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#1 David.evans

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:54 am

I know absolutely nothing about these , but my old legs are about feced
So I'm thinking about getting one for a bit of fun , around the farms, and save my legs
( just had a total knee replacement) and it's killing me
Thinking about one that can be driven up onto the back of a l200 , instead of a trailer
Just makes life a bit more easier at my age
Thanks in advance
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#2 walshie

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:00 pm

Quads are more than you think unless you want a really tatty one. Avoid chinese ones at all costs.

 

Moxy is the man to ask. He has one I think small enough to possibly fit in a pickup? I know it goes like stink even with a big fatty sitting on the back.  :laugh:



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:48 pm

You do a lot of standing up on a quad if it's quite a hilly permission mate

#4 David.evans

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:03 pm

Yea BB
thinking about it your bang on right
Most areas can be accessed with the 4x4 , but not all , I'm just getting a lazy twat
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:45 pm

For what it's worth, my brother is getting rid of his 3 wheel Honda which has had good use in Scotland. If you would like details I'll give him a ring. Jok.

#6 David.evans

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:20 pm

Thanks jok
But wouldn't a 3 wheeler be a bit unstable over the fields ?
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:25 pm

Thanks jok
But wouldn't a 3 wheeler be a bit unstable over the fields ?
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Accident waiting to happen

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:07 pm

3 wheelers are killing machines, until you learn to ride them properly, had hours of fun on them, and some severe accidents as well lol, no disrespect, but if your of an older persuasion, stick to the four wheels.

Some of the smaller Honda's fit in the back of a pick up, my big one fits in the ranger, but your talking about needing good stable ramps, and they can be a pain to lug about as well, seen a few people go tits up driving quads up ramps as well ! Depends how fit and agile you are I guess.

I sold a Kawasaki 250, only 2 wheel drive but was near impossible to get stuck, would go anywhere, and was a lot lighter than the 4's, maybe worth looking for something like that.

How far away are the perms, what about a road gator, no messing around then, get in it an go, enclosed cab so all weather, 4wd shooting buggy,
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#9 David.evans

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:11 pm

Yea moxey that's what I thought
I'm all ready on crutches for the next 8 weeks ,
Don't want to go tho all this shit again
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:13 pm

Thanks rabid
I start my search ,
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:23 pm

A little 250 will suit you fine David. It will fit on your truck and if it gets bogged they are light enough to rag out by hand.
As already said. Don't by cheap. It will only drop to bits and parts are hard to get hold of.
Personally I would go for a Honda. Yammy and Suzuki parts are a bit dearer.
TRX 250. The newer the better or well looked after.
Your looking at 1.5-2k

And it will handle with a fat nacker on the back :laugh:

#12 David.evans

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:37 pm

Thanks moxey
I take it that you'll be looking for a lend of it then
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:44 pm

If only you were closer

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:03 pm

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Not so sure about the big bore

#15 walshie

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:23 pm

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Not so sure about the big bore

 

That's the model i've got. Can't fault it.  :thumbs:






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