A disability is by no means an inability to operate a profitable farm. There are lots of things handicap or wheelchair farmers are more than capable of doing without assistance. However, a disability can create challenges when it comes to navigating around a large piece of property.
Undeniably, a handicapped farmer faces more challenges, especially when navigating on and off the property. Additionally, using a manual farm gate opening can become one of the most cumbersome daily tasks. It is not uncommon to spend 20 minutes exiting your property. From opening the gate, then returning to your vehicle to drive through the gate, and exiting again to close the gate behind you – this can be very frustrating and time-consuming.
It is for this reason, among many others, that we created an automatic, non-electric farm gate opener. In a bid to make things simple, our product is saving time with the less important but essential farm tasks. Here’s more on the device that’s making farm life a little easier:
Our gate opener attachment is a cost-effective technology. No electricity of any kind is necessary. Just gently push open the gate with your truck, ATV, tractor, or any vehicle with a bumper, and it will lock securely behind you. Our gate opener can open and close gates by pure mechanical and gravitational means.
When you drive up to the gate, gently nudge into it with the bumper of your vehicle. The gate opener is engaged and the gate will swing open and stay that way for a window of time, allowing you to exit the property. The exact delay lapse can be set beforehand by means of a latch according to your preference. Once the vehicle has safely passed through the gate, and the timer elapses, the gate will swing back.
The gate opener is specifically created to simplify property navigation. Designed with the elderly or disabled farmer in mind, it allows the driver exiting or entering the property, to do so from the comfort of his/her seat. Without having to move a muscle, an automatic gate opener makes for seamless driving, from the outside to the inside of the farm, or vice versa.
The concept of sustainability and environmental conservation is one of great importance. One U.S. farm feeds 165 people each year. The global population is expected to exceed 9.7 billion by the year 2050. Only 2 percent of the population is directly employed in agriculture.
In 2012, there were 3.2 million farmers feeding billions. Further, when we look at historical data, agriculture is the most dangerous industry for young workers. It accounts for 42% of all work-related fatalities of young workers in the U.S.
At a time when the world’s resources are racing to exhaustion, we need as many farmers as our economy can support. While this does little to aid that fight, it plays its part nonetheless. A non-electric bit of technology enables easier property navigation and steers clear of pollution-riddled, high-maintenance machinery.
In an age of fancy gadgets and unnecessary sophisticated technology, this is a technology that solves problems without creating them. This farm gate attachment relies on simple physics. It’s an easily understandable solution that comes with a year warranty. It’s a solution you can easily get going on your own in just a few short hours.
There’s nothing worse than a bad storm or power outage. You’ve got to move all of your vehicles, and cattle, secure the safety of your family, and so much more. The last thing anyone wants to worry about is getting stuck while trying to evacuate, or take shelter.
For this reason, a gate attachment may save your life.
Electric gate openers are all vulnerable to severe weather and power outages. At best, it may incur added maintenance costs, but if worst comes to worst, it may malfunction during an emergency.
Electric gates tend to become recurring expenses. These gates are also unusable during blackouts. Every time there’s a power outage, you’ll have to take care of opening the gate manually. This saves precious time for our customers who experience tornadoes in the Midwest, and hurricanes in the South. With this non-electric alternative, you’ll face no such problems. It’s a solution you can count on whenever you need it. Just set it, and forget it.
Opening and closing your gate can be annoying, and frustrating. Some electrical gates are sensitive enough that cattle can push up against it and escape. Others may require professional installation and costly repairs down the road. The absence of electrical components also means you’ll get years of use out of it, making it an excellent return on investment.
“When I ordered my Bump N’ Drive, I thought I’d need lot of help putting it in service as my left arm and hand is very deformed from birth some 70 years ago, but I finished and it works very well, it took me a lot longer then most, but I did it myself, so if I can do it anyone can. Its open range here and I put it in to keep other cows out.” – Thanks, Bob H.
Then a farm gate opener may be helpful to you. It balances value and quality, to ensure an effective solution that you can rely on time and time again without looking to others for help. It provides convenience, not only to the disabled farmer, but also anyone who finds getting out of the car to the open the gate a real chore. If you’re a farmer who likes efficiency, this gate attachment was made with you in mind.
“After receiving the kit and DVD I installed my gate (put down posts and attached metal fittings, etc.) in only a few hours. Everything seemed to work perfectly. In a few days I will be 77 and am beginning to have mental issues. When this happens, “I try again tomorrow.” My son, who is “mechanically minded,” finished the bump mechanism assembly and now the gate works great. Thanks for your help, and for producing this wonderful Bump N’ Drive, which already saves me much time and effort. If I can ever help or recommend anything to others, please let me know.” – Sincerely, John D.
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