There are many tasks on a property which in the past have required some heavy lifting and they seem to only ever crop up when a farmer is on their own.
Geoff Lark from Lark UTVs has developed a solution to help ease the load.
As an attachment on one of his Hisun 550 side-by-sides, Geoff developed a winch tailgate which takes all the heavy lifting out of loading onto the vehicle’s tray.
“The tailgate implements an easy to use winch system which takes the strain out of loading onto the back of the side-by-side,” Geoff said.
“Anyone can use the winch to lift things onto the tray without any need to strain.
“Whether it is a 44 gallon drum, a roll of wire or even a stranded ewe, farmers can now just move it onto the lowered tailgate and winch it up without having to put their back in a compromising position.
“And the best part is that the winch lifting system is always with them and is ready to use where ever they go.
“There is no need for heavy lifting when you have this tailgate.
“It even comes with the opportunity for a Worksafe rebate,” he said.
Geoff believes that a side-by-side is a much cheaper alternative than purchasing a ute.
“A standard side-by-side is comparable in price to many ATVs and much cheaper than a ute,” Geoff said.
“There are many options to suit most needs.
“They are very versatile, they can be used to get wood, take the dogs out, straighten a post, do some spot spraying, go hunting, muster some stock, and they can even have a conditional rego to go out on the road.
“Our UTVs are very safe too.
“They are equipped with seat belts, have roll over protection, a split windscreen, large external mirrors, a body safety bollard to keep you in the vehicle, four wheel disc brakes, up high no spark exhaust to prevent fires, smooth adjustable suspension, a very responsive and powerful engine, and there are plenty of lights for safe driving at night.
“Our UTVs are also much more comfortable than riding on an ATV.
“There is plenty of headspace, you are out of the elements, a tilting steering wheel, adjustable suspension for a comfortable ride, you are not stuck on foot pegs, there is a drink holder and you can keep cool by removing the top or bottom half of the windscreen.
“Why be stuck out on a bike when you can ride in comfort on a safe side-by-side.”