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Old 15 April 2006, 14:52   #1
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Today was an absolute pain in the arse towing and marshalling trailers around the yard behind the Surf and the Tractor and I was wondering if a Quad bike would do the Job better.

Does anybody have any Actual experience of doing this and if so with how much success!
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Old 15 April 2006, 15:38   #2
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Old 15 April 2006, 15:50   #3
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There was a time when I could have! I would think his would be a bit fkkd by now!
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When we were in Gibralter racing one year they had the jetski boys down there as well and they moved all of thier stuff with quads - they are great although I would imagine limited in the amount of weight they could cope with?
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Old 16 April 2006, 09:12   #5
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Have a look at scrapheap challenge - they are always dragging things around with a quad. They manage to pull things like sherpa vans out from under piles of scrap etc.

Some of the bigger quads have towing limits of 700kgs - what they will really pull is far more than that on level ground I suppose.
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They shift big ribs with a monster quad in Salcombe.

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This looks perfect!!!

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We had a building job in Polperro last summer and used a relatively small Honda 2wd quad(350cc) I think to shift all the gear up and down from the Harbour . It ran all summer no problems and the record was 9 people on and in the trailer and the quad with a trailer full of rubble which must have wieghed 250 kg on its own . It was the type the farmers use and the low gears were very low it would pull anything.
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Today was an absolute pain in the arse towing and marshalling trailers around the yard behind the Surf and the Tractor and I was wondering if a Quad bike would do the Job better.

Does anybody have any Actual experience of doing this and if so with how much success!
Rogue I am sure I have seen one in use at Calsot you could try and ask down there as its not to far from you.
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I looked into getting a quad for towing my rib up onto the drive way as the turning space is very limited.

The best quad for the job spec wise i could find was the Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin with a Towing capability of 1500 lb./680.3 kg, the only problem was the price tag 7000

http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-...rtsman700Carb/

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