Homemade Gate Assist, PICS

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by grassmanak, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    I just finished my gate assist. Total cost about 40 bucks.

    Used fence post for tube and a 140lb garage spring.


  2. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    Looks real good.

  3. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 270

    Is it only on one side? How much weight does it leave for you to lift?
  4. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i dont know about the weight, i thing i am going to throw one on the other side though also, so it is weight free then.
  5. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    could you explain how it works. i am planning on making one myself. show a pic of the down position. thanks
  6. 2G&D

    2G&D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I really like that...looks professional to me. I would like to see pics of it down also if you have the time. How did you secure the spring at the far end of the tube?
  7. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    Looks real good. Could you explain how you did it?
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    looks good. the pulleys being side by side is a different take, and personally, I like the low profile of the configuration. We don't do them like that though, because when we did it, there was too much resistance as the cable goes through two pulleys instead of just around one at a time (lower half of the gate swing). It is not so bad with the lowering, as a matter of fact, it sort of cushions it even more, but at the initial lift, while being easier, it is still with more resistance than we liked. All of these we build now have the over and under configuration. We have built several of these for different lco's and such, and also did some trailers for a school system.
  9. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    sorry i havent gotten any more pics, will try and get some tomorrow, i used two pulleys since when it goes down, i didnt want it to rub on the trailer itself, and the spring is held in the tube by and Bolt through the end cap
  10. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Good to see you used some pipe covering the spring so it doesn't turn in to a home made eyeball remover. Good job.


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