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Cattle Guard Overview from Barn World

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Choosing a cattle guard for you project doesn’t have to be overwhelming and we’re here to help.  Here is a quick review on the subtle and not so subtle difference between cattle guard offerings. There are two common types of cattle guards:  Boxed and Flat.  Each has its’ own installation requirements as detailed in ourinstallation post.

Boxed style cattle guards are built to lay on flat ground.  A steel frame is welded to the cattle guard all the way around to prevent dirt and debris from migrating its way underneath.  It is not to support the guard, but is there just to keep the dirt out.  The boxed cattle guard will rest directly on its C-channel beams.  To help with drainage, a gravel underlayment is recommended. These types of cattle guards are very popular with semi-temporary installations such as construction sites or limited access areas.  They are also used as wheel wash-outs for trucks entering public roadways. Flat style cattle guards are designed to mount to a foundation over a vault and are used in permanent installations and public roadways.  Please read the post on installing flat cattle guards or visit our informational website www.Cattle-Guards.com for more information on the footing and foundation requirements. Flat cattle guards will rest entirely on the footings and pour concrete foundation.  The weight of the crossing traffic is transferred from the pipes, to the structural beams, to the footings and then to the ground.  It is important that each footing is supporting the length of the beams for proper weight transfer. Common points: Both flat and boxed cattle guards have the same strength values.  The boxed merely has a steel skirt welded to it and rests on the ground rather than having permanent footings to rest on. Cattle guards are usually made with 4-1/2” OD pipe and will use 9 pieces to cross the beams or they may be built using 3-1/2” OD pipe and 11 total pieces.  The spacing between the pipes is near 4” on average and the total height from the top of the pipe to the bottom of the support beams is near 12”. The cattle guards usually come in a gray enamel, but other colors are available on request.  The most popular request is for safety yellow as it is sometimes required for government projects and construction site. Flat cattle guards weigh approximately 100 lbs/liner foot – so for example, a 10’ cattle guard will weigh about 1,000 pounds.  If the guard is boxed, a good rule of thumb is to add 10 pounds per foot.  If wings are added as an option, estimate 100 lbs for each wing, or 200 lbs total. Use With Other Animals   Deer Cattle guards can be effective with other animals other than cattle. One of the most common request is for deer.  Unfortunately, deer are very athletic animals and are fantastic jumpers.  An 8’ guard (in the direction of vehicle travel) will not stop or deter a deer from jumping it.  The best arrangement to keep deer out is to set two 8’ cattle guards side-by-side to create a barrier of 16’ in the direction of travel.   Cattle guards are easily bolted together.   Our experience has been that most deer will not venture over the guards that provide 16’ or more of ‘discouragement’. Cattle guards are easily bolted together to provide extra distance in the direction of travel. Goats and horses Cattle guards are not recommended for horses.  The horse hoof has been shown to slip right through the 4” spacing and unfortunately broken legs have resulted.  We do not want to see anyone’s animal put down because they got stuck in a cattle guard and would instead recommend a gate. Goats on the other-hand are very sure-footed animals that are able to walk right over a cattle guard without thinking twice.  Dogs are also pretty adapt at crossing. Taking Delivery Please remember these items are very large and heavy.  When they ship, they are usually on a boxed semi-truck or a flat bed trailer.  The trucks do not have the ability to unload at the point of delivery.  It is therefore important for the customer to have equipment capable of unloading.  In some cases, it’s possible to drag the cattle guard out of the trailer, lower one end to the ground then the other.  The unloading equipment does not necessarily have to be able to lift the entire guard all at once.  It’s safer to lower one end to the ground so the rig does not come unstable and endanger anyone on the ground. For more information on cattle guards, please call (720) 238-2190 or visit www.BarnWorld.com or our informational website at www.Cattle-Guards.com. Don’t forget that we also have a large selection of livestock equipment too!

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Barn World carries ATV cattle guards – now a cattle guard for all your fence line crossings!

There is a large variety of livestock equipment and cattle guards at Barn World and now we have cattle guards for ATV’s.  When you’re out between pastures or along the fence line, nothing is more convenient that an ATV cattle guard.

