Recently I put up a stockade fence to hide my truck from my a-hole neighbors. I decided after the fact that I would add a gate to it to hide it from the road too. I have a 14' swinging gate made of the same fence material. After having it up for over a week I must say its a PAIN IN THE ASS to open and close that damn gate every time I come on or off the property. I'm looking into getting a gate opener. It is a Push to Open style (opens outward). I haven't weighed the gate, but it 14' and is made of a 8' and 6' section of stockade fence, a 5'x4' piece of 3/4" plywood plus a 12' 2x4 I cut up to bridge the two pieces together. I would estimate the weight to be somewhere around 125 lbs. From what I've read so far they don't recommend using gate openers on a solid wood fence because of wind-load. I think I will be OK because the area is pretty sheltered and the only time it might come into play is when the gate is closing there might be some resistance. Could I possibly help this by putting a spring on it to assist the closing process? Is anyone familiar with Gate Openers or have a unit (reasonably priced) they recommend? The range isn't too important because I have to do a three point turn anyways to get into the area so it'll take me 20 seconds to get turned around while the gate is opening anyway.