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Electric Drive-Over Gate
"At first cattle may challenge it but once they get zapped they'll give it a wide berth," says Clive Raines, Dene Fencing, manufacturer of a new electric drive-over fence that features electrified ropes stretched across a gate opening in a zig-zag design that can be driven over by tractors, trucks and cars.
The gate uses heavy-duty marine rope laced with 12 strands of stainless steel wire. It can be set up in widths up to 20 ft. wide on springs attached to a galvanized frame and can be powered separately or hooked into any powered electric fence.
"Animals first try to step through it but as their feet get tangled, they reach down to sniff it and get zapped. They almost never try it again," explains Raines, noting that "There are no pits to dig or structures to put up. About the only maintenance the gate requires is an occasional treatment with herbicide for weeds that may grow up beneath it."
The gate sells for about $110.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dene Fencing, J.M. Dene Ltd., Sigwells, Sherborne, Dorset, England (ph 096'322 439).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6