Tainter (Radial) Gates
Experienced gate manufacturer of small to 10-ton Tainter gates. Most gates can be delivered in 60 days or less.
6’ x 8’ A-36 Carbon Steel, Powder-Coated Tainter Gate, Anabella Lake, Utah, 1500 Lbs
Tainter gates are the heavy-weights in the gate market. market. They are used to manage large flow or storage applications. Their shape, a convex curved faceplate supported from behind by two triangular arms, brilliantly transfers what can be enormous loads to two Trunnion pins fixed to the sides of a concrete bay. Tainter Gate Being Installed at American Dam & Canal, Rio Grande, TX, 5 Tons.
While they are often made fairly small for canals of fairly light-weight materials, they can get to extremely large size weighing many tons and require very heavy-duty materials. A typical Radial gate is +/- 20' wide x 8-14' tall with 15-18' radial arms and weights 7-10,000 lbs. Watch manufactures the gates and lifting mechanisms that operate the gates. Watch Radial gates can be painted or powder-coated. Tainter Gate Installed at Lower Malad Lake, Utah, 4,000 Lbs
20’ x 14’ Tainter Gate Before Powder-Coating, Little Black Bayou, LA, 3 ½ Tons
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