Sargent 281O Surface Mounted Door Closer

Regular price $679.00

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The Sargent 281UO surface mounted closer is designed to meet the needs of facilities maintaining “cast iron” specifications, the 281 Series Powerglide® Cast Iron Door Closer features  a heavy-duty one-piece cast iron body for superior strength and wear resistance. With front-facing valves, the 281 series can be easily installed and maintained—for interior and exterior applications.

O - Standard arm for regular or top jamb mounting.


  • Operates effectively in extreme heat and cold without readjustment
  • Meets ADA requirements in all applications except push-side track applications
  • Versatile mounting permits standard, top jamb, parallel and track installations

Available Finishes:

EN - 689 Aluminum Painted

EB - 690 Dark Bronze Painted


  • Exceeds 25 million cycles
  • Certified ANSI/BHMA A156.4 Grade 1
  • UL 10C listed for positive pressure fire test
  • UL / cUL Listed for use on fire rated doors
  • 25 year limited warranty - from the manufacturer
  • 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
  • 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, 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Separate brass low sensitivity control valves offer ability to separately regulate door speed, latching, backcheck 
  • 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