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Jeep-A-Trench San Antonio, NM No Price

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/02/2022) No description provided.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/d/sandia-park-willys-jeep-trench/7533048304.html

“Willy’s Jeep a Trench Attachment
Price is just a place holder.
Open to all reasonable offers
Must pick up”

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1966 CJ-5 Trencher Daggett, MI $3500

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Jerry shared this CJ-5 with a working trencher for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1619396325123243

“1966 Willys Jeep Trencher. Engine fires right up, trencher works great. Title in hand.”

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1946 CJ-2A Trencher Minden, NV $5500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: price dropped to $3500.

(05/23/2022) It hasn’t been started for over a decade. It’s unclear why the rear axle looks like it has been pushed backwards.

https://reno.craigslist.org/hvo/d/genoa-1946-willys-jeep-trencher/7534663935.html

“We bought a ranch a couple years ago that had a variety of farm/construction equipment and junk on the property. We’ve gradually sold off or disposed of most of it. We’ve been on the fence however about what to do with this bizarre little rig; a WWII-era jeep that has a trencher built onto it. Part of me wants to hold on to it and take it back to a stock jeep. On the other hand, how many projects can a body accomplish in a limited number of years? Thus, if the right person were to offer, say, $6,500. in cash, I would part with it.
I have not tried to start it, though everything else on the property that was parked 15 years ago when the ranch was abandoned, has been made to run..
We are well off the grid, east of Minden, NV. Phone reception is poor. If you have an interest, please text me and we can arrange a visit.
There is no title or documentation that we are aware of.”

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Year? CJ-5 w/ Trencher Salisbury, NC $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

Mike spotted this trencher. It’s not far from him. He said he’d be willing to look at it for someone. I’m surprised this doesn’t have duallies on the back. It does have a rear pto gear box sitting in the jeep as well, so it seems there is some definite parts value here.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/293517196069024/

“50 – 60’s believe CJ 5 jeep with trencher. Looks like auger in picture but looking at in closely it is part of the trencher. NO TITLE”

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1969 CJ-5 Dually Granite Falls, NC $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

Mike spotted this former trencher with a Meyer half cab for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/242990244604026

“1969 Cj5 “Go-For-Digger” Dually. Came factory with a plow and a back hoe that i don’t have. The Jeep is now mostly disassembled and will need restored. Ran when took apart, I’m sure it can still run. Has rust in the tub but frame is good. I can send current pictures. Have PTO front and rear. F134ci 4 cylinder and 3 speed.”

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Trencher Utica, NY $500

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Andy shared this trencher for sale. Maybe someone can use the parts?

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/867253230604701

“I need some help…. not sure what to do with this. It’s been in the back yard for probably 60years. Thanks”

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Instructions For A Jeep-A-Trench

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Thanks to Scott for scanning and sharing this rare set of instructions from a Jeep-A-Trench manual. I know there are a few of you who are interested in this.

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Go For Digger Instructions Data Plate on Ebay

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Here’s a useful item for a Go-For-Digger trencher owner.

View all the information on eBay

“Up for sale is a subdued brass plate from a Go For Digging Machine attachment for a military issued Willy’s Jeep. This brass plate 8″ x 5″ and is a really cool piece of military and Willy’s Jeep history.”

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1953 CJ-3B w/ Trencher Bradford, OH Auction June 19th

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This jeep may be worth a look. It’s got a trencher on the back. Only 10,000+ miles on it.

https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3564470.html?kwd=willys%20jeep&zip=&category=0

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1966 Gladiator w/ Trench Kettle Falls, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Unclear if this still runs or not.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/494829778190478

“4×4 Jeep Trencher. We used this to dig for power and water lines on our place, roughly 5 ft. deep. You can set it at what depth you want. $2,500 OBO”

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Year? CJ-3A Jeep-A-Trench San Mateo, CA $6200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

This will run and drive. Given that, it seems worth a look. It’s listed as a 1948, but seems to be a CJ-3A.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/san-mateo-jeep-willys/7279960909.html

“Flat fender willys Jeep with trencher. Everything’s is original, everything is there. Car has been in the family for years.

