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7300 Series Slide Gate Operator

Model 7300

Commercial High Cycle Slide Gate Operator

Description Page


Safety Precautions
Warning Sign Installation
Pre-installation Checklist
Parts Identification
Pad Installation
Operator Installation
Chain Bracket Installation
Chain & Chain Bolt Installation
Chain Magnets Installation
Manual / Emergency Gate Operation
Fail-Safe / Fail-Secure Wiring
Quick Release Operation
Control Board Connections
Control Board Adjustments




Read this installation manual completely prior to installation. Installation should be performed by a professional installer. Required welding should be performed by a qualified welder. Should electricity be required, use a certified electrician only. Any device that requires 120 Volts AC should be U.L. approved. Review with the owner all safety concerns including:

Do not operate the gate unless area around gate is in full view. Do not allow children or adults to "ride" on gate during operation. Do not allow children to play in the gate area. Periodically test the obstruction sensitivity to assure safe and proper operation. Do not test sensitivity by standing between the gate and the hinge or stop post Do not allow children to play with the gate controls. The "CAUTION AUTOMATIC GATE" sign should be clearly visible from both sides of the gate. Always insure that the gate has closed securely before leaving area. Arrange with local fire and law enforcement for emergency access.

Recommend safety devices such as loop detectors, edge switches, and beam detectors when applicable. Install control devices such as keypads far enough away (5 feet or further) from any moving parts of the operator and gate to prevent possible injury. Always disconnect the battery or power source when making adjustments or repairs to any part of the gate or operator. All rollers should be covered to prevent injury.


Class of Operation: Classes 1, 11, 111, and IV
Type of Gate Vehicular Slide Gate
Horsepower 1/20 HP
Voltage: 12 Volt
Current: 10.0 Amps
Maximum Gate Weight: 400 lbs. (18 1 kg)
Maximum Gate Length: 25 ft. (7.6 m) and 30 ft. drive In m)
Open or Close Cycle time; Varies by gate. Operator drives gate at approximately I ft per second
Cycles per Hr: 60 per Th.


Two warning signs are provided with each Apollo Slide Gate Operator. The warning signs are provided in an effort to alert persons of any potential hazard that exists with the operation of the slide gate. These warning signs should help people to avoid any hazards that may otherwise be encountered with the operation of the slide gate.

1. The warning signs should be permanently installed on both sides of the gate so that people on either side of the gate can be alerted to any hazard associated with gate operation.

2. Warning sign installation may require hardware that is not provided with the Apollo Gate Operator.

Provided warning sign:


The Apollo Model 7300 Slide Gate Operator is designed to handle a slide gate up to 30 feet in total length (accommodates a 25 foot drive). A professional fence or gate dealer is recommended to assure proper installation. Apollo Gate Operators are available only through qualified dealers with an outstanding reputation in the fence and gate industry. These dealers will be able to recommend the proper equipment for particular applications. Apollo Gate Operators are 12 Volt DC (Direct Current) powered. A 12 Volt marine type battery is recommended. There are several advantages with 12 Volt DC systems:

Low voltage virtually eliminates risk of electrical shock. Battery powered operators provide up to 300 operations in the event of power outages. The battery may be recharged either with a solar panel or a battery charger depending on the number of cycles in use. If the unit has more than one accessory or runs more than 100 cycles a day, it is recommended that an AC battery charger be installed.

Note: A licensed electrician will be required for proper electrical hookup of 110 Volt power source for the AC charger.



The operator should be appropriate for the type of application, i.e. Class or IV

The gate needs to be within the weight and length specifications for the operator.

This operator is designed for vehicular traffic through slide gates only. Pedestrian traffic should be provided for with a separate gate. This precaution will reduce the chance of injury.

The location of the gate should provide for proper clearance of the gate and any nearby structure. This precaution will reduce the chance of injury caused by entrapment as indicated on the caution signs provided.

The gate must not be damaged and it must be working properly prior to the installation of the gate operator. Do not continue to use gate operator if the gate becomes damaged.

The control devices should be located far enough off the roadway so that vehicles will have enough room to operate them. This prevents vehicles from coming into contact with the gate mechanism while it is operating.

Electricity needs to be available when the number of cycles desired, requires a secondary power source.

Both warning signs need to be installed on either side of the gate so that people can be alerted to any hazard associated with gate operation.




