2020 - Volume #44, Issue #1, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Drop” Gate Latch Opens With One Finger
The Best Gate Latch consists of an upper catch latch and a hinged, 2-pronged fork attached to a rectangular steel base plate that bolts onto the post.
“It’s easy to operate on foot or from horseback and is easy to use while carrying things,” says inventor Gene Lieser. “You use your finger to pull the catch latch up which drops the fork, allowing the gate to swing in either direction. Once you’re through the gate, just lift the fork back up again to latch the gate shut.
“The one-handed operation makes it easy to lead animals through, or carry buckets, halters, hay and other items. Also, the latch is designed so it can’t be opened by horses or other animals. A padlock can be used to lock it.”
The latch will fit gate-to-post spacings from 2 1/2 in. to a maximum of 5 1/2 in.
The latch comes with 4 lag bolts for 4 pilot holes in a standard wood post. A metal pipe, panel or narrow wood post requires 2 bolts. The ungalvanized latch can be welded to round or square metal posts.
Sells for $35 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lieser Land Forge, LLC, P.O. Box 7803, Spring, Texas 77387 (ph 956 975-1283; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bestgatelatch.com).
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