Drive Over Gates Are A Cattle Guard Alternative

Drive Over Gates are a great Cattle Guard Alternative

Barn World is excited to announce the arrival of the Drive-Over Gate. No need to stop to open a gate, pull through only to stop again to close the gate. This gate allows you to simply drive right over it! It will return to its upright position automatically as soon as the vehicle or trailer is clear.

truck crossing over a drive over gate

Drive Over Gate Uses

The gate allows easy access to all your fenced-in areas without the hassle of leaving your vehicle to open and close your gates. This simple design has been tested in high-traffic feedlots with all sorts of different vehicles. We tested it repeatedly with very large tractors and heavy loads to ensure the durability of the gate and with the weight of every load transferred directly to the ground, there was no limit to what the gate could handle. It proved extremely durable and trouble-free as shown in the video above.

It also allows for smaller ATVs, walk-through, and walk-over traffic to easily pass a fence line. Large or heavy loads are not necessary to ‘open’ the gate and it is easily passable by stepping on it or by removing the pass-through stakes and simply replacing them once you’ve gone through.

It also works well with your irrigation pivots!

Drive over gate set up for irrigation pivot wheels

Gate Operation

The Drive-Over Gate is held in position with solid, heavy-duty springs that ensure many years of trouble-free use and is designed to be opened by all vehicles, large and small, from ATVs to large tractors with trailers. The tension on the springs may be adjusted to keep the gate as firm as you’d like from day one to through day 10,000.

No more gates to open or close! This gate allows you to drive right over it without exiting your vehicle! It returns to its upright position automatically and is extremely durable.

The gate is accessible from both sides and is easily pushed down by all vehicles and implements – from a small ATV to a tractor with attachments. Irrigation pivots can cross fences at any time and if you need to walk through, simply pull out one or two of the cushion rods and step through the gate. You may also just push the gate over slightly and step on it to cross.

  • Easy for one person to set up and move to a different location
  • Available in 6′, 14′ or 16′ widths
Drive over gate Video

Livestock gate

The drive-over or push-over gate is great at containing your animals while allowing easy access to all of your pastures and fenced-in areas. The gates are large and sturdy enough that livestock won’t look twice at them as a means of escape. Even if they do try and ‘test’ it, a push against the gate only leads to the gate pushing back and frightening the animal away. They quickly learn not to mess with the moving gate.
The speed that the gate ‘resets’ to its upright position may be adjusted by varying the tension on the springs or the telescoping tubing. There isn’t much pressure on the rods when they are in the down position so they barely tickle the underside of a vehicle as it crosses over. Please see the above video for a demonstration.

Installing a Drive Over Gate Cattle Guard Alternative

With its simple and reliable design, it’s very easy to install the gate. The site must be level and clear of obstructions in both directions for proper performance. In the winter, you’ll want to make sure the snow doesn’t pile up on either side as the weight of a crossing vehicle may bend the rods when compressed over large ice buildups. The gate is virtually maintenance-free.

Cattle Guard Alternative

This gate has been used to provide easy access to all fence lines and its durability allows for all types of vehicles to cross effortlessly. When comparing it to a cattle guard installation, there is no comparison. No vaulted area or foundation is required to be dug and poured with concrete. A 6-8 inch gravel base is recommended and it installs in much less time, without an engineer, contractor, or permits needed that are necessary with a cattle guard install. Simple to install and simple to use is why this gate is so popular and effective.

drive over gate brochure

If you have any questions or would like a quote with shipping, please contact Barn World at 720.238.2190 or send an email to, and we will be more than happy to help!

Portable Animal Shelters and Metal Equipment Shelters

Barn World is proud to offer a line of portable steel shelters that are designed to be livestock shelters but come in sizes large enough for efficient equipment and storage facilities as well.

calf huts with farrowing pens attached

Calf Huts – a metal animal shelter

Whether you need an animal shelter for goats, calves, Ostriches, or  Emu’s, there’s an animal shelter built for you.  All of the huts are constructed from steel and are available with swing-in or out bucket holders and bottle holders.

Calf Hut Animal Shelteryoung calves in the calf hut shelter

There are also options for the front and back of the shelters.  You may choose from the fronts being partially closed with a solid immovable panel that covers half of the entrance, or get a full closure with the optional swinging door if desired.

Animal Hut Front Door and Enclosure                    Animal Hut Front Enclosure

Calf Hut with door (closed)                         Front closure without door

Small Animal Shelter

The small huts measure either 4-1/2’ or 7-1/2’ long in width. They come pre-assembled and like all the shelters, have the option of the front enclosure without the door or with.  The height is 3’10” and light weight of only 145 lbs, which allows for easy mobility and greatly increases the uses for this small building.  They come with anchors, one in the back and two for the front making your portable shelters a permanent solution until you’d like to move them for another use.

Transporting the huts is made more efficient by design.  Up to fifteen of these smaller shelters can be loaded in a pickup when you’re ready to move them for another use.   Extremely popular with pig and hog operations, they make great farrowing shelters.

Making them tough are the galvanized, heavy-duty corrugated steel reinforcements and heavy-angle iron frames.  These buildings are designed to shine in the worst of Mother Nature as well as your livestock.

Ostrich and Emu Shelter

These huts are great for large birds and come pre-assembled in 7’ long sections.  You may choose from 7’ as the shortest length and add sections up to your longest use need.  Available in 8’, 12’, and 14’ widths, they offer a wide variety of uses and allow for growing and large herd sizes.

Ostrich Shelter

Assembly for these portable and yet permanent buildings takes a quick 2 hours and with the included 4×4 skids, you’re never stuck with a shelter in a specific place.  All necessary parts are included for complete assembly.

Large Metal Shelters

The larger animal shelters come in widths of 8’, 10’, 12’, and 14 feet while the lengths are in any increment of 7’ and although they are not pre-assembled like the smaller shelters, it will only take two men or women, 2-4 hours to completely build them.  These larger huts come with skids made of 4×4’s to make it easy to move them in the pasture or around the farm and ranch.

The 14’ wide hut is plenty big enough for a full-size pickup.  You can even open the doors to get out when parked inside.  It’s extremely useful to store equipment out of the snow, sun, and rain and can even make a nice workshop.  There are large vents located on the back wall that open up to allow for ventilation and ‘airing out’ in the summer.

truck inside metal shelter

This is a picture of the back of the 14’ shelter with the back vents open

Steel Shelter rear vent

A Shelter or Hut for all types of uses

To offer the portability and versatility inherent in the design of these buildings, it is necessary to anchor them to the ground.  Please note that due to varying soil composition around the country and from county to county, anchors are not included with the larger shelters, but are included with the 6’ wide huts.

For questions or information on the animal shelters or assistance with any farm and ranch livestock supplies or even cattle guards, please call (720) 238-2190 or visit today!