I am a member of the N-News club. I am very interested in your article on the early two wheel trailers. I have one that is like the trailer pictured in your newsletter. I was surprised that this may be a rare item, can you tell me more about it? My trailer is missing the body and some parts associated with the weight distributing top link (I didn’t know what this was until I read your article). I had to repair the wheels and mount new tires but the frame is solid and the lift cylinder seems to be in good shape, although I haven’t connected it to the hydraulic system.
Yes, it appears that you have one of the rare Ferguson tipping trailers manufactured and sold here in the United States. Sadly, part of the top link mechanism is missing. I am sure you can have the missing parts fabricated if we can locate someone with a trailer that has the top link assembly intact so measurements can be taken and drawings made.
I have seen pictures of these trailers taken at various shows in recent years and my hopes are that someone will come forth and share so that we may all benefit. Thanks for the pictures and for letting us know about your trailer. I’ll keep your name on file and follow up with you when we are ready to do a follow up article.