Making Ultra High Density Grazing an affordable option
One of our Pittsworth (QLD) Holistic Management: A Foundation for Regeneration course participants, Scott Morrison, had already started creating some great environmental outcomes by moving his cattle regularly. During class we shared ideas around the logistics and benefits of instigating some ultra high density grazing with multiple moves a day. Scott's creativity and ingenuity kicked in and at the start of our next session, he presented a homemade automatic gate opener which he had constructed from parts he accessed from online retailers. We have given the 'Scott automatic gate opener' a test and it works perfectly together with spring or elastic gates. An automatic gate opener allows for multiple moves a day with huge labour savings. The really good news is that buying the parts and building it yourself costs a fraction of a similar commercially available product - it can be built for around AUS $30.
If you watch the videos below and want to try making a 'Scott automatic gate opener' but still need a bit of assistance let us know and we can put you in touch with Scott who will be happy to help.
Cover: A Fischer #10 parts tray from Bunnings
Horn: AliExpress & Ebay
Timer: AliExpress & Ebay
Door Lock Actuator: AliExpress & Ebay
Gate Spring: Alibaba & Ebay
The black bracket that the pin goes through and holds the gate hook is a steel post insulator with the back cut off.
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