Elastic, conductive rope gate
The Elastic Rope Gate is made of flexible and durable, conductive rope. A handy gate especially for horses: If installed correctly, the rope gate cannot fall down and give an electric shock to the animal through the ground.
The package includes the rope, gate handle, gate insulator, two ring insulators, and a rope connector.
Available in two different heights:
- 3.2m – for a gate of maximum width approx. 2.2m
- 4.5m – for a gate of maximum width approx. 3.5m
Elastic Rope Gate installation
Attach the front end of the rope gate to the post following the gate post. When the gate is closed, the rope is sufficiently taut if the handle does not hang. However, avoid stretching the rope to the extreme, since this will shorten its service life. If the gate is open, the handle of a correctly dimensioned rope gate is retracted to the other side of the gate and does not fall down or hang.
Tip! You can attach the rope gate’s first end to its own, separate insulator (Olli Ring Insulator), which is not connected to the actual fence wire at all. In such a case, the gate is energised from the handle side and is live only when closed. This facilitates passing through the gate, for example, in case of horses stressed because of the electric fence.