Frequently Asked Questions
Almost everything from us are made from raw material, in our factory, 100% NZ owned.
We have our own aluminium foundry and machine shop.
We do ship overseas. We have customers all over the world.
We have an established salesperson in Ireland.
If you are not in New Zealand, simply Contact Us with your needs, and we will help you from there.
We try to match the price for our overseas customers. But currency exchange, and freight costs will impact the final pricing.
Contact us for a quote.
~32RPM under normal load.
The AC agitator motor is rated at 0.11kW.
Our Agitator Motors are only being repaired by us, at the McConnel factory in Te Rapa, Hamilton. Click Here to see our location and contact details.
This is because our Agitator Motors require specialised equipment for repair.
The power used by the motors can vary, depending on how heavy your gate is, how many cows are pushing against it, and how fast it's set to run (normally 50Hz without a controller).
Our new Guardian GE.E1 controller allows you to adjust the speed and the overload percentage to protect your Gate Drive.
1-Phase powered motor uses ~0.37kW when running
3-Phase powered motor uses ~0.25kW when running
3-Phase powered brake motor uses ~0.25W when running
Note: numbers below are based on fresh wheels, worn wheels will run slower due to smaller wheel diameter.
2, 3 & 5 wheel gate drives: ~11 metres per minute
6 & 8 wheel gate drives: ~9 metres per minute
A Brake Motor will brake the motor when it's not running, this stops your Gate Drive from moving. Saving you the trouble of locking your gate up with chains or other means. Click here to order a brake motor upgrade.
We repair Gate Drives inhouse for customers close to our factory. Most of our service agents are able to repair Gate Drives, you can Click Here to find your nearest service agent.
2, 3 & 5 wheel gate drives: ~1:63
6 & 8 wheel gate drives: ~1:76
Square Yard Gates
1. Contact us and we will scope your yard for quotation
2. We will give you a quote based on the information provided, including the estimated delivery date
3. A 10% non-refundable deposit on confirmation of your order
4. We will start manufacturing immediately
5. Upon successful installation and testing, an 80% payment is required, the remaining 10% is due a month after installation
6. The total lead time is currently around 3 months for a 2 gate square yard system. Click here for further information.
The maximum yard dimensions are 12.5m wide (inside posts) and 70m long.
The price is highly dependent on your yard layout and size. For a single gate system (for a 12mx20m yard), the starting price is approximately $40,000, excluding freight and GST. For a two gate system (for a 12mx40m yard), the starting price is approximately $77,000, excluding freight and GST.
You need 3-Phase electric motors on your backing gate. Up to 2 Gates controlled.