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AGD Systems - Surface Mounted Rams

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Surface Mounted Rams

surface mounted electric gate operatorSurface Mounted Rams or ‘Rear’ Surface Mounted Rams are usually the most cost effective means of automating gates as there is less ground work required compared to that of installing an underground motor foundation box(s).

Rear Surface Mounted Rams are installed to the rear face of an inward swing gate, generally it is best to have the inside or back of the gate running flush with the back face of a pier or postshorizontally mounted operating power arm for electric gates - wood, timber, steel, aluminium gates in order that the correct geometry can achieved.

It is always best to discuss the proposed fitting position with our surveyor prior the constriction of brick or stone piers as this can avoid any potential costly mistakes should the set up geometry not be achievable.

Rear Surface Mounted Rams are suitable for Timber, Steel and Aluminium gates.

We recommend that the Bottom and Top Hinge Brackets incorporate an adjustable feature for setting the gates up and to allow for any future adjustment requirements.

Rear Surface Mounted Rams are not unattractive and can be specified for ornamental steel gates or timber gates – fully boarded or open pale designs.


Often these units come in a light aluminium finish, in some cases they can be over painted without affecting the manufacturers warranty.

There are two types of Surface Mounted Rams  a) Electro-Mechanical, b) Hydraulic.

Both types can cover a wide range of gate sizes and weights – our surveyor will help identify the one that best suits your specific application.

Note: There is also a motor unit which incorporates an ‘articulated arm’ this motor is particularly useful for automating existing gates mounted in between and wide brick or stone pier.

Emergency Override

All electric gate motors incorporate an emergency manual override feature so that gates can be overridden in the event of a power failure or emergency.

Product Range




Came Axo Came ATI


FAAC 400 FAAC 450 FAAC 422


FAAC 413 FAAC 415