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Do you have a gate assist?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LouisianaLawnboy, Nov 1, 2009.


Gate lift assist.

  1. Yes.

    38 vote(s)
  2. No.

    26 vote(s)
  3. No, but plan on getting one.

    21 vote(s)
  1. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    Well, after seeing the advertisement for two editions of Turf. I finally upgraded my old trailer assist that came with the used trailer and I got the Double Barrel Assist from Rackem for 139.00 with free shipping.

    It was easy to install and works much better than the old one. Definitely recommend.
  2. my gate assist consists of the guy riding in the passenger seat helping.
  3. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,505

    Lifting the gate is my only exercise.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I use twin GD springs and I lift from the middle. I have a wide heavy gate and I'm not getting any younger.
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    When I get a new trailer I will put a gate assist on it. I don't have one now but the new trailer will definately have one on it (whenever I decide to upgrade my trailer).
  6. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    I have a set of gorilla lifts on my trailer. They make all the difference in the world.
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  7. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,757

    I actually have two systems on my new PJ trailer. The trailer came with spring assists on the hinges, and I added an EZ Gate. Now, it only requires perhaps 15 pounds of effort to lift.
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,638

    Have not really even thought of getting it although I seen the ads too. Not sure that it is a expense that I could justify as making that much more effective than anyone else or make me that much more productive.
    Maybe later on the line when my back gives out more?
  9. Greenleaf Lawns

    Greenleaf Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I also have the Gorilla Lifts, best $200 I have ever spent. Really nice by the end of a long day!
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    The last stop of the day when your all packed up and have to pick the gate up is dreadful. I hated it. Life is much easier now with the Gorilla's on there. I never bend down to pick up the gate anymore, just a flick with my toes and it's in my hand. It's funny, a few of my friend's have went to pick the gate up at the center and when they go to pick it up about knock them self out with the gate it's so light. :)

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