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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Wagon Gear Differences Revisited Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A while ago I asked about the differences between the earlier models of running gears. I have a little more info and thought I'd post it. Maybe someday when I forget it, I can search the archives and answer my own questions. Smile

VW: all-steel gear on steel wheels, plain bearings, horse and tractor speeds
VWT: all-steel gear with rubber tires, bronze bearings, speeds up to 20 mph
VT: highway trailer with rubber tires, tapered roller bearings, speeds up to 40 mph
VWTA: rubber tires, tapered roller bearings

I don't see any difference between the VT and VWTA other than that the VT offered brakes and spring suspension. The VWTA may have had a little more ground clearance as well. One brochure (1940) had the VW, VWT, and VT; and a different brochure (1947) had the VW and VWTA. I'm guessing the VWTA replaced both the VWT and VT.
 


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Wagon Gear Differences Revisited Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The older VWTA-5 had a tread width of 59" The VWTA-66 had a tread width of 66" They never had brakes or leaf spring bolsters. The G-20 replaced them and did have a highway version for Ammonia tanks. After that the RW series built by electric Wheel took their place until Case stopped selling running gears. Read the script carefully, as it describes the low speed bearings also.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Wagon Gear Differences Revisited Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, ACG. I think you mean VWTA-S insteaad of 5, and it was 56" instead of 59". I'm just clarifying for the future's sake. Thanks for the heads up on the low-speed models. They were still available and are just mentioned in the VWTA-S photo caption. Thanks, again!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Wagon Gear Differences Revisited Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Too much sanding dust on my glasses from being in the woodworking shop today!! LOL
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Wagon Gear Differences Revisited Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well, that sounds like a good kind of problem to have.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Wagon Gear Differences Revisited Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have 2 VWTAS gears with barge boxes and hoists on them and 2 VWTA 66 gears with 8x16 hayracks on them. I still think they were the most overbuilt gears out there for their load rating! I can't count how many 125 bushel loads of shelled and ear corn I have hauled on the VWTAS gears (7000 lbs plus the weight of the box and hoist on a gear rated for 5000.) I have also hauled countless loads of 150 50+ lb bales of hay on the vwta 66 gears (7500 lbs plus the weight of the rack) and I have never once had a any of them break! The one wagon has been in the family since new and my uncle used to fill it full of shelled corn and hookit behind the grain truck to haul a little extra each trip. He would pull it loaded at 40 to 50 mph!!! Thanks for posting the copies of the sales literature!!
 
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