Handy Devices

May 2022 Handy Devices: Pull Up the Tailgate

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tailgate Pulley (Ralph A. Mark Jr.)

Pull Up the Tailgate:

James Blankenship, Chuckey, Tennessee, finds it difficult to open and close the tailgate to his trailer. To make the job easier, he installed a simple winch and cable to raise and lower the ramp. Note the support he welded at the site of the pulley to increase the strength of the side panel.

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