Doug Murphy from Bourbon, Mo., loads cattle right out of the headgate and into the stock trailer. But he encountered problems when the trailer either wasn’t close enough, straight enough or lined up right to load cattle.

To remedy the problem, he modified the gate panel to create an extension for the gate. First he cut off the end of the existing gate. Then he welded a slightly smaller pipe to the cut-off ends. This new extension is then inserted into the old gate. He says to grease it well to make it easier to slide and adjust.

“The extension gate also works well for a sorting gate, or for using one gate for two different-sized openings,” he adds.