We have a few of these basic Behlen Country utility gates around our pasture, that are hung using the screw hooks. The technical specs can be downloaded here.
They've held up pretty well considering they're low cost and our weather is pretty harsh. However, a few weeks ago, one of them came off the hinges, and it was because the bottom "ring" that sits in the upward facing screw hook had rusted through and then got blown off during a particularly strong storm with high winds. This is what that bottom ring looks like after breaking:
My question to the handywomen and men of Horse Forum is if there is some sort of replacement part I could buy instead of having to replace the whole gate? The top hook has a bolt through it that makes it adjustable while hanging, and it has enough bend to it that you can take it off if you really pull hard.
I don't know why the bottom ring isn't the same, but I'm wondering if I can buy one somewhere, or something similar. We don't have any welding supplies but I think my lovely husband has some sort of sawzall we could use to get the broken piece off.
We've probably got a couple more weeks before the snow in the pasture melts and grass starts appearing, so I'll need to get a gate put back up to help save fat girls from themselves
Any suggestions for us?