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Old 27 June 2009, 14:54   #1
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Are there any Quad bikes big enough to tow my RIB on the road and beach?
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Legally or not?

Some of the biggest Yams will tow about 600kg. Polaris do some monsters that will tow about 700kg.
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Legal, need somat more than 700KG. Looks like that's out the window then?
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how far you going? how much is an old tractor?
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put PR8 3LQ into google maps and then directions to 53.608489,-3.063279

Old tractor? That's a thought!
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you can get a suzuki SJ410 or / SJ413 for the same price / tax and cheaper insurance than a quad bike, they can go the same places too
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you can get a suzuki SJ410 or / SJ413 for the same price / tax and cheaper insurance than a quad bike, they can go the same places too
Thanks Colin. Very small engine, do they pull ok mate?
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Thanks Colin. Very small engine, do they pull ok mate?
Yeah, i used to tow a avon adventure 4m with a SJ413. They have 4wd and a low range option so they are a breeze. They only do flat out without towing, but you'll be able to tow at 60 and launch anywhere.

i launch my 5.5m humber with a 1.3 jimny now, easy peasy!!
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Yeah, i used to tow a avon adventure 4m with a SJ413. They have 4wd and a low range option so they are a breeze. They only do flat out without towing, but you'll be able to tow at 60 and launch anywhere.

i launch my 5.5m humber with a 1.3 jimny now, easy peasy!!
Nice one, they go for a good price too. Any known problems to look out for? What's the TAX and insurance like on them?
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Nice one, they go for a good price too. Any known problems to look out for? What's the TAX and insurance like on them?
tax is 120 per year as they are a small engine (pre march 2001), biggest thing to look for is rust. you can pick a jimny up for 1k, the jimnys are all 1.3's in this country, might be a high miler but should be no rust on that as they aren't as old. They still have the 4wd and low box as well. I pay currently 150 per year fully comp on my jimny for a 3000mile policy, although the renewal has come in at 250 (including recovery).I'm 33 and have no no-claims on this as it is a new 2nd poilcy. I had a polaris 500cc quad before, tax the same, insurance double, and very prone to getting nicked in vans.
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