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Default Drive through livestock gate

On Mon, 16 May 2016 22:52:18 -0500, wrote:

On Mon, 16 May 2016 21:10:21 -0500, philo wrote:

On 05/16/2016 08:38 PM, Dean Hoffman wrote:

I ran across this while looking for a vehicle barrier gate for our
My parents' neighbors had this version:
People always called it a cattle guard. I have no idea if it would
for other livestock.

Out west, they'd put closely spaced RR tracks in the ground spaced in
such a way that the cattle's hoofs would get caught or at any rate made
it too difficult to cross.

It worked so well that in some places, all they had to do was paint the
lines on the road and the cattle would keep away

I cant get that website to load on my old browser, but if it is
electrified, it will work with most cattle and horses. That is, unless
you have a horse like one of mine, who can jump right over a 5ft fence.
He just did that last week, so I renamed him BUTTHEAD !!!

The first one is two spring loaded arms extending over the driveway.
Each is attached to one side of the fence. They're maybe hood high on a
pickup. There are what look like streamers hanging from those arms.
The streamers are electrified. A vehicle driving through will push the
arms out of the way as it goes through.
The second is the old style guard with bars on the ground perpendicular
to the road. There's a little hole dug under the bars. Vehicles can
drive over
easily but cattle are afraid to walk over it.
I saw another neat thing in a farm magazine once. It was a rotary gate
in a fence line. It looked like the rotary doors one sees in public
places like
motels and stores. I think the paddles were offset from perpendicular to
the post
though. People could walk through but something longer like a cow couldn't
get through.

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