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DuraGates CGS-500.8M, Small Primary/Secondary 8-Wheel Carriage Set

Opening & Weight Range :

10 ft. up to 840 lbs. 23 ft. up to 1100 lbs.

Small Carriage set with integrated drive system connects directly to the gate operator and hides the mechanics within the track for a safe, protected installation. 8 wheels with noiseless shielded bearings protect against dust and increase service life. This Small model is a preferred solution for many residential properties and light duty commercial applications. Automation Ready!



DuraGates CGS-500.8M, Small Primary/Secondary 8-Wheel Carriage Set

This set comes with a driven primary carriage and a secondary carriage. The drive pinion casing provides protection and gives a clean finished look.


Small galvanized track

Build the gate right on the track. Galvanized steel track’s structural properties allow high loads without distortion. The track is made from low carbon steel alloy for excellent weldability. Available in 20’ and 10’ lengths.


Gear Rack

This gear rack mounts to the top, inside the galvanized track completely hiding the drive system. The gear in the primary carriage drives the track and the gate with no exposed hardware for complete protection.


Gear rack centering device

Two piece set, reusable. Use this installation tool to accurately center and align the gear rack inside the track. It centers the rack down the length of the track, aligns the teeth at rack joints to prevent gear binding, and acts as a drilling jig to hold the rack into place as the mounting holes are drilled.


Drive Shaft Coupling

This coupling connects the output driveshaft of the gate operator directly to the input driveshaft on the primary carriage. This gives a direct, secure and safe connection between the motor and the gate. Specify gate operator and/or specs on output driveshaft.


Foundation Plate

The foundation plate provides a solid base for leveling the carriage on the pad. It prevents the leveling screws from digging into the pad and causing long term alignment issues. By keeping the carriage bottom from being in direct contact with the concrete pad, it slows down corrosion effects.


End Wheel for UL325 Compliance

The End Wheel bolts into each end of the track and complies with UL325 safety code for automated gates. It gives a finished look and prevents dirt, snow, etc. from getting inside the track and interfering with the operation of the carriages. The wheel allows the gate to roll into the bottom end cup without scraping the paint or galvanized coating.


Bottom End Cup

This cup receives the track in either the closed or open position. The beveled leading edge allows
for a smooth entry and stop. The cup holds the gate steady, reducing vibrations from wind conditions, etc., and prolongs the life of the carriages and gate operators.


J-Bolt, Galvanized

Galvanized J-Bolts are set into the concrete pad as it is poured. Once it has cured, the carriages are then secured to the pad using these bolts. J-Bolts are the preferred method of anchoring the carriages to the concrete pad. Wedge anchors with two-part epoxy will work but need to be sized to each load according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

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