Trailer gate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TwoBrothersLC, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. TwoBrothersLC

    TwoBrothersLC LawnSite Member
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    I am getting a new trailer...8'x14' may need a gate on the any of you know if I can just buy a gate to put on the thing? It's 3 years old and I am buying it for $300...figure I can spend a few bucks to put a gate on it. Thanks in advance for your advise. If you know a manufacturer, I'll contact them for local access.
  2. lawnlubber

    lawnlubber LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    I had a local manufacturer of trailers faricate ramps for my box truck, about 450$. I'm sure any decent welding shop could set you up.
  3. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
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    Unless it was manufactured locally your best bet is go to the welder and then you'll be sure it fits.
  4. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 373

    Call around to some trailer sales and see if they have any gates that would fit, they could probably install one for you, However I think your best bet is to figure out what you want and have a welder make you one.
  5. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Twobros, It's impossible to retro fit a gate on an old trailer. Btw, could you give me the address of where this trailer is located. :D :D
  6. TwoBrothersLC

    TwoBrothersLC LawnSite Member
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    I have a farm store nearby and I'll check with them. I will also check with a local welder to see what they can fashion together. Royalslover...too's mine:)
  7. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Twobros. If you have a welder do this make sure he uses fairly heavy expanded medal, and tell him to weld every joint. When you buy a trailer with a gate they usually only weld it about every six inches or so. When I made my ramp I used the heaviest mesh I could buy and welded every joint and I've been using it for 5 years without a problem.
  8. cao

    cao LawnSite Member
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    Dear Sir,
    Please send me e-mail about it at Let us in China to see.Thank you.

  9. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    just go to any trailer place. I had one that was bad, all bent up, they put a whole new ramp on for about $250 a couple years ago.

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