Designed for easy installation, there’s no hole to dig, just cut your fence and lay the cattle guard on the ground.  It’s that easy.  The gentle rise in the texas gate is easy for a 4-wheeler to cross but keeps your livestock in.  This is an easy and convenient piece of livestock equipment to install and use.

Cattle Guard for ATV
  • 1- 1/2″ x  11 ga tubing square
  • 14″ tall ramp
  • 91″ long and 72″ wide
  • The width including the attached wings is 87″
  • Grey enamel finish
  • We have also customized these guards for use with rural golf carts and courses and it can be modified to accommodate almost any vehicle you need to cross a fence line.

    Cattle Guards for ATV

    Call Barn World today for more information or a shipping quote on this unique cattle guard and don’t forget that Barn World has a large selection of cattle guards for highways, construction use and private drives for you to choose from.

    Barn World –  more than just farm and ranch supplies and livestock equipment!

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    How to install a cattle guard

    installing a cattle guard with wings

    There are two common types of cattle guards and two different means of installing them.  The type of guard will determine the type of installation.

    Boxed Cattle Guard Installation

    cattle guard with a box for ground installation

    The most basic installation is utilized when installing a boxed cattle guard.  These are designed to lay flat on the ground and do not require footings or a vault.  The box is welded directly to the cattle guard and is only used to keep the dirt from filling in underneath. The surface should be prepared to be as flat as possible to limit any tendency for the cattle grid to move from traffic crossing over and it. They may also be temporarily anchored to the ground to help prevent sliding around.  Boxed cattle guards work best on solid soils and once in place, dirt is piled up on either side to form a ramp for vehicles to cross over.

    Boxed cattle guards are most commonly used in semi-temporary installations such as construction sites, well drilling, mining and for truck wash-outs before entering a public roadway.  To remove any debris that may build up under the guard, it is typically dragged from it’s spot a short distance and then returned again.

    A boxed cattle guard has the same strength and durability as a flat cattle guard and may be moved from job-site to job-site.

    Flat Cattle Guard Installation

    cattle guard resting on concrete foundations

    Flat top rail design requires footings and a vault to be installed properly.  A permanent installation requires a full concrete vault made up of 6″ walls around the perimeter.  These walls hold the dirt out of the space under the guard, while footers provide support to disperse the weight of the crossing vehicles.

    Concrete footers are poured inside the vault and provide support for the beams to rest on.  Consult with your local contractor to determine your actual support needs based on local soil conditions, but generally the footers should be 12 inches in width and 18 inches deep to support each beam of the cattle guard.   It is important that the footers are positioned to support the cattle guard and are able to disperse the full weight of the crossing traffic.

    The depth of the finished vault should be approximately one foot deep.  If it’s any deeper, animals may be injured if they attempt to cross and fall through the guard.  Each cattle guard installation is unique and should take into consideration the local soil composition and drainage issues.  The footers are not optional with a flat cattle guard installation and must rest on a solid foundation to support the beams of the cattle guard to insure decades of use.

    Most installations do not require any sort of active draining system but instead rely on crushed rock and porous soil in the bottom of the vault to create a French drain.  If the drainage in your area is particularly poor, you may install PVC pipe to assist in removing any water that does not drain out of the bottom of the vault.

    Flat cattle guards set properly on a concrete foundation may be placed over small streams or creeks of running water, much like a bridge.  A culvert can be placed below the level of the road and then the footers are poured under the beams of the cattle guard to embed the culvert.  A 6″ thick wall is then poured around the vault to keep the dirt back. When traffic crosses the cattle guard, the weight is transferred from the rails to the c-channel beams underneath then on to the footers.

    The flat cattle guard is the least expensive and the vault is fairly easy to construct.

    For more information on cattle guards, please call (720) 238-2190 or visit Barn World online at www.BarnWorld.com.  Barn World, more than just farm & ranch supplies, we have a large selection of livestock supplies and horse and rider supplies as well.

