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Split gate on trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by South Florida Lawns, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I'm thinking about modifying my trailer gate cutting it down the middle and making it two fold down ramps. I think it will make the gate stronger and actually easier for my guys. Also will add a latch in the middle so it can fold down as one. Just trying to be easier and more efficient.

    Thoughts? info? experience? thanks
     
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    i'm surprised you haven't done this before, it makes it a lot easier.
     
  3. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    Split gate is much easier. I have the optional latch too.
    Sometimes you need a split gate and when you don't jist drop the latch. I only drop one side for my z-spray and walkerS...
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  4. Toolin Customs

    Toolin Customs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    i second that, I've done this to a few trailers. if i can recomend anything though. is make sure the latchs are in good shape. because they will vibrate and bounce a bit more. ive snapped pins that way. after some modifications and bigger pins, havent had any problems since.
     

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