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How to Choose the Right Farm Gate

Whether you own a small hobby farm or a large agricultural operation, it is important to know how to choose the right farm gate for your needs. That is why the experts at Edge Line Products have compiled some information on the most common types of farm gates and important considerations to help you choose the ideal solution for your operation.

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4 Common Types of Farm Gates

Before choosing a farm gate, it is worth knowing about the different types that are available and what their differences are. The following types of farm gates are widely utilized for various operations:

1. Field Gates

These gates are often used as an entrance to the farm. Field gates typically feature a long design to allow for all kinds of traffic—people, vehicles, or livestock—and are similar in appearance to livestock gates with the added strength of additional cross-braces.

2. Tube Gates

Tube gates are constructed from metal tubes, making them an extremely lightweight option compared to gates that are constructed from solid metal panels. This makes them easy to install because they do not require posts to hold them in place.

3. Bow Gates

Bow gates are pre-installed on a rectangular metal frame that is specifically designed to work with corral panels. This type of farm gate does not need to be secured to the ground and can be easily moved from one location in the fence to another, making them a great choice for operations that frequently change their layout.

4. Livestock Gates

Livestock gates are typically constructed from five to seven horizontal metal bars joined together by three to five vertical bars. These gates can be constructed from light or heavy materials based on your specific needs.

Additional Considerations When Choosing a Farm Gate

Once you have settled on a type, you will need to confirm that it will work for your needs. To choose the right option for your farm, be sure to consider the following elements:

The Equipment You Use

If you use tractors, mowers, or skid steers, you will likely need a larger gate to ensure smooth transportation between different areas of your property. If you only utilize small power tools and hand tools, a smaller gate will likely be sufficient.

Your Livestock

Much like equipment, the size of the livestock you are trying to contain will greatly influence the type of farm gate you require. Smaller animals need gates that will prevent them from escaping while larger animals need gates that will provide them with enough space to move between different areas.

To learn more about our selection of farm gates and other important agricultural equipment, get in touch with the team at Edge Line Products. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products or your operation.

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