wayne fajkus wrote:Brilliant imo. I've seen what we call "bump gates" in my area. This is better
Anne Miller wrote:That gate works much differently from most automatic gates that I have seen. It looks like something that might be used where there is not enough clearance for a gate to swing open. Like in a parking garage. A lot of apartment complexes have automatic gate that slide back and forth.
We had an automatic gate in the 1990's, it work from a solar panel and an auto battery. It swung open. It was timed to stay open a certain amount of time in order for the cars or vehicle to go through. Ours worked great for family members who understood how the gate worked.
We had two incidents happen back then so my DH will not consider one where we now live. Maybe newer gates have a beeping or something so people will understand that the gate will hit their vehicle if they don't get through in the allotted time.
If you do consider one you probably will want to find a local company that will install and service the gate.
David Livingston wrote:I quite like cattle grids* but have never seen them outside the UK
* they stop sheep too
R Ranson wrote:Our current gate is fool proof - aka, fools can't figure out how to work it.
Even with detailed instructions on how the gate works, most humans still can't figure it out without being shown. It's a hook on a chain! It swings out! So simple. Too simple.
what if we put solar panels on top of the semi truck trailer? That could power this tiny ad:
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