple $1,000 before it's ready to go to work.

    All these expenses were figured in the purchase price, but I couldn't imagine a hobbyist owning one of these, unless they had some pretty deep pockets.
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    1985 Mack RD822SX (Operation Desert Storm veteran)
    M1000 transporter
    1967 M715
    M101A2
    4- M105s
    M149A2 tanker trailer
    M49 parts truck
    M35A2 parts truck
    M936 (converted to lime spreader truck)

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    Quote Originally Posted by m16ty View Post
    All these expenses were figured in the purchase price, but I couldn't imagine a hobbyist owning one of these, unless they had some pretty deep pockets.
    I am only one winning lottery ticket away from that. But, until then, I’ll be happy to live vicariously through you and Mitchell.

    Thank you for posting the descriptions and pictures of your progress!!!
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    I've also looked into replacing the APU seal. According to the Kubota manual, you've got to remove the whole case side to replace the seal. I've thought about some field mods to fix it though. One is to drill through the boss around the shaft, in order to be able to drive out the pin where the manual crank engages. With the pin out, you can slip a new seal over the shaft. The other option, and the one I'm going to try first, is I found that a rubber cap made for 1.5" PVC pipe is the right size to fit over the boss. You really only need access to the shaft for manual starting, so I could just leave it plugged off. $3 from Lowes.
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    M1000 transporter
    1967 M715
    M101A2
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    M149A2 tanker trailer
    M49 parts truck
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    M936 (converted to lime spreader truck)

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    Quote Originally Posted by m16ty View Post
    Spent $1,000 in hoses today, got enough to replace 1/3 of them. Fixing to spend another $1,000 on tires. I'd suspect I'll spend another couple $1,000 before it's ready to go to work.
    All these expenses were figured in the purchase price, but I couldn't imagine a hobbyist owning one of these, unless they had some pretty deep pockets.
    For the amount of trailer and capability your getting, it’s still a bargain.

    Even with lottery money, I wouldn’t own one.
    Extremely cool trailer, but just too big for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinstar View Post
    For the amount of trailer and capability your getting, it’s still a bargain.
    Agreed. I’m not complaining about the cost, I know full well what things like this cost to get operational and maintain. I’m just posting the cost so if somebody wants to buy one, they know what they are getting into.
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    1985 Mack RD822SX (Operation Desert Storm veteran)
    M1000 transporter
    1967 M715
    M101A2
    4- M105s
    M149A2 tanker trailer
    M49 parts truck
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    M936 (converted to lime spreader truck)

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    Quote Originally Posted by m16ty View Post
    Agreed. I’m not complaining about the cost, I know full well what things like this cost to get operational and maintain. I’m just posting the cost so if somebody wants to buy one, they know what they are getting into.
    I knew you weren’t complaining and had factored in replacement parts cost.
    Needs fixed before it can work and earn money.

    Definitely a Killer trailer at a bargain price.
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