Our gate looks like this. It opens to the outside.

So I'm looking for an electric motor that I can install to open it by remote. But I have no idea where they're sold.

This gate used to have a motor on the top that would push the two gates and pull them back to close. If I remember correctly, the motor had two "arms" that would connect to each side.

But I've been searching the web and haven't found the appropriate motor.

Any help is appreciated.

NOTE: I cannot add motors on the side. My car won't fit if I put them there and my building doesn't permit it. enter image description here

  • Does the area have a ceiling above it on the inside? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Feb 6 '18 at 20:50
  • It doesn't have a ceiling, but something can be easily soldered/attached to hold a motor on top. – rbhat Feb 7 '18 at 13:37
  • Yeah you've got us going in circles here because you're aware there was a unit before, but you have been mum on how it was attached. That's very important info. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Feb 7 '18 at 19:03
  • I have no idea how it was attached. I remember there was one on top but I was 6 then so I don't know how it was attached. – rbhat Feb 7 '18 at 19:04
  • Because what I keep thinking is conventional garage door opener, and cleverly sized rod linkage from the shoe to the top of the gates. That, however, would require some sort of "top" to attach the opener to. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Feb 7 '18 at 19:08

Not really sure why you’re having trouble finding a source. They’re called electric gate openers and if you have electricity already going to your gate, they’re easy to install. In remote locations, you can get solar powered ones.

electric gate opener google search

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  • I cannot add motors on the side: My car won't fit if I put them there and my building doesn't permit it. – rbhat Feb 6 '18 at 18:26
  • If you can’t add any of the motors that are displayed above or elsewhere, I don’t know how you can have a motorized gate. – RoboKaren Feb 6 '18 at 18:36

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