John F Dean wrote:To be sure, I have never understood ATVs. I would go with a compact tractor with a front end loader.
John C Daley wrote:What about an old ute or small truck.
\ It may be cheaper and less likely to be stolen.
Arthur Angaran wrote:Hi, ATVs' have some disadvantages. One is pulling factor. Most people will be amazed how little they pull. If you are going into the woods with an atv then you need a path for it to run on. If your going to make a path then why not try another idea. Why not hitch up a winch to the pickup and pull whole logs out. You could add a second cable to it and pull in the log, run the line out, and double pull the log in. you could reach i/4 to 1/2 mile with cable and remote control winch. Sometimes rental companies have winches. So you could rent it, try it out and see how it works for you before buying.
John C Daley wrote:benefits of a ute
- They are cool
- You dont get wet with rain
- Roll protection
- Built in trailer
- Can fit a small crane
- Have a windscreen
- comfy seats
- Girl Magnet
- Plenty of storage spots for tools etc. Dont need to look for them.
PROBLEMS WITH TRACTORS
- Everybody has a different one
- popular on the stolen market
- unless it has 35hp not much good for attachments
- you get wet
- can roll over and flaten you
- need a trailer etc
Mike Haasl wrote:Just to toss another option at you... Older, beefy garden tractor with chains. I mowed paths in my woods with my 1974 John Deere 110 and then pull a 3x5' trailer with car sized tires on it anywhere I want. I buck in the woods and then haul out 1000 lbs at a time.
Robert Ray wrote:
An ATV hauling arch might be something to look at.