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Barn World offers several types of cattle guards for private, commercial, public highway and heavy duty off-road equipment use. We comply with city, county, and/or state regulations.

Whether it’s called a Texas gate or a cattle guard, Barn World has the variety and selection needed to complete your project.

Private Use Cattle Guards

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Private use cattle guards are perfect for farm and ranch use and for access areas where the total axle weight is up to 10 tons. Semi trailers, tractors and large farming equipment are perfect for this type of guard. The flat style cattle guards are designed to be mounted on cement footings.

Boxed style cattle guards are designed to sit on flat ground. A gravel bed below is recommended for drainage of these cattle guards. In many cases these boxed cattle guards are used for wheel washes in construction sites.

boxed cattle guard

Load Capacities

All of our cattle guards are built for the weight of full tractor-trailer loads. They are constructed with an approximate gap of 4″ between each pipe, but due to availability of pipe, they will be built with either 9 pieces of 4 1/2″ outside diameter pipe, or 11 pieces of 3 1/2″ outside diameter pipe and are 12-1/2″ tall. There is no difference in strength between the boxed cattle guard and the flat styles of cattle guards.

These cattle guards are designed to accommodate full semi loads at 12 tons per axle.

Cattle guards weigh about 100 Lbs. per foot (a 10′ cattle guard weighs about 1,000 Lbs.). Add approximately 8 Lbs. per foot for boxed cattle guards and about another 200 Lbs. total for winged cattle guards.

Using with Deer

To use for deer, you may need to place two cattle guards in tandem so you have 16 feet of protection. They are easily bolted together and the extra depth will deter most athletic jumpers

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For a shipping quote, please send us an email with your destination zip code and quantity or feel free to call the telephone number at the bottom of this page with any questions you may have about our cattle guards.

If you prefer, you may order your cattle guards online without the shipping total and we will forward the exact shipping cost for your review via email before processing your order.

Two very important notes:

You must have equipment available to unload the cattle guards from the delivery vehicle when it arrives. The delivery truck will require you to unload the cattle guard with a loader or fork lift or some other means upon delivery.

Private use cattle guards are NOT built to exact dimensions and sizes may vary slightly.  Adding the removable box option will add about 7″ to the total length and width of the cattle guard. For example, a 12 foot cattle guard will be about 12′-7″.

Also see our unique ATV Cattle Guard:

cattle guard for atv

For more information on cattle guards, installation or for help with any of your livestock supply needs, please visit www.BarnWorld.com today or call (720) 238-2190 and we’ll be happy to help.

Remember, Barn World is y our home for everything from saddle pads, hay feeders, grain bins, mineral feeders and everything to do with livestock.  We even carry livestock scales!

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Cattle Guard article from Working Ranch Magazine

Love That New Cattle Guard

– by Jennifer Showalter, Working RanchTV Article 68

cattle guard installed in a road

Handling Equipment Powder River cattle guards are designed to meet the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) specifications. The strongest models are built to handle up to 30 tons per axle. Opening and closing a gate from time to time is no sweat off any rancher’s back. It’s when the same gate has to be gone through over and over that it becomes more trouble than it’s worth. With this in mind, every rancher has a cow or two that seems to be able to smell an open gate and won’t let anyone slide by without closing the gate each and every time. To ease the aggravation and time loss with these high usage areas, ranchers are relying more and more on these simple and effective livestock barriers. Matt Johnson with Powder River Livestock Handling Equipment in Provo, UT points out, “Cattle guards are the ultimate gate replacement for high traffic areas, but placing a guard in an area that you access only occasionally or that is less critical for gate control is probably a waste of resources.” To help with the selection and installation of a cattle guard, Working Ranch went out and gathered some pointers from a few different manufacturers. This is what we found:

 

Picking the right one:

When making a selection there are a number of things to scratch the old noggin over. For starters, rancher must determine what is the heaviest and the widest pieces of equipment that will ever cross their fence-line. They then have to look for the cattle guard that will meet those standards.

Quality materials and craftsmanship obviously influence the price of a cattle guard, but also determine its longevity as long as the proper load rating is not abused. “The higher the (load) rating, the higher the cost. The U-rated guards that are designed for extremely heavy loads are the most expensive. Anytime the distance across a road exceeds 16’, shipping rates can rise dramatically. In terms of cost, it sometimes makes more sense to order two small grids to bolt together in either direction than it does to order one large custom size,” says Robert Moore with Barn World, LLC in Parker, CO. Ranchers must decide if a flat or box type works better in their environment and whether they prefer square or round rails. Flat style cattle guards are placed over a dug out cement vault, whereas box style design will have a built in vault and sit close to the top of the ground.

