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Posted May 12, 2016 - 06:12 PM

That looks like just what I need. Thanks.

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 06:27 PM

That looks like just what I need. Thanks.

Noel

Let me know if you do it..U want to see how it works.


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Posted May 12, 2016 - 06:39 PM

Looks like home depot has a good selection of springs, so off I go soon to home depot .

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 08:32 PM

Looks like home depot has a good selection of springs, so off I go soon to home depot .

Noel

I think just slide up door springs..


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Posted May 13, 2016 - 09:44 AM

It might work for you, but it might be worth doing a few calculations.  I have a 5x14 trailer that I made a spring assist for.  I couldn't find springs (for less than a few hundred dollars) that would work.  My gate is also heavy, and still deflects some with my Snapper 1855 running up it with 600 lbs in the FEL

 

My gate is 5' wide, and 4' long.  Putting the bathroom scale under the edge of gate when down showed that I needed 170 lbs of direct vertical lift force.  This gets multiplied many times when you are lifting at an angle to vertical (as in the video).  I only mention this, because your gate is likely much heavier than the one in the video.

 

I'm anxious to see your solution!


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 06:15 PM

Got one extension garage door spring today, with hook up stuff. Will get at it next week and see if it works.

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 06:24 PM

Got one extension garage door spring today, with hook up stuff. Will get at it next week and see if it works.

Noel

Cool..cant wait to see if it works!!!You might have to have 2 but It would seem like one would be a big help!


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 03:51 PM

Got one spring on today. Temporary hook up to test. One spring helped some, so two should be good. Will pick up another one tomorrow.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 01:20 PM

Many thanks to Auburn David for giving me the motivation to get at fixing my trailer tailgate, that was very heavy to lift. Had been thinking about some sort of spring assist lift for the tailgate for about a year now. The video you posted David, was exactly what I wanted. So, I put two 130 lb extension garage door springs on, and instead of doing weight lifting on the gate now, I can almost pick it up with my left foot while holding the camera to get a picture. So now I can lift it with one hand, with ease. Big difference.
Thanks again, David.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 01:28 PM

Many thanks to Auburn David for giving me the motivation to get at fixing my trailer tailgate, that was very heavy to lift. Had been thinking about some sort of spring assist lift for the tailgate for about a year now. The video you posted David, was exactly what I wanted. So, I put two 130 lb extension garage door springs on, and instead of doing weight lifting on the gate now, I can almost pick it up with my left foot while holding the camera to get a picture. So now I can lift it with one hand, with ease. Big difference.
Thanks again, David.

Noel

WOW..its great that worked so well..its good to know its been tried and tested and woks well!!!Nice job..it looks great!


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 03:00 PM

I have four of those springs from a pair of 9X7 wood garage doors! Think I'll keep them around just in case!


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 04:09 PM

Gunna paint the springs black , someday.

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Posted May 17, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Good start with the jack stand, but I think you'd better

get some orange pylons. That's a pinch point there!

 

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