Commercial Grade 16″ Diameter Agricultural Gate Wheel #00767
5, 6, and 7 bar tubular steel agricultural gates are made in widths from 4 feet up to 20 feet. Needless to say, a gate that is 6, 8, 10, 12 feet in width or longer puts tremendous stress on the hinge post and the upper hinge. Ultimately this leads to the lower corner at the far end of the gate dipping and eventually dragging on the ground. Not only is this inconvenient, but eventually this leads to deterioration of the lower corner of the gate, and certainly results in misalignment at the latch side of the gate. There are gate wheels on the market that are intended to correct this, but almost all of them have a maximum wheel diameter of 8” and use pneumatic tires. The small diameter tires, of course, make it difficult to roll over rough or uneven surfaces, and the fact that they are pneumatic means that they require sufficient air pressure to retain their integrity. There is nothing worse than trying to move a heavy gate in the middle of winter when the wheel has a flat tire.