When considering a weld on gate hinges, material matters. Large, heavy gates require heavy-duty hinges that are strong enough to handle the swing of a substantial load. On the other hand, corrosion can be a significant consideration for outdoor gates around swimming pools or in beach locations. For this reason, here are a few things to consider before choosing an ideal heavy duty weld on gate hinges solution.

Waterson heavy duty weld on gate hinges
Durability and Strength 

Durability feature is an obvious consideration when choosing a gate closer for a heavy-duty application. These weld on gate hinges were trusted in commercial seaside applications for over 5 years due to these reasons:

  • Stainless Steel: Highly durable, capable of handling heavy loads without deformation.
  • Welding Benefits: Enhances structural integrity, supporting loads up to 260 lbs.
  • Safety Features: Welded connections ensure permanent, secure attachments, enhancing safety.
  • Ideal Usage: Perfect for frequently-used commercial gates due to robust and secure properties.

Corrosion Application

A discussion about material and strength in outdoor weld-on gate hinges naturally leads to concerns about corrosion. Corrosion of any metal can significantly impact its functional strength causing structural damage like cracks, partial fracture, and total material failure in extreme cases or harsh environments. Not only does corrosion lessen material strength, but it also looks quite bad.

Waterson heavy duty weld on gate hinges easily meet the needs while providing

  • Chromium Composition: Waterson heavy-duty weld on gate hinges include chromium, enhancing corrosion resistance.
  • Performance Standards: Surpasses ASTM B117, meeting A156.7 standards, enduring 200+ hours at 5% salt concentration.
  • Manufacturing Consistency: Waterson’s casting process guarantees consistent quality and composition with 1,000,000 cycles test
  • Maintenance Efficiency: Features a secure cap to protect the internal mechanism, reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

heavy duty weld on gate hinges

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Waterson Heavy Duty Weld on Gate Hinges

Waterson Gate Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features. 

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Please note that Waterson Closer Hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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