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Nov 28, 2020 | 15:13 1 Anyone run quads anymore?

I’ve gotta upgrade thinking of sbs.

But for getting stock in and they break away quads sure quicker.

But you can carry a few essentials on sbs.

My aged and ever growing body and stuffed hips finding it hard to get out of and in off pick up in a hurry a chore Reply With Quote
Nov 28, 2020 | 15:26 2 Get a side by side. We have both but you are right for us mature farmers sbs is better. Reply With Quote
Nov 28, 2020 | 15:27 3 I'm in the same boat. Time for a new quad or sbs. Quad probably better for chasing livestock like u mentioned. Probably less likely to get hung up in rough pastures too. Dad bought a sbs and it's great for working around the yard. U can carry so much more and use the box for a portable work table. Quite a price gap, can almost buy 2 quads for the price of a sbs. Reply With Quote
Nov 28, 2020 | 15:29 4 I have wore out 2 quads. I put alot of miles on them with rough pastures.Went to aside by side a year ago.Thought it would be big and awkward in pastures but way better than a quad as far as stability and much better with the box.grandkids love driving it.power steering for sure.Would never go back to a quad again . Reply With Quote
Nov 28, 2020 | 15:37 5 Ground clearance better on sbs?

Ain’t checked any specs yet.

All water cooled one would presume?

Kawasaki Honda yam the big three in no specific order.

Also more powerful sbs doesn’t equate to road speed I guess

Wife’s comment was if working in heat you can have water on back with me in cooler, lots of plusses Reply With Quote
Blaithin's Avatar Nov 28, 2020 | 15:42 6 Quads.

Quicker. More maneuvering. Less concerned about off-roading. Can get it in the back of the truck to take to pasture. Don’t have anything to hit my head on getting on and off. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 28, 2020 | 15:42 7 We have a kubota sbs does 70 kph. Gas engine 4 whl drive and diff. lock. Reliable machine. Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 15:56 8 Side by Side > Quad...... Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 16:13 9 Have both here and I’ll take the quad every time for chasing but my folks do better with the SxS. A quad will go through way more mud (probably not as much of a problem😉) and bush and run circles around anything chasing. The SxS is nice for checking fence, taking mineral out, and for passengers. Power steering is real nice. Not sure what you have for a stock trailer but our SxS fits in barely for height. Makes it easy to move them around and no tying down required.

    They get more miles here than most people’s vehicles in town. Happy shopping. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 28, 2020 | 16:16 10 If you have any dust there*** , sxs are the dustiest dirtiest thing around
    When you get home it looks like you have been summerfallowing all day with the 830 case no cab and 14 deep tillage
    We have both I take quad every time
    Need a trailer for sxs also Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 28, 2020 | 16:18 11 Had quads before, (still do), but SXS is great. Get the work rather than sport model for bench seat,(seats 3 very comfortably unless three big dudes) and ease of entry and exit. Handy as all get out around the farm with dump box for carrying tools, picking rocks,hauling beer, etc. Bought Yamaha Viking but hear good things about Honda. Would look hard at Roxor if they are available in Australia Mallee. Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 16:36 12
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    Have both here and I’ll take the quad every time for chasing but my folks do better with the SxS. A quad will go through way more mud (probably not as much of a problem😉) and bush and run circles around anything chasing. The SxS is nice for checking fence, taking mineral out, and for passengers. Power steering is real nice. Not sure what you have for a stock trailer but our SxS fits in barely for height. Makes it easy to move them around and no tying down required.

    They get more miles here than most people’s vehicles in town. Happy shopping.
    have both here. quad better for chasing and herding, side by side for fencing . yard work, field checking. quad will go through more muck, side by side is nicer to use when weathershitty. Reply With Quote
    LEP
    Nov 28, 2020 | 16:39 13 We have quads mostly because of leg room. I use my quad for crop checking. I am on a highway and so the ability to leave while riding is limited. I can put my quad in the back of my truck. If I need to haul things around the yard, I just use my truck. Less banged knees. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Nov 28, 2020 | 17:47 14 We have both quads and side by sides.

    Quads are good all around.

    Sides are for couple going for a drive.

