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Homemade Gate Catcher
Ink drawing of the metal-rod device, its two ends bent 90 degrees and inserted partway into the ground, with the gate’s bottom frame resting in the U-shaped indentation that’s located half way between the two ends and adjacent to the fence post.

To make this Homemade Gate Catcher, Copperas Cove (TX) rancher Aubrey Townsend used his shop vise to form a U-shaped indentation in a torch-heated 3/4-inch metal rod. He then anchored it in the ground immediately in front of the fence post where the gate closes. To secure the gate, he merely pushes or pulls it until the under-frame slips into the "U." To open the gate, he lifts it enough so the under-frame slips out of the "U."

Estimated Cost Cost range: See below

Limitations Limitations Addressed by Product: Back, Strength/endurance, Upper extremity

SourceAubrey Townsend
Copperas Cove, TX, 76522
Est. CostNominal
Last updated: Jan 25, 2022

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