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Guardrails Used To Line Corrals
Recycled highway guardrails line Monte McAnear’s corrals and work lanes. The heavy steel panels are mounted to corral posts and top rails made from 2 7/8-in. recycled oil well pipe. Gates and other corral rails are also made from the recycled pipe. Posts are reinforced with header rails that tie opposing posts together.
“I’ve seen cattle bang up corrals, but I don’t think any will bend these or go through them,” says McAnear.
McAnear bought the guardrail panels from Repurposed Materials, Inc. When he told Repurposed Materials owner Damon Carson (Vol. 42, No. 2) what he had used them for, Carson passed the information on to FARM SHOW (www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com; ph 877-282-8733.
“I had planned to use them for a crowding alley, but I decided it would be difficult to make it adjustable with multiple gates opening into it,” says McAnear. “I knew they would be fine for the perimeter and the load out alley.”
The guardrails are heavy, so he lifted them in place with a skid steer and tap welded them to the steel posts. He then cut holes and bolted them to line posts.
“Where the panels meet, I overlap them an inch or two to match up existing holes and then bolt them together,” says McAnear.
His one concern with the panels is that they are galvanized. “When doing welding or other work on them, you need to make sure you have ventilation or a good mask,” warns McAnear.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Monte McAnear, 5725 Loop 335, Amarillo, Texas 79118 (ph 806 570-3151; Mlmcanearfarm@gmail.com).

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