Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tractor

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Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tractor

Postby redgiant » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:46 pm

I think I read somewhere that it was a very common axle and that it was used on a variety of trucks etc. for a number of years. I'm guessing most of the ones that are still knocking about are in the States? I know it might seem like an utterly mad idea but hey, Roadless tractors are expensive and I want one bad!!

I also see John Bownes sells reconditioned axles. Would these be original Roadless axles or 'new' GMC axles they have converted??
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Re: Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tra

Postby county654 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:07 pm

Hallo,
your problem is not the axle, your problem will be the gearbox .
A reconditioned unit should have both.

What would be a good Price for a Roadless Major?

Two or three times a year I seee an offer here in Germany and the surounding countries.
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Re: Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tra

Postby redgiant » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:26 pm

Well almost none come up for sale in Ireland, so realistically I have to look to the UK. I think I'm right in saying that a Roadless Major could go for anything from £3000 upwards for a poor example. Add to that commission, VAT, transport and converting to Euros and it can work out quite a lot :shock:

The picture I saw of the reconditioned unit was of the axle only, though you make a good point. I would imagine it would be very expensive.

As for the transfer box......I'll pass that hurdle when I get to it. IF I ever get to it!! :D
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