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Shop Built Ramp Gate Assist

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by maintenanceguy, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. maintenanceguy

    maintenanceguy LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 156

    I've seen a few of these posted here before and thought I'd show what we came up with to solve a problem with some very heavy ramp gates on one of our trailers. It's a pair of garage door springs inside 2" conduit. The rest explains itself.

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  2. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Pretty cool! Could you have gone straight out of the tube to the ramp?
     
  3. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    ya they usually just come right out the end with 2 little pulley type things, but that looks really nice, great work!
     
  4. maintenanceguy

    maintenanceguy LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 156

    I could have come right out of the tube but these gates are really heavy. I wanted the cable tension to lift the gates up, not pull them forward so I built a short tower to get the pull more vertical.
     
  5. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    the pulleys give them more mechanical advantage ,looks great.:weightlifter:
     

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