Tailgate Ramp Loader Spring
How to select the correct size tailgate ramp spring
Often folks pick the most significant size to make sure the spring is heavy enough for the lift required.
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.
Let’s put some Science into tailgate spring selection. It is critically important to your customer 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, perhaps a bathroom scale.
- Lower the ramp onto the scale (use a small piece fo wood so not to damage the scale)
- You now have the weight measurement of the ramp.
- Select a size of spring that is 10kg more substantial than the scale indication.
- 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, thereby lowering the trailer.
The image below shows one method of installation
- 14mm – 40kg
- 16mm – 60kg
- 17mm – 80kg
- 19mm – 100kg
- Small tail – 150mm from the centre of the coil
- Long-tail – 700mm from the centre of the coil
- Coil OD – 80mm
- Coil ID – 55mm
Horse float, Tailgate and Ramp Loader Springs
Couplemate Trailer Parts sells only the best quality Tailgate Ramp Loader Spring and caravan spare parts throughout Australia.
Customers are welcome to either pickup or take advantage of our low freight rates. Express shipping to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart.
We also ship products to New Zealand via Australia Post Air Express.
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