Engine is good, turns over,starts up, and will drive,feel free to bring your mechanic or wrenches to get it started, you will need a battery . 70,xxx miles on it.
Tittle is lost.
Car is located in Sam Mateo”

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1965? Go-For-Digger Trencher Brochure

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I *think* this Go-For-Digger brochure features the trench on the back of an International D-1300 1 ton truck. Can anyone confirm this model? This brochure is Catalog No. 1865:

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Go For Digger Trencher Brochure

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This Go-For-Digger trencher brochure is undated and has no form number. It’s likely from the late 1950s.

This first image shows the front page:

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This is how the brochure looks when fully opened:

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The is the back page:

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1948 CJ-2A Trencher Potomac, IL $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. There are some more pics here

(08/28/2020) Not sure how much value is here. As Gordon notes in the comments, this has duallies.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/333290231130389/

“Willy’s Jeep CJ2a trencher barn find been sitting under a tree outback motor surely stuck What’s it worth Located outside Potomac IL”

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1948 CJ-2A w/ Trencher Scotts Bluff, NE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

This includes the Jeep-a-Trench.

“may be a 1948 ???? no title willys cj2a with the jeep a treach as you can see it is off of it seems complete it will run i reringed with new pistons also it due to # 4 piston being stuck . the engine at one time was rebuilt the piston were 0.30 over rod bearing were 0.40 over had it running needs a carb kit points fuel pump , its still on 6 volt system has a little brakes , tires hold air crackes in tires not road worthy , HAS no title guy i got it from didnt get one when he bought it over 5 years ago 4000.00 loc near scottsbluff Nebraska”

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1965 CJ-5 Whittier, CA $15,000

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This CJ-5 has low miles with a working Auburn Trencher, rear helper coil springs, and a Koenig half-cab.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/whittier-jeep-trencher/7233910801.html

“1965 Willys CJ5 with Auburn Trencher. Front blade bracket/no blade. Dual wheel adapters with extra set of rims and tires. The Jeep has the-overload coil springs with leaf springs in the rear. It’s all there. Practically no miles on motor to speak of 5,000 +or – runs great, trencher works great. I do have dually adapters with the rims and tires that will go with it. Zero rust, great piece of history.

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1948 CJ-2A “Lefty” Trencher Scottsbluff, NE **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

A rare combination of a Lefty and a Trencher. If you go to see it, don’t forget to visit Carhenge, a place I’ve yet to visit.

“may be a 1948 ???? no title willys cj2a with the jeep a treach as you can see it is off of it seems complete it will run i reringed with new pistons also it due to # 4 piston being stuck . the engine at one time was rebuilt the piston were 0.30 over rod bearing were 0.40 over had it running needs a carb kit points fuel pump , fuel tank . its still on 6 volt system has a little brakes , tires hold air cracks in tires not road worthy , the front bumper counter weight and the dual wheel adapters HAS no title guy i got it from didnt get one when he bought it over 5 years ago 3200.00”

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1953 or 54? Jeep-A-Trench Brochure

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This trencher brochure from Auburn Machine Works was on eBay before I snatched it. Given it features a CJ-3B, I figure this is a 1953 or 54 brochure. There’s no form number.

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1959 CJ-5 Trencher Shipshewana, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Nick is selling this CJ5 with a plow, half top, and working trencher.

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“I take cash or PayPal. Firm on price. First with payment takes it. Located in Shipshewana, IN. 1959 Willys Jeep CJ5 with Auburn Jeep-A-Trench. AgriJeeps were a standard CJ with aftermarket farm equipment, making a dual-purpose vehicle.

