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.

Cattle Guard Designs

cattle guard styles

cattle-guard on concrete foundations

The Round Top Rail Cattle Guard offers the most aggressive livestock deterrent as the exposed surface area the cattle will be trying to balance its flat hoof on is entirely curved. They’re very popular for use on private driveways and areas where vehicle traffic is usually at lower speeds.  It does create a bit of a rougher ride for crossing vehicles when compared to the flat-top rail design.

Flat Top Rail Cattle Guards are very effective and popular and like the round rails, they are very good at keeping flat-hooved animals from crossing.  The flat tops offer a smoother crossing for high-speed traffic and are commonly used by the forest service and other government entities for large-scale installations.

Both the flat and round top rail designs are available in the public roadway load-carrying engineered rating HS20, or 16 tons per axle.

Barn World’s HS20-rated cattle guards conform to AASHTO load rating requirements 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 for your required load-carrying installation.

Call Barn World and get a quote with delivery to your residential or public highway job site today!

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