Home made lift assist for tailgate.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pjslawncare/landscap, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Hey all! I like to weld & fabricate and I wish to build a lift assist for the tailgate on my trailer. Anyone build one themselves?? How did u do it and can u share pictures and/or plans for one.
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Wow, there is so many threads here with pics and plans for tailgate lifts it's insane. (search)

    I still say that it's just easier to spend the $150 to $200 and just BUY a setup that's already enginered and polished up that all you have to do is some measuring and drilling.
  3. c1schecter13

    c1schecter13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have built one of these systems before.
    A garage door spring enclosed in a fence post which connects to braided line that travels through two 3in pulleys on the end of the rail then to the ramp itself.
    This was my first time I ever welded and I successfully completed it. Also I am 17 so I think just about anyone can do it
  4. tnpete

    tnpete LawnSite Member
    from West Tn
    Messages: 180

  5. Lawntime Mowers

    Lawntime Mowers LawnSite Member
    from KC MO
    Messages: 219

    Built mine last Nov. out of PVC pipe, garage door springs.
    Been working well as summer......really saved my back.
    Here's a few photos.
  6. Lawntime Mowers

    Lawntime Mowers LawnSite Member
    from KC MO
    Messages: 219

  7. takinglifeasy

    takinglifeasy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    my wife got me a elegator for christmas. i'm impressed!!! she went to www.elegator.com
  8. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    some how when i opened this thread i just knew the elegator guy was gona be somewhere around here funny its the same thing as he posted in some of the other post

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