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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:26 pm 
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what size and type of round tube for a "cattle grid?"
Not really a cattle grid but will be laid on the ground and driven on so most of the bar will have support
along its length. Reason for metal tube, less likely to damage when drivers are stationary and turn steering wheel.
Will be driven on "occasionally", say 4 times a day at 5mph

Needs to support 2 tonnes over 6ft to 8ft span. Can we say only supported only at its ends and supported at ends and supported along its length so I get
2 different size tubes. This will help me decide on cost.


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Sounds a bit pointless..?

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Hitch wrote:
Sounds a bit pointless..?

I think your reply is pointless, it offers no advice in relation to my query. You have no idea of the circumstances
or reason.

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glassescase wrote:
Hitch wrote:
Sounds a bit pointless..?

I think your reply is pointless, it offers no advice in relation to my query. You have no idea of the circumstances
or reason.



So if you tell us what you are trying to achieve and why and what these mysterious circumstances are... you might get some relevant input. (though I doubt Hitch will give you the benefit of his vast knowledge after that response)

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it is to protect the ground underneath from someone driving on it and turning the steering wheel when stationary as this digs a hole in the ground and rips out the grass.
The grass can grow between the pipes.
Nothing mysterious

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Now having that information, could I suggest somesthing along the lines of TuffTrack....? Basiclly a plastic honeycomb matting that allows grass to grow through it.

Possibly work out cheaper, more practical and better looking.

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glassescase wrote:
it is to protect the ground underneath from someone driving on it and turning the steering wheel when stationary as this digs a hole in the ground and rips out the grass.
The grass can grow between the pipes.
Nothing mysterious

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There are already established methods of achieving that.

One here, there's plenty more, some especially for grass too.

http://www.gridforce.co.uk/

Edit: Hitch already beat me to it.

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Thank you. I have just had a look at TuffTrack, this looked to be "solid" the grass can not grow through. I wanted to leave it down.
Friend has suggested GrassGaurd my Marshalls. I' ll look at gridforce, thanks you

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