trimmer trap ga-1 gate lift assist

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephen424, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
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    anyone use one of these before? i just bought a gorilla lift assist yesterday. was at the dealer today and saw the trimmer trap one in a magazine
     
  2. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    I almost bought one, then decided to get a garage door spring and mounted on the top rail about 2 ft in front of my gate, mounted the other end to my gate near the top on the side and it works great. Doesn't take up as much room either. I put a short piece of pvc pipe over it for grabbing it safely and not getting pinched. $34 total and about 2 hrs. I can flip the gate up with 1 ft and catch it. But it won't look as nice as yours but I don't trip over it at all.
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i dont recommend the gorilla or the trimmer trap or any that look like those. they all failed and fell apart on us so we changed styles and went to the elegator and it has been great, and actually stronger with no hitches.
     
  4. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
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    :sleeping: thats great to hear.
    now back to the topic on hand...trimmer trap ga-1
     
  5. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    That was what I wanted but instead built a homemade version of. The simple design is hard to beat.
     
  6. Mowerman2112

    Mowerman2112 LawnSite Member
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    Have elegator, bought two, super heavy gate. Not long to install, 5Lbs up and down. Worth every dime?
     
  7. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    anyone else?
     

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