Different Styles Of Square Gate Latches

Gate latches are an easy way to add security to your home or business, but it can be difficult to find a latch that fits your gate, especially if your posts are square. Noticing this issue, we have provided a collection of different gate latches in a range of sizes and styles to fit the needs of all our customers. Below we have shared the three different styles of square latches that we offer. Each style of gate latch offers high-level protection to ensure your gate is securely closed. However, each square latch offers unique features that allow them to stand out and perform as you need them to.

Types of Square Latches

Drop Fork Latch

Drop fork latches are the most common style of latch seen on residential gates. These simple-to-install and easy-to-use latches consist of a latch, a collar, and a pair of carriage bolts and nuts. To install, you secure the collar to the latch using one of the provided carriage bolts, then attach the collar to your fence post using the remaining bolt. To secure your gate lift the latch in the upward position and then close around the gate post. For extra security, our drop fork latches come with an extra hole within the collar, so they are capable of being padlocked when needed. This style of latch is convenient for many customers for their ability to mix and match the sizes of the latch with the collar to fit the specifications of their exact gate.


  • Easy to install
  • Made from galvanized pressed steel
  • Can be padlocked
  • Comes in a range of different sizes

Gravity Latch

Gravity latches are commonly installed on wood or vinyl gates and are usually attached by bolting the latch directly to the frame. We have adapted this highly sought-after latch to be installed onto a square post gate by attaching it using square hinges. This style of latch is great for those who want to ensure their gate is securely latched every time someone goes through it. Unlike other styles of gate latches, the gravity latch automatically latches when the gate swings shut, so the user does not have to do it manually. Installing a gravity latch gives peace of mind that your gate will never be accidentally left open to allow your pets or children to get out without supervision.


  • Self-latching
  • Anti-pad lock tampering design
  • Sleek rust-resistant powder black coat finish
  • Offered in three sizes

Strong Arm

The strong arm gate latch is a heavy-duty option for commercial and industry gate applications. Made from sturdy galvanized pressed steel, this style of latch prevents criminals from tampering with your gate and the ability to gain access to your property. The heavy-set latch arms have a snug fit on both your fence and gate post, so there is no wiggling or moving the sections to gain entry.


  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Designed to prevent padlock cutting
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Easy to install

For more questions about square gate latches, please get in touch with one of our helpful sales associates.

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