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Old 06-06-2019, 09:18 AM   #1
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Huge Rural Gate


I have a *heavy* gate that I need to automate (cheaply). Not sure what the guy who installed it was thinking. (I mean, it looks great, just not practical)

Any thoughts about slicing it in half and making it a double? (welding hinges on the right side).

The thing is about 300+ pounds (steel) and has chewed up wheels from being dragged through the gravel drive.

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Old 06-06-2019, 12:30 PM   #2
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Change out that Rhode Island sized grocery cart caster for Texas sized version?

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Cheaply?... guess we'd need to know what you mean by cheaply first... tree-fiddy?...
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Change out that Rhode Island sized grocery cart caster for Texas sized version?
Heh. I could weld on a bigger wheel. The driveway is uneven Caliche though and *not* flat. Rubber tires don't do well out here, there were two additional rubber wheels which were bolted on at some point over over the last two years.. both of which are rotten, split, flat.

So, consensus is to try and fix the path of the gate (redo wheels, maybe recommend paving the area) vs attempting to split it?
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Cheaply?... guess we'd need to know what you mean by cheaply first... tree-fiddy?...
ha, just trying to use what's here vs recommending a nice au. gate :-)
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ha, just trying to use what's here vs recommending a nice au. gate :-)
If it's for your house, learn from the first guys mistake and do it right so you don't have to worry about it going forward...

If it's for a customer, same thing, but make sure you charge more than cheaply...
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Get yaself one of these. It will likely outlive the gate and you...
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I wouldn't split it, that's just more of the same kinds of headaches. Get bigger tougher wheels.
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The gate needs to be set up on a track so it can slide open & closed with be a remote like a normal gate in 2019

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