Ben Hur trailer

Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:22 pm

Has anyone heard of Ben Hur Trailers? I've found that they were military trailers used behind Jeep's and Deuce and Half. The one I've found is post war made for farm/home. The price is good . Are they close to a IH cub trailer.

This is a picture of one. The one I'm looking at has fenders. The tongue has been replaced and has a 2" ball hitch and the floor looks to have been replaced with a diamond plate sheet.

http://www.heavens-reach.com/astrophoto ... ur-trailer

What do you think?


Russ

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:37 pm

Not sure what a benhur trailer is but the real WW11 Jeep trailers were much heavier, had a pintel hook tongue setup, had no tailgate so they would float.

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:07 pm

Found another link with reference to Ben-Hur trailers

http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthre ... ey-Trailer

Some good information


Russ

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:34 pm

Russ, here is my trailer. I was told it might be a Ben Hur. Look at the pix of the white trailer in the link you posted. I believe mine is that trailer.

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Here is the one in your link
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When I first saw my trailer it had the same cross pieces in the bed. The PO had cut most of them out just before I bought it. The reason I think it is the same one is because the guy I bought mine from also owns a Jeep as seen in one of the pix..

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:46 pm

Wow Bill small world. That's pretty cool. If yours is a Ben- Hur is it a good trailer, would you recomend owning one to a friend? :)
The one I'm looking at seems in good condition, tires ok, has lights,new tongue and the tail gate is solid. It is painted yellow, will have to splash some 2150 on it and change the wheel color.


Russ

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:51 pm

I don't see any problem with them. Mine seems to be in pretty good shape. Other than lights, no dump bed and having springs, it is very similsr to a Cub trailer.

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:53 pm

Thanks for your help.


Russ

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:30 am

Get it ! They are fantastic, the only drawback is no dump.

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:57 am

Before you purchase the trailer, crawl under it and look at the condition of the cross members, flooring and spring shackles and shackle mounts.

Should make a good trailer to tow behind a Cub or the pickup.

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:22 pm

http://photos.cubfest.com/displayimage.php?pos=-32404

This is a Ben -hur trailer. It was oliver green when I got it. Did not go well with the cubs.]

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:44 pm

muleboss wrote:http://photos.cubfest.com/displayimage.php?pos=-32404

This is a Ben -hur trailer. It was oliver green when I got it. Did not go well with the cubs.]

I thought it would have come close to a match. :lol:

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Re: Ben Hur trailer

Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:41 am

That green tractor is the most stripped down tractor there is. It has no starter, No PTO , home made draw bar. Only what it takes to make it run( has mag)
It has a broken engine mount on right front so I figured I would never use it for a work horse so painted it on a bet. Even has a home made crank.
The hood had been ran over. I straightend it with a 5lb sledge for starters. Doglegs are home made. The chrome exhaust is a piece of sewer pipe.

I have had it at a few shows, the IH people just shake there heads and grin, but it really upsets the JD people
This has been a fun tractor.

In all honesty it is probably one of the best running cubs I have now or ever had. Most always starts on first crank no matter how long it has set.

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:33 am

Mom always said, beauty is only skin deep. :D

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:25 am

That had to be made by the same company that built the 629-629 trailers.

Re: Ben Hur trailer

Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:15 am

SteveB wrote:That had to be made by the same company that built the 629-629 trailers.


I may be wrong but I think IH made their own trailers at the Memphis plant.