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    Cattle guards

    Here is how i build them. 12" ibeams, 2 7/8 drop pipe, 4" channel for spacers and better fitup.

    This one is 14' x 20' and was built onsite. Smaller ones are built offsite and delivered.

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    Very nice!


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    Up here we call them Texas gates... the guy from Texas calls them cattle guards... figures...nice work btw... most guys would have just welded without the saddles...
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    I see that gate arrangement, and I gotta think three things.

    He's got some high dollar cattle, what with such a fancy gate.

    He's got some high dollar cattle that he lets up in the yard to crap all over the place in front of his high dollar mansion (fancy gate, that don't look like a pasture gate).

    Or, he's just plain a moron with a fancy gate into the property,, and thinks he's livin' on the ranch in Yellowstone (a tv program with Kostner)

    I'm vexed..........dunno which scenario to go with

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    Back in 2011 I was down around Sulfur Springs Texas to get hay. We had a drought here. I saw a lot of McMansions on the county road that went to the dooooods place. Didn't look like country livin' around here

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    The cattle guard is nice.............actually too nice.....wouldn't pass muster here........too fancy. But it's all about that gate............that is just absolutely Kardashian.

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    Meanwhile, the tractor's warmed up.............stopped running on 3 cylinders......does that on a cold day till it gets warm.

    And..........I gotta interrupt my only night of the week when I can in order to get some hay out for those stinkin' cows.......which I believe I've repeatedly said that I hate

    And I gotta leave the house with a gate imprinted on my brain that says that the dooooooooood is too damn lazy to get out of the pickup (probably not.......probably a Lexus) to open a damn gate


    OOOOOOOMPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    I see that gate arrangement, and I gotta think three things.

    He's got some high dollar cattle, what with such a fancy gate.

    He's got some high dollar cattle that he lets up in the yard to crap all over the place in front of his high dollar mansion (fancy gate, that don't look like a pasture gate).

    Or, he's just plain a moron with a fancy gate into the property,, and thinks he's livin' on the ranch in Yellowstone (a tv program with Kostner)

    I'm vexed..........dunno which scenario to go with
    Donít count out that there might be a fortune in Deer on the other side of that gate


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    John Deere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bls repair View Post
    John Deere?
    Nah


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joegreen02 View Post
    Donít count out that there might be a fortune in Deer on the other side of that gate


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    Bingo! Exotic hoof stock... the new way of the west. Why else would 14' of cattle guard be necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Up here we call them Texas gates... the guy from Texas calls them cattle guards... figures...nice work btw... most guys would have just welded without the saddles...
    Yup. Then they break when hauling in caliche or concrete and then you have to listen to it clang when driving over.

    What do y'all call bump gates?
    Last edited by mbarasing; 11-30-2020 at 06:56 PM.

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    Re: Cattle guards

    I was wondering why 14 foot wide also lots of material in 14 foot cattle guard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leogl View Post
    I was wondering why 14 foot wide also lots of material in 14 foot cattle guard
    I don't know about cows, but I've seen horses "gingerly" cross narrow cattle grates after they've taken multiple attempts to figure it out. Doesn't happen quickly, maybe 3 months or so, but they still figured it out. Maybe the width helps with situations like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weldalittle View Post
    I don't know about cows, but I've seen horses "gingerly" cross narrow cattle grates after they've taken multiple attempts to figure it out. Doesn't happen quickly, maybe 3 months or so, but they still figured it out. Maybe the width helps with situations like that.
    I try to keep horses away from cattleguards. And t-posts, and barbed wire, and anything not suitable for a one-legged, blind man to be around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joegreen02 View Post
    Don’t count out that there might be a fortune in Deer on the other side of that gate


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    Hmmm.... and that's the only thing we let run wild...
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    Re: Cattle guards

    Looks good as does the gate. Most people around here go with a cattle guard that just drops in the ground so you have to have sides on it to keep the dirt from falling in the hole.

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    mbarasing


    Your build would do nothing to deter a 'Tennessee
    Trotting Cow'
    - they would jump over it . . .

    They are equally adroit jumping standard pasture
    fences - although not a graceful as a horse or deer,
    they - 'get er done' . . .

    I believe 'Cows can Jump over the Moon' . . . but,
    most likely - when you're shooting one at your EX.

    hth


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    Last edited by OPUS FERRO; 11-30-2020 at 10:04 PM. Reason: . . . punc. reversal . . .

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    Huh????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbarasing View Post
    Yup. Then they break when hauling in caliche or concrete and then you have to listen to it clang when driving over.

    What do y'all call bump gates?
    I had to Google that to see what you were talking about. I'm not a cattle guy, but all I've heard them called is automatic gates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbarasing View Post

    What do y'all call bump gates?
    A dented quarter panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Looks good as does the gate. Most people around here go with a cattle guard that just drops in the ground so you have to have sides on it to keep the dirt from falling in the hole.
    Same here. But when it's in a paved road i cut the road and use concrete for a clean edge.

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    What do we call bump gates you ask?
    Pain in the azz if you don't know how to use one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Utopia View Post
    What do we call bump gates you ask?
    Pain in the azz if you don't know how to use one.
    Everytime I've lost a fight with a bump gate was in new trucks while being careful. No problems otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Utopia View Post
    What do we call bump gates you ask?
    Pain in the azz if you don't know how to use one.
    And, once you bump it you don't just hang around admiring the scenery...!

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