About Bump N' Drive™
In the 1970s I worked on a cattle station (ranch) in the Northern Territory of Australia. We Drovers were often hauled to different areas, to drive cattle on this vast 2-million-acre cattle station.
There weren't too many fences, but whenever we did run into a gate, the driver would never get out to open it. He simply pushed the gate with the bumper of his jeep or truck and drove through. The gate usually had an old tire strapped to each side of it, to avoid damage to the gate or vehicle. I found these "Bump Gates" very original, and had never seen any in other parts of the world.
The idea that a gate could actually open and close by pure mechanical and gravitational means intrigued me. In the beginning of 2010 I decided to design a bump gate that would be functional and economical for ranchers, farmers and small property owners.
I have finished my design and named it the Bump N' Drive™. It is sold as a kit that includes complete instructions, as well as an instructional DVD. It can be installed on any new or existing gate. It comes with a 1-year warranty for all parts and can be mounted in 5 steps.