which trailer gate assist?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 1999frontier, May 31, 2010.

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which gate assist

  1. Gorilla Lift

    9 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. Elegator Lift

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  1. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 562

    I want to buy a gate assist for my trailer. I'm wondering which is best for the money, gorilla lift or the elegator?
     
  2. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    I had a Gorilla lift on my old 6x10 trailer. Dad bought a tractor and had to get a bigger trailer. I used the new trailer one day without the Gorilla lift and bought one from NorthernTool.com as soon as I got home. They work great. Just don't mount the cable too high up on the gate, or it won't have enough weight/leverage to stay down. I carry a small paver block with me to hold the gate down because I mounted mine too high. Still love the lift though.
     
  3. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    I had the rack em' one and it sucked. Didn't work great and the cable frayed and snapped... Just got my new eLegator on and it is great. Its not cool looking, but serves its purpose, takes almost zero top rail space and is the safest design to date I'v seen. I have pictures of mine installed in the picture thread titled "RC's lawn care 2010" if you wanna see it installed!! My vote is to stay away from the cable lifts!
     
  4. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    Just installed a Gorilla Lift set on my 16' trailer today with a 6 ft gate. My back is feeling better already!!!! It is great and works like a charm!
     
  5. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    had two gorilla lifts on my 18ft now for about three years. had to replace a cable due to fraying but nothing major. Gorilla lift gets my vote
     
  6. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    Eleagator all the way!!! Everybody around me has "Gorilla Lift", what a joke, takes up all your top rail, you have to drill 16 holes on your trailer, you have to replace cable and plastic rollers all the time. I went out on a limb and bought the Elegator system, best investment i've ever made, and no parts to replace, and a 5year warranty. I don't even have to reach down to pull up gate, either lift up with foot or pull from top of spring, amazing lifting power!!!
     
  7. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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