 

Installation:

This varies because of different soil conditions, climates, drainage, and intended uses. Barn World suggests ranchers have a local contractor, who is familiar with the area, set the more permanent types of cattle guards. Installation for these foundation attached grids typically involves digging a one foot deep trench that is one foot wider than the cattle guard. Six inch wide walls should then be poured around all four sides to prevent dirt from collapsing in. In the bottom of the trench, a 12” wide and 18” deep footer is needed under each beam of the crossing. It is critical that it sits on footers that are sufficient in strength to support the full load of crossing traffic. Ranchers must keep in mind that the vault does not offer any load carrying support. While setting it in place, installing large PVC pipe through the forms or digging out and adding gravel will help with drainage issues. Box guards do not need a vault. Their box formation keeps dirt from working into the guard. “One of the biggest mistakes folks make is setting their (box style) grid at ground level.

Cattle Guard Wings

 

Cows don’t like to jump on a grade where their front-ends are higher than their back-ends,” explains Tom Jones, with JE Hill Precast in Leesburg, FL. When placing two of these barriers next to each other, both gaps and edges must be avoided. If there is a solid edge, cattle can master walking it. Some ranchers find it beneficial to purchase or build a set of wings. “Various styles of wings can be used. They should be able to be secured to the guard grid or the base it is built on. Any type of wing should remove the risk that livestock can circumvent the guard,” notes Johnson. Jones points out another added benefit of wings, “Wings are a way of exaggerating the opening of a barrier. For example, if you have a 16’ cattle guard and a 16’ mower, you can lay the wings back and fit through.”

 

A peek at what these boys have to offer:

Barn World offer a few different designs including square cross rails, available in either powder coated green or painted yellow. These square, or rails with a flat top area allow for higher speed traffic and offer a smoother crossing for vehicles.  They meet the various American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) specifications for public roadway projects as well as heavier-duty engineer crossings designed to handle up to 30 tons per axle. They’re available in 8’, 10’, 12’ and 14’ road lengths and 7’5’’ and 8’ widths. One of the popular options is a hinged, three rail clean out section in the center that allows easy access to for cleaning. It’s available on all of their models except the heaviest duty U-80’s. Wings, steel posts, and pre-cast concrete bases are also available.

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Barn World offers rated, standard, and basic boxed and flat style crossings.

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Their rated guards are intended for highways or for heavy off-road equipment. They are available with certified load ratings of H-15, H-20, U-54, and U-80. They also carry an HS20 rating to meet State and Federal public roadway construction requirements.

An very interesting and convenient design new to the market is their ATV guards.. The ATV cattle guard is made of 1.5 x 11 gauge square tubing and is 72” wide by 91” long. The overall width, including their wings, is 87”. A 14” ramp on each side allows them to be set on top of the ground and eliminates the need for a vault. You simply cut your fence-line, set this guard on top of the ground and reconnect the fencing the the side.  Boom!  You’re done!

Take a look at their entire selection on line and make crossing your pasture fence-line as easy as, well, just driving across!

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HS20 Certified Cattle Guards from Barn World

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Barn World Has HS20 Certified Cattle Guards for Public Roads

Barn World makes engineer rated cattle guards for public roads and highways. They’re made from schedule 40 steel and come in a variety of sizes and designs to fit almost any project.

They can be built with different kinds of top rail depending on your needs. We have completely round top rails, square rails, I-beams and even c-channel supports to make rated cattle guards that are suitable for all public road crossings.

The HS20 rated cattle guards conform to AASHTO load rating requirements set by the type of truck and maximum vehicle axle load. They come with an engineer’s stamp and are certified to meet the highway load ratings so you can feel confident that you are getting the best heavy-duty quality required for your project.

Feel free to call Barn World for quotes or help with your installation plans.

Round and Flat Top Rail Cattle Guards


cattle guard with round top rails    cattle guard on concrete foundations

 

Cattle Guards for Public Roads require certification

These livestock barrier designs are used primarily for cattle containment but they can offer a strong deterrent to deer.  If placed side-by-side to form 12′ or more distance (in the direction of vehicle travel) deer are less likely to try and jump across.

