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Circular Yard Equipment

Remote control of backing gate and yard washing functions has become increasingly popular, enabling easy control without having to leave the milking shed.  Leask Engineering turns desired functionality into reality.

Product Range

Backing Gate Drives
Yard Wash Systems
360 Degree Water Swivels/Glands & Electrical Glands
Centre Posts & Water Booms

Backing Gate Drives

If you are purchasing a new gate, or require a drive for an existing gate, Leask Engineering offers a wide range of very simple, efficient and reliable backing gate drives, catering for every gate size. 

  • Freewheeling clutch for manual gate movement

  • Easy change bonded rubber wheels

  • Adjustable front wheels

  • Aluminium body

  • Stainless steel shafts

  • Robust oil immersed gearing


    • One direction water turbine drive

    • Forward/Reverse directional water turbine drive

    • Single or three phase electrical drive

    • Two, three, five, six and eight wheel options to suit gates from 7m to 22m.

    • Swivel mounts for uneven yards

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Yard Wash Systems

The holding yard is normally the largest area of concrete at a modern dairy facility. Keeping it clean manually is a time consuming and costly procedure.  Gate mounted cleaning systems offer the ideal cost saving solution.

At Leask Engineering we design our yards, centre posts and backing gates to accommodate a full range of wash options.  Water is supplied through the centre post and water boom or water glands to the backing gate.  Gate mounted hoses are 'mobile' and can be used to wash areas external to the yard.

The efficient use and or reuse of water is now paramount.  Gate mounted 'Dungbusters' are the most common method of achieving automatic yard washing with up to 40% saving in water usage.  Using 'green' water is the new smart way to wash and conserve.

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360 Degree Water Swivels/Glands & Electrical Glands

When fitted to the centre post, water swivels/glands and electrical glands supply water and electrical power to the backing gates allowing them to continue rotating one direction without services getting tangled. Traditionally water driven gates were the preferred choice on many farms, now a combination of electrical driven backing gates and water wash systems are common.

  • Fully serviceable stainless steel water glands and swivels

       • All wearing parts are easily replaced

       • When worn, seals can be re-compressed to 

  • Electrical gland

       • Can be unplugged to remove - no need for 

          electrician to disconnect and reconnect

          for servicing

       • Replaceable contact brushes and terminals 

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Centre Posts & Water Booms

The centre post provides pivotal support for a water boom, top gate, backing gates and a range of accessories.  Leask Engineering's galvanised centre posts are robustly designed to cater for all electrical and water needs in a circular yard. For smaller yards the water boom is an economical method of getting a single water supply to your backing gates.

Water boom with inline swivel

  • Water and electrical glands

  • Single or double stainless steel liners which fully isolate water and electrical conduits and avoid corrosion issues

  • Drain valves for sub-zero environments

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