Drive through livestock gate


I ran across this while looking for a vehicle barrier gate for our farm. <http://www.qcsupply.com/50008-drive-thru-electric-gate-adj-13-19.html My parents' neighbors had this version: <
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People always called it a cattle guard. I have no idea if it would work for other livestock.
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On 05/16/2016 08:38 PM, Dean Hoffman wrote:

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
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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 !!!
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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 installed 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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On 05/17/2016 04:37 AM, Dean Hoffman wrote:

I was following a woman on one of the Nevada backroads, and she was moving along pretty well. All of a sudden, she climbed on the brakes and slowed down to about 20. There was a 'cattleguard' painted on the road and she fell for it. Stupid cow!
I don't like walking across the real ones myself. I always have a vision of a foot slipping between the rails followed by a broken ankle.
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On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:46:44 AM UTC-4, rbowman wrote:

You just need to learn to do this and then you can just flit your way across the rails. I'm sure the cows will be amused.
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On 5/17/2016 9:40 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

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If he could do that, he could also sing "I feel pretty, oh so pretty" and walk into and scope out any women's locker rooms or washrooms that he wanted. Obama said it's okay.
Back on topic. . . When I was growing up a local farmer had a drive OVER gate to keep animals in. It was the same height as the fence and about 12' wide. Hinged at the bottom, it was made of iron pipe and heavy wood slats. Each side had a set of heavy duty springs that would pull it back up and hold it in the vertical position. You'd drive up to it, nudge it with your car's bumper (they had them then) and then drive slowly forward. There was some sort of mechanism that would delay its rising after you drove over it by a few seconds and then it would spring back up. We kids thought it was the coolest thing and used to "ride it" like a bucking bronco.
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On 05/17/2016 08:40 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

Yeah, right. En pointe in my size 13 RedWing boots. If the cows even look amused I'll stick one up their methane port.
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I see you wrote "cows".
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On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:28:12 AM UTC-4, Dean Hoffman wrote:

in disneys animal kingdom thetour busses easily drive over the gate areas.
tubing is electrified so animal cant change lands
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On 05/16/2016 9:10 PM, philo wrote:

RR rail has the advantage of being stout enough to hold any large equipment albeit the weight makes it a pita when constructing...most any I've seen are thick-wall tubing/pipe.
All that is really needed for the concept to work is enough of an illusion that there's a hole/depression between the rails--they're afraid by instinct of getting hoof caught in such a crevice so will not venture onto the surface--hence they stay on the right side of the fence.
There doesn't need to be any "conditioning" with an actual device for the deception to work; it relies solely on the visual effect. (Hence, occasionally snow is a deterrent; it covers up such and is thus rendered ineffective. The saving grace there is that once have been in a given location for a while they tend to gravitate to and stay in particular areas so it may never be tested.
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On 05/17/2016 12:21 PM, dpb wrote:

That's no lie. I have bad memories of lifting one out of the way to shovel out the debris after it filled up. The guy on the other end was a big, dumb Swede and I wasn't about to admit I couldn't get my end up but I could feel my balls heading south.
That was 25 years ago. Today I'd go back and get the tractor.
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