Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Open trailer gate spring options cheap?


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 02-02-2012, 02:22 PM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 905
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

Here are some links to some sites, especially check out the video link for the elegator. That one can at least give you an idea of what you want to do.


http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6067_200316067

Gorilla-Lift 2 sided Tailgate Lift Assist - $189.99

http://www.gorilla-lift.com/trimmerfiles/order.html

==========

http://www.elegator.com/

video: http://www.elegator.com/installation_video.htm

SINGLE UNIT $149.95 S&H Free

TWIN PACK $199.95 S&H Free

==========

http://www.etrailer.com/tv-install_r...ist_ra27c.aspx

http://store.besttruckeq.com/ezgabybutrta.html
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 02-02-2012, 02:38 PM
tha5150 tha5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 93
Rep Power: 0
tha5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Thanks for the links.. looks like i need to go find 2 nuts and bolts and a spring. thats all i need really. the only think i need to know is how big of a spring and what to look for when buying one. 88lb gate went down to 5lb's but i dont think i need to look for an 83lb gate.

could i get something like this you think?


here are all of them
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-02-2012, 03:22 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tha5150 View Post
Thanks for the links.. looks like i need to go find 2 nuts and bolts and a spring. thats all i need really. the only think i need to know is how big of a spring and what to look for when buying one. 88lb gate went down to 5lb's but i dont think i need to look for an 83lb gate.

could i get something like this you think?


here are all of them
all they are is garage door springs, just figure out what length you need add two connecting points and viola, you are done.
you also want to run a heavy cord down the center as long as the spring is extended so if it breaks you don't get your clock cleaned.

home cheapo or a lowes and any hardware store will have them for 10 to 20 bucks a piece.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-02-2012, 03:26 PM
tha5150 tha5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 93
Rep Power: 0
tha5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

a heavy cord down the center?

from attaching point to attaching point, a long enough cord when fully open and that would go inside the coil when closed?

got a pic? i think i know what you mean but a pic would help!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,835
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Here are some pictures on making your own trailer gate lift spring assist.

http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=11042

__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-03-2012, 03:08 PM
Johnny_boy02 Johnny_boy02 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 4
Johnny_boy02 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jymie View Post

http://www.elegator.com/

video: http://www.elegator.com/installation_video.htm

SINGLE UNIT $149.95 S&H Free

TWIN PACK $199.95 S&H Free

I would buy the twin pack, use one and sell the other for $100 on craigslist.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-03-2012, 04:39 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny_boy02 View Post
I would buy the twin pack, use one and sell the other for $100 on craigslist.
or just go buy two garage door springs and 2 solid eye bolts, washers and lock nuts and make the same exact thing for $30.00.

the guy sells what you need and the idea is nothing new, so he did not come up with the idea and for 200.00 bucks, please, i'll just go to the hardware store and solve that problem for a fraction.

products like that for that cost just goes to show there is one born every minute, suckers that is.

Last edited by dpld; 02-03-2012 at 04:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-06-2012, 08:21 AM
tha5150 tha5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 93
Rep Power: 0
tha5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Good point and that's exactly what i was thinking.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-21-2012, 04:27 PM
mac83's Avatar
mac83 mac83 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: columbia Tn
Posts: 50
Rep Power: 4
mac83 is on a distinguished road
Default

you can use ( shocks ) from bigger trucks i had a friend that added them to his trailer and it works great
__________________
Stihl FS 110-R
Stihl FS 85
Stihl FS 55
48" Lesco Walk-behind
22" Push Mower
Husk. Back-Pack-Blower
7'x12' Open Trailer With DoveTail



Website: http://mcnicholscontracting-tn.com
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-21-2012, 04:38 PM
tha5150 tha5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 93
Rep Power: 0
tha5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac83 View Post
you can use ( shocks ) from bigger trucks i had a friend that added them to his trailer and it works great
mind snapping a few pics?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Racked open trailer or Enclosed Trailer JLH Pro Lawn Care General Talk 3 10-23-2011 09:54 AM
open or enclosed trailer? carlosbm Starting a lawn care business. 4 12-03-2009 07:08 AM
Storing a open trailer outside? FL lawns Starting a lawn care business. 11 10-12-2009 01:31 PM
37 Toro and 6 X 12 black ramp gate trailer Greenmind Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 1 03-19-2008 09:47 PM
Enclosed trailer or Open trailer? jeffslawnservice Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11 01-05-2008 07:21 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
Yesterday 07:47 PM
by LCRobert
6 123
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
Yesterday 04:27 PM
by Chilehead
7 771
Contact last years...
googus
Yesterday 09:13 AM
Yesterday 12:31 PM
by Steve
1 52
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
Yesterday 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,130
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
Yesterday 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 15,987
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
Yesterday 12:13 AM
Yesterday 12:16 PM
by Steve
1 53
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
Yesterday 12:13 PM
by Steve
12 351
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
Yesterday 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,379
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
Yesterday 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 534
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,253
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 95
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
01-27-2015 02:14 PM
by Steve
5 172
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 66
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 589
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 294
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 246
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-25-2015 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 536
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,565
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 127
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 364
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 143
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 269
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 261
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 312
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 481
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 294
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 649
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 374
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,154
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 538
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,468
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 395
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 455
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 286
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 212
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,811
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 659
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 347
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,834
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,601
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 489
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,119
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 472
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,443
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 486
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 607
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 973
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,205
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 573
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 712
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush care collections deliquentaccounts ditches edging employee problems equipment rental estimate first truck flyers foreman four wheel drive georgia google gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mr dave mulch new mower past due per hour charge per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy