SURECLOSE HYDRAULIC KNUCKLE HINGES
SureClose is available through Prowell
Advantages: A high-end, regulated closing speed without the visible hardware bulk of the Lockey Closers above.
Disadvantages: At $600 per gate, not cheap.
The SureClose® ReadyFit Hinges are compact, heavy-duty, hydraulic, hinge-closers designed for commercial, industrial and estate gates. The external mounting brackets allow quick and easy alignment and installation. No need for drilling large holes! Designed for commercial, industrial, custom residential and estate gates, SureClose ReadyFit hinges come in two basic models, with choice or aluminum or steel mounting brackets. All self-closing models feature a final snap action for overcoming electric or coded locks found in many security applications. Also available is a non-self-closing version (for access control and most heavy commercial or residential gates). Hinges can be used in different combinations for a variety of applications. All hinges are sold individually.
*The Sure Close ReadyFit 108SF (operable) and SM (dummy) is an external mount hydraulic closure for gates up to 260 lbs. Will not rust. One plate mounts to the face of the post and the other to the edge of the gate. For most all pedestrian gates, one operable hinge is enough, with a dummy hinge to complete the pair. 1/2″ hinge gap.
You need, per gate:
–One operable SureClose hinge “108SF S” (SKU# 74108323T) <https://www.shutitgatehardware.com/sureclose-hinge-closers/surecloser-readyfit-rf108sf-s.html>
–One dummy “108 SM S” (SKU# 74001313T) SureClose hinge <https://www.shutitgatehardware.com/surecloser-readyfit-rfsm-s.html>
–One Gate Stop SKU#7403 to prevent the above operable SureClose hinge from opening beyond the 88 degrees
$412.000– “108SF S” (SKU# 74108323T) Operable
$75.00– (SKU# 7403) gate Stop to 88-degrees
$204.70– “108 SM S” (SKU# 74001313T) Dummy
*Gates over 48″ width require two opperable SureClose hinges 108SF S. (No dummy hinge required)
Manufacturer’s website installation video<https://www.shutitgatehardware.com/sureclose-hinge-closers/surecloser-readyfit-rf108sf-s.html>
||Pool Gate, Child Safety Gate, Front Gate, Side Gate, Pedestrian Gate, Driveway Gate – Double, Driveway Gate – Single, Pet Gate, Playground Gate, Public/Commercial Gate, Security Gate, Privacy Gate, Safety Gate
||Aluminum, Steel/Ornamental Iron
|Self-Closing Gate Weight
||Up to 260lbs
|Approx. Gate Size
||1.2m W x 1.8m H (4ft x 6ft)
|Gate Frame/Post Shape
|Min Post Size
|Ideal Gate Gap
||Screw-on or Weld-on
|Max Opening Angle
|Self Closing From
The SureClose Stop is required. It mounts to the bottom of the post to prevent the 108SF models from being forced open beyond the 88º.
For all square post steel or aluminum gates Fits a broad range of applications
Heavy-duty construction Robust, durable and designed to last (500,000 cycles)
Dual Bearing Glide System Withstands heavy loads
Aluminum versions have 50 micron thick anodizing High corrosion resistance
Works on left or right-handed, inswing or outswing applications Versatile design options
Mounting brackets can be powder coated and/or painted Non-invasive
Best warranty in the industry
Rigorous testing programs ensure SureClose if of the highest quality, enabling to back each model with a 2-year warranty. If you have any problems, D&D will handle them personally.
A few photo mock-ups showing a visual of the SureClose Hinge. The wood lags that are supplied with the hinges are insufficient and designed for metal gates. Identical lags, but longer, are available on Amazon:
(Simpson Strong Tie Outdoor Accents Simpson SD10112DBBR50#10 x 1-1/2-inch Hex Head Black Powder-Coat Connector Screw (50-Pack), 1-1/2″)
Most gates require only one SureClose Hydraulic closing hinge, shown on the bottom. The upper hinge is identical, but non-hydraulic.
The cylindrical end of both hinges adjusts the gap between the gate and post. A huge convenience to the installer, who can assume an even gap along the swing/latch edge by simply rotating the adjustment hinge cylinder.
If you’re considering the security and convenience of an electronic gate access, the vast majority of options are designed for steel gates or front residential entry door, protected by one insulated side and jambs and a roof and likely a porch. Your wood gate is going to breath, fully exposed to the element such that any attempt toward an electronic access that does not result in the 3/8″ gap for swing clearance is a gate that Prowell cannot warranty. For a full explanation of this, follow the link below to Electronic Access.
Follow this link to Electronic Access.
Also, follow this link to Pool Code Gates.
Low Tech Pintle style Pivot Hinge. If you want a pivot style hinge without the band strap across the front of the gate, this is one option