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    Cattle Guards can be an effective livestock barrier

    Barn World now carries a ‘basic class’ of cattle guard for private farm and ranch use.  They provide the same strength and longevity as an American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) rated guard, but without the cost.

    different cattle guard styles

    The basic class was designed with the private drive and rancher in mind.  Allowing for easy access to your property while eliminating the need for gates, these cattle guards give open access to your land and keep the livestock where they belong.  It’s built from 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 ensuring years of durability and strength.

    These cattle grids or are capped on the end to prevent any rusting and are also offered with wings, flat or boxed if so desired.  There is no difference in strength between the boxed cattle guard and the flat cattle guards.

    All of our cattle guards weigh about 100 lbs. per foot (a 10′ cattle guard weighs about 1,000 Lbs.) and when boxed, add approximately 8 lbs. per foot for boxed cattle guards.  Cattle guard wings add approximately 200 lbs. total.

    For use with deer, it will be necessary to increase the distance in the direction of travel.  Deer are terrific jumpers and will be able to leap an 8′ cattle guard without any trouble.  In that case,  you may need to place two cattle guards in tandem so you have 16 feet of protection. Cattle guards are easily bolted together and can provide an effective deterrent for deer.

    If you have any questions about cattle guards, please call (720) 238-2190 or visit us at BarnWorld.com. Please consider Barn World for all your livestock equipment needs.

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    Cattle Guard Options: selecting the right cattle grid for livestock containment

    Cattle Guard Options

    When choosing a cattle guard it’s important to make sure it’s the correct design, style and has the proper load-carrying needs for your vehicles. Installation process is also another important consideration detailed some basic helpful suggestions below.

     

    Load Ratings

    One of the most important design characteristics to consider is the load carrying of the crossing. Public roadway is require a 16 ton per axle rating while a private driveway most likely don’t need that extra capacity.

    For that reason, we offer a more economical, round top rail cattle guard design for use on ranches and private driveways. The estimated load carrying capacity is 12 tons per axle which easily accommodates fully loaded semi’s and most farm and ranch equipment.

    Below are the AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) designated load carrying capacity ratings:


    Cattle Guard Load Ratings
    H-15 (12 tons per axle)
    H-20 (16 tons per axle)
    U-54 (25 tons per axle)
    U-80 (30 tons per axle)

     

    If you have a remote, or private-use entry and exit access needs, these round top rail designs are a much more economical option and can save a lot of money over the engineered stamped and rated cattle guards used in public roadway project.

     

    Cattle Guard Box Options

    One unique design that continues the burden of installation is the addition of a box to the guard. The boxed allows the guard to be set directly on the ground without the need for a foundation. Although we do recommend they be set on the road ties or some other substantial support, a vaulted area with concrete foundations is not always required.

    The box is available as a fixed or removable option.

     

    Fixed Boxed Cattle Guards

    boxed cattle guard in gray paint

    The fixed box option is the steel skirt welded to the perimeter of the cattle grid. This simple addition dirt from creeping in underneath the top rails one installed directly on the ground. It is very useful for remote and low traffic areas as it can simply be set in place. The box will add about 7″ to the overall length and width of the cattle guard.

    To assistant vehicles crossing, the guard can be slightly buried in the ground or dirt be piled up on either side to create a ramp for ease of access.

     

    Removable Boxed Cattle Guards

    The removable box allows the guard to be lifted out of the installation without disturbing the surrounding environment. This is especially useful when cleaning underneath the top rails to keep the vaulted area below clear of debris.

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    This handy feature is available for all round top rail guards and is a fantastic option that allows for easy cleaning.

     

    ATV Cattle Guard

    For those of you looking for a simple and effective access for smaller ranch vehicles between pastures, is designed is built for ATV’s.

    atv cattle guard picture montage

    This unique structure is incredibly useful for inspecting fence lines and allowing an ATV to cross through them. Installation couldn’t be easier! It’s a single, one-piece unit that is literally set in place and tied to your fencing.

    We do recommend proper drainage at the site as well as keeping the vegetation growth from growing through the top rails and hiding the crossing from your animals.

    Let us know if we can help!

    Keeping your livestock contained while providing effortless access to your vehicles is what cattle guards are designed for. Make sure you select proper barrier and you’ll have years of gate free access while your animals are safely secured.

