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Gate Lift Assist

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by procut, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Anybody using one of these?? Do they actually work good?? What brand are you using and where can I get one? The only company I have heard of is called Gorrilla Lift, are there any others?? Thanks!!
  2. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,571

    It is pretty easy to make your own.....and save a ton of money....

    I had a trailer with tubes for the top rails. I have a 160# garage door spring inside the tube anchored with a 3/8" bolt. Then there is cable attached to the gate end that runs over a pulley wheel and to the gate where it is attached to an eye bolt. It takes over 1/2 the weight... Cost me about $20.00....

  3. freddy123252

    freddy123252 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    you can get one from northern tool
  4. sicklid

    sicklid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    You can make 2 gate lifts for about 1/3 the price of 1. I bought some chain link fence posts, completely hollow in the middle, attached a 160# garage door springs in each, built a pulley system then mounted them to the gate. Total cost for 2 lifts = $50.
  6. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    Yea you can make one but I found it easier to just get one that was made for the job
    I have an EZgate from ballard company and it works great. It will really help with strain on your back
  7. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    My trailer has what the manufacturer calls "Easi-lift". Depending on the gate, he puts from 2 to 4 gas shocks mounted on the gate to the trailer frame. works real good, helps to keep the gate from crashing down, and 1 finger lift.
  8. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    EZ gate ballard industires the way to go worth the money drill holes in trailer and be done! It takes no effort at all.

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