    Old Deere side.b Y side still runs

    New Artic cat needs a motor on warranty some problem with 50 hrs Reply With Quote
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    there is also a onexside, single seat model, that you don't hafta throw your leg over seat
    probably fit in half ton box , still dusty though
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  • Nov 28, 2020 | 18:14 16 i agree on the dusty cabs, what a mess. for $30k, buy a another used pick up truck for less money. Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 18:21 17 honda rancher 420 cc quad , have had a new one every three years for about 12 years, manual shift , great service , use it every day in summer
    side x side just kinda gets used to haul shit around yard Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 18:34 18 has no one heard of a horse? Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 18:37 19 I am with Blaithin with quad. Quick on and off and like Case says the dust on a side by side is just crazy.
    I don’t haul fence posts and fencing equipment though.
    I have a box on the back of my quad for picking rocks. Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 18:40 20 Seriously considered a mini truck with quad tires for around the fences and running around the yard. Good sized box.
    Had an old sbs I bought well used and some newer quads.
    The old sbs yamaha was slugish and seemed like you had to push it to keep moving.
    Sold it to a guy that fixed it all up.
    Biggest advantage to the sbs is when you need 2 seats. Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 18:47 21 With stuffed hip quad easier to throw your leg over I reckon, but I ain’t never sat in a sbs.

    One of my nick names when growing up was “no legs” so hitting knees may not be a issue.

    Long body short legs some guys reckon I was deformed lol. Geez I used that lol thing Reply With Quote
    Nov 28, 2020 | 18:50 22 Have a neighbor who bought an old Toyota Tacoma from SGI salvage, a bit dented up but it's amazing the places he can go, plus heat and air conditioning.
    Still uses his quad and Toyota for moving cattle. Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Nov 28, 2020 | 18:53 23
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    With stuffed hip quad easier to throw your leg over I reckon, but I ain’t never sat in a sbs.

    One of my nick names when growing up was “no legs” so hitting knees may not be a issue.

    Long body short legs some guys reckon I was deformed lol. Geez I used that lol thing
    Might need a quad then. Maybe you can’t reach the pedals in the sbs! Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 28, 2020 | 18:56 24
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    With stuffed hip quad easier to throw your leg over I reckon, but I ain’t never sat in a sbs.

    One of my nick names when growing up was “no legs” so hitting knees may not be a issue.

    Long body short legs some guys reckon I was deformed lol. Geez I used that lol thing
    no side x side much easier to get in and out of than throwing your leg over quad seat
    when dad was getting pretty crippled up in his last few years he bought a kubota mule , workhorse only goes 30 mph , still have it also , mom uses it for gardening now Reply With Quote
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    Nov 28, 2020 | 18:59 25
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrocks View Post
    Have a neighbor who bought an old Toyota Tacoma from SGI salvage, a bit dented up but it's amazing the places he can go, plus heat and air conditioning.
    Still uses his quad and Toyota for moving cattle.
    Some guys use those old GM trackers or Suzuki sidekicks, really not much bigger than a sbs but good for on the road also.

    I prefer the agility of a quad but the old man in me gets sore hips with too much rough riding. Reply With Quote
    fjlip's Avatar Nov 28, 2020 | 19:29 26 Had Quads for 15 years, very quick better for mud. SBS can haul, pull, and SUPER easy to get into. Great seats, car like steering and a differential not to tear up yard/grass. Just love the 800XT BRP Defender. $19000, 650 quad about $14000. Try one, can't live/without it now.

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  • Partners's Avatar Nov 28, 2020 | 19:30 27 We have a JD GATOR.
    In and out like a golf cart.
    Put a 1000 kms a yr ..
    Love it.
    Always wear a helmet when going down the road.
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  • Nov 28, 2020 | 20:02 28 SXS all the way. One thing I didn't see mentioned was safety. If you are going to war with cattle on your SXS then put on your seatbelt. That makes you pretty safe. Can't do that with the quad. I know of a lot of people hurt or killed in quad and side by side without seatbelt accidents. Mostly while herding cattle. Our Can Am SXS has a governor that limits speed to 20 km with the seatbelt unbuckled. If the operator is good with 20 km by all means leave the belt off. But if more speed is needed buckle up. Doing up the seat belt behind the operator is NOT considered acceptable around here.

    As far as working cattle goes I will get as much or more done on the SXS as somebody on a quad. With 4 wheel drive and 1000 cc's it outruns and out stops everything. To me stopping is more important than
    turning radius. Also the ability to shift to reverse quickly is essential when working cattle. Lots of times being able to quickly back a foot or 2 will keep the critter moving forward instead of trying to cut behind you. Reply With Quote
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  • makar's Avatar Nov 28, 2020 | 20:30 29 Friend has a Cf moto sbs, mallee type of guy struggles to get in it, he rolled it in the yard day he bought it so i think all sbs are not equal. Reply With Quote
    LEP
    Nov 28, 2020 | 20:58 30
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    With stuffed hip quad easier to throw your leg over I reckon, but I ain’t never sat in a sbs.

    One of my nick names when growing up was “no legs” so hitting knees may not be a issue.

    Long body short legs some guys reckon I was deformed lol. Geez I used that lol thing
    Sounds like your built for rugby.

    Are side by sides right hand drive in Australia? Reply With Quote