    For information, please visit www.barnworld.com, or give us a call at (720) 238-2190 and we’ll be happy to help!.

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    Cattle Guards: Different types and how to select what’s right for your project

    Barn World has a large selection of cattle guards for all of your livestock guard needs.  They may be called by various names (Texas gates, animal guards, cattle grids, cow guards etc.) but they all are the same great idea.  Barn World has a cattle guard for every need.

    Visit Cattle-Guards.com for a great informational cattle guard website.

    Rated Cattle Guards

    An HS20 and HS25 rated cattle guards are designed for highway use and certifed 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 Barnworld HS20 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. All Flat Cattle Guards may be ordered with optional wings, integral box, or removable box.

    The ATV cattle guards are unique in the industry. These cattle guards are suitable for all types of projects on private land. The standard boxed cattle guards are perfectly suited to construction sites, mine sites and oil field applications.

    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 cleanout 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 with a removable box

    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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    Cattle guard choices and designs

    There are many different choices when selecting a cattle guard for your livestock containment needs. They may be called by various names (Texas gates, animal guards, cattle grids, cow guards etc.) but they all are built around the same great idea: provide a visual deterrent coupled with a physical barrier to keep livestock from crossing. This provides containment for your herd while allowing vehicle crossings without a gate!

    Rated Cattle Guards

    The rated cattle guards are designed for highway use and certified to meet the specifications needed for State and Federal requirements such as DOT installations. They’re design and construction is certified by an engineer to meet the required load ratings.

    Cattle Guard Load Ratings

    H-15 (12 tons per axle)
    H-20 (16 tons per axle)
    U-54 (25 tons per axle)
    U-80 (30 tons per axle)

     

    The rated cattle guards are designed for highway use and certified to meet the specifications needed for State and Federal requirements such as DOT installations. They’re design and construction is certified by an engineer to meet the required load ratings.

    They’re available in flat top rail designs in a powder-coated finish as well as the more economical round top rail design that’s coated in a tough enamel. They will provide years of rugged service in heavy-duty high traffic public areas.

    These are also available for private driveways such as farms and ranch applications. This design in much more economical and we estimate the load-carry capacity at 12 tons per axle.  That’s plenty for most driveway use and easily support fully-loaded semis. We call them ‘Standard Cattle Guards.’

     

    Cattle Guard – Standard

    Barn World’s private-use, economical choice of the standard guard is a very popular option for driveways. They are made with NEW 3″ Schedule 40 steel with the same construction technique used on the rated guards.

    All of the round top rail designs may be ordered with optional wings, integral box, or removable box.

     

    cattle guard choices
     

    ATV cattle guards

    are unique in the industry. They’re built for quick and easy installation and attach directly to your fence line without the need for a foundation. We recommend providing sufficient drainage to the area and keeping it clear of overgrowth from surrounding vegetation. Other than that, simply set in your fence line, attach the fencing to the uprights and you’re done!

    atv cattle guard crossing
     

    Options

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

    cattle guard with snowplow strips welded to the top rails

    All round top rail designs may be outfitted with a removable box for easier cleaning as an option.

    Cattle Guard with a removable box

    They may also have a steel skirt welded to the perimeter which allows it to be placed directly on the ground without the need for a foundation.

    boxed cattle guard

    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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    Cattle Guard Designs and Options

    Barn World carries many different types of cattle guards in design and load-ratings.  There is a design for almost any type of project, from residential driveways, highway projects and even for heavier-than-public roadway projects.

    Load Ratings

    The engineered load-carrying ability of the guards are certified on a ton-per-axle standard; that is, how much weight is on each axle . These engineering standards are set by the AASHTO or American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials show below:

    Rated Cattle Guards

    Cattle Guard Load Ratings
    H-15 (12 tons per axle)
    H-20 (16 tons per axle)
    U-54 (25 tons per axle)
    U-80 (30 tons per axle)

     

    The minimum requirement for public highway projects is the 16 ton per axle rating but as you can see, they can be designed to hold almost double that if needed!

