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  • Pendulum Dairy Exit Gates

  • Modular Backing Gates

  • Traditional Backing Gates

  • Manual or Automatic Drafting Gates

  • Herringbone Entry Gates

  • Yard Gates & Hardware

  • Camlock Headlock Gate (Headbails)

  • Blackdown Headlock Gate (Headbails)

Product Range

Pendulum Dairy Exit Gates
Yard Gates and Hardware
Manual & Automatic Drafting Gates
Herringbone Entry Gates
Blackdown Headlock Gate
Cam Action Headlock Gate
Modular Backing Gates
Traditional Backing Gates

Pendulum Dairy Exit Gates

Also available ex-stock in the UK.

Pendulum┬« gates were introduced to New Zealand dairy farmers in 1983 by Leask Engineering.  The Pendulum exit gate, manufactured for herringbone dairy parlours, offers a unique design and effective control over cow flow during milking. The gates, which pivot on sealed ball bearings, are robustly constructed and can be opened or closed from anywhere along the pit. On opening, the gate swings away from the operator to an overhead position on the breast rail side of the shed, allowing a clear exit for the cows. Milked and un-milked cows are easily separated, thus providing rapid exit and entry to the dairy shed (follow through flow). Individual cows can be stopped even when they are exiting in close formation. Selected cows can be drafted from the herd to be attended to after milking. 


Since the early days of design, our platform entry gate has evolved and developed, and recent design changes have seen further significant improvements

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Yard Gates and Hardware

Leask Engineering manufactures a comprehensive range of made to order galvanised pipe or hot dip galvanised gates.  Various hinge options are available and solid or pneumatic wheels are often used to support longer gates.  Manual or automated drafting gates can be installed to mechanically or automatically control gate movement.

Gate closing mechanisms include:

  • Over-centre' mechanical linkages

  • Drop pins

  • Chains

  • Spring hooks

  • Bar latches

  • 1 way and 2 way slam latches

  • Spring latches

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Manual & Automatic Drafting Gates

As cows exit after milking, their destination can be determined by the use of drafting gates. Smooth cow flow through the gates is ensured by good gate design, where the angle the cow has to turn is minimised. Individual or numerous cows can be drafted from the main herd to holding pens for further attention. The gates are designed to stop cows forcing the gate and potentially getting jammed. Several manually (from the pit) operated gate designs are available using mechanical levers or pneumatics, or alternatively, a fully automated drafting system can also be installed.

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Herringbone Entry Gates

Easy cow control - a must have if you are using 'in parlour feeding'!

The Platform Entry Gate provides a secure backstop for the last cow on the milking platform. The gates are easy to install and can be operated from the pit or on the platform. They are hot dip galvanised and use plastic rollers for quiet and low maintenance operation. They are counter weighted to rise to the open position when released, with up to 1800mm clearance.  

Our platform entry gate has evolved and recent design changes have seen further significant improvements.

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Blackdown Headlock Gate

The Blackdown is another ideal headlock system for controlling stock during drenching and other animal management or veterinary work.  The spring loaded locking mechanism is either triggered manually or automatically when the animal contacts the breast plate. 

  • Quick action

  • Self-locking in closed position

  • Safe and easy to unlock

  • Remote control for one man operation

  • Easily adjusted for various animal sizes

  • Cannot be accidentally opened by stock

  • Can be mounted either left or right hand opening and operation

  • Fully galvanised robust design

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Cam Action Headlock Gate

The Cam Action is an ideal headlock system for controlling stock during drenching and other animal management or veterinary work and is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any yard. 

  • Quick action

  • Self-locking in closed position

  • Safe and easy to unlock

  • Remote control for one man operation

  • Easily adjusted for various animal sizes

  • Cannot be accidentally opened by stock

  • Can be mounted either left or right hand opening and operation

  • Fully galvanised robust design

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Modular Backing Gates

Leask modular backing gates, which are operated from the dairy pit, are designed to move cows from a circular yard onto the milking platform in an orderly and stress free manner. Double gates have a 'rising/return to centre hinge' which enables the use of reversible drives.  The gates can fold tight together without becoming hinge bound and two herds can be managed in immediate succession.

  • Modular for ease of transportation and assembly, easily relocatable and extendable

  • Bolted components - no welding required during assembly and installation

  • Designed for cow comfort and safety           

  • Robustly constructed, fully galvanised

  • Integral electrical conduit and water reticulation for water or electrical powered drives 

  • Optional yard wash systems and lifters, wash hose, hooks and drain valves

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Traditional Backing Gates

For smaller yards and tighter budgets, Leask Engineering also manufacture a 'made to measure' range of traditional galvanised pipe backing gates.  When fitted with floppy hinges these gates can fold tight together without becoming hinge bound.  They can be water or electric driven with various add on washing options available.

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