Homemade Trailer Gate Assist

POWER STROKE

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
I am wanting to build my own trailer gate assist, What would be the right size for the gate. Open for any help or tips from those that have built their own. Feel free to also post any pics.

Thanks in advance for any help or replies
 
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POWER STROKE

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
What would be the right size spring??
 

jsslawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
North Georgia
I think everyone is going in the wrong direction with this idea. Here is a simplier idea, I just don't know with size to use. (and neither do they) I got this idea after I saw one on a 6'x14' landscape trailer. Using a torsion ramp spring, no cable's or spring's are in the way. The one I'm talking about is in the middle of the page.

http://www.easternmarine.com/Doors-Door-Ramp-Gate-Hardware/
 
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POWER STROKE

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
This has been discussed here before...here's one thread. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=181152

The one thing I would be concerned about is safety...I see some guys have their springs exposed and that could be a recipe for disaster if the spring ever broke.

Good luck!
That has been my worry also, I seen some guys put the springs in pvc pipes with caps on it, I think thats the route I'm gonna take for safety.

Thanks for the help and replies
 
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POWER STROKE

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
I think everyone is going in the wrong direction with this idea. Here is a simplier idea, I just don't know with size to use. (and neither do they) I got this idea after I saw one on a 6'x14' landscape trailer. Using a torsion ramp spring, no cable's or spring's are in the way. The one I'm talking about is in the middle of the page.

http://www.easternmarine.com/Doors-Door-Ramp-Gate-Hardware/
Thanks for the webpage I will defiantly check it out.
 

Southscapes03

LawnSite Member
Location
Easley SC
why would you waste the time to build some when gorrila lifts are $169.00? They work awesome and are inside the tracks so no worry with flying objects if a cable or spring fails...just my 0.02...
 

Southscapes03

LawnSite Member
Location
Easley SC
I think it is kinda silly putting an assist device on trailer ramps it is such a
small job to lift a ramp:hammerhead:
well not all of us lift barbie trailer gates, mine is an equipment trailer with full ramps with stiff legs that I conected in the middle for my walker to go up and down. That gate is HEAVY and im a solo so its nice to be able to lift all that weight with one hand and not have to worry about making an appt at the hospital to have another Hernia fixed:hammerhead:
 

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