Are you in need of an ultimate solution in removing any gaps at the bottom of your gate? If you don't have the storage space for a swing gate, cantilever or rolling gate? Your in luck, your solution may be a vertical pivot gate.
These vertical pivot gates are an extremely light weight gate that operate on a pivot point. This pivot point is on the side of the opening. To accomplish this, you will need an operator. Operators are specific to the gate and for the designed to work together to provide a vertical lift. these operators use a high tensioned spring and hydraulic cylinder to operate the gate. When power is supplied, the spring pulls the gate back and up. the hydraulic cylinder controls all the motion in the gate. When closed these cylinders push up and forward putting tension on the spring.
Vertical pivot gates practically lift straight up, therefor the gates can be customized to meet the terrain of the ground. Vertical gates are very popular with installations that require one hundred percent closure with no gaps. These gates are popular with military bases and airports. Vertical lift gates have become frequent on railroad installations. Tracks for a railroad are placed on a thick base of ballast. This creates a convex or irregular contour throughout the gate opening. These gates have been built and fabricated to not only mirror the ballast but to work in and over the tracks, leaving a gap of 4 inch's or less.
Vertical pivot gates require less than a ten foot storage space along the gate opening. This is usually less than half of the actual gate opening. A cantilever gate requires almost one and half times the opening to store the gate. Vertical pivot gates are a gate of choice for tight down town parking lots.
In parts of the country that have severe weather, and in very remote area's Vertical gates are very popular. Farms and ranches, these gates are by far the best choice when place d on a solar power as these gates require very little electrical power. And Vertical gates pivot so snow will not affect the open or closing unless severe.
The only downside to a vertical gate is the considerable footing required to support the gate operator. This footing is the anchoring system the presents a great deal of stability. There is a much greater cost when installing a vertical pivot gate. The operators are very large, and the components are more significant than your standard slide gate operator.