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Tailgate lift assists

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Alan Bechard, May 16, 2003.

  1. Alan Bechard

    Alan Bechard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    OK, I did the search, this is for work so I am not fabricating them,

    What manufacturers, have tailgate lift assists available.

    The only commercial one I am finding is the backsaver.com

    Any others? Any advantages or disadvantages?


    Al Bechard
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Make ur own. I can't put the link 2 the site b cuz it's against the " rules" but, Email or pm me and I can get u the link.

  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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  5. CHINES60

    CHINES60 LawnSite Member
    from 38017
    Messages: 19

    :confused: :confused:

    Why don't you build your own? If I can do it, you can. Get a 2" square tube for local steel co. then go to Home Depot and get a garage door spring kit with cable and rollers, then think it thur.

    Both of mine costs less than $50.00 (also on this site there are some pictures of how to build. Research until you find, if you don't find send e-mail and I will try to send them to you.
  6. Alan Bechard

    Alan Bechard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    Why don't I build my own?

    Because the hourly rate that is paid for my time here at the real job, would quickly gobble up the cost of my just buying these and placing them on our trailers at work.

    True end cost would actually be higher, if I made them myself, here at work, however, for the units on our mowing trailer, I may make those myself, but again, your time is worth something, it is just something you need to weigh out for each individual situation and see what the best value is.

    Thanks for steering me to those sights.

    Al B
  7. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    I have the E-Z Gate and I love it. well worth the $180.
  8. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    $30 in parts and let's just say 3 hours labor at even $35 an hour gross is a total of $145.

    The ez-gate starts at $180 to buy and will still take let's say 2 hours to put on.. So that costs $250. (180 + $35 * 2)

    So it's $250 vs $145.

    Ok, whatever.

  9. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    Doogiegh, the E-Z gate took me about 30-45 minutes to install.

    Also, some people like to just "bolt" something on without having to fabricate the thing.

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