A 20-1/2” Wide x 23” long gate with bolt flange, that bolts on top of a cut out in the wagon bed allowing it to remain flush when closed for other uses. Ideally, the wood is routed out the thickness of the flanges for the gate assembly to sit flush so that it does not catch on shovels during other wagon use or cleaning. Bolt holes are countersunk to also prevent catching.
Generally, the gate assembly is mounted toward the middle side of a wagon so that the gate can be pulled open from outside the bed. May also be mounted at the back end of a wagon for tip-up grain elevator dumping.
A simple pull out gate allows the grain to pour out at whatever rate that the gate is opened.
The grain chute bolts directly underneath the gate to divert the grain out the side or back of the wagon instead of straight down. The grain chute measures 23” x 23” allowing for some overhang past the gate. Most mounting bolts are included.
Note: depending on the floor type and thickness additional angle iron, obtained locally, may be needed to support the wagon bed and provide a more finished edge between the gate and the chute after the wagon bed has been cut out.
See the third picture drawn detail for wagon attachment.
Cottage Craft Works.com travels deep into the back roads to find Amish companies who are still making vintage reproduction farm equipment and parts to restore horse-drawn farm machinery.