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There is a Taskers Trailer Scammel coupling 1930/40`s currently up on eBay.  The front small and narrow two wheels appear slightly different to other pictures I found while having a 'google' (always like to learn about new and different mechanical items 😉  However given that it has a scammel coupling and the same or very similar layout would that do?

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On 8/19/2020 at 1:06 AM, Highland_laddie said:

There is a Taskers Trailer Scammel coupling 1930/40`s currently up on eBay.  The front small and narrow two wheels appear slightly different to other pictures I found while having a 'google' (always like to learn about new and different mechanical items 😉  However given that it has a scammel coupling and the same or very similar layout would that do?

Still on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Taskers-Trailer-Scammel-coupling-1930-40-s/274460707279?hash=item3fe72209cf:g:OQoAAOSwUIlevDrn

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I know post war there were 3 ton and 6 ton 'Mechanical Horses ' and the trailers were very different in size .

Farmers favoured the 6 ton trailers.

So make sure yours is right size.

Craig

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It isn't just the size of the trailers; the 3 ton and 6 ton couplings are different and not compatible, although similar in appearance. Couplings designed by other manufacturers but intended to work with Scammell couplings have the same issue over rating, but may differ from Scammell's versions in appearance because of the need to avoid problems over Scammell patents. Just to compound the issue, there were a few 6 ton MHs with 3 ton couplings. 

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you do not say if your mechanical is a MH 3 or 6 the MH 3 at the RLC MUSEUM was found in the old missile bays on RAF LECONFIELD complete with trailer and restored in the early 2000s by me great fun to drive and use trailer coupling easy to use. The museum site was the old tannery  and they used  The MHs on the site to move the hides a round the site one of the old tannery MHs still survives it is owned by  NIGEL RICE HAULAGE beverley

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