We engineer our Cattle Guard Forms to meet the same strict specifications used by the U.S. government in building bridges and interstate highways. All of our products are certified by accredited professional engineers to meet an HS-20 load rating or 32,000 pounds per axle. To put that in perspective, a loaded 120 HP John Deere weighs about 12,000 pounds. Which is only 6 to 7,000 pounds over the rear axle.
Can it support a loaded semi?
Whatever the US DOT allows on the highways, these cattle guards can handle. The DOT limits the weight of a standard 5-axle tractor trailer on interstate highways to 80,000 lbs. (20,000 lbs over a single axle, 34,000 over dual axles).
An “economy” steel cattle guard would collapse under these stresses. Which is why our cattle guards are superior to steel guards.
Because you pour the concrete at your location you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over installing old school cattle guards. And you still get a superior product!!
A 12 ft. by 6 ft. cattle guard, made with our reusable Cow Stop form, will cost you less than $1,600. Compare us to any other product on the market, and you’ll see why so many farmers say: Buy one, make more. It’s simple.