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Go-For-Digger Trencher Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s another type of trencher.  Go-For-Digger also made  also made back hoes (see bottom image).

“N.O.S. & O.E.M., KAISER, JEEP, CJ5 UNIVERSAL, “GO-FOR-DIGGER”, “TRENCHER”,
SALES AD-(2-SIDED & COLORED, ON BOTH SIDES)-BROCHURE. KAISER JEEP OFFERED: SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, ATTACHMENT OPTIONS, FOR KAISER JEEP CJ5 UNIVERSAL’S.”

Here is an example of the go-for-digger backhoe:

 
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1958 CJ-5 Trencher Barnhart, MO $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

This runs and drives with an operating trencher and sports duallies.

“1958 CJ 5 Willys Jeep with a trencher attachment that was factory made for jeeps back before the industry started making trenchers for smaller jobs.

Back then it was either a shovel and pick or large diggers. This trencher fit the bill for the smaller jobs.

This unit is in complete working order and runs great. The odometer reads 4400 miles and I believe it.

The Huricane-4 motor runs smooth and does not smoke.

Also has duals on the back that are made for jeep and never seen one of these with a cab.

Price is OBO at $6500.00 Please only serouis inquirers. 314-952-two nine 61”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3180235879.html

 
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Jeep Trencher? Galveston, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

Philip forwarded this.  I’m try to get my brain around this, but I can’t quite picture a trencher here.

“Willeys jeep trencher. Seems to all be there. $350.00”

 

 
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1952? CJ-2A? Auburn Trencher Hiawatha, Ks **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Sold. Was on eBay.

John pointed this out.  It includes a video.

“A rare, working, 1952 Willys Jeep CJ2A with an Auburn Jeep-A-Trench trencher.  It will dig a trench 6″ wide and 46″ maximum depth.  The trencher was made in Auburn, Nebraska by a company that is still in existence today.  I have used this trencher 3-4 times a year for the past 6 years. It has been kept in a barn, each time I just put battery in it and it is ready to go.  I have used it for installing water lines, electrical lines, drainage tile and rain water downspouts.  It was previously owned by a local plumber.  It is simple to use and once digging is started you just stand back and watch it work.  It runs great and has not overheated in our hot and humid Kansas summers.  Brakes are soft and steering is stiff but you’re really not going to drive it any distance anyway.  It is self propelled via creeper gears and the digging outrigger can be raised and lowered via an electric motor. All of the standard Jeep CJ2A features are still retained.  It was converted to 12 volt then the trencher unit was added at the factory along with a Governor to regulate engine speed, a PTO unit, an additional drive shaft, heavy springs and frame stiffeners.  Exact mileage unknown, but it can’t be to high because the trencher has been on it since day one. Comes with spare parts including extra trencher teeth and chain links and owner guide.  Have a clear title. Sold AS IS, no warranty.  Also for sale locally.  I will not deliver.  If you arrange shipping I will assist with loading.  Deposit payment of $500 via PayPal within 24 hours of auction ending. Balance of payment will be cashiers check or cash.  Cashiers check must clear to be paid in full prior to shipping or removal from sellers location.”

 
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Year CJ-3A w/Trencher Columbus, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

The body appears a little rustier than the seller describes. There appears to be value here.

“This is a CJ3A Jeep with a factory made trencher. Jeep is solid and body is good for restore. Has been stored for many years. Will sell for $1500 or may trade for ????”

 
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1948 CJ-2A w/Trencher Elizabethtown, Pa eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

I wouldn’t describe this as “an easy project”, but there’s plenty here with which to work.

“this is an extremely rare and desirable cj2a with the “Jeep A Trench” option,it is complete but will need full restoration ,the trencher attachment is in very good condition and seems to have been used very little ,the engine is complete and unaltered ,it does turn nd was running when parked but again this will need to be restored. it also has the rare dual wheel option with reverse disc wheels in the front.this is an easy project wince it is mostly complete , it has sat for many years until a shed deteriorated so it has weathered quite a lot.

I havent the time of funds to restore so am selling to the high bidder ,there is no title but will come with bill of sale.unit must me picked up in ky zip 40051. I will be happy to take any pics or answer any questions .{misfit41@aol.com} 270 272 3660 ,thanks,Tim”

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1951 CJ-3A w/Jeep-A-Trench Logan, Oh Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

I can’t see much from the pics.

“Willys Jeep-A-Trench. 4 cyl. flathead w/3 speed trans. 4 wheel drive. Restorable. Have Ohio title for it. If interested make offer. I have no idea what its worth but I am sure you could sell the trencher off the back to a collector and restore the Jeep. Thanks”

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/2408115183.html

 
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One of a Kind Trencher Mayfield, Ky eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

This poor jeep ….

