Front landing wheels:
There appear to be at least 4 different types of landing
wheels used on 1 ton trailers. I do not know if there is significance on
what type was used by what manufacturer (need input on this). Here are the
Wheel 1: This wheel is on my steel trailer. It is a
welded wheel originally consisting of 3 pieces. Left side, right side, and
center hub. There is a Zerk fitting on the hub. The two identical halves are
joined and then welded together on the flat ground surface and at the
center hub. It also appears that the mounting fork is different than
the other wheels
Wheel 2: This is on my Wood trailer. This is either 3
piece wheel or 4 piece wheel. This wheel is not welded together but is
bolted together by 8 rivets through the center hub. The outer striking
surface is also a separate piece. ( I am unable to tell if that is part of
the center hub or if it is a 4th piece that is welded to the two
outer wheel "rims) This wheel has distinctive sides two it while the
wheel on #1 just appears to be rolled over.
Wheel 3: Is a typical type of wagon wheel. 8 spokes on
what appears to be a cast band.
Wheel 4: (Need additional picture) is a pneumatic tire mounted on a
traditional trailer rim. Picture 4-1 is off a water buffalo. These tires
may have been used more on the WB than others.
I would be interested to know if these rim types were
related to the manufacturer of the trailer.