    We are usually involved with highway projects and the H-20 rating is the most popular and in high demand however, we get a lot of calls for cattle guard installation for use on private property that don’t require such a high engineered load rating.

    Private Use Cattle Guards

    We have a design for private use in the round top rail guards for driveways and farm and ranch traffic that can accommodate fully loaded semis.  Although they’re not certified by an engineer’s stamp, we estimate they hold 12 tons per axle which is the same as the flat top rail H-15 load rating.

    The best part of this residential design is that it’s much more affordable while still meeting the typical driveway traffic needs of the common farm and ranch.

    They are the most economical steel cattle guard category and will provide easy access to your pastures while eliminating the need for gates. You can see the round top rail cattle guards here and the flat top rail cattle guard design here.

    cattle guard designs
    All of the Standard Guards are made from NEW Schedule 40 steel. All ends of the top rail pipe are capped to prevent rust. Bolt-on wings and boxed cattle guards are available with all sizes and are finished in gray enamel.

     

    Types of Cattle Guards

    Although they’re all effective physical livestock barriers, there are some options available for the best fit for your needs. Wings, boxes and the size of pipe should all be considered before selecting what’s right for your use.

    BOXED CATTLE GUARDS LIE DIRECTLY ON THE GROUND

    This style is designed to sit directly on the ground without concrete footings and it’s an available option on all the round rail designs. What we’ve done is welded a steel skirt to the perimeter to keep dirt from creeping in underneath.  This also allows you to make a dirt ramp on either side to help vehicles cross without it running underneath.  The weight of crossing vehicles is transferred from the top rails to the c-channels below and then directly to the ground.  Unlike a traditional installation, the weight is directed through the full length of the channels rather than just on the ends.

    The fixed box design is popular in low traffic or remote areas like cell towers, farms and ranches as well as temporary sites.  In fact a lot of construction companies use them as wash bays or rumble strips for equipment leaving a site. They can also pick them up when done and move on to the next job.

    The removable box option makes it convenient to remove the guard without disturbing the surrounding installation area. The boxed section does not carry any of the load, it’s a separate and individual frame the guard sits in and provides no structural support at all.

    Fixed Boxed Option

    steel skirt welded to perimeter of cattle crossing

    Removable Box Option

    removable box option on cattle grid
     

    Because they do rest directly on the ground, a few precautions should be noted. A flat ground area is a must as any kind of slope will allow it to ‘walk’ or travel downhill. A lot of customer will bury railroad ties to anchor them and help prevent walking. The issue is drainage. We’d of course recommend a local contractor familiar with the site conditions be consulted and would suggest a bed of crushed gravel be used as well.  This will help drain water away from your crossing and preserve the installation area.

     

    CATTLE GUARD FOUNDATIONS

    The traditional installation calls for a concrete foundation to anchor to and transfer weight to the ground.  A ‘flat’ style design is mounted to a poured-cement footing in the ground and bolted directly to prevent movement. This permanent installation allows for heavy-duty and high-traffic crossing without concerns of movement or settling. We usually see the rated cattle guards used for these public highway construction projects that require the load ratings that private use designs don’t call for.

    Below is a generic foundation diagram for reference.  Please note that every site is different and a qualified professional should be used to ensure a proper, long-lasting installation.

    Cattle Guard Foundation Diagram

    foundation diagram for grid installation

    CATTLE GUARD WINGS

    This is an essential option to prevent your cows from simply walking around your barrier.  The wings allow you to tie the fencing directly to the guard so they can’t step around the connection. If a single fence post is planted next to the middle of the grid, livestock are able to bend around the post and walk next to the side of the steel and go on their merry way!

    cattle guard with wings for attaching to a fencline

    As you can see from the picture above, the wing takes the vertical structure of the fence and spreads it horizontally to the bottom of the grid. This effectively creates a ‘horizontal fence’ so your animals can’t walk around the guard.

    CATTLE GUARD FOR DEER

    A note on using these barriers for deer.  Believe it or not, deer are much better jumpers than cows! Depending on the type of deer in your area, they can easily clear a 12′ long jump and won’t even think about flying over.  We suggest at least 16′ in the direction of vehicle travel to discourage jumpers.

