Pro-glide Tracked Sliding Gates
Timber Sliding Gate TG001
Tracked Balustrade Gate TG002
Tracked Balustrade Gate TG003
Tracked Balustrade Gate TG004
Tracked gates work by running on a metal rail set into the ground immediately below the gate. The base of the tracked gate has wheels mounted on it and these run along the rail. Overall and compared to a cantilever sliding gate, tracked sliding gates are simple options.
The advantages of tracked sliding gates:
- More suitable for very wide access points
- Simpler in operation
- Needs less run back area
Key factors on which to specify a tracked sliding gate for your site are:
- The width of the access roadway. With a very wide access - say 25 metres upwards - there can be real benefits using tracked gates. This is because tracked gates are supported along the full length of its run, whereas the cantilever gate, by definition, isn't (though this isn't an issue with cantilever gates of a more typical size, and for widths up to 25 metres this could be tackled with double cantilever gates).
- The ground surface. With a tracked gate requiring level and even ground as the track the gate runs on will be set into this.
- Heavy material specification. E.g. Steel plate, then tracked gates may be more suitable as all the weight is supported on the ground track.
- We can add logo to your gate. The colour of the tracked gates can be matched as necessary, and adding a logo is very straight forward to us. Read how we can apply your logo to almost any gate design.
There are also further factors to consider as part of the decision making process:
- Tracked sliding gates require slightly less space to operate compared to a cantilevered sliding gate, as the latter needs a longer linear run adjacent to the access point for the cantilever element of the gate to move into (so as to counter balance the weight of the actual gate). If this space simply isn't available, then tracked gates will be the only option (assuming a swing gate also isn't suitable of course). As a guide, tracked gates can be about 10% less in total length to cover the same width of access.
- If the nature of the site means it will be relatively clean and free of debris, then this in turn will mean that the track set into the ground can be kept clear and allow the gate to work properly. However, if the nature of the site means that debris - e.g. mud and small stones - are a problem and perhaps carried on the tyres of vehicles, then tracked gates probably aren't viable options because the track will require continual attention to keep it clear.
- Related to the above point, is the issue of snow and ice in the winter months. So if the location of the site is prone to snow and ice, then tracked sliding gates will be far less suitable because of the work needed to keep the track clear in order for the gates to run.
We classify our Pro-glide sliding gates into three series. In an operational sense, all our gates are of equivalent quality. So the series of Pro-glide 5 sliding gates will work just as smoothly and efficiently as series Pro-glide 30 gates. The differences between series 5, 20 and 30 are about aesthetic design, added features and the level of bespoke design and construction.