Slide Cantilever Gates are optimal for larger openings where the arc of the swing gate will interfere with obstructions and in applications requiring automatic gate operators. The operation of Cantilever Gates is based on a gate panel that slides through the gate opening in a linear motion fully supported above ground and between two counter balance posts each with a top and bottom roller assembly. Gate panels are typically manufactured to an overall length of “1.5 times the opening size plus 1 foot” so as to provide a counter balance section for support between the two counter balance posts. Note that there must be an adequate length of fence or an open clear line on the outside of the counter balance posts for the gate panel to slide into the fully open position. Cantilever gates are available to match all fence heights and in opening sizes up to 30 feet as a single slide (60 feet as a double slide). Gates are manufactured from a welded galvanized steel construction and available in five standard colours: Galvanized, Black, White, Brown or Green.
Gate “Opening Size” refers to the distance from inside face to inside face of the gate posts. Gate “Outside Measurement” refers to the dimension from outside edge to outside edge of the gate panel. The difference between the Opening Size and Outside Measurement is the tolerance required for the gate hinge and gate latch dimensions.
Functional requirements and site layout should always be considered before selecting your style of gate. Please contact a Strictly Fences Ltd. Team Member at 1-866-799-4303 for more information.