Leaf Spring Lift Gates.../who has one?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by dmc456, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. dmc456

    dmc456 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Who has a leaf spring lift gate? Can you post pictures and dimensions? I would like to have one installed on a side gate on my next trailer.

    What side of spring do you have and how does it work?

    Please don't bring up...."I built a lift gate with a garage door spring for $20 and it works great." These things are dangerious and there are hundreds of posts about these already.
     
  2. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. dmc456

    dmc456 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, anyone have picture of this lift gate or how it works.
     
  4. dmc456

    dmc456 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone....I would like to build one for my trailer and Tesh & Son's will only install on one of their new trailers. I really don't want to pay $2000+ for a lift gate on a trailer I already have.
     
  5. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lowes has most of the things to build a gate assist. It cost me about 45.00 to build 2 for my trailer.
     
  6. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Exactly, a set of springs, some pulleys, garage door wire and some pvc would probably work just fine.
     
  7. grillonz

    grillonz LawnSite Member
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    My springs are on the rear gate of my trailer but the same principle would work anywhere. They are torsion springs & I got them at a truck parts place.

    Happy mowing
    James

    trailer spring.JPG
     
  8. dmc456

    dmc456 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Please stay on the subject. Anyone have information about leaf springs used as a lift assist on side gates?
     
  9. Steveb

    Steveb LawnSite Member
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    I bought my spring at J&J boat and trailer supply on dixie in valley station.
    The spring is 1000 lb rating and is 26 inches long, I don't know if this spring will work but I'm trying to fabricate the mounting hardware now.
    The spring was about $15.00 .

    I have the pics that you want on my computer, but I don't know how to post them here.

    It looks like a pretty simple setup and safe
     
  10. Steveb

    Steveb LawnSite Member
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    I bought my spring at J&J boat and trailer supply on dixie in valley station.
    The spring is 1000 lb rating and is 26 inches long, I don't know if this spring will work but I'm trying to fabricate the mounting hardware now.
    The spring was about $15.00 .

    I have the pics that you want on my computer, but I don't know how to post them here.

    It looks like a pretty simple setup and safe

    C:\My Documents\Steve\gate spring\trailergate.jpg

    C:\My Documents\Steve\gate spring\gate spring.jpg
     

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