Heavy Duty Cattle Guards

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Cattle Guards

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

cattle guard

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 the drainage of these cattle guards. In many cases, these boxed cattle guards are used for wheel washes on 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 the 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

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 forklift 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 crossings

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 your home for everything to do with livestock, from saddle pads, hay feeders, grain bins and mineral feeders


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