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Gorilla Lift

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DaughtryLC, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Is it worth the $?
    I added a ft to my gate over the winter and it gets alittle heavy after lunch!!:rolleyes:
  2. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Yep, its worth the $$. I'm 58 years old, run solo, and that tail gate was getting awlful heavy at the end of the day!! You and your back will be jumping for joy!! I now lift the tail gate with my toe up to my hand and flip it up to the verticle position with no effort.!!
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Ditto. Works great.
  4. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    Dont get it. We bought it and after it was installed I realized what it is. If I had to do it again I would just go to home depot and get some big springs and some cable and make one myself for 75% less. All it consists of are those big garage door springs and some cable.
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    To me, that would look sloppy. How will you mount the springs on the trailer?
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    What do they run $$?
  7. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    Yup...just make it yourself. Alot less money and it's the same thing.
  8. redfox033

    redfox033 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I mad my own for about $25.00 and they look ok. I don't know how to put pics online, but if you give me your email address I can send you pics.
  9. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    I went ahead and ordered a set, dont have time to make them!, ebay at the door for less than 200, new
  10. bowhunter74

    bowhunter74 LawnSite Member
    from mo
    Messages: 114

    I made one a few years ago, and it worked good untill I added a foot to my gate and I couldn't get heaver springs to lift it as easily, and for what you will spend on everything to make it you might as well buy one. I bought one this year and it is nicer than a homemade one got mine for $169 with free shipping.

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