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dmc456
01-03-2005, 02:24 PM
Who has a leaf spring lift gate? Can you post pictures and dimensions? I would like to have one installed on a side gate on my next trailer.

What side of spring do you have and how does it work?

Please don't bring up...."I built a lift gate with a garage door spring for $20 and it works great." These things are dangerious and there are hundreds of posts about these already.

jimslawns
01-03-2005, 03:02 PM
this help?

http://www.teshandsons.com/spring_assist_gate.htm

dmc456
01-03-2005, 03:22 PM
Thanks, anyone have picture of this lift gate or how it works.

dmc456
01-05-2005, 09:53 AM
Anyone....I would like to build one for my trailer and Tesh & Son's will only install on one of their new trailers. I really don't want to pay $2000+ for a lift gate on a trailer I already have.

J&R
01-05-2005, 12:46 PM
Lowes has most of the things to build a gate assist. It cost me about 45.00 to build 2 for my trailer.

Lawnchoice
01-05-2005, 12:50 PM
Lowes has most of the things to build a gate assist. It cost me about 45.00 to build 2 for my trailer.


Exactly, a set of springs, some pulleys, garage door wire and some pvc would probably work just fine.

grillonz
01-05-2005, 10:20 PM
My springs are on the rear gate of my trailer but the same principle would work anywhere. They are torsion springs & I got them at a truck parts place.

Happy mowing
James

dmc456
01-06-2005, 03:59 PM
Please don't bring up...."I built a lift gate with a garage door spring for $20 and it works great." These things are dangerious and there are hundreds of posts about these already.

Please stay on the subject. Anyone have information about leaf springs used as a lift assist on side gates?

Steveb
03-25-2006, 10:17 PM
I bought my spring at J&J boat and trailer supply on dixie in valley station.
The spring is 1000 lb rating and is 26 inches long, I don't know if this spring will work but I'm trying to fabricate the mounting hardware now.
The spring was about $15.00 .

I have the pics that you want on my computer, but I don't know how to post them here.

It looks like a pretty simple setup and safe

Steveb
03-25-2006, 10:23 PM
I bought my spring at J&J boat and trailer supply on dixie in valley station.
The spring is 1000 lb rating and is 26 inches long, I don't know if this spring will work but I'm trying to fabricate the mounting hardware now.
The spring was about $15.00 .

I have the pics that you want on my computer, but I don't know how to post them here.

It looks like a pretty simple setup and safe

C:\My Documents\Steve\gate spring\trailergate.jpg

C:\My Documents\Steve\gate spring\gate spring.jpg

MMLawn
03-25-2006, 11:03 PM
I bought my spring at J&J boat and trailer supply on dixie in valley station.
The spring is 1000 lb rating and is 26 inches long, I don't know if this spring will work but I'm trying to fabricate the mounting hardware now.
The spring was about $15.00 .

I have the pics that you want on my computer, but I don't know how to post them here.

It looks like a pretty simple setup and safe


Huh.....DUDE....READ the date of this post.....since it is going on TWO YEARS OLD he probably figured it out by now........ :dizzy:

Steveb
03-26-2006, 11:27 PM
I think I figured out how to upload my pics.

You may have already seen these.

Steveb
03-26-2006, 11:32 PM
Excuse me for making a mistake and not noticing the date on the message, just joined this site yesterday.