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    Half truck floatplane transporter and launcher - photo


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    I seem to remember seeing this before.

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    Front hitch and coupler distance to the axle sets; trailer maneuvering PhD!
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    My brother in law put a standard trailer hitch on the front of his truck. Made launching his sail boat easy.

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    That doesn’t look like a hitch to me...plus how would the truck float on only two wheels if it was a hitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevillageinn View Post
    That doesn’t look like a hitch to me...plus how would the truck float on only two wheels if it was a hitch?
    Stable long as the trailer attached; OR that short bed is full of counter-counterweight ballast-grade helium.
    If it was me, a big swivel caster would solve it. There is something visible in the pic.
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    That one is a Chevy but there’s some info on this one made from a Ford which does not use a hitch. Maybe similar maybe different but to my eye they are pretty similar.

    https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles...is-ford-truck/
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    So, is the flat bed in front called a leader instead of a trailer?

    The wheel placement in the front of the flatbed appears odd to me, it doesn't look like a standard tandem arrangement, as the front wheel appears inset.

    As the truck is inoperable without the front flatbed, this marriage of the two should reduce registration fees at the DMV.



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    Last edited by IAMSatisfied; Jun 21, 2022 at 05:13 PM.

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