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PJ trailer spring gate assist.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lazer 46, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. basic lawn

    basic lawn LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 50

    I have the heaviest gate in the market: 100 lbs easily
    I use heavy duty anchor bolt drilled into my trailer side as anchor. This anchor is connected to two springs from a two garage door openers in parallel. The Springs are then then attached via a 3/8" wire to a pulley at end of trailer, so that wire can be redirected to the top of the gate. I make sure that I change wire often so to avoid accidents. Been thinking of taking a pic over 3 years, so sorry. Total cost under $90 with new parts. No welding involved. Under one hour.

    anchor ---> spring 1+2----->pulley--->gate

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