Please note that we do not recommend cattle guards for horses, goats or dogs as they simply are not effective. Horses can get a leg broken in them and goats, dogs and other sure footed animals will be able to cross the cattle guard.

Cattle guards can be made from different types of piping depending upon your livestock control needs.  We can use round 3-1/2″ or 4-1/2″  pipes or make square top rail cattle guards. Typically the larger and more round the pipe that is used on top, the more of a deterrent it is for livestock.  A 4-1/2″ pipe will have a greater curve and  thus provide a more unstable footing for a daring animal.  It will also have a larger gap between the pipes making it much more difficult to cross.  The smaller 3-1/2″ pipe will still keep livestock off of your cattle guard and will provide a smoother rider for crossing vehicles.  The same is true for the flat pipe.  It will offer a very smooth ride when crossing, but isn’t the strongest deterrent.

Every HS20 rated cattle guard is certified to conform to the load rating requirements provided by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials or AASHTO.  They spell out the requirements and suitable load ratings for all highway rated cattle guards.   All of our rated cattle guards come with the engineer’s stamp to provide the assurance that you’re installing an AASHTO certified cattle guard.

For more information on cattle guards and cattle guard installation, please visit Barn World give us a call at (720) 238-2190 and we’ll be glad to help.  Don’t forget, Barn World offers a large selection of livestock equipment and livestock supplies for all of your farm and ranch needs.

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 Cattle Guards:  A Cattle Guard for all your livestock control needs!!

Barn World carries rated cattle guards for public highways and road construction project in addition to private property use cattle guards.

Rated Cattle Guards
Rated Cattle Guards are available in four different certified load ratings. These cattle guards are intended for use on public highways or for heavy off-road equipment.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) provides guidelines for cattle guards with maximum load ratings. AASHTO load ratings are suitable for all types of applications including heavy duty logging roads.

AASHTO Design Specifications

Our HS20 rated cattle guards are made from schedule 40 steel and come in a variety of sizes to fit various cattle guard projects. We can alter the design of our cattle guards to use different kinds of pipe and rail depending on your needs. We have used round pipe, square rail, I-beam and other types of rail and channel to make rated cattle guards that are suitable for all public crossings.

Barn World HS20 rated cattle guards conform to AASHTO load rating requirement by type of truck and maximum axle load. Our rated cattle guards come with an engineer’s stamp and are certified to meet the AASHTO load ratings so you can feel confident that you are getting the best quality cattle guard.

Barn World also carries economical cattle guards designed for private use:

Private Use Cattle Guards
It’s best to start with the load rating requirements for your project. Cattle guards come in several different rated and non-rated designs. For private driveway use, we recommend the basic cattle guard as the most economical option.

Basic cattle guards are a heavy duty structural .188 (3/16″) walled pipe with a diameter of 3.5″ or 4.5″ depending on availability or request. Note that the walls of the basic guards are thicker then schedule 40.

Standard cattle guards are another option for private driveway or ranch use. The standard cattle guards are made with new .113 walled steel pipe.

And to complete the cattle guard selection, we also offer a very versatile ATV Cattle Guard.

ATV Cattle Guard

Call Barn World with your questions and plans to get quotes on HS20 rated cattle guards at 720-238-2190.

 

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Heavy-duty Cattle Guards from Barn World

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HS20 Cattle Guards are rated for road construction projects and public highways.

Barn World has a large selection to choose from and also carries more economical cattle guards for use on  private property.

Cattle Guards – Rated
Available in four different certified load ratings, these cattle guards are intended for use on public highways and heavy off-road equipment.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) provides guidelines for cattle guards with maximum load ratings. AASHTO load ratings are suitable for all types of applications including heavy duty logging roads.

AASHTO Design Specifications

Our HS20 rated cattle guards are made from schedule 40 steel and come in a variety of sizes to fit various cattle guard projects. We can alter the design of our cattle guards to use different kinds of pipe and rail depending on your needs. We have used round pipe, square rail, I-beam and other types of rail and channel to make rated cattle guards that are suitable for all public crossings.

Barn World HS20 rated cattle guards conform to AASHTO load rating requirement by type of truck and maximum axle load. Our rated cattle guards come with an engineer’s stamp and are certified to meet the AASHTO load ratings so you can feel confident that you are getting the best quality cattle guard.

We also offer a new ATV cattle guard for crossing fence lines on an ATV.

 

Call or visit Barn World for help with your cattle guard projects or to get quotes on HS20 rated cattle guards.

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720-238-2190.

