I need some help please .....
As you know my gates are rarely regular in shape and a horizontal line is pretty rare ...I have a client who wants her gate to slide rather than turn automatically. I am so used to using hydraulic boxes that will turn just about any shape that I weld to them that I have never given any thought to sliding mechanisms.
Having scoured the internet I am no wiser ...I see rails with grooved wheels and guide rollers and chains but they are all on very rectilinear designs ...or at least there is one ( often ugly ) horizontal bar about a third up the gate that seems to be there for the drive wheels. I have written to manufacturers asking for the parameters necessary in a gate for it to work with a sliding system but all they do is recommend a particular model without giving me a hint as to what needs to be on the gate ....
So ...if anyone has used such a system, please enlighten me