Side Gate?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by QualityCutLLC, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. QualityCutLLC

    QualityCutLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Do you think a side gate on a utility trailor is useful?
    Any comments or suggestions are much appreciated!
    Everyone have a blessed day!!


    Thanks,
    Quality Cut LLC.
     
  2. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    We have one and I have mixed feelings about it. It can be useful no doubt but can also be in the way. Ours is a full 62" ramp door, but if I did it again I might just go regular door with pull out ramps or similar. The other option would be ramp on one side and door on the other.
     
  3. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
    Posts: 519

    I have a sidegate and like it. The zturn goes up the rear gate and the walkbehind 36" goes up the side gate I dont have to pull the other off If I only need 1
     
  4. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    Personally, I have never found much use for a side gate. On the business side my larger mowers would never be able to access the trailer by this method. The only small mower I carry is a pushmower and it goes in the pick up bed. For personal use it is useless also as the quads I haul are much to large to fit sideways on the trailer. I borrowed my buddy's trailer at times which has the side gate. It was more cumbersome to strap down my larger mower, as it had 2 less tie down points because of the gate.
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  5. QualityCutLLC

    QualityCutLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    thanks for the input y'all!!
    it helps a bunch!!
     

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