Trailer hinges

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BladesAway, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. BladesAway

    BladesAway LawnSite Member
    from Ok
    Messages: 74

    I found a 7x10 open trailer without a gate but it has 3 foot sides with expanded metal on it ($200). I'm going to put a rear 5 foot gate and a 5 foot side gate on it. I was trying to figure an easy way to hinge the gates. I thought about welding 1 1\2 pipe to the ends of the gates and welding pieces of steel cut like a u bolt for the pivot point of the trailer gate. I have bent a couple of hinge pins and had a heck of a time getting them out before is why I'm thinking of this idea. Do you have a better idea than this. It would take no lining up and one man could take it on and off (hauling brush and such). What do you guys think?
  2. kipper

    kipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I have made my own in the past. You should be able to buy some from a fab. Get the one's with grease fitting in them.

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