Big girl’s toy (my Big Rig)

UTV towing tandem trailer

Well, it’s not just a toy

This is a seriously fun way to get the farm work done. And, now, in relative comfort thanks to the posh roof and screen that came with my new beast on Friday.

WorkSafe and a consortium of others have been running a big campaign to move farmers from quads to UTVs like our Bobcat and, yes, they’re great. You can get the family (parent, two kids and dogs, at least) around the farm safely with a whopping toolbox and all the bits and pieces you need to tackle maintenance chores or major emergencies. It also has the grunt to carry about half a tonne in the box and tow another half tonne behind.

But there are limitations and we won’t be selling our two quads any time soon. Although difficult to bog, these machines do not float on excessively soft pastures, nor do they have the tight cornering needed to thread a wily heifer through a gate.

A UTV like this is a fantastic piece of farm transport that sits somewhere between a quad, a tractor and a ute. Just try taking mine away from me!

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6 responses to “Big girl’s toy (my Big Rig)

  1. Hi Marian, photos look great. How big is that trailer, haa ha

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  2. That looks like a big load of trees to plant Marian! We have a few more to get in the ground here, it sure is drying up! Enjoy your new vehicle.

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    • Thanks Gillian! There are 1200 trees in that trailer and all are going into an ephemeral wetland aka “the swamp”, so their timing is perfect! Can’t believe how quickly the season is changing. Hope all is well at Montrose Dairy.

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  3. kayepea

    If you ever want a hand with planting tubestock Marian, your local Landcare Group is always looking for some hands-on work for enthusiastic members to do! Ring or email me anytime Okay? 🙂

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