Originally Posted by 4 seasons lawn&land
Right that's what I'm getting at. I might want to put a skid bucket in the back and lift the gate with the body down to hook it up. Or even work under it shoveling out of the truck. There were a million things I wanted to do that with when I had my international. I would probably make a good brace or go with barn door. It's a pain having all the fabrication done for barn door.
I would go with a convertible barn door over the high lift option. If I had the high lift, I would install a load holding valve/load check/pilot operated check valve on the lift cylinders to prevent the gate from slamming down incase of a hose/valve failure. That same valve is what is on excavator booms, crane outriggers/boom cylinders, etc.