 

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The rated cattle guard HS20 for public roadways

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Barn World carries rated cattle guards for public highways and road construction project in addition to private property use cattle guards.

Rated Cattle Guards
Rated Cattle Guards are available in four different certified load ratings. These cattle guards are intended for use on public highways or for heavy off-road equipment.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) provides guidelines for cattle guards with maximum load ratings. AASHTO load ratings are suitable for all types of applications including heavy duty logging roads.

AASHTO Design Specifications

  • H-15 (12 tons per axle)
  • H-20 (16 tons per axle)
  • U-54 (25 tons per axle)
  • U-80 (30 tons per axle)
  • Our HS20 rated cattle guards are made from schedule 40 steel and come in a variety of sizes to fit various cattle guard projects. We can alter the design of our cattle guards to use different kinds of pipe and rail depending on your needs. We have used round pipe, square rail, I-beam and other types of rail and channel to make rated cattle guards that are suitable for all public crossings.

     

    Barn World HS20 rated cattle guards conform to AASHTO load rating requirement by type of truck and maximum axle load. Our rated cattle guards come with an engineer’s stamp and are certified to meet the AASHTO load ratings so you can feel confident that you are getting the best quality cattle guard.

    We also offer a new ATV cattle guard for crossing fence lines on an ATV.

    Call Barn World with your questions and plans to get quotes on HS20 rated cattle guards at 720-238-2190.

     

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    Cattle Guards for Public Roads – the HS20 Cattle Guard from Barn World

    Barn World makes superior HS20 rated cattle guards for public roads and highways. Our HS20 rated cattle guards are made from schedule 40 steel and come in a variety of sizes to fit various cattle guard projects. We can alter the design of our cattle guards to use different kinds of pipe and rail depending on your needs. We have used round pipe, square rail, I-beam and other types of rail and channel to make rated cattle guards that are suitable for all public crossings.

    Barn World HS20 rated cattle guards conform to AASHTO load rating requirement by type of truck and maximum axle load. Our rated cattle guards come with an engineer’s stamp and are certified to meet the AASHTO load ratings so you can feel confident that you are getting the best quality cattle guard. Call Barn World with your questions and plans to get quotes on HS20 rated cattle guards at 720-238-2190.

     

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    Cattle Guard Story: Firing ” cattle guards ” has been around for years

     

    The cattle guards that Barn World carries cannot be ‘fired’, but according to some popular search results, politicians have hear about the large number of cattle guards and have thought differently!

    The ‘firing’ of cattle guards is a spoof that’s been around for many years and is one of the top organic search results for cattle guards today even though it’s not based in truth.   Here is arecap by Harvey Johnston posted May 14, 2011 on www.reporternews.com that sums up the cattle guard story quite nicely:

    Johnston:  Cattle guard story old; still relevant and funny

    By Harvey Johnston

    There’s no telling when the story had its genesis.  Most everyone says they’ve heard the story before.
    However, it seems that in light of the president’s visit to El Paso this week, the story of retraining some fired “cattle guards” to be border guards has re-entered the lore of our land.
    Earliest mention of the plan has been traced back to the mid-’50s, according to one website.  Most reports credit a government study revealing more than 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado. Basically, a national bureaucrat decided this was too many and ordered that half of them be fired.  A Colorado congressional bureaucrat entered the discussion suggesting they be “retrained” as border guards.
    Now even city folks ’round here know the practical side of “cattle guards.” Also called vehicle pass, Texas gates and stock gaps, generally, they are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings on roadways to prevent cattle from crossing. For some reason bovines will not step on the guards, apparently because they fear getting their feet caught between rails.
    That itself is a questionable theory.
    However, retraining “cattle guards” as border guards seemed to make sense to some bureaucrats. There was even some discussion as to what color their uniforms would be.  It traces back to the second Bush administration.

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    Cattle Guards from Barn World: A rated cattle guard for highway projects are at Barn World

    Barn World Has HS20 Certified Cattle Guards for Public Roads
    Barn World makes superior HS20 rated cattle guards for public roads and highways. Our HS20 rated cattle guards are made from schedule 40 steel and come in a variety of sizes to fit various cattle guard projects. We can alter the design of our cattle guards to use different kinds of pipe and rail depending on your needs. We have used round pipe, square rail, I-beam and other types of rail and channel to make rated cattle guards that are suitable for all public crossings.
    Barn World HS20 rated cattle guards conform to AASHTO load rating requirement by type of truck and maximum axle load. Our rated cattle guards come with an engineer’s stamp and are certified to meet the AASHTO load ratings so you can feel confident that you are getting the best quality cattle guard. Call Barn World with your questions and plans to get quotes on HS20 rated cattle guards at 720-238-2190.
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    Cattle Guards for Public Roads require a Barn World HS20 Certified Cattle Guard

    For superior HS20 certified cattle guards, visit www.BarnWorld.com.  We offer the necessary cattle guard certifications and strong cattle guards made from schedule 40 steel.  They come in a large variety of sizes to fit almost any project you may be involved in.

