Story: Farm fencing

Standard commercially-made gate catch (4th of 6)

Standard commercially-made gate catch

This is probably the most common commercially-made gate catch used in New Zealand. It consists of a hook on a chain, which is bolted onto the gate or stapled onto the gate post. The hook fits through a heavy staple driven into the post. A light spring-clip is fitted to stop cattle lifting the hook and opening the gate.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Gates and other barriers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 March 2018)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008