I'd say that awful consequence is outweighed by the safety of not getting out of your cab to walk behind a trailer twenty times a day/getting shoved by the door/old boy on the farm wondering around to help out unlocking/having to take out the wheat from your shoes each time.They have caused some injuries,possibly fatalities as people are caught in them, but you can say that about most machinery.
Neighbour of ours was killed with the back door.he was cleaning out bit of grain at the back of the trailer.lad on the tractor shut the door.didn't know he was there.
Thanks everyone, I asked on behalf of my wife who is a farm administrator and they have been discussing having hydraulic tail gates fitted,but I won’t prattle on anymore
Not as much fun though. I’ve done 3!It might out better value to swap the trailers rather than modify them......unless it can be retrofitted using manufacturer parts.