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Old 10-26-2009, 02:11 PM
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lift assist on a dovetail landscape trailer

I know there are hundreds of threads, but just couldn't find what I was looking for. I have a dove tail trailer and I had the gorilla lift on it. I broke 2 cables in 1 year and took it off. I don't think it was built for a dovetail, but I rigged it up to work.

Anyone have a lift assist on a dovetail? What brands? What about the elegator? Pics?

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Old 10-26-2009, 03:31 PM
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I believe the Elogator will work on dove tails, and the Eric Elm gate assist will work too, but it is dangerous. I think it is ericelmslawnsite or something like that, its gives detailed instructions on how to build it. I have had it on all my trailers and a couple of friends also use it, and it works great! My eric elm gate assist cost me $35. in materials to make.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:37 PM
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Do a search on my name. I have some pics on here of mine. They're probably sometime in '06. Tony
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:44 AM
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spring for gate

i use to work for a trailer mfg. and Ive help build & give easy ideas for the guys looking for that assistance on their gates. The gorilla lift is basically a fancy garage door spring with a Lexus price. The way our trailers were being built we technically did the same concept for about $20. But the safest & long life setup for a heavy gate is another form of spring assist. Most companies install a heavy duty spring on the gooseneck ramps to assist with those massive ramps. All your doing is installing one on a landscape trailer ramp. Simply fix and dont have any worries about tripping over a cable or getting whipped by it WHEN it finally snaps. The HD spring is basically a coiled up 5/16" thick spring welded to trailer and assist gate up and down with little effort.
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Hows does the gorrilla not work on the dovetail whats different..
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:19 PM
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I use a double barrel made by rack em mfg. Works great.
I paid 150. For it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:00 PM
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i use to work for a trailer mfg. and Ive help build & give easy ideas for the guys looking for that assistance on their gates. The gorilla lift is basically a fancy garage door spring with a Lexus price. The way our trailers were being built we technically did the same concept for about $20. But the safest & long life setup for a heavy gate is another form of spring assist. Most companies install a heavy duty spring on the gooseneck ramps to assist with those massive ramps. All your doing is installing one on a landscape trailer ramp. Simply fix and dont have any worries about tripping over a cable or getting whipped by it WHEN it finally snaps. The HD spring is basically a coiled up 5/16" thick spring welded to trailer and assist gate up and down with little effort.
What he said.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:20 AM
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i use to work for a trailer mfg. and Ive help build & give easy ideas for the guys looking for that assistance on their gates. The gorilla lift is basically a fancy garage door spring with a Lexus price. The way our trailers were being built we technically did the same concept for about $20. But the safest & long life setup for a heavy gate is another form of spring assist. Most companies install a heavy duty spring on the gooseneck ramps to assist with those massive ramps. All your doing is installing one on a landscape trailer ramp. Simply fix and dont have any worries about tripping over a cable or getting whipped by it WHEN it finally snaps. The HD spring is basically a coiled up 5/16" thick spring welded to trailer and assist gate up and down with little effort.
This couldn't be more true. I get springs for $12 at a local garage door place.
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On our Isuzu NPR, we use a elegator gate assist along with the two factory torsion springs built into the gate. Works great.
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