Gate Wheel with Suspension - 210-Lb. Capacity, 8in. Pneumatic Tire, Model# CT-GW01
Gate Wheel is Worst Thing I've bought from Norther
Brilliant Concept / Poorly executed
Really good idea that just wouldn't work for me. Out of the box, one tire was nearly flat, and one wheel was bent. I checked back to the website, and though I can't find it now, I'm sure that I saw "since this is a wear item, there is no warranty". I spent a lot counting tax and shipping for a bunch of scrap metal.
I finally modified one of them that wouldn't clamp tight to my 1 3/4 " tube gate by using a pair of 1/5/8" muffler clamps and drilling new holes in the gatewheel frame. That was lots better as far as gripping the gate. One bearing fell apart after 5 or 6 uses. I'm in the process of taking them off now, and will go back to propping the gate on a rock when fully open or fully closed, and just let it swing on the hinges in between . This pair of gate wheels is the ONLY Northern Tools product that I wasn't satisfied with, but boy what a disappointment!
October 18, 2013
Wasted my money
Bought about 10 of these thinking I could replace the small wheels on my pipe gates. These are probably o.k. on concrete or hard flat surfaces but NOT on grass and uneven ground. They kept twisting around no matter how tight the bolts are installed. We tried everything to make them work. I'm now trying to figure out what to do with them. Costly mistake.
September 25, 2013
Great product ! I bought two of these and mounted them on two eight foot wood gates. They roll well on concrete and gravel. Mounting them was a breeze. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a heavy gate that is long. These are built well and should last a good long time. Really like the grease cert on these.
September 17, 2013
Product very adaptable for different ways of usage. Easy to to attach to just about anything
April 23, 2013
Purchased 2 of these gate wheels for a wood fence. After 7 months the shaft broke and the bearings fell out on one.
January 18, 2013
Way more than i expected for price
I got this product to install on a customers fence, It came on time and was more than i expected for what little money i spent on it. However when i received the box it had a couple holes in it and one of the bolts that hold wheel on tire to rim was missing the lock washer and nut to hold it in place. I am giving this a 5 star rating because it is such an awesome deal. I plan to buy one of these for every gate i build. This product can also be installed on a wood gate but it comes with u-bolts for pole gate installation. Versatility and sturdy construction make this a must have for any gate longer than 5 foot. Thank you for reading my review.
December 6, 2012
Used product for six month, no problems at all.
No more load on post.
October 16, 2012
Great gate wheel. Have tried several others, this one is the best in terms of features and quality.
October 15, 2012
Gate Wheel with Spring
Excellent products, heavy duty for heavy gate. Roll out easily even old a gate.
October 8, 2012
The gate wheel with suspension works better than expected. My son and I had built a fence with a driveway through the middle of it . We needed a gate wide enough to accommodate his car and realized that the power company may also need access. Sixteen feet was the proposed opening we needed, of coarse that meant two eight foot gates. We used an angle set stationary wheel on one of the gates because most of the gate swung over a nice black top drive, the other gate swung over uneven ground and this is where your suspension wheel worked unexpectedly. We leveled the unit, plumbed it, bolted it to the fence (quickest and easiest part of the job). It road up and down as it followed the uneven terrain and the fence remained level, the wheel swiveled when the fence went from open to closed each time, it also kept the fence from sagging. There were smiles every where. it has worked perfectly ever since installation. Great product!!!!
October 8, 2012