Expanded Cattle Guard Crossing
The cattle guard on one side of my farm is too narrow for today’s farm equipment, so I buried a 2⅞ ID pipe to one side of the guard. When it’s time to harvest crops, I put a 2⅞ OD pipe in the buried pipe, put up the wires, and turn the cows in. The cover (plug) I made keeps dirt out of the buried pipe. The larger opening also keeps heavy harvest loads off the cattle guard. I did weld some anchors to the buried pipe.
Bill Mueller of Kimball, Nebraska
Tip of the Day
To form barriers for birds and rodents, I use my metal press and PVC pipe caps to mold and shape ¼-inch galvanized screen squares. Pieces... read more