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Old 02-28-2004, 11:46 PM
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New tailgate on trailer

Has some extra time this week and so left over unistrut from another job. So I built a tailgate. Its ugly and big, but works well. Is so big, I had to build a gate assist. Thanks for all the ideas on the assist.
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:48 PM
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This is the assist. I used the search and came up with almost all the plans. It is almost not enough, I may add a second one if I get the time.
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18' tandam axle Landscape trailer
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2010 Toro hydro 36" w/valkie
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:49 PM
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I think it turned out good for the first try. I learned alot and will make the next one better.
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2010 Toro hydro 36" w/valkie
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:50 PM
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I put in lots of supports because I still want to be able to drive the jeep you see in the back up on the trailer without taking the trailgate off.
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2010 Toro hydro 36" w/valkie
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:35 AM
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Wow, good job. I need to put a new gate on the back of my trailer so that the guys won't tear the lawn mowers up loading and unloading them. The bottom of the decks scrape the trailer gate if then dont lean them back.
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:41 AM
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Very nice. Looks heavy.
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Old 02-29-2004, 10:58 AM
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Great job......I need to do the same.

You might want to make the pipe your assist spring is in, a little longer so that the spring is covered when fully extended.....

Also you can put a cap on the end and drill a hole for the cable to completely encase the spring for protection if it were to fail.

You probably already knew that though....

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Old 02-29-2004, 01:55 PM
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Nice job. I see you built a six footer to get your walkers over the edge without scraping the blower. I was forced to do the same. My tailgate ways 350#.
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:21 PM
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Tim, for the next one instead of adding the extra supports for the jeep I would just put a leg on the middle of the gate instead. It will lighten up the gate for everyday use.
I use my trailer for my Ford tractor and just throw a block of wood under the gate and it doesn't bend at all. Makes for a much lighter gate.
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:32 PM
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Tim, for the next one instead of adding the extra supports for the jeep I would just put a leg on the middle of the gate instead. It will lighten up the gate for everyday use.
I use my trailer for my Ford tractor and just throw a block of wood under the gate and it doesn't bend at all. Makes for a much lighter gate.
Thanks for the tip. Great idea. I will keep that in mind. It is a SOB to get up. Loosing two supports would drop it about 35 pounds or maybe more. Thanks again. Tim
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18' tandam axle Landscape trailer
20' Enclosed trailer
2010 Scag TT 48" w/26hp Briggs
03 Walker 20 hp GHS 42"
2010 Toro hydro 36" w/valkie
04 Walker W 48" SD walk behind
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