You’ve made the decision to get out of the city or suburbs for a natural way of living. So, you purchased an old farm to start this process. When you first saw the property, it felt like something out an old photo taken when farms dotted the landscape. The adjectives tranquil and bucolic came to mind.
Taking a closer look
However, when you took a closer look you realized the property needed some serious work. In addition to eliminating weeds encroaching the property, you also needed to refurbish the house and the barn.
Next, you considered the livestock you would host or the crops you would plant. In either situation, you need a fenced in area to store the animals and/or harvest.
After the crops are harvested, you need to transport them to the storage facility. Most likely, that’s behind the fence. So, you’ll drive up to the gate and …
How are you going to open it, let alone keep it open while you move through? Set up a remote system? That’s going to cost money you want to invest in the farm’s refurbishment. You need to find farm gate openers that are inexpensive, safe, and easy to use.
The bump gate
This is where the bump gate comes into play. This entry doesn’t need a remote or more than one person to open it. Instead, it’s done by slowly pushing a PVC-sleeved bar with the front end of your farm vehicle. As you push and move through, the gate stays completely open. For how long depends on the adjustments you make ahead of time. And, when you’re done with the task at hand, simply go out using the same process.
How do you install a bump gate
The first thing to do is visit a location like Bump n’ Drive. They will come out, measure the area where the gate is needed, and provide an estimate for installation. Beforehand, ask nearby farmers who installed their farm gate openers and how satisfied they are with them.