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New tailgate on trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by timsjeep, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    Nice job Tim it looks good I wish I had storage space like that.

  2. patriottruck

    patriottruck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Nice job. Next time you might want to try torsion springs between the bed and gate. Similar to a liftgate setup. Works well for us. Looks good though.
  3. timsjeep

    timsjeep LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    Could you show me a picture of a torsion spring setup? Tim
  4. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Hey tim can you get a pic of the pully systme you use. I need some ideas thanks.
  5. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    Your gate is big, but I might have you beat. I have 2 360# springs to help out on lifting mine.

  6. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Imograss, where are your springs?
  7. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    Laying on the rail just in front of the supports.
  8. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    You can kinda see on this pic. I only needed one spring, untill I had my gate lengthened (the unpainted part) But I definately needed the other after it was all said and done.

  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Two springs are really what's needed. It will take some of the load off the other and they may stay in the tubes. The roller looks similar to mine, it works great. The cap is a good idea if you can get it set so the spring dosen't come out the end.
  10. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    That is a nice gate. I remember the good old days of mowing (actually not all that good) we had this trailer with a huge gate and I mean huge. Acctually it is still sitting out in back of one of the whearhouses. It honestly took two people to lift it. there was no way one person was going to lift it. I will try and get a pic of it up. But back on topic that is a good job you did on the gate. Could never have done that quality of work myself!!

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