got a question on gate construction

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by snapper, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    I was just wondering sumthin on my new trailer. It is 6.5 feet wide. It is made out of rectangular tubing. There are six top to bottom runners, eight if you count the two that make the main frame. There is no span larger than 11" and a couple around 8".. Doesnt this sound like a recipe to a strong gate that wont likely develop saggy mesh?? And one that should hold anything the trailer is capable of holding? Just wondering, and figured some of you must know??

    LAter chris
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Depends on what you're loading. Also, mesh won't be as strong as expanded metal. You'll also get better traction with expanded metal if it's mounted the right side up.

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