Trailer cage...Shocks?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nt1, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I've seen someone here that used "tool box shocks" to raise the cage door instead of lowering the gate. Here is a picture I saved a while back, does anyone know who's trailer this is?

    I want to fab something similar to this but don't know where to get the shocks. Northern tool has some tool box shocks but they are only rated to 40lbs. Anybody else ever done this?

  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    I don't have one but are the shocks 40lbs each? if it is then they should have no problem holding the door up....Since it will be a total of 80lbs of pressure.
  3. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Thats pretty cool, thats a nice trailer
  4. Travis E

    Travis E LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,761

    Try ebay for used or new ones that are used for trunks on cars
  5. MHM

    MHM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Go To Napa They Have A Listing For Different Lengths And Strengths
  6. laxative

    laxative LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    Why not just hinge it on the bottom instead of the top? So the door swings down?
  7. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Thanks, thats what I needed.

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