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Lightweight Aussie Gate
Good ideas can come from anywhere. While reading Town & Country magazine from Australia recently, we came across this de-sign for a lightweight gate.
The "Flugge Gate" was invented by West-ern Australia farmer Brice Flugge more than 20 years ago to save money and to also make a lighter gate that wouldn't sag. His daughter, Jennifer Shearer, still lives on the farm and says many of the gates made 20 years ago are still in use.
"Dad made up a jig and when everything was cut up and ready he could make a gate in 14 minutes," says Jennifer.
The design consists of an upright pipe on either end and a single horizontal pipe running between. Then the gate is strung with woven fence wire and a couple of diagonal wires run between the corners to tighten it up.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jennifer & Max Shearer, Millinup, Katanning, Western Australia, Australia.

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #5