View Full Version : Gate Lift Assist
06-12-2006, 12:56 AM
Anybody using one of these?? Do they actually work good?? What brand are you using and where can I get one? The only company I have heard of is called Gorrilla Lift, are there any others?? Thanks!!
LawnScapers of Dayton
06-12-2006, 07:58 AM
It is pretty easy to make your own.....and save a ton of money....
I had a trailer with tubes for the top rails. I have a 160# garage door spring inside the tube anchored with a 3/8" bolt. Then there is cable attached to the gate end that runs over a pulley wheel and to the gate where it is attached to an eye bolt. It takes over 1/2 the weight... Cost me about $20.00....
06-12-2006, 11:42 AM
you can get one from northern tool
06-12-2006, 11:44 AM
I have this one http://www.greentouch.com/PA101.htm and you can literally lift the gate with one finger. :weightlifter: Here is another one that is really cool looking http://www.rackemmfg.com/open.shtml (at the bottom of the page)
06-12-2006, 03:40 PM
You can make 2 gate lifts for about 1/3 the price of 1. I bought some chain link fence posts, completely hollow in the middle, attached a 160# garage door springs in each, built a pulley system then mounted them to the gate. Total cost for 2 lifts = $50.
06-16-2006, 08:20 AM
Yea you can make one but I found it easier to just get one that was made for the job
I have an EZgate from ballard company and it works great. It will really help with strain on your back
06-17-2006, 01:12 AM
My trailer has what the manufacturer calls "Easi-lift". Depending on the gate, he puts from 2 to 4 gas shocks mounted on the gate to the trailer frame. works real good, helps to keep the gate from crashing down, and 1 finger lift.
06-17-2006, 03:54 PM
EZ gate ballard industires the way to go worth the money drill holes in trailer and be done! It takes no effort at all.
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