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Gate assisted ideas ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Yardman124, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Yardman124

    Yardman124 LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 11

    Has anyone come up with a gate assisted idea for a trailer that has 4ft side rails and a 5ft tall gate ?:confused:
  2. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

  3. Yardman124

    Yardman124 LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 11

    we have tried the " Back Saver " product and had to send it back. The problems is that the manufactured ones only work with the shorter rails. The Back Saver product allowed the gate to go down but if you didnt have your foot on it , it would just slam shut. To much tention but no way to adjust.
  4. We do 4 U

    We do 4 U LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    I don't have the back saver or any version there of. All I have is two spings with a hook on each end. One hook is attached to the mesh on the gate, the other end is hooked through a hole drilled in the trailer. Cost $20. The gate comes up with my foot and once it is hand high, I just grab it and put it the rest of the way up. It doesn't take all the weight of the gate all the way up. It takes enough weight that I don.t have to use my back.
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    a buddy of mine did the same thing as mentioned above. he took two garage door springs and added a certain amount of chain on them so they were the proper tension. goes down nice and smooth, and lifts up to the point where its easy to push it the final 25% of the way up saving your back.
  6. The Yard Man

    The Yard Man LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 4

    So you just had to use trial and error to get the tension right on the springs?
  7. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I have coil springs on my enclosed trailer.. works well.

    I think they are mounted 3' up.. so it should work for you.

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