View Full Version : Tailgate lift assist

b and j lawns
03-16-2008, 06:19 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.)

Atlantic Lawn
03-16-2008, 06:35 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, 09:01 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, 07:49 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.