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One-Handed Gate Latch Holds Tight
"I looked at hundreds of different gate closers all over the U.S. and I've never seen a simpler or more effective gate latch than the one I designed," says Ray Hoem, Buhl, Idaho.
  When the gate is open, it dangles from the gate post by a chain. To close the gate, a "shepherd's hook" at the end of the closer hooks over the gate pole. Then you swing the long handle out over the gate wire and hook it. A chain link with a slot cut into it is welded to the end of the handle. It slips over the gate wire. The slot is small enough that cattle can't unhook it by rubbing on it.
  "It allows for one-handed gate closing no matter how tight or big the gate. It gives you great leverage. Great for women and kids. And you can use it to close the gate from either side," says Hoem.
  "It's made out of steel rod with a small brace on the back side of the hook to keep it from bending. You can adjust the tightness of the gate by adjusting the length of the chain on the gatepost."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ray Hoem, 3972 N. 1400 E, Buhl, Idaho 83316.

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #4