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Old 01-03-2005, 01:24 PM
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Leaf Spring Lift Gates.../who has one?

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.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:02 PM
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this help?

http://www.teshandsons.com/spring_assist_gate.htm
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:22 PM
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Thanks, anyone have picture of this lift gate or how it works.
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Old 01-05-2005, 08:53 AM
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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.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:46 AM
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Lowes has most of the things to build a gate assist. It cost me about 45.00 to build 2 for my trailer.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:50 AM
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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.
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:20 PM
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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.

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Old 01-06-2005, 02:59 PM
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Leaf Springs

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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?
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:17 PM
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leaf spring assist pics

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
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:23 PM
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leaf spring assist pics

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
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