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 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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