Bump Gates operate by mechanical power and gravity (they do not require electricity or an external power source). There is a rubber-sleeved arm on either side of your Bump Gate. When the gate is gently bumped open, this releases a spring-loaded Lockpin which provides the momentum for your gate to open. When your Bump Gate swings open to about 120 degrees, it strikes a Delay Catch mounted on a small post located either side of the gate. The Delay Catch holds the gate open while you are driving through. After a few seconds the Delay Catch releases the gate and it closes behind you.
When first using a Bump Gate, we recommend that you gently bump your gate with the front of your vehicle and reverse, to observe how far the gate opened and the speed at which to bump it. When the gate has closed completely, repeat this step until you bump the gate sufficiently for the Delay Catch to be activated. When you are confident of the correct amount of ‘bump’, bump the gate and follow it through as it is opening. You do not need to wait for the gate to engage the Delay Catch before starting to drive through.