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Tail Gate Assist.....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by noseha, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    Who Uses Tail Gate Assist? Wow What A Difference!! Worth Every Penny!!! :)
     
  2. jcb287

    jcb287 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Did you buy one or fab your own?
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    What brand did you get? Iv'e had an EZgate for years, but just last week the cable gave out, thenk god it didn't break completly before I noticed it! The spring is enclosed so it would have been ok, it was that 3 feet of cable that may have lashed my legs when it broke!

    I'm thinking about putting a new cable on it and moving it to my smaller trailer with a lighter gate. The gate on my big trailer was just too much for it. It took maybe half the weight off of it, and I had it adjusted pretty tight. Still a lot to lift that many times a day... Luckily my gate can be split in half, so now I get to lift half at a time, but that's double the lifting now... Back was hurt already before this!

    I see a lot of the Backsaver gate assists, they are a 2 sided deal. I'd think I could get most of the seight off with a set of those.
     
  4. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    Bought It From Northern T&e 179.99 PLUS S&H
     
  5. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

  6. jcb287

    jcb287 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Looks good but how would mount them on a trailer?Looks like they would take up floor space.
     
  7. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    We use about 3" of space at the back for the trailer ramp.
     
  8. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Yeah, a helping hand is always welcomed.

    Gate assist.jpg

    WOW Levitating trailer gates.jpg
     
  9. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Tharrell,

    Can you post a picture from behind the trailer looking at the spring? Was that setup from the factory or added later?

    Thanks.
     
  10. Hans

    Hans LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20


    I`d like to see that aswell,
    Thanks
     

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