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one man gang
03-08-2006, 01:55 AM
Does anyone have pics of home made gate lift(and any other trailer add ons) Thanks

G.M.Landscaping
03-08-2006, 02:55 AM
There's many threads on this subject which got me motivated to do mine.

I just finished mine the other day. Still needs some paint.
Mine was pretty simple since my trailer already used tubes for the top rails.
I used one 160lb spring per side. Can lift with one finger now. Should of done this 5 years ago when I bought the trailer.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=52001
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=52002

NEPSJay
03-08-2006, 07:27 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=136466

a more recent one......

walker-talker
03-08-2006, 10:03 AM
Do a search, I have pics of mine on here.....somewhere!

captken
03-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Safety first.

Here is the thread where I posted some pictures of the ez lift gate assist I made. I have used it for 3 years with no problem.


Use only the best grade materials.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=74847

I hope this helps, kenny.:)

one man gang
03-08-2006, 11:34 AM
Safety first.

Here is the thread where I posted some pictures of the ez lift gate assist I made. I have used it for 3 years with no problem.


Use only the best grade materials.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=74847

I hope this helps, kenny.:)


Thanks alot guys!!!

one man gang
03-08-2006, 12:52 PM
Dudes, just figured out how to do the direct search. I was doing it one at a time(taking forever). But thanks again for all your help(and patience)

LawnGuy73
03-09-2006, 09:09 AM
I have the EZ-Gate on mine I think it was about $150.00 at the time. When I first got it I thought it was kind of "cheap" looking, but Im going on my fourth season with it and it still looks and works like brand new.

one man gang
03-10-2006, 01:41 AM
I have the EZ-Gate on mine I think it was about $150.00 at the time. When I first got it I thought it was kind of "cheap" looking, but Im going on my fourth season with it and it still looks and works like brand new.

Put on one side today. I went with the Square tube(kinda loud) and could only find garage pullys but it works and will be a lot better with the other side done.

captken
03-10-2006, 05:04 PM
Put on one side today. I went with the Square tube(kinda loud) and could only find garage pullys but it works and will be a lot better with the other side done.

Post your pictures.

I went with the square tube because it fit the top rail of my trailer perfectly and I could just bolt it on.

You can get some good [safe] pullies at a hardware store.

captken
03-10-2006, 05:12 PM
yeah, the tape screams at ya.:)

captken
03-10-2006, 05:21 PM
This design allows the spring/wire to move in and out with very little lateral motion during operation.

The first pulley allows for the wire to be pulling at a constant horizontal angle.
The second pulley acts as a corner roller [hinge] so that there is no contact with a surface that would cause the wire to abrade. [premature failure]

captken
03-10-2006, 05:30 PM
Road vibrations when traveling will cause the anchor bolt to wear. A groove wore where the spring wraps around it.
I designed mine to have a slight tension on the spring so that the wires will always be taunt and not loose, flopping around.
Also so the spring wouldn't rattle around in the tube.

G.M.Landscaping
03-10-2006, 07:10 PM
The only problem I have now is getting used to the cable when the gates down. I already tripped over it three times going off the side of gate.:hammerhead: I think I'll paint the cable flourescent.

Anyone else trip over theirs?

one man gang
03-10-2006, 08:22 PM
The only problem I have now is getting used to the cable when the gates down. I already tripped over it three times going off the side of gate.:hammerhead: I think I'll paint the cable flourescent.

Anyone else trip over theirs?

It's alway something right? I need batts. for the camera. I found a bigger heavier pully today at lowes and it works a lot better. Your is nice, heavy duty to the max! Thanks again for the help.

captken
03-10-2006, 09:09 PM
It's alway something right? I need batts. for the camera. I found a bigger heavier pully today at lowes and it works a lot better. Your is nice, heavy duty to the max! Thanks again for the help.


??????????what the? Why waste the time trying to help? and by the way, thank you.
kenny

one man gang
03-11-2006, 01:54 AM
??????????what the? Why waste the time trying to help? and by the way, thank you.
kenny


Sorry cap, I thought that was your post.
Thanks for your help

captken
03-11-2006, 11:24 PM
I had a real bad day....sorry, :dizzy:
kenny

one man gang
03-12-2006, 12:26 AM
Put the other side on and it was too tight,had to add some slack. Hell of a lot easier.