The purpose of recommending a gate hanging procedure is to ensure that your gate is stock proof, easy to open and shut, and looks good on the farm. Use these tips when installing your Franklin Systems farm gates or other similar gates.
There is more than one way to hang a gate and most farmers and contractors have their own particular method and reasons for hanging gates the way they do. As a result, Franklin has interviewed farmers and contractors all over New Zealand and has used the information from this research to formulate a recommended gate hanging procedure – the idea being to ‘do it once, do it right’.
Good gate installation is important but using well designed, quality gate hardware can make a significant difference to the long life and functionality of a gate. Franklin gudgeons have been designed to remain secure in the post over long periods of time, which ensures the gate remains upright and swinging freely.