Farm Gate Opener - How To Build A Foot Operated Gate Opener


A farm gate which can be unlatched with the foot is a great convenience especially on a farm where you might frequently pass with both hands occupied.

Pivoted to the side of the gate, near its center, a beam, or foot lever, is hung in a vertical position, extending almost to the ground and having a shelf bracket fastened to its upper end.

The horizontal arm of the bracket passes beneath a porcelain knob projecting from a pivoted bar that engages the elbow catch. By pushing the vertical beam to one side with the foot the bar is raised above the catch, allowing the gate to swing open.

If the gate is properly hung it will close of itself, the elbow catch serving to prevent its being opened again, except when the bar is raised.

Farm Gate Opener


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