boyght a new trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by befnme, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    i bought a new 8 x 16 landscape trailer today .they guy i bought it from had a very sturdy gate built and put on it and it is very heavy . how do i put spring assist on it .got any pics ? or drawings ?
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    thanks for the link...........:waving:
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    This is what I use, it consist of 2 eye bolts and a garage door spring. I know there could be some liabilities with this set up. but it cost about 35 bux for both sides.


  5. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Don't mean to stir anything up...BUT...that looks real dangerous. Do a search on here and look at some of the set-ups the others have. I think you are running a lot of liability issues with that open set-up. Again, not stirring the pot...BUT...would hate to see someone get hurt.
  6. ftgulal

    ftgulal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    my set up includes a garage door spring also, but I enclosed mine in a schedule 80 pipe so none of the spring was exposed, I will post some pics tomorrow. Right now the local home depot has those springs clearanced at $10, My system has been going strong for about 2 years now with no problems. The tension is just right so that I can lift with 1 finger.
  7. ftgulal

    ftgulal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    I just looked at the link above, I will sell you the kit for $150, how many you want? my set up looks alot like that.
  8. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    I made mine with a torsion garage door spring. It sits on a shaft under the trailer and the shaft has pulleys on each end. Then cables run up to the tail gate. It works just like your average garage door. I had been using the system for about seven years and finally the spring busted this year. No damage done because the spring is located harmlessly under the trailer.

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