Gates

Electrified gates are a low-cost and effective gate option in any Management-intensive Grazing operation. We have options for gates installed between wood posts, t-posts, drill stem.

Our preferred way of installing an electric gate is to first trench between end posts where the gate will be installed.

Cut a piece of conduit to fit the length of the gate and run an insulated wire through to the other side. Give yourself plenty of extra length on the insulated wire since it will need to be connected to your highest electrified wire. You do not want to connect the underground wire to a lower wire because "weed load" is greater and you will consequently lose voltage.  

Seal the ends of the conduit with either silicon or expandable foam. Fill in your trench.

Secure the insulated wire to the end posts using either staples or zip ties.

Using either a open-tap sleeve or split-tap bolt connect your insulated wire to your fence wire on either side. 

Now that you have created a continuous electrical path, it is time to install your gate.

We usually use either Bungee or Polybraid Gate Rope (this is not your 9-strand polybraid. It is ~1/4" diameter and has 22 metal conductors)

You can either use a gate plate and insulator as a hookup or you can create your own gate loop by leaving an extra length of hi-tensile wire when constructing your fence. Here's how you do it..

When tying your wire off at the end post give yourself enough of a lead to make a gate loop and fasten to the end post. See picture below for reference

The other side of the gate rope is tied off to an insulator. This way when the gate is opened, it is no longer hot. This prevents arcing when the gate rope is touching the ground and spooking your animals.

Underground  Leadout Wire - 50 ft-Coil
$10.95

Underground Leadout Wire - 50 ft-Coil

Burying insulated wire at gates is often better than running wire overhead or using removable electric gate wire. The use of household electrical w...

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(Sold out - ETA Oct 2021)Underground Leadout Wire - 100 ft-Coil
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(Sold out - ETA Oct 2021)Underground Leadout Wire - 100 ft-Coil

Burying insulated wire at gates is often better than running wire overhead or using removable electric gate wire. The use of household electrical w...

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Underground Leadout Wire - 250 ft-Coil
$54.75

Underground Leadout Wire - 250 ft-Coil

Burying insulated wire at gates is often better than running wire overhead or using removable electric gate wire. The use of household electrical w...

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Underground  Leadout Wire - 500 ft-Coil
$109.75

Underground Leadout Wire - 500 ft-Coil

Burying insulated wire at gates is often better than running wire overhead or using removable electric gate wire. The use of household electrical w...

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Underground Leadout Wire - 1000 ft-Coil
$229.75

Underground Leadout Wire - 1000 ft-Coil

The 1000' of double-insulated leadout wire comes on a wooden spool. Burying insulated wire at gates is often better than running wire overhead or ...

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