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Springloaded Gates

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Viseras lawn service, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Viseras lawn service

    Viseras lawn service LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have an ingenious method of spring loading a split gate on the back of a box truck?

    the gates are 2 feet wide (each) and unfold, totaling about 10 feet total length when unfolded, and we usually slide one of them toward the middle so they are closer together to get a wb in and out.

    any one have an idea to have spring assist or some other method to make them come down gentler (they weigh a ton) and make it easier to fold them back up?

    Pics would be great lol thanks!!
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 550

    hydrualics a 12 pump and a cylinder
  4. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    I used a garage door torsion spring under my trailer to lift my gate which weighs over 300#. I saw this same setup in a closed in trailer and it worked great.

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