Lunette fitment

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Lunette fitment

Post by Adam » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:32 am

Will a Lunette from a 101 fit the m100? Or what others will be direct fit. Dont care about originality.

Or does anybody have a damaged lunette with the ring cut off?

I am only hauling wood in these trailers on private property so no comments please

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Re: Lunette fitment

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:18 pm

There is a chance that you might be able to jam the M-101 (3/4 Ton) Lunette and its' casting in between the drawbar rails of the M-100. The angle is different.
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Re: Lunette fitment

Post by Adam » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 pm

Now, if it dosent fit the casting i wont go that way, I just want something to fit the m100 casting.

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Re: Lunette fitment

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:47 am

M-101 3/4 Ton Trailer Lunette has one long taper and will not go in the M-100 Casting. I believe the Canadians have a M-101 that is not patterned after US M-101. Have never seen one except for the Supply Line adds.
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Re: Lunette fitment

Post by W. Winget » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:33 pm

It doesn't fit correctly, and depending on the model of socket on the trailer it may not fit at all.
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MBT and Bantam T3 appear to have a taper with a rear hole just under 1" in diameter, whereas a M100 (Not early production) has an exit hole of 1-1/8"
Black caliper is Bantam size Silver is M100:
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Hitches side by side M101 (and other trailers) lunette inserted in M100 mount.
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Lunnette attempt in MBT or Bantam T3 hitch.
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Even if it fit into a MBT or Bantam it would be too long
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Size matters M101 cannot fit into smaller MBT or Bantam T3 socket and come out the back.
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It does seem to fit OK in the M100 socket even though not recommended as taper is not correct. You could get the nut on it.
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Basic M416 for reference with selectable height socket, the surge brake M416B model has no shaft, the ring is welded to brackets, so it's not even shown
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Re: Lunette fitment

Post by signsup » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:57 pm

Do you need the lunette eye ring, or would a coupler do? I'm picking up an MBT next week that has a coupler welded onto a broken off shaft that is attached with the spring and nut on an MBT. If you think it would help, you can have it.
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