This is one of very few operational trencher Jeeps left. I can send you a video of it trenching my backyard. This particular trencher is the latest, greatest version available for the Jeep. It sits inside the bed, rather than hanging off the back. It removes quite a bit of stress from the chassis and body. Hydraulic boom raise/lower and gear-driven chain. Has a new heavy duty clutch kit, fuel tank, fuel pump, lines. Tires all hold air. Runs and drives nice.
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1961 CJ-5 Jeep-A-Trench St. Croix, IN $2500

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Doesn’t run. Has rust.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/pts/d/bristow-1961-jeep-willys-jeep-trench/7187386744.html

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“For that special person in your life that has everything…but NOT a Jeep-A-Trench!

1961 Jeep Willys
Jeep-A-Trench
4cyl. overhead valve
Rear passenger side leaf spring broke so it was retired.
Everything is here.
PTO driven unit in rear.
I have not engaged the PTO in fear for my life.

With a hot battery it starts right up and doesn’t smoke!
Runs strong (can send video).
Zero brakes
Not drivable at this time.

Just a really cool, rare unit with a neat history.
Clear Indiana title!

Special Machinery plated
$2500.00 Hour west of Louisville of I64 Exit #79”

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Jeep-A-Trench Unit Metamora, IL $450

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It’s rare to find these without a jeep. It looks in pretty good shape. It doesn’t seem to have the PTO parts included?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/713426812528542/

“Willys trencher unit. In good shape”

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1956 CJ-5 Trencher Fort Smith, AR $1800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/132385384566178/

(08/29/2019) “1956 Jeep cj5 trench a Jeep This is a very rare Jeep very few were made like this. It is a complete Jeep with all the pto’s and parts for trencher only thing missing is back chain covers This is a project does not run Frame is bent and body is rough Does not have title or vin plate I have a 55 parts Jeep that comes with it that has a good frame and vin tag no title Will provide a bill of sale This is a project I picked up and just don’t have tome to dedicate to it have to finish my projects will sale with parts Jeep for $2200or $1800 without parts Jeep”

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1952 CJ-3A w/ Trencher Canton, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** $2000

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“1952 Willys CJ3A Auburn Jeep-a-Trench Trencher Jeep.
Project – must sell to save this iron. I will consider fair offers. Early Auburn Trencher wheel drive, on a 1952 Willys CJ3A.
No Title. Low miles. NE Ohio. Akron / Canton Area. This Trencher was used to dig irrigation ditches on a golf course in Northern Ohio. It was sitting outdoors when I saved it.
Frame is in great shape. Leaf springs are ok. Body is pretty good (my opinion), No filler. Could use new front floor of course. Half cab top bows – no canvas, no door frames, Monarch Governor with handle and cable. Motor and Transmission are locked, I disconnected the drive shaft to roll it. I removed all brake drums also, found one rear hub was cracked so I replaced both rears hubs. Green narrow 16″ jeep wheels go with it, see last picture.”

 
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Jeep-A-Trench Digger Attachment Riverton, KS $375

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No PTO parts are included in the sale.

https://joplin.craigslist.org/pts/d/riverton-willys-jeep-trench-attachment/6979679793.html

“Selling the jeep-a-trench attachment off a willys jeep. This jeep has been sitting outside for 20+ years.
I have a tractor and 2 post lift to remove and load on your trailer.
NO PTO parts are included for $375 – I’ll remove the bolts holding it to the frame and send it home with you.
Located 5 miles North of Riverton KS”

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1959 CJ-5 Beatrice, NE **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

Maury found this great old trencher for sale.

“1959 factory Jeep A trench. Runs like a sewing machine. New ignition, fuel pump, and clutch. Master cylinder needs to be replaced (new one with the truck), gas tank has a leak (using a boat tank to move truck around), exhaust needs a new down pipe. Thats all the bad news! Trencher is an auburn trencher made and installed here in nebraska. Jeep comes with both doors, new master cylinder, new brake shoes, full set of 12 inch bits as well as lots of links and spare parts.”

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