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Spring Loaded Bolts
Spring Loaded Bolts, Trailer Bolts
Our range of spring loaded bolts are durable and strong for outdoor use, ensuring your outside doors and gates remain firmly fastened and secure.
We offer high quality, professional zinc plated and stainless steel spring loaded bolts, also known as horse trailer, gate or trailer bolts. They feature a notch pattern allowing them to remain in an open position as and when required. These easy-to-use products are secure and corrosion-resistant, manufactured to marine grade quality.
Both types are available in a range of sizes to suit your needs, and we also offer a wide range of gate fittings including gate hooks, swing bolts and more.
Spring bolts have a variety of uses and are also often referred to as horse trailer bolts, gate bolts or trailer bolts which probably gives you an idea of some of the things that this versatile item is used for.
Spring bolts are also incorporated within locks. Part of the mechanism of a spring bolt lock involves the utilisation of a compressed coil to hold in place a pin. The door is unlocked by releasing the coil’s pressure. For added security, it is recommended that a metal reinforcement plate should be a feature of a spring bolt lock as this will make it more difficult to merely use the likes of a hammer to knock off the knob.If this were to happen, the pressure will be removed from the pin and the door would open with ease.
Spring bolts come in various sizes and are made from more than one type of metal such as zinc plated or stainless steel and have been used effectively for many years in numerous situations. As already referred to above, they are used on trailers including horse trailers and, because the bolts are spring loaded, they can speedily be locked securely into place enabling you to concentrate on controlling your horse or livestock when removing them from the trailer.
They are also frequently seen in use on gates instead of the more traditional bolt that you just slide open. A problem with the later type of bolt is that, depending upon how much friction is in place as you slide the bolt open, it can be either difficult to open or very loose. If it is quite tight, you could easily damage your fingers or hand when trying to move it to one side to open the gate whereas, with gates that have spring bolts, the strength required to open them is consistent as the spring gives some degree of manoeuvrability.
If a standard bolt is too loose when it is moved to one side it could slip back and secure the gate when you do not wish it too whereas with a spring bolt it may be possible to secure the bolt in place in the open position so that this does not happen. The bolt can be quickly put back into the closed position by just turning its handle and releasing it with ease. Spring bolts are inexpensive to purchase so are worthy of serious consideration.