A gate hinge must work freely under heavy loads, in all circumstances, and for a very long period of time. A lot of strain is put on hinges, they need to have smooth movement each time the gate is opened or closed, and they potentially face harsh weather conditions due to being on an item that is in permanent outdoor use.
It can be difficult to know which type of hinge to choose, but if you want something heavy duty and very durable then the Superhinge from Gatemaster would be a good choice.
This hinge is an extremely sturdy item that can carry large gate loads. Made from steel, it has two brass bearings to ensure smooth action and comes in a range of sizes from M16, M20, M24 and M30 and they can take from 150kg to 900kg in weight, when used in pairs, see product specification sheet for full details. It has 2 adjustable nuts that are used to fine tune the position of the gate.
The Superhinge is designed with a longer eyebolt meaning there is significant length to adjust. Just a few millimetres off and the end of a long gate can skew, so having this kind of adjustability can be a game-changer.
The Gatemaster Superhinge is low friction making them ideal for use with automatic gates and they feature a built-in grease point to enable long-term maintenance.
The hinge design allows it to be installed in either 90° or 180° positions and they have been manufacturer tested to 500,000 openings with practically no wear on the bearings. That equates to approximately 50 years at 25 openings a day! Ideal for the heavy duty or longer gate. If you are looking for strength and long life, then this could be the hinge you need.
If you have any questions about this or any First Fence products, please get in touch and a member of the sales team will be happy to assist you. We can be contacted by calling 01283 512111 or by using the online chat facility.