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Sliding/Automated Gates
Nov 29th, 2018 at 9:10am
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Has anyone got any experience in these? I have a 6.5m span driveway which I want to install a sliding gate on.

I have plenty of room for it to slide open but the driveway is on a slight uphill gradient (less than 100mm over 6.5m)...

I figure if I weld up a gate which is like a trapezoid shape (1.8m at one end and 1.7m at the other end) it should fit the bill?

I figure 50x50 steel box would be sufficient with gussets and bracing??
  

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Re: Sliding/Automated Gates
Reply #1 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 11:57am
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Get a couple of quotes/ brochures from people / companies that specialise in sliding gates. Check out what their specs. and solutions are.  Smiley
  

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Re: Sliding/Automated Gates
Reply #2 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 8:06pm
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Even a tiny slope will make the motor work pretty hard on the uphill travel. Make sure the specs say it can handle such work.
  
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Re: Sliding/Automated Gates
Reply #3 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 12:48pm
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I wouldn't worry too much about the weight of the gate on the incline, it should only be 1.5% of the total weight.   You can use rope and pulleys with a counterweight to balance the load on the motor once you know the weight.
  
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Re: Sliding/Automated Gates
Reply #4 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 11:50pm
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Hi I just joined here and I've done and do a few [highend] gates.
For yours without seeing the site it's best to keep the track level all the way. Generally on a hill site I chase out across the driveway make the centre of the driveway my datum so the track may be bedded in 50mm on the high side and 50mm high on the low side. And obviously higher where it stows which may require some thought/solutions. Sometimes creating this groove and hump can create problems with run off etc. and that may need addressing also. What ever you do I would keep the gate frame square [shape wise] and level you could gain a little extra if needed by making the wheel height variable to compromise between the contour and the gate bottom rail. 6.5 is pretty wide opening for a sliding gate [supported only at one end] so you could consider dividing it to a slider/post and pedestrian gate? If you motorise  get a decent motor. I've only used itailian made motors which have honest load ratings, but the china made ones have got a lot better in the last few years, but I'd go bigger for this option.
  
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