What was this trailer specifically
used for? It has a pattern of bolt holes and larger holes cut in the
sides and bottom. They look to "factory" to have been done by a
previous civilian owner. Does anyone know what this pattern would indicate
that this hauled? Generator, Compressor, Fire Pump, Gasoline Pump, Tire
Repair? Check the "hole" page here
|The G518 One-Ton cargo
trailer known as the "Ben Hur" trailer was made to tow behind
2.5 ton trucks but during the war could be found being towed behind 1 ton
to 7.5 ton trucks and even some Armored Vehicles.
The trailer consisted of a 8 foot long x 4 foot wide
steel or wood box mounted on a single axle trailer. Usually the trailer
was covered with a frame and tarpaulin (anybody have one they want to
Variations of the trailer were used to haul fire
pumps, mobile kitchens, generators, and other goods
G518 Trailers were made by the following companies:
American Bantam, Ben Hur, Century Boat Works,
Checker, Dorsey, Gertenslager, Henney, Hercules Body, Highland Body &
Trailer, Hobbs, Hyde, Mifflinburg Body, Naburs, Nash Kelvinator, Omaha
Standard Body, Pke, Queen City, Redman, Steel Products, Strick,
Transportation Equipment Corp, Truck Engineering Corporation, Willys
Overland, Winter Weiss, Baker, Covered Wagon Co., Keystone, And Streich.
These trailers were built from 1941 to 1945.