Machinery: Fit for the toughest of tasks
The Quadix Trooper 800 diesel UTV ticks a lot of boxes for farmers
Published 24/02/2016 | 02:30
Farmers are looking for safer vehicles on their premises and that explains why there is a marked sway in interest towards UTV vehicles at the moment.
There are quite a few models to choose from when considering such a vehicle, but one that seems to tick all the boxes is the road legal Quadix Trooper 800 model. A point worth noting is that the Trooper has T1 tractor classification so it can be taxed for the road cheaply.
With increased stability due to its low centre of gravity, this UTV helps keep the operator safe with the certified steel cage as extra protection.
Not only does it look the part, the Trooper 800 model comes packed with a host of extras as standard and at a price that compares very favourable to other UTVs and quads.
This model, being sold across the island of Ireland by Wolfhound Vehicles based near Dungannon, is powered by a quiet Perkins three cylinder 800cc diesel engine.
The vehicle weighs 700kgs unladen and has plenty of pulling power with over 20 horsepower generating a top speed of 40km per hour.
This UTV is recommended to pull 800kgs and has a payload in the cargo box of 400kgs, plenty of room for those bales of hay.
With a ground clearance of 11 inches and fitted with 26 inch agri tyres this tough utility vehicle will go anywhere, especially as it has select four wheel drive and lockable front and rear differentials when the going gets really tough. If the operator gets stuck then there is the option of a 3,000lbs winch to call on, which can be operated with remote control, to pull them out.