Big Tex Trailer gates.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Shady Brook, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Has anyone had trouble with busting up those expanded metal gates on the big tex trailers? I have looked at some of the cheaper angle trailers as well, and they look like the same expanded metal, just not as reinforced. Don't get me wrong, the tube and gate looks good, it just looks like I could pull the thin expanded metal away from the gate by hand.

    I have shorter gates with thicker expanded metal that I have busted up.

    Any thoughts please.

    Jay
     
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    The welds on the expanded metal on my Big Tex trailer are coming apart. I mean the welds holding the expanded metal to the frame.
     
  3. kory landscaping

    kory landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I have had trouble with the welds on my big tex trailer, my brother welded angle iron across to reinforce the mesh.

    Wayne
    kory landscaping
     
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    You need to add more supports under the expanded metal. Esspecialy where you drive the mowers up. Its the weight of the mowers bending down and working it that is pulling it loose.
     

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