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How To Install Manual
Chain Link Cantilever Gate
By Chad Hoover, CFP

[ 1 ] Overview [ 2 ] Plan [ 3 ] Layout [ 4 ] Set Posts [ 5 ] Install Fittings [ 6 ] Hang Gate [ 7 ] Install Latch [ 8 ] Install Operator

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This step usually requires a few extra hands. Start by carrying gate to gate roller posts and lying flat on ground behind roller posts face up. Roughly center the entire gate width with the roller posts. With the gate in a horizontal position, rest bottom rail of gate directly on bottom rollers.
Center gate on bottom rollers before lifting upright.

 

This step usually requires a few extra hands. Start by carrying gate to gate roller posts and lying flat on ground behind roller posts face up. Roughly center the entire gate width with the roller posts. With the gate in a horizontal position, rest bottom rail of gate directly on bottom rollers.
Bottom rollers must be level and securely fastened before lifting slide gate into upright position.

Step 5:  Hang Cantilever Slide Gate

Hanging a cantilever gate usually requires a few extra hands. Start by carrying slide gate to gate roller posts and lying flat on ground behind roller posts face up. Roughly center the entire gate width with the roller posts. With the gate in a horizontal position, rest bottom rail of gate directly on bottom gate rollers.

Next, layout top gate rollers and covers. Depending on make, you may be able to loosely install gate top rollers and covers near the top of roller posts; this allows you to simply slide gate rollers down and into place once the gate is in the upright position. Lift slide gate into the upright position with it's weight centered on the roller posts. Hold firmly or attach safety straps to prevent the gate from falling. Slide top rollers onto gate frame and tighten U-bolts. Allow 1/4-1/2" space between roller and top gate rail to allow for smooth operation and to prevent binding.

Slide gate back and forth a few times to check operation. Make sure cantilever gate is free of any binding that could be caused by rollers being installed too tight to the gate frame. Check gate for level installation. Check all U-Bolts are securely tightened.

Adjust rollers when cantilever slide gate is centered, evenly balanced on cantilever gate rollers.
Above: Adjust rollers when cantilever gate is centered, evenly balanced on cantilever gate rollers.

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Next, layout top rollers and covers. Depending on make, you may be able to loosely install top rollers and covers near the top of roller posts; this allows you to simply slide rollers down and into place once the gate is in the upright position. Lift gate into the upright position with it's weight centered on the roller posts. Hold firmly or attach safety straps to prevent the gate from falling. Slide top rollers onto gate frame and tighten U-bolts. Allow 1/4-1/2" space between roller and top gate rail to allow for smooth operation and to prevent binding.
When installing top rollers, allow a small space of 1/4-1/2" between rollers and top gate member.

 

Next, layout top rollers and covers. Depending on make, you may be able to loosely install top rollers and covers near the top of roller posts; this allows you to simply slide rollers down and into place once the gate is in the upright position. Lift gate into the upright position with it's weight centered on the roller posts. Hold firmly or attach safety straps to prevent the gate from falling. Slide top rollers onto gate frame and tighten U-bolts. Allow 1/4-1/2" space between roller and top gate rail to allow for smooth operation and to prevent binding.
Firmly tighten all nuts to U-bolts and adjust covers to prevent rubbing.