Quads are dealing with growing competitors from utility automobiles (UTVs) these days, regardless of the reasonably massive value premium for the latter.
One firm from Enniskillen is trying to bridge the hole with a cab that bolts onto any quad and offers a far larger diploma of safety from the weather than an ordinary machine.
Known as the Bubble Cab, it’s made by a small firm referred to as Quadcrate and consists of a galvanised body that’s hooked up to a quad’s provider racks, fore and aft.
A polycarbonate sheet then wraps across the body making a roofed area which is additional enclosed with one other panel to the driving force’s right-hand-side.
The plastic is alleged to be fade-proof and proof against shattering, serving to to stop the intrusion of rocks and branches into the cab within the occasion of a rollover.
Presently, its inventor could make no claims about including to the security of the operator for it has but to be licensed as a security cab, nevertheless, its strong building is prone to scale back the incidence of whole inversion of the quad.
Quadcrate receives additional award
The unit has been awarded a silver medal at LAMMA 2023 within the Future Improvements class. That is as well as a number of different awards the corporate has received since its formation in 2009.
The founding father of the corporate is William Allingham who builds all of the merchandise on the household farm, on which they run a sheep flock and suckler herd.
Having bought an ATV for farm use, it was determined to extend its versatility by creating numerous attachments that enabled it work extra effectively and increase the scope of what it might do.
There may be now a variety of merchandise obtainable to, not solely quad house owners, but additionally operators of UTVs, the foremost merchandise being a transport cage that sits on the rear towball and could also be used for carrying, sheep, lambs or calves.
The price of the fundamental Quadcrate Bubble Cab for ATVs is €1,835 together with VAT, and all merchandise are CE accredited.