Converto dump trailer questions

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Converto dump trailer questions

Post by 42GPW » Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:11 pm

I've recently acquired a converto. It's missing the data plate and lunette. As for the lunette wasn't it a heavier one. And any idea who sells them (repros)? Data plate wise. And repros out there?

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Re: Converto dump trailer questions

Post by bugcape » Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:16 pm

The technicality is that Converto Dump trailers are 1/2 ton, so we're on the wrong page here with the 1/4 ton trailers.
Be that as it may, it's my understanding that early Converto dump trailers came with the narrow lunettes but these were
changed over to the heavy type. This heavy or thicker lunette shaft is the still relatively the same used on MBT, M100,
M416 trailers with minor exceptions in the castings. I removed an original lunette with a terribly botched welding job by
some old farmer way back when for a M100 lunette without any mods to the receiver on my Converto. Looks and works fine.
As far as data plates, I'm not sure if anyone is reproducing any. Or if any originals are for sale anywhere.
Hope this helps. :D
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Re: Converto dump trailer questions

Post by Steve Webb » Tue Sep 12, 2023 7:58 am

If he doesn't have them I wager he can make them. Absolutely best on the market
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