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Tail gate assistance

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ssouth, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Just made mine today. Got the idea from a friend. Cost is $15 and 1 hour. I can now lift the tailgait without a problem at all. Check out the pics.

    Pictures
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,831

  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

  4. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    why pay $159 when you can do it yourself for $15. No differecne in product. I will be adding 1 1/2" PVC pipe over the spring tommorrow for an additional $2-$3.
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    EVERY THING WAS MADE HEAVY DUTY.EXCEPT THE
    LITTLE PULLEY.ARE YOU SURE ITS RATED TO HANDLE
    THE WEIGHT THAT THE REST OF IT CAN.Ilike it
    just a thought.
     
  6. jasonp

    jasonp LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 147

    Just wondering how does the wire rub the pulley when the gate is on its way down, I was going to do the same thing except i was going to try and find a pulley thing with a roller on top and bottom so the wire would go between the two rollers. I was also going to come up with a way to contain the spring just incase it ever broke.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I had to make my own roller set up. I bought a double (side by side)pulley tackle and took the pulleys out of there. I didn't want to use split pulleys. The frame to hold the pulleys (over and under) are welded with 1/4" steel with a piece square over the top too, with a longer flange on the bottom to allow room for bolts to the trailer. Other than that, Ssouth's looks just like mine, except I used a piece of PVC as the enclosure tube. You're gonna love that, Ssouth! Nice! :)
     

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