Farm gates are crucial elements for every hobby farm and commercial agricultural operation when it comes to maintaining safety for livestock. As leading providers of farm gates and other high-quality agricultural products, the team at Edge Wholesale Direct knows how beneficial the right equipment can be for any operation. That is why we have provided some information to help you understand how to choose the right farm gate for your operation.
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What to Consider When Choosing a Farm Gate
While all farm gates serve the same function, there are many different models to choose from. To choose the right option for your farm, be sure to consider the following:
If your operation requires the use of large equipment like tractors or telehandlers, you will likely need a larger gate to ensure smooth transitions between different areas of your property. If you only utilize small power tools and hand tools, a smaller gate will likely be a better choice.
Types of Livestock
The size of the animals that 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 plenty of space to move between different areas.
The Different Types of Farm Gates
After considering various elements of your operation, you will need to determine which type of gate is right for your needs. The following types of farm gates are the most popular for operations of all sizes:
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.
Livestock gates are typically constructed from five to seven horizontal metal bars joined together by three to five vertical bars. This is the most common type of farm gate as it can be constructed from light or heavy materials based on your specific needs.
These gates are designed to allow for easy access to fields and 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.
As referenced by the name, tube gates are constructed from metal tubes, making them an extremely lightweight option compared to gates that are constructed from solid metal. This makes them easy to install because they do not require posts to hold them in place.
To learn more about our selection of farm gates, get in touch with the team at Edge Wholesale Direct. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to help you find the perfect products for your hobby farm or commercial farming operation.