Is your gate to heavy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLC, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
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  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I made mine too about 3 or 4 years ago. Here is a picture of it and the instructions to build it are on my website on the Gate Lift Page.

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  3. Calvin

    Calvin Banned
    from Ontario
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    All you need is a spring & a couple U-bolts to hold it. Couldn't be simpler.
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    Calvin, show us the simple version, I'd like to see it.
     
  5. Calvin

    Calvin Banned
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    Eric,
    Don't have a digital cam yet but when I get one LOOK OUT.
    Simple version: Attach the spring with one U bolt through mesh & side bar on one side of gate-attach other U-bolt to top rail of trailer using a block of wood to hold it-adjust length-tighten bolts. SIMPLE. But you have to have a top rail on your trailer. It would work fine on yours. Had mine like this for years with no problems & easy lift. Would also work fine on that trailer with the $170 lifter.
     
  6. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
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    I incolsed all of mine in pvc so if it does snap it will be in the pvc pipe
     
  7. Calvin

    Calvin Banned
    from Ontario
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    That's a heavy duty garage door spring it won't snap pulling up a trailer gate.
     
  8. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
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    yes but if the cable ever snaps whatch out just want to be safe
     
  9. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Imade my own looks like the photo I enclosed the spring in PVC tube
    cost about $50 for parts at home depot.
     
  10. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
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    50 bucks over 170 very nice !!!
     

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