Help me choose a linear actuator

KapitonovKapitonov Registered Users, Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 2
Hi! I want to put myself a linear actuator on the sliding gate to the cottage. I looked in the internet, there are a lot of offers and the prices are very different. Maybe there are people here who understand this and can advise me what type of actuator is better, manufacturer and where to buy? I will be very grateful.


  • KapitonovKapitonov Registered Users, Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 2
    I still stuck with this problem. Can't decide which is better. Any help?
  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,814 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    How large is the gate ?
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  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭✭
    For any distance over a couple feet, Which it sounds like you have with a sliding gate you might look into chain drive openers.

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  • t00lst00ls Solar Expert Posts: 234 ✭✭✭
    heres  the place I got my actuator from

  • cow_ranchercow_rancher Solar Expert Posts: 117 ✭✭✭✭
    I used a garage door opener (chain drive) to open a sliding gate many years ago...
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