Horse float Tailgate Ramp Spring

$108.50 - $245.00

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Heavy-Duty Spring Holder - Tail Gate

Tailgate bar uses K1045 axle steel for expert strength.
✓ Easy to install by welding the the sturdy plate steel onto chassis.
Suits tailgate coil springs up to 19mm in diameter.

Designed and manufactured by Couplemate™ Australia.

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Loader Spring for Horse float Tailgates and Ramps

A tailgate, horse float, and ramp loader spring is a type of torsion spring used to assist in the opening and closing of tailgates, horse floats, and ramp loaders. It is typically made of high-quality steel and is designed to withstand heavy loads.

Horse float tailgate and ramp loader springs are available in various sizes to suit different weight capacities. The most common sizes range from 40kg to 100kg, but larger springs are also available for heavier applications.

When choosing a tailgate, horse float, or ramp loader spring, selecting the correct size for the weight of the tailgate, horse float, or ramp loader it will use is essential. Ensuring the spring is installed correctly for optimal performance and safety is also crucial.

The 14mm and 16mm springs are made in Regional Queensland, Australia.  Buying parts made in regional areas is important for us all because it helps support the bush.

If you know a manufacturer of parts that might be suitable for Couplemate, we would love to hear and continue our support for Aussie families. Contact Couplemate Trailer Parts


It is a mistake to guess the weight of your tailgate.

Spring Holder - Horse Float Tail Gate

If the spring is too heavy, the tailgate will only come down halfway. This indicates you have chosen a spring that is too heavy for your fate.

Torsion Product Specifications

14-16mm Models: (Made in Australia)

  • Small tail: 150mm from the centre of the coil
  • Long-tail: 705mm from the centre of the coil
  • Coil O.D.: 80mm
  • Coil I.D.: 55mm

17-19mm Models: (Imported Product)

  • Small tail: 160mm from the centre of the coil
  • Long-tail: 525mm from the centre of the coil
  • Coil O.D.: 87mm
  • Coil I.D.: 45mm

Tailgate spring holders are laser-cut and machined in Brisbane.

How to Tell: Left or Right

The Tailgate Ramp Loader springs come in both left-hand and right-hand options.

To tell which spring you require, the smaller tail end should be pointed away, and whatever side the longer spring sits on is the side it’s suitable for.

For example, if the short tail is pointed away from your body, and the long tail is on the right, you require a right tailgate ramp loader spring.

Selecting Tailgate Ramp Spring Size

Often, folks pick the most significant size to ensure the spring is heavy enough for the required lift. Once installed, with an oversized heavier spring, the horse float tailgate swings up so violently that it slams into the trailer with enough force to create damage.

It is critical to have an ideal weight when lifting and lowering tailgates.

Buying the correct ramp spring is simple if you follow a few easy steps. (You will need a scale.)

  1. Lower the ramp onto the scale (use a small piece of wood to not damage the scale). You now have the weight measurement of the ramp.
  2. Select a size of spring 10kg more substantial than the scale indication.
  3. Once installed, the load on your ramp will be 10kg at the point where it touches the ground.

Car trailers and low loaders use drop or overlay axles. This type of axle lowers the centre of gravity, lowering the trailer.

Tailgate, horse float, and ramp loader springs are essential safety features. By choosing and installing the correct spring, you can help ensure your and others’ safety when using your tailgate, horse float, or ramp loader.

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Additional information

Weight6 kg
Dimensions80 × 30 × 20 cm
Tailgate Spring Size

40kg – 14mm – Left, 40kg – 14mm – Right, 60kg – 16mm – Left, 60kg – 16mm – Right, 80kg – 17mm – Left, 80kg – 17mm – Right, 100kg – 19mm – Left, 100kg – 19mm – Right

Our Service Lifetime Warranty

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Couplemate™ is a manufacturer and vendor of high-quality towing, trailer, and caravan components. Couplemate™ Core Goods and Custom Work are guaranteed to be free of defects for the service lifetime of the product when used as intended.

Warranties are non-transferrable and Couplemate™ requires satisfactory proof of purchase prior to issuing a remedy. The full Couplemate™ Warranty Policy can be found in the Terms & Conditions: Section 8 – Consumer Guarantees & Warranty.

Warranties are in addition to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law. If something is wrong with your order, please contact our team.

60-Day Returns

After 60 years of experience, we know that life has its unpredictable moments.

All Couplemate™ orders (online, over the phone, or in-store) have a 60 day period for change-of-mind returns and exchanges. There are some items that can’t be returned and some returns may incur a 15% restocking fee.

You can view our full policy for change-of-mind returns here.


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