    To get that kind of ‘depth’, we can lay two sections next to each other and bolt them together. We can pre-drill holes upon request so you can just connect them in the field when they’re delivered.  Just remember to check that your fencing is tall enough to keep them out as well!

    BUYING A CATTLE GUARD

    We’re happy to help help select the proper crossing for your needs. We can forward a quote with shipping directly to your site. Feel free to give us a call anytime at (720) 238-2190 or email Sales@BarnWorld.com. See our entire cattle guard selection here and send us an email and we’ll reply with a quote with shipping for your consideration!

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    ATV Cattle Guards from Barn World!

    Barn World carries a variety of cattle guards and livestock equipment for your every need and now has an ATV cattle guard.

    front view of an atv on a cattle guard
    It’s 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
    • The ramp is 14″ tall at the center
    • Overall width of the guard (including the wings) is 87″
    • Includes a gray enamel finish
    • Shown for two seat, also available for four seat designs too

    Installation Suggestions:

    We do recommend a couple of installation guidelines when placing in a pasture:

    Vegetation: The guard is most effective when it can be readily seen by the animals. While this is a place it and forget it design, keeping the area free and clear of weeds and tall growing grasses ensures it can be sign and not hidden beneath vegetation. If plants are allowed to grow up through the top rails, it can hide the crossing from your livestock and they may think they can trot right through the opening in the fence.

    We’d strongly suggest that the ground that the guard sits on be clear of tall vegetation growth to make sure your animal can see the barrier before walking on it. Most of the time just the sight of the rails will keep them away and you don’t anyone in your herd mistakenly stumbling upon it unknowingly.

    Drainage: The other suggestion is to promote drainage way from the site. The guard is made from steel coated in enamel but leaving it for long periods of time in standing water or muddy conditions can promote rusting.

    Ideally, the site should be able to drain water and allow moisture to move away from the structure. A bed of crushed gravel can help it drain into the ground below and a slight slope will also guide it away from the guard.

    Easy site preparation should include:

    • Selecting a fairly flat area with a slight grade for drainage to the side
    • Creating a layer of gravel to assist with downward (into the ground) drainage
    • Spraying or removing excess weeds
    • Laying a weed control fabric to prevent future growth

    These simple preparation steps will help ensure a long-lasting and extremely effective cattle guard to contain your livestock for years to come.

    Sizes

    The ATV Cattle Guard may be customized for golf carts, four seat ATV’s and other vehicles you may need to cross a fence line.

    The standard design is built for two-place configurations and have an 11″ tall center over the span of 91″ in length. This top rail ramp size is great for the two seat version but may cause bottoming out in the longer four place vehicles.

    The four seat vehicle design requires a longer structure to prevent the extended four seat wheelbase from bottoming out. We can ‘stretch’ the ramp to make it longer to prevent the high point from centering an extended machine on top of the guard.

    Pictures of the ATV Cattle Guard

    atv crossing over a cattle guard atv sitting on top of the atv cattle guard
    side view of the atv on a cattle guard

    Barn World still has all the cattle guards necessary for any road project and now carries this simple and easily installed ATV Cattle Guard too.

    If you’d like a quote with shipping to your site, please let us know and we’ll be happy to forward one for your review.

    Call or email Barn World today at Sales@BarnWorld.com or (720) 238-2190 to place an order for this simple standalone and very effective cattle guard today!

     

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    Cattle Guards at Barn World

    Barn World has a large selection of cattle guards for all of your livestock containment needs.They may be called by various names (Texas gates, animal guards, cattle grids, cow guards etc.) but they all are the same great idea. Barn World has a cattle guard for every need.

    Rated Cattle Guards

    The 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 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 HS20 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. All Flat Cattle Guards may be ordered with optional wings, integral box, or removable box.

    The ATV cattle guards are unique in the industry. These cattle guards are suitable for all types of projects on private land. The standard boxed cattle guards are perfectly suited to construction sites, mine sites and oil field applications.

    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.

    cattle guard with snow plow strips welded to the top

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

    Cattle Guard with a removable box

    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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