“This is a real classic,early 40’s jeep with a Jeep-a-trench,nobody around here has never seen one,I turn the engine over by hand,the estate it came from he trenched there water lines, all the levers work.I think it is really unusally.The only other on e-bay is $5500 without the jeep it is very rare.Thank you  I have drop the price $500 will also consider offers this is for sale.I am droping the price another $500.Thank you”

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1959? CJ-5 w/ Jeep-a-Trencher Campo, Co $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

The serial number suggests this is a ’59 rather than a ’71 or ’72 (http://www.jeeptech.com/models/cj-5.htm).

“1971 OR 72 JEEP WITH A PLOW AND TRENCHER. THE TRENCHER IS MADE BY JEEP A TRENCH GEAR HYDROLIC MODEL GW103 SERIAL #2817. THE PLOW AND TRENCHER IS IS GREAT SHAPE AND WORKS GOOD. THE JEEP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, #5754897216, WILLYS CJ5, TIRE TREAD IS FAIR. THE MOTOR HAS JUST BEEN REBUILT AND IS A 134 F HEAD. THIS IS ALL FACOTRY AND HAS BEEN REPAINTED. NO RUST SPOTS OR MAJOR DENTS.”

http://eastco.craigslist.org/grd/1965913306.html

 
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1959 CJ-5 w/Jeep-a-Trench Oakland, Md No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2500

(07/28/2010) “1959 Jeep with a Jeep-ATrench in the back from a company called Auburn Machine Work Inc. Hard to find. It runs but smokes. New tires and starter. Bad body but comes with another tub for it. It digs down to baout 5 feet and is driven by PTO and drive. Asking $2,500 obo or trade. Call 301-334-2864 or email

http://tuscarawas.craigslist.org/cto/1905013666.html


 
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1947 CJ-2a Trencher Madison, Wi **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

Status Unknown. Was $1400.

“Anyone have interst in a 1947 CJ2A (serial #129382) with Jeep-a-Trench option. Unit is complete but chains are all locked up due to rust. Pictured is the well pulling attachment on the front of the jeep. That has been removed and is not included in the sale. The rest of the jeep is mostly complete including the following options: pto controler, shaft, rear gear box, 90 degree gear box (minus the drum), top bows, ag weight, and governor (minus the governor handle). The engine is siezed but has no noticable cracks. Jeep does not have a title. The body is ruff but not a complete basket case. Jeep rolls easily but the steering column is frozen. The wheels still turn side to side by hand so loading on trailer will not be a problem.”

 
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Year? CJ-2A? Dubios, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This is very cool, though the seller is a bit off on their history.  I’d like some better pics.

“This is a Willy’s Jeep. After the war there was too many left over so Willy’s started to put implements on them.I think that it is in the era of the 50’s  This is a ditch witch. It will need to be picked up.”

 
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Year? CJ-5 w/jeep-a-trench Cedar Falls, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

“Mostly original Jeep Cj5 Jeep-a-trench. Body is pretty solid, some rust mainly around hat channels. Half cab w/ pass door only. F-head with governer. (could use carb kit – floods out occasionally) breaks could use some work. Trencher seems to work as it should. Hydraulic creeper drive works great. Open to offers, would rather not put it on ebay. Thanks for looking,”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Trencher Niagara Falls, Ny eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Jonathan points out that this sold for less than $1400 ($1356.13).  Someone got a solid deal!

These Jeep-A-Trenches don’t appear every day.  I love this beat up old jeep 🙂

“1948 willys jeep [but not really sure]. It is a nice early CJ with a period [first series] jeep a trench attachment. I also am including a period willys jeep option snow plow. It came off my 47 CJ. I planned on selling only the trencher but have a offer to buy another jeep with plow so I am selling the whole package. The jeep tub has rust and the roof is in rough shape also, it all can be put back together. The jeep run 3 yrs ago and I had it firing & running with gas down the carb but the starter stopped working. This is a rare piece and wouldnt take much to get it working again. It dug trenches for water, electric and a drain line over 150′ within the last 5yrs. It has good tires and a towbar for short towing. bill of sale only. no papers. Buyer to pickup or I have a local guy who can deliver it for a fee. Payment within days of end of auction. Email me with any questions.”

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1951 CJ-3A Jamestown, NC eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

The bid is only at $610 as of Sunday morning.  The equipment could use some cleaning, but looks to be a complete package.  I haven't seen trenching equipment for sale that is in such good shape.

"1951 CJ3A Jeep A Trench with The Auburn Willys Overland authorized Trencher attachment.  Jeep is complete.  Has approx $2,000 worth of hard to find vintage options like Govenor, rear tractor box PTO, Hub PTO, etc…alone.  Jeep used until the motor failed, then parked, resulting in the Jeep staying complete.  Have owned for over 5 years and was bought from an off road equipment dealer.  Unique piece of Jeep Willys history for a collector…"

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