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b and j lawns
03-16-2008, 05:19 PM
We recently built a flatbed dovetail landscaper body for one of our trucks. Anyone have any suggestions other than gorilla gate for a spring assist mechanism? Our gate weighs about 400lbs. (we build it heavy enough to drive a skid steer on it.)
03-16-2008, 05:35 PM
I've seen a spring assist systems similar to a garage door spring. Works at hinge point, works great and no external parts or wires. Most use split gates.
grassmasters lawn care
03-16-2008, 08:01 PM
I would mount a 12 volt winch and run the cable to the gate. 400 lbs is enough to hurt someone if anything ever went wrong.
06-21-2008, 06:49 PM
I have a 5x10 open trailer i bought a ez gate from them ballard-inc.com they have serval other lawn & lanscaping items phone is 1-877-965-0951 you should get a updated catalog with your order. Easey to mount.
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