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Why a photocell. What are they and why do I need them?. Well you don't really but most people that install sliding gates do like to install them. So what are they...A photo cell is a light that is sent across the gate way to a receiver or reflector on the other side.  The idea is, if the light beam is broken, ie a person standing or a car stops in the gateway,  the motor will stop so nothing gets hurt.across the gate so if anyone or anything is across the gate, the gate motor will stop or not work...

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I am writing this today because we are in a fire situation where there is an out of control bush fire where we live. It has been burning for two days, and because the wind keeps changing, so does the fire. They have two water bomber planes, 3 helicopters, 200 fire trucks and hundreds of fire fighters and volunteers.  Last night we were told to run, so what do we do with the gate?  They might need to get on the property to fight the front of the fire. Luckily we don't have any stock on our land. My wife...

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Good question. From a manufacturer and retailer point of view, warranties have some set rules depending on which part of the gate kit and who installed it. Basically, the main warranty is on the motor. Lets say we advertise a 4 year motor warranty. That does not cover the control board, remotes, locks, transformer, batteries etc. The main issue with the control board is the weather. Usually storms or water. There is a consumer warranty for the kit of 3 months, 6 months or 12months by law. Most retailers allow 12months warranty on the control board, batteries remotes etc and...

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This is a common question. The answer is yes, but the condition of the gate is important. What I mean by that is, Does it swing well, does it drag on the ground. Is the post stable, etc. So lets go back to the beginning. There are good and bad farm swing gates. The good news is that they are light so easy to push open and close, the bad side is that they are very light and usually 4.3 to 4.5m long so they have a great deal of flex over that length. The post must be more than...

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I get asked this question on the phone all the time.  Yes most gate kits are DIY, that means suitable for the general public that can use tools can do it. Some kits are easy, some are hard, some are complicated, some need setting up the controller board, but most are quite simple and usually take between 3-5 hours to install. Tools needed are, very small 3mm flat blade screw driver, medium size philips screw driver, wire cutters, battery drill, battery driver, spanners or socket set, cable ties, wire, usually two core 1.5mm, spade terminals and crimper etc. Some things...

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