Cattle Guard Post: HS20 Certified Cattle Guards from Barn World

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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.
    

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 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!!

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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.

 

Cattle Guards from Barn World – 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.

     

    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.

     

    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.

    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.

    Barn World Post: Cattle Guards – a cattle guard overview

    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!

    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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    Barn World Cattle Guard Series: Cattle Guard Installation

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    Cattle Guard Installation Diagram

    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

    Boxed Cattle Guard


    The most basic installation is utilized when installing a boxed cattle guard.  These cattle guards 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

    Flat Cattle Guard

    Flat cattle guards are not designed to lay on the ground like the boxed.  They require 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.  A culvert placed exactly one foot below the level of the road and then the footers are poured under the beams of the cattle guard embedding 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.

    Cattle Guards: Our Basic Class of cattle guards for an effective farm and ranch Texas gate

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

    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 flat 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 our informational website at www.cattle-guards.com.  Please consider Barn World for all your livestock equipment needs.