The required depth of the pad will vary from site to site, Normally, the pad should be at least 4" above the surface and 18" below (Figure A & B).
In harder soil or rock, pilings may be preferred (Figure C).
Conduit requirements should be considered in the planning stage, If electrical power is required, a separate conduit should be installed for electrical only. A certified electrician should be consulted for the proper conduit material (Figure D & E).
Note Allow the concrete to cure as per the directions on the bag. The mounting holes for the operator should be drilled after the concrete has cured.



Four 1/2" x 2" anchor bolts (not supplied) are recommended to mount the chassis. The holes should normally be drilled with a 112" concrete drill bit. Apollo recommends that you consult the bolt manufacturer inter specifications for installation of anchor bolts.

STEP 1. Set the operator on the pad as shown. Align the sprockets 3 to 5 inches from the inside surface of the gate.

STEP 2. Mark the four mounting holes on the pad.

STEP 3. Remove the operator and drill the holes according to the anchor bolt manufacturers instructions.

STEP 4. Remove loose debris from drilled holes, position the operator and fasten it to the pad.

Optional: Anchor bolts may be installed prior to operator placement.
Note Operator should be mounted parallel to gate. Excessive noise and ware may occur if the operator is not parallel to the gate.



STEP 1. Assemble chain bracket with 5/16" U-bolt & hardware to each end of the gate as shown. Do not tighten at this time.

STEP 2. Align the left cha i n bracket slot with the top teeth of the idler sprocket,

TIP: If welding equipment is available, tack weld the chain bracket to the gate on each end to prevent it from turning when the chain is to be tightened

STEP 3. Align the right chain bracket slot with the bottom teeth of the main sprocket.

STEP 4. Tighten all hardware



STEP 1. Connect chain bolt to the chain bracket as per Figure A & B on both ends of the gate.
STEP 2. Attach the chain to one of the chain bolts using the master chain link provided.

STEP 3. Route chain through gate operator as shown below.

STEP 4. Release Quick Release by pulling and turning 1/4 turn as shown on page 13.

STEP 5. Connect the other end of the chain to the other chain bolt using the master chain link provided.

STEP 6. Adjust the chain bolts to tighten the chain to a suitable tension. Allow no more than 1 inch of sag to 10 feet of gate travel.

Note: A chain breaking tool may be required to reduce the chain to the proper length.
VERY IMPORTANT Do not over-tighten the tension in the chain as this will came premature chain wear and operator may move slowly if chain is over-tightened.



(Non-Contact Limits)

1. Align each magnet with the corresponding switch on the operator.
2. Connect the battery and adjust the magnets for proper open & close limits.

WARNING: Always disconnect battery prior to relocating the magnet.

TIP: If the gate automatically opens after the dose timer expires, reverse the red black motor wires and the orange & white limit



There me two power sources available for use with the 7300 series slide gate operator:

Primary: 12 Volt Battery
Secondary: Self regulating AC Charger

Apollo Gate Operators are equipped with manual / emergency release systems that ensure the safe and reliable operation of all 7300 series slide gate operators in the event of power loss or unlikely equipment failure. When manually operating the slide gate always make sure that the primary power source and my secondary back-up power source are disconnected.

Two manual / emergency release systems are available options with the 7300 series:


This option is preferred where emergency access through the gated area is not to be hindered. This option allows the gate can be manually operated without the use of special tools or keys. In the event of a power outage the gate is free to move. Always make sure that the primary power source (12V Battery) is disconnected before attempting to manually operate the slide gate.

Note: (brake not shipped on Fail-Safe units) This option may be operated using a solar panel at low cycle rates. Please consult Apollo customer service for power requirements.


This option locks the gate in its position when the primary power to the unit is lost. In order to disengage the locking mechanism, lift off cover, then pull and turn the quick release 1/4 turn (as shown on page 13). The gate can now be manually operated.

Note: This option requires a 10 map battery charger to maintain battery voltage.


Apollo Gate Operators are warranted against defects for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase, providing recommended installation procedures are followed. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied (some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so this limitation may not apply to you) and shall be considered void if damage was due to improper installation or use, connection to improper power source, or if damage was caused by fire, flood, or lightning. The manufacturer will not be responsible for any labor charges incurred in the removal or replacement of defective parts.

In case of failure due to defective material or workmanship during the warranty period, the defective part will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's option at no charge if returned freight prepaid. New or factory rebuilt replacements may be used. Replacement parts are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty period. The manufacturer will pay standard ground freight on the return of repaired or replaced items in warranty.



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