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Hamons
02-09-2005, 08:22 PM
Can ANybody give me info on a torsion spring ramp assist.

I have a trailer witha 5' heavy duty ramp -- It is VERY heavy. I had it built heavy duty enough to load skidsteers onto --- but I aht lifting it. I cannot use normal garage door spring assit because of removeable sides.

ANy guidance - pics -- expereince -- designs -- would be helpful!

Thanks,
jeff

grillonz
02-09-2005, 10:03 PM
Try a truck parts supplier. You should find a marked differance in the wight of your ramp after installation. I have seen some torsion spring setups that actually held the ramp just off the ground.
Happy mowing
James

Hamons
02-09-2005, 10:04 PM
Are they welded on?

grillonz
02-10-2005, 12:37 AM
Mine are on a 25mm shaft. Hope the pic helps. See thread:
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=92013
One end of the sping sits against the ramp & the other in a pocket below the hinge.
Happy mowing
James