trailer gate? where to buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, May 13, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a open car trailer I bought about 5 years ago. I'm looking to turn it into a landscape trailer. It shouldn't take much to do that, but where would I be able to find a steel mesh ramp/gate for the rear? Right now it has a dove tail, with ramps that pull out. I figured i'd cut them off straight, weld up the gate. It's got a double axle so it holds alot of weight.
  2. jrwinter74

    jrwinter74 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    With the price of steel (and every freakin' thing else for that matter), increasing the first of the year (2004) you might be better of to buy a new one or try and sell that trailer and buy a new one. I was facing the same delima 1 month ago. I went ahead and bought a new tandem axle still @ 2003 price. I couldn't find anyone that could come close to the modification without enormous costs involved because of steel prices plus labor,...hope this will help. JW
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Build youself a new gate. I spent less than a 100 to put up a 5x4'gate on my trailer. Let me tell you it could hold a tank. I went a little over kill. took me less than 3 hours to weld and get on trailer. + another 50min to paint.

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