Where to get a fifth wheel dolly?

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
What, like this ?

bit dear new, but you can get good second hand ones for around $10K & maybe a rough “farm use” one for $5K ?

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Old Tup

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Got some from a Commercial breakers once….not too difficult to convert them for tractor use….depends if it is on farm use or highway use…
On farm fine..
Plod will take a dim view on the highway though..
 
Got some from a Commercial breakers once….not too difficult to convert them for tractor use….depends if it is on farm use or highway use…
On farm fine..
Plod will take a dim view on the highway though..
I think I read somewhere, that for highway use, it has to be welded on rather than using the catch, as using the catch it is counted as two trailers towed behind each other (therefore must be empty), where as if you "weld" the catch shut, it then becomes one trailer so fine for highway use. Even then, the fine bit I have put may not be completely correct.
 

Old Tup

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I think I read somewhere, that for highway use, it has to be welded on rather than using the catch, as using the catch it is counted as two trailers towed behind each other (therefore must be empty), where as if you "weld" the catch shut, it then becomes one trailer so fine for highway use. Even then, the fine bit I have put may not be completely correct.
Meant if doing a home conversion rather than a Pro job, plod may well be unimpressed.
No problem welding up the handle though….just as easy to have a dolly in each trailer if you can buy them right from the dismantlers.
But as I said…Farm Use…
 

quattro

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Location
scotland
I think I read somewhere, that for highway use, it has to be welded on rather than using the catch, as using the catch it is counted as two trailers towed behind each other (therefore must be empty), where as if you "weld" the catch shut, it then becomes one trailer so fine for highway use. Even then, the fine bit I have put may not be completely correct.
I think removing landing legs aswell, I was told
 

Badshot

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Location
Kent
I'm off to look at one Monday if all goes to plan.
New build, new steel, new 5th wheel.
Air bags, brakes need doing though.
Secondhand axle and wheels.
Fingers crossed, I've bought the tanker now.
 

Adeptandy

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Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
I’ve got one in the brambles at the other farm if that’s any help, think it’s still on a flat artic trailer, but that’s heading for the scrap skip at current prices 😉
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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