    Used primarily for livestock control, they can offer a strong deterrent to deer if placed side-by-side to form 12′ or more barrier in the direction of travel and other animals as well.  Please note that we do not recommend cattle guards for horses, goats or dogs as they simply are not effective.  Horses can get a leg broken in them and goats, dogs and other sure footed animals will be able to cross the cattle guard.

    Cattle guards can be made from different types of piping depending upon your livestock control needs.  We can use round 3-1/2″ or 4-1/2″  pipes or square pipes for the top rail.  Typically the larger and more round the pipe that is used on top, the more of a deterrent it is for livestock.  A 4-1/2″ pipe will have a greater curve and  thus provide a more unstable footing for a daring animal.  It will also have a larger gap between the pipes making it much more difficult to cross.  The smaller 3-1/2″ pipe will still keep livestock off of your cattle guard and will provide a smoother rider for crossing vehicles.  The same is true for the flat pipe.  It will offer a very smooth ride when crossing, but isn’t the strongest deterrent.

    Every HS20 rated cattle guard is certified to conform to the load rating requirements provided by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials or AASHTO.  They spell out the requirements and suitable load ratings for all highway rated cattle guards.   All of our rated cattle guards come with the engineer’s stamp to provide the assurance that you’re installing an AASHTO certified cattle guard.

    For more information on cattle guards and cattle guard installation, please visit the informational website: www.cattle-guards.com or give us a call at (720) 238-2190 and we’ll be glad to help.  Don’t forget, Barn World offers a large selection of livestock equipment and livestock supplies for all of your farm and ranch needs.

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    Barn World Cattle Guards

    Barn WorldBarn World has a large offering of cattle guards for all different types of applications.  Called by many names – Texas gates, cattle grids, animals guards and more, but they are an important part of livestock control and ease of use when crossing a fence-line.

    Cattle guards fall into two basic groups: rated cattle guards and non-rated cattle guards.

    cattle guard and concrete foundaion.

    Rated Cattle Guards

    An HS20 and HS25 rated cattle guards are designed for highway use and certified to meet the specifications needed for State and Federal requirements such as DOT, BLM, USFS, NP, and US Military installations. They will provide years of rugged service in commercial applications such as mining, forestry, agriculture, and petroleum production. They are also the product of choice for residential usage where city, county, or state regulations require the HS20 rating.Certified structural steel is used in the manufacture of all Barn World’s HS-20 rated Cattle Guards.

    Standard Cattle Guards

    Barn World also carries a less expensive option for private use such as washouts and driveways.  The Standard 6’and 8′ wide cattle guards are made of NEW 3″ Schedule 40 steel but do not carry the governments highway rating designation.   All Flat Top Rail Cattle Guards may be ordered with optional wings, integral box, or removable box.

    ATV cattle guards are unique in the industry!

    atv cattle guard

    Made for easy installation. No need to dig a hole – simply cut your fence and lay the cattle guard on the ground.

    Specifications:

    • 1 1/2 x 11 gauge square tubing
    • 72″ wide X 91″ long
    • Ramp is 14″ tall
    • Overall width of the guard including the wings is 87″
    • Comes standard with a grey enamel finish

    Spec Cattle Guards

    Our 7.5′ and 8′ spec cattle guards meet current AASHTO load ratings and are suitable for all types of applications where a square pipe is desired including heavy duty logging roads. They may be ordered with optional wings or clean-out line.

    All cattle guards may be fitted with plow strips that allow plows to cross over the guard with minimal interference and wear.

    All cattle guards may be outfitted with a removable box for easier cleaning as an option.

    Cattle Guard Removable Box Picture

    Barn World has a cattle guard to meet your needs. Please call us (720) 238-2190 with your questions and to obtain shipping quotes. We can also provide professional bid packages for large company, military, and government programs and carry a large selection for all of your livestock equipment needs.

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