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Tommy Gate Added To Back Of Trailer
Ron Cerveny made loading his new home-built trailer easier by equipping it with an old Tommy Gate lift. He got the idea after seeing how handy a Tommy Gate was on a friend’s pickup.
  “I got an old Tommy Gate at a salvage yard for only $150,” says Cerveny. “The old ones don’t work on new trucks, so they don’t hold their value.”
  After thinking about how to use the Tommy Gate for about 5 years, Cerveny built a 4 by 8-ft. trailer for it. He fabricated it using 1/4-in. wall, 2 by 4-in. steel tubing for the frame and steel deck plate for the floor. The 3,000-lb., heavy-duty axle has been more than enough to handle any load thrown at it.
  “I adapted the rear of the trailer to fit the upright brackets that normally sit on a pickup,” says Cerveny. “The Tommy Gate actually extends the trailer tailgate by about 12 in. to a full 9-ft.”
  The Tommy Gate is designed with its lift system completely enclosed. Once it was mounted, all Cerveny needed was a battery to power it. He mounted a 12-volt, deep cycle battery on the front of the trailer.
  “They are amazing,” says Cerveny. “They last all day on a single charge.
  “My sons have used it a lot, moving refrigerators and freezers,” says Cerveny.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ron Cerveny, 2273 Co. Rd. V, DeWitt, Neb. 68341 (ph 402 683-6655 or 402 239-5580)

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