Manufacturing

At Thompson Longhorn we have a fully equipped workshop allowing off site fabrication of equipment. We provide products for both the yard builder and our own installations. Not everything can be done off site (unless you’re using a portable set of yards). Pre-fabrication benefits include:

  • Faster installation (shorter time for return on investment)
  • More precise articles
  • Other material finish obtainable (e.g. Hot-dip-gal)
  • Cost effective

There are a number of things we can offer. The majority of things we can do for you are listed below.


Saw Cutting / Fabrication

Saw cutting, as any yard builder knows, is a tedious and drawn out process. Having the steel pre-cut, where possible, allows huge time saving. Larger quantities of steel can be pack cut and delivered direct to site.

Example of pack cutting of steel

Example of pack cutting of steel

There are also many of the common engineering workshop fabrication processes available, such as drilling, punching etc.
Thompson Longhorn also is able to provide precision NC bending.


Laser Cutting / Pressing

As our products utilize the precision and accuracy of these services, we can also provide them to you for your custom component designs. With 3D modelling you can create a virtual prototype and maximize the benefits of these technologies.

Example of laser cut and pressed components

Example of laser cut and pressed components


Painting / Finishing

Presentation is important to us as is the finish on your yards and the impression created by them. Corrosion is an issue which can shorten the life of your yards. Hot-dip-galvanizing of crucial components helps extend the life of your stockyards. However, there is a range of different finishes available depending on application:

  • Zinc – rich primer for cleaned welds
    • Applied to Dura gal items.
  • Industrial 2 pack painting
    • Hardened paint used commonly on crushes etc.
  • Hot-Dip-Galvanizing
    • Thick zinc coating commonly used on our adjustable leg technology
  • Cold tar epoxy
    • Corrosion prevention paint
Industrial 2 pack painted Calf Cradle

Industrial 2 pack painted Calf Cradle

Hot-dip-gal adjustable leg

Hot-dip-gal adjustable leg


Packing / Crating

Packing and crating is the final stage in getting your products safely and undamaged to your site. Over the years we have improved our methods to achieve this and can manufacture many different crates.

Stockyard component packing prior to shipping

Stockyard component packing prior to shipping

Stockyard panels & gates packed ready for shipping

Stockyard panels & gates packed ready for shipping