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Gate latches

Post by Ky cowboy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:32 pm

Trying to find a good way to latch gates in the corral. Itll be pipe gates and guardrail, I want something stout I can make something but would like to buy one to see and copy.



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Re: Gate latches

Post by SBMF 2015 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:16 pm

Most of our corral gates have 1/4" log chain and a sturdy carabiner style hook. The homemade gates in the high pressure spots have dead bolts made out of 1 1/4" solid rod.
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Re: Gate latches

Post by Ky cowboy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:54 pm

SBMF 2015 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:16 pm
Most of our corral gates have 1/4" log chain and a sturdy carabiner style hook. The homemade gates in the high pressure spots have dead bolts made out of 1 1/4" solid rod.
That's what I planning on making, but I seen some that are one handle and double bolts that I liked but they're around $150. I might try making it next winter when things slow down

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Re: Gate latches

Post by JMJ Farms » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:57 pm

I use a chain and carabiner as well. I think some form of slide lock utilizing stout pipe with a chain as insurance would be better in high pressure situations. I need to learn to weld.
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Re: Gate latches

Post by Nesikep » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:59 pm

I have a piece of 5/16th chain and a slot it fit in for a bunch of them, for others I have a home-made slide latch
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Re: Gate latches

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:00 pm

https://www.statelinetack.com/item/delu ... PIQAvD_BwE
I really like this one and have used it for severe years.
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Re: Gate latches

Post by SBMF 2015 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:40 pm

Ky cowboy wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:54 pm
SBMF 2015 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:16 pm
Most of our corral gates have 1/4" log chain and a sturdy carabiner style hook. The homemade gates in the high pressure spots have dead bolts made out of 1 1/4" solid rod.
That's what I planning on making, but I seen some that are one handle and double bolts that I liked but they're around $150. I might try making it next winter when things slow down
The last time I went through Custer State Park in SD I stopped and took pics of their set up for working there buffalo herd. (Not sure where the pics went) There gates had a dbl slide dead bolt latch made out of 2.5" channel iron. Spaced about 16" apart .
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Re: Gate latches

Post by Ky cowboy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:02 pm

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This is what I'm thinking about making

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Re: Gate latches

Post by Stickney94 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:03 am

My local sale barn uses latches like https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools ... gIhT_D_BwE

I've installed them and they work well. I've had a heifer penned up for a week that has been banging on that latch constantly and it has held up just fine.

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Re: Gate latches

Post by wbvs58 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 pm

I like the type that use gravity . They are basically a bit of rod with a handle on the end and sit in a pipe sleeve welded to the gate at about 45 degrees and they just slide up and down with gravity keeping them closed. Very simple easy to make and simple and easy to use.

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Re: Gate latches

Post by Dave » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:50 pm

wbvs58 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 pm
I like the type that use gravity . They are basically a bit of rod with a handle on the end and sit in a pipe sleeve welded to the gate at about 45 degrees and they just slide up and down with gravity keeping them closed. Very simple easy to make and simple and easy to use.

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I like what you describe. One of the local sale barns has those gate latches. They took it one step further. The cut a groove in the pipe and welded an old horse shoe to the rod. Allow the horse shoe to slide down the groove and the gate is latched. Open the gate and turn the horse shoe 90 degrees and the latch stays open. The horse shoe works great for a handle.

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