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Old 03-30-2011, 05:47 PM
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New Kraftsman Trailer

Thanks to all the advice on here. Picked up a Kraftsman trailer this week. 76"x14'. Never pulled a tandem before, but it pulls great. Added some options I liked from looking around and some pictures on past threads here. LED lights, toolcage, diamond fenders and steps, gate assist, 16" high mesh sides, JD green pinstripe, tie down hooks inside trailer. Was raining out when I picked it up. Sun came out later so I loaded it up and cut till dark.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:41 PM
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Looks nice. Hadn't heard of Kraftsman trailers. Not that I think they'd be justified, but I'm surprised Sears hasn't sued them.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:49 PM
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Gate

Would you post some detailed pictures of your gate assist? Very nice trailer.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:20 PM
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I will get some additional pictures of the gate assist when the sun comes back out. It is actually a leaf spring which works great.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:21 PM
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Kraftsman is near Siler City NC. I despise Sears..
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:25 PM
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I will get some additional pictures of the gate assist when the sun comes back out. It is actually a leaf spring which works great.
I have not seen that before heard of it. What ever detail you would share would be great.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:55 PM
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falcon, PM me at some point and I will see what pictures I can eventually send. I am sure there is a patent on it as only other company with one similar is Kaufman.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:08 PM
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Does the gate assist mount under the rail? That's the only way it would work for me.

Nice setup, BTW. I just bought my 1st tandem, last week. You're gonna love it.

Congrats.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:20 PM
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The gate assist has a bracket that attaches to the bottom of the gate and attaches to a leaf spring that is underneath the frame. I will get some better pictures friday or saturday when the weather is better and I am out cutting. Basically, it comes down flat with no effort, then you put your foot on it and easily push it to the ground. I can put it up easily with one hand. The cable gate assists will not work out for me since I change my blades on the gate.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:31 AM
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the gate asst. is the same as the Kaufman Trailer. it works very well and no worry with anything being in the way I love mine, lift with one hand,and dropped without slamming. you will like it. what is up with this weather,eighty degrees last thur.now rain and cold.let me know how it works out.looks great.
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