1980 - Volume #4, Issue #3, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Shortage For Pickups
The rugged Shortgate - it's 1/3 the size but weighs as much as a regular tailgate - not only avoids the bang-up problems that claim most truck gates, but, due to less air resistance, increases fuel economy.
"It's quick-tack so you can remove it in 10 sec. and replace your full-size gate, when needed," says Dale Johnson, who designed the tailgate after smashing up tailgates in his own farming operation. "It's especially good for stock racks. With this 6-in. gate, there's no gap between the pickup and stock rack so animals can't escape. And, it's better than having no tailgate on at all because it stops animals from catching their feet in the space between the bumper and chute."
The Shortgate, which comes with universal mountings for any full sized pickup, is made from 11 ga.,1/8 in. thick steel. "It rises 5 in. above the truck bed, high enough to keep tools and cargo in but low enough to make loading easier," Johnson told FARM SHOW.
Cost for the Shortgate, which can be painted at extra cost to match your truck color, is $79.95. A chrome model sells for $169.95.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Johnson Industries, RR 1, Box 173, Soldier, Iowa 51572 (ph 712 884-2437).
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