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Sliding Gate

Want to feel secure in your home? Having an automatic sliding gate can help to increase both security and convenience at your home or business. Most sliding gateswork by using a chain and pulley system. The chain tightens to open the gate and releases this tension to close the gate. This is a simple system which can be easily automated with the use of a sliding electric gate opener.

Consider your gate

The most important consideration when choosing a motor is the weight of your gate. The seller or manufacturer should tell you how much weight your sliding gate motor can support. A sliding gate will require more force than a swinging gate and as a result, it will require a stronger motor.


If youre buying a sliding gate motor on eBay, its important to consider installation. While sliding gate motors are designed to be easily installed, it can be difficult if you have a large gate that is very heavy. If you dont feel comfortable installing your sliding electric gate opener yourself, its best to hire a professional.

Safety Features

Some electric sliding gate motors will have an inbuilt safety feature called a photo beam. This feature uses a beam to monitor movement and objects in the gate opening. The photo beam will stop the gate operation if something is blocking the opening. Its a great feature for families or those with pets. An auto close feature may be worth considering if security is an issue.

Some models will also come with an emergency release feature or key. This will enable the gate user to open the gate even if the remote has been lost.

At eBay, we have everything you need to secure your home or business with a wide range of sliding gate motors and garden fencing supplies available. Shop today!

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