Need to build a tailgate.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by proenterprises, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    I need to build some sort of a ramp gate for my 4x8 trailer. I have not seen anything available to purchase for these. Im not sure what material would be best..wood?

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah, try Balsa wood that ought to work real good ;)


    Metal of course! Angle iron and grate.
     
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks, dont know why I put wood, sorry.

    Where can I get Angle iron and grate from?
     
  4. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why don't you go to a trailer dealer and just buy one? Then all you need is connecting it.
     
  5. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    I dont know if the dealer would be able to put a gate (stock one) on this trailer. It is a 4x8 one that came in a kit...not a manufactured one....

    Am I wrong?
     
  6. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think they could do it. Just order the gate and weld a bracket to fit it to the trailer. A 4 ft. wide gate is a gate. Go talk to them and find out.
     
  7. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any metal fabrication shop can sell you the metal you need. Check the phone book.
     

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