• Exceeds 25 million cycles
  • Certified ANSI/BHMA A156.4 Grade 1
  • UL10C listed for positive pressure fire test
  • UL / cUL Listed for use on fire rated doors
  • 25 year limited warranty
  • User friendly versatile mounting applications permit standard, top jamb, parallel and track installations
  • Self sticking templates supplied for most applications
  • Adjustable spring power allows 281 closers a size range of 1 through 6. They are adjusted to size 3 before leaving the factory
  • One door closer body for all applications
  • 281 are non-handed
  • Meets ADA requirements in all applications, except Push Side Track application (except track)
  • High impact non-corrosive plastic covers with two machine screws standard, ABS covers, metal covers and lead lined are optional
  • All weather fluid allows closer to operate effectively in extreme temperatures without readjustment
  • 1-1/2" diameter piston for superior door control
  • Standard pressure relief valves for both opening and closing cycles protect the door & frame from damage caused by abuse
  • Heavy duty mounting bracket for easy installation of full size iron closer
  • Retrofits existing SARGENT 250 and 1250 Series Closer installations
  • The Advanced Backcheck (ABC) option begins to slow the door down at approximately 15 sooner than standard backcheck in the open cycle. The (ABC) option is used when the door needs to slow down earlier than the standard back check of 70

Heavy Duty Construction

  • Heat treated full rack and pinion for high strength & wear resistance
  • Heavy duty one piece cast iron body provides superior strength and wear resistance
  • 1/2" arm engagement over a 7/16 square spindle ensures a wear-resistant tight joint


  • Machine screws and self tapping screws provided for closer and arm
  • In addition, wood screws supplied when installed on wood doors without through bolts

Full Complement of Arm Types

  • Standard and parallel arms
  • Push and pull track arms
  • Security track
  • Security parallel arm
  • Heavy duty forged steel arms are finely finished and interchangeable between SARGENT 281 and 1431, 250, 1250, and 351 series


  •  Separate brass low sensitivity control valves offer ability to separately regulate door speed, latching, backcheck and optional delayed action
  • All valves are captured to prevent accidental removal, adjustable with an 1/8" allen wrench
  • Adjustable backcheck protects the door and hardware from damage during the opening cycle. Not to be used in lieu of a door stop.
  • Adjustable delayed action (optional) permits easy access for physically impaired individuals

Ideally suited for

  • Schools maintaining 'cast iron' specs
  • Hospitals maintaining 'cast iron' specs

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