In addition to trail riding, we hit the ranch to work the quads. None of the quads
could move this tree on its own in soft dirt. Teaming up two quads got it moving,
can possibly fit them in the budget.
Tires make a huge difference on a
4x4. Not all tires work well everywhere. Check with locals at you area
and see what is working. It could be
that no stock tire will suffice for your
riding. Changing out four new tires
will dent the wallet, so know that
going in if possible.
When you shop, think about the type
of terrain you ride on. If you hit a lot of
rutted mud, you are going to want IRS,
Remember that you will need to
work on the quad. How easy is it to
check and change the oil? What
about the air filter? Some models
require that you remove tricky body
panels and those annoying plastic
rivets to even get to the air cleaner.
What about the CVT belt? How easy
is it to change? Does the engine and
CVT have high inlets? That is impor-
tant if your riding has water to cross.
If you ride fast trails that have hard
braking, a single drum rear brake
While work-testing the quads, the Can-
Am was able to drag this tree on its
own as long as the surface was hard.
The weight wasn’t a problem, but the
branch and root stubs kept digging into