Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for some of the more commonly asked questions, if you need more information please call or email us.

McCONNEL Backing Gate Drives

  • How much water does a water powered gate drive use?
    Water usage depends on water pressure. At the maximum recommended operating pressure of 40psi, our water powered gate drives use about 90 litres of water per minute when the backing gate is running.

    40 psi water pressure at the gate drive produces the same power as an electric gate drive. We recommend that you aim for 40 psi when installing the gate drive and then reduce this to suit your way of using the backing gate.
  • How is the gate drive connected to the backing gate?
    All of our gate drives have a steel mounting plate or channel that is welded directly to the gate. This is 250 mm above ground level. The gate drive can be unbolted fron the steel mount for maintainance.

    We also recommend that the gate drive is positioned within 1 m of the moving end of the gate for the best combination of gate speed, reduced tyre wear and effective movement of cows.