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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:10 am

And one will note that the various size cargo trailers available for the other wheeled vehicles have a wheel tread dimension compatible to the towing vehicle.
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by railroadgoatoat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Did the MBT have combat wheels exactly like the Jeeps had ?? Were they reinforced ?? Or what kind of wheels?? Picture would be great.
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by Bill H. » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:22 pm

All WWII 1/4 ton trailers had combat wheels just like the jeep. The only reinforced combat wheels were used on the Converto Airborne dump trailer.
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by Hypnogator » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:18 pm

I once read that the reason they made the 416 three inches wider is because it would allow one more jerry can to fit width wise. Is this true? I have a M416 and M100 but never actually tried it.
I just bought a 416 that had been sitting in a shed (read, dusty but stored indoors) for 15 years, for $250. It has a gas can mount on the front, and three on the rear.

And yep, wheels are the same width apart as my M151A2. 8)
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by pookie » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:05 am

In looking at the comparisons, I didn't see this spec. In reference to the axles, I know the MBTs have a free floating axle, but is the axle the same width as that on a M416?
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by TopKick » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:29 am

The M416 Lunette casting will indeed work on a WWII Bantam trailer. Here are some photos of mine. The nice thing about the M416 casting is there are two positions for heigth adjustment. 8)
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by TopKick » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:48 pm

Here is a shot of the drawbar braces installed on the WWII Bantam trailer. I still need to install the new brake cable and put the parking brake handle back on. 8)
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by TopKick » Fri May 30, 2014 5:13 am

I recently brought home a couple of M100 trailers. I was moving my trailers around for yard maintenance. I used the M416 lunette to move the M100 trailers. It fit the yoke just fine. 8)
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by Eddie Holland » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:05 pm

The M416 wheels will not fit on a M100 for your info. unless the center is modified. I know I have 2 M416s and 2 M100s. I tried to bring a newly bought M100 home last week that had shot tires. I thought I would just throw some M151 wheels on... the same as m416 but the center was 2 small for the hub center.
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by TopKick » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:36 pm

I wonder if the axles will interchange? 8)
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by TopKick » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:06 pm

I also wonder if the hubs will interchange? 8)
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by Cuz » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:06 pm

100 hub = 7328374
416 hub = 71770-43434

100 axle = 7328287 supersedes to 7328288
416 axle = 8635604

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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by TopKick » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:36 am

My M100 is currently at the sandblaster. Once back home I may have to conduct some more experimentation. 8)
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by Eddie Holland » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:55 pm

BlitzAttack wrote:What about the wheels? Do the willys/m100 style wheel fit the m416?
The MBT T3 wheels I think will fit the M416, but I can tell you for a fact the M151 wheels will not fit the M100 unless the center bore has been modified. I have bought 2 M100s and one M416 in the last few month. When I took an M416 , m151 wheel and tire to get the one M100 home the wheel would not fit.
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Re: MBT/M100/M416 comparison

Post by Bill H. » Fri May 15, 2015 5:48 pm

BlitzAttack wrote:What about the wheels? Do the willys/m100 style wheel fit the m416?

No they won't. M416 wheels center on the hub itself while the M100 wheel, like the MBT/T3/MB/GPW, center on the lug nut's taper. The center size is different. The M416 uses washered lug nuts and the M100 uses tapered lug nuts.
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