Rolling (Rolo) gates are primarily used for chainlink fences in order to minimize the amount of space used by the gate. These gates slide parallel with the fence line using a track and wheel system. Rolling gates work best on level surfaces. Gate frames are welded and depending on the size may also be braced and trussed. Finish size of gate must be wider than the opening size to account for the rear wheels which are bolted to the gate frame. Gates do not require a wide counterbalance like a cantilever gate and thereby make tight fits a possibility. The height of the gate is shorter than the fence to allow for the chosen wheel carrier which is under the gate. The design is simple and incorporates many fittings that simply bolt together making the project possible for a do-it-yourselfer. Repairs and adjustments are easily done with household tools. Wheel carriers work best on asphalt or concrete driveways. On a negative note the wheels mounted on heavy gate will wear into asphalt driveways and dig a rut. Rolling gates cannot be automated.
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