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Trailer Gate Assist

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by BBallkid42, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. LiveGreenLawn

    LiveGreenLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    $50.00 plus shipping from north carolina. Comes in original box,hardware,instructions. 1 spring. Let me know
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  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here's mine.

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  3. BBallkid42

    BBallkid42 LawnSite Member
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    Does it usually only need one spring or would I have to buy another?
     
  4. LiveGreenLawn

    LiveGreenLawn LawnSite Member
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    If you go to their website they ask you what size your gate is and tell you how many springs you need. I thought I needed 2 but only needed one in the end. I like it because it does not take up room on rail on trailer
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  5. BBallkid42

    BBallkid42 LawnSite Member
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    Problem is I don't know how much my gate weighs. It is 4' high and is on my 8' landscaping trailer. I was thinking that this gate only weighs about 80-90 lbs but not sure.
     
  6. BBallkid42

    BBallkid42 LawnSite Member
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    LiveGreenLawn could you post a picture of your elegator up? I would be very interested in buying one from you.
     
  7. LiveGreenLawn

    LiveGreenLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Ok will post pic when I get home
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  8. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    1 Spring will hold 125lb gate.If he will take $50 for it you should buy it. I was asking more than that for mine or I will keep it and put it on my 2nd trailer I am building for hauling leaves.Be sure to follow the directions as far as mounting it.
     
  9. mouse

    mouse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Take a piece (or 2) of angle iron about 2' long weld at right angle to top rail you might need to weld a brace on the front from top of angle to top rail drill a hole in the angle iron and a hole in the outer edge of the gate and put eye bolts in, then hook a garage door spring to the eye bolts with cable and cable clamps be sure to mount the angle iron far enough forward that the spring puts enough force on the gate to lift it and that it clears the gate when its up. If you want you can put a piece of plastic pipe over the spring incase it breaks.
     
  10. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    installed my gorilla lift yesterday aftrenoon in about 45 minutes. It is absolutely the best investment i have made so far
     

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