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Portable Gateposts Can Be Easily Moved
Marc and Micah Huneke can easily put gates where they need them, thanks to their portable gatepost design. The swinging gates hang on posts anchored in concrete-filled tractor tires.
  “We set wood or steel gateposts in old tractor tires and then fill them with concrete,” explains Marc Huneke. “They work great for mounting swinging gates because they’re very heavy and stable. We need a decent size skid steer to move them.”
  The Huneke’s used post pairs so they could leave room between them for a “people pass”. It’s an idea they also work into fence lines whenever they can.
  “It saves time, and you’re not climbing over gates all the time,” say Marc.
  The portable posts save time as well. The Huneke’s use them to divide a large pen on their dairy farm. The posts allow them to size the division as needed.
  “We liked the portable post pairs so well that we made an extra set of each,” says Marc. “We also made a couple of single post units. One is set in concrete in a single tire, and the other is in concrete in an old lick tub.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marc Huneke, 25011 County. 16 Blvd., Goodhue, Minn. 55027 (ph 651 380-2020; hune0015@umn.edu).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #5