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The guide rollers
Because of the width of the gate, I couldn't find a suitable roller guide so I had to make my own.
However, I could get the rollers from a gate manufacturer and I obtained a couple of galvanized 'L' brackets from the hardware store. I then had the components.
I bolted and welded the two 'L' brackets together, drilled a couple of holes to take the rollers, positioned the unit over the gate and bolted it to the post.
The latch was a different kettle of fish. I couldn't find anything that suited so I had to design my own and have an engineer make it for me.
I wanted something that would work easily, lock the gate to prevent lifting and be very strong.
You can see the design here and some photos below.