Residential Sliding Gate System

Chain Drive Rolling Gate Systems

There are two main types of rolling or sliding gate systems. Chain drive rolling gate systems and hydraulic drive slide gate systems.

Chain Drive Rolling Gate Systems
The most common type of rolling gate system uses a chain to move the gate back and forth. Chain drive systems are used on most residential, most commercial, and some industrial applications as well.

This rolling gate system uses a chain that passes through the gate operator and connects to each side of the rolling gate frame. This pulls the gate open or closed depending on what direction the electric motor is turning.

You must always secure the gate frame when it is closed using either a gate receiver or by having the gate stop between two posts. Once the rolling gate system stops, there is no moving it back and forth, and it doesn’t need a separate lock to keep it secure.