High Runner’s Innovative Backing Gate

high runner - the innovative backing gate for dairy farms

High Runner’s Innovative Backing Gate

Michael Bloeman’s High Runner is an innovative, user-friendly backing gate solution specifically designed with the New Zealand dairy industry in mind.


Intelligently designed, tested, and in use since 2004. Endorsed by dairy farmers in Taranaki.

High Runner Backing Gate - Taranaki

Patented design technology for better cow flow

Find out more info over at their website: http://www.highrunner.co.nz/

The innovative High Runner Backing Gate is uniquely self-aligning – a patented feature of the design, which reduces wear and tear, enhancing the life of the system and reducing gate breakdowns.

The low pressure and low maintenance all add up to cost savings for you, our customer.

It’s made for smooth running, without jamming – to keep milking time ticking over nicely.

Herd Welfare

The High Runner has automatic programmes, which minimises the possibility of human error and automatically responds to the herd.

Safety and Service

Clear, easy to understand safety and servicing guidelines are provided for display in your cowshed. We are only ever a phone call away to help you get maximum efficiency for your High Runner.


Superlative on its own, you can also pair the High Runner with one of our two optional extras – the DUNGBUSTER® and Scraper. Find out more here.

New Zealand Made

The High Runner is proudly New Zealand made, and Taranaki ‘born and bred’. By purchasing a High Runner, you are supporting a local Taranaki business, with the highest quality standards and commitment to excellent customer service.

Features of the Backing Gate

  • Unique patented design
  • Self-aligning – which significantly reduces wear and tear on bearings
  • Low pressure + low maintenance = cost savings for you
  • Offering you a range of automatic wash programmes
  • Easily customised and programmable for different yards and use cases
  • Using just 5 greaseable bearings – with all other moving parts manufactured from high strength nylon
  • Width distance rollers allow variation in tracks
  • Offering gate lengths of up to 16 metres
  • Entrance or exit gates can be positioned anywhere in the side rails of the yard to allow for a loading ramp, pen etc
  • Lightweight, strong steel construction, reducing cost in yard construction
  • 3 phase power
  • Four-wheel drive
  • New Zealand made and built to last


Find out more on the high runner backing gate