looking for gate assist for 4' high sides

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by z_clark, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does any one have/use a gate lift assist with a trailer with 4' high sides, and a 4' high gate? I NEED one for my gate.....my back is wearing out on this beast! Thank you!!!
     
  2. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    any body????? I could really use one! Tried the companys that make these, but they have not responded either....Help! Oh, and no time to make my own...too busy working (and lifting my heavy gate :p )
     
  3. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    What about rigging one up to fit on the insides of the walls??? I am going to make my own, much cheaper and pretty easy to do. I believe there are some pics somehwere on here if you do a search.
     
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can make a factory one work by mounting it on the out side of the side rails at the recomended height. You will just need to make the mounting points on the side rails to bolt the spring tube,cable pivot and cable end mount to.
     
  5. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Thank you specialtylc, do you have this set up? Does any one have any pictures of mounting the gate assist on the wall of 4' high sides? I am concerned about the assist getting in the way on the inside, and there is no way to mount on the outside. Thanks again!
     

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