Who makes Bush Buggy ATV trailers

  • Hello community,

    Since the topic of bushcraft (ing) is quite extensive and can include everything from kayak to long-distance travel bike, I would just like to ask the group who of you has a quad, ATV or a buggy. Whether for personal fun, as a bugout vehicle or for work. There are more than enough areas of application and variants of the 4-wheel fun faction.

    Due to knee problems, I am considering swapping the motorcycle for a quad / ATV. However, I do not know spontaneously whether it should be something for off-road, or a sleek street quad with a lot of steam, or even a buggy.

    For now, leaving the money aside, a few things go through my head:

    The ATV is of course unbeatable off-road, switchable 4WD, independent suspension, plenty of storage space at the front and rear, the safety of a bugout vehicle, high fording depth, etc.
    In contrast, a high focus, how is the fun factor as a normal means of transport, CVT transmission, road holding, noise development, ...

    A quad with limited off-road mobility, rigid axle, low center of gravity, good road holding, sporty use, manual transmission, use as a means of transport in general, less storage space, therefore less bugout vehicle, ...

    Buggy even better, even more expensive, both fun on the road and off-road

    I'm curious what is represented here and how the different opinions are in general.

    So long
    Patrick

  • Nice subject
    We have a used Gator 850cm3 diesel engine for a small thaler.
    Everything is fine with him, olive and prepared for forest.
    It is sold because the owner no longer uses it.

    I would like to strike, but then I ask myself where to drive and work with it.
    I'm really in love with this thing, but common sense wins most of the time.
    Take a quick trip to the pond and work with it is not worthwhile and would be useless.
    Using them in the forest or on dirt roads (where these things belong) usually means trouble because unauthorized persons are not allowed to drive on them.

    I think they are good for agriculture, hunting and forestry, because they are also used, but for fun I always have the big question mark.

    I'm currently thinking about whether I would rather use one. Jimmy as a BC car get, in my opinion, also has several advantages.

    Yes, these things are great, for me they need careful and precise consideration.
    The @Feldschroeder has an ATV and that's where it comes in handy.
    He needs such a vehicle on his property and it is ideal for his purposes.

    Yes, nice men's toys.

    greeting
    Andy

    Everything you hear about me can be as wrong as the person
    who told you.
    And don't chase what you can't kill!
    Member of the Hateful fifteen

  • I don't find quad so plump. In my opinion, it has 1-2 wheels too many.
    I prefer off-road 2-3 wheels, something like this:
    in front when I take more luggage or family with me and in the back when I ride alone through the pampas
    An all-terrain team is superior to a quad, for example, in the snow, if you can, I just say that now!
    Greeting "sailor"

    If you lose your way, you get to know the area!

  • I actually had my eye on something like a gator. Primarily to get into the forest and get wood out of there.
    But then I stopped because I found the journey of only 10 km to be too cumbersome.

  • I have an ATV myself and unfortunately I have to say I wouldn't get it again.
    On the one hand, it's really fun, you can really get through and or over almost anywhere. At the time, I was also attracted by the fact that I don't have a motorcycle driver's license and I don't want to go to driving school again.
    Payload is great and also the comfortable sitting while buzzing through the area.

    On the other hand, the equipment is expensive. On the one hand there is the purchase price, on the other hand, and most people displace that, the extremely high maintenance costs. If you really drive off-road, bearings are constantly knocked out, air and oil filter changes take more time than you sit on the cart, the CVT belt needs to be replaced regularly and a set of tires can easily cost 500 €. Unfortunately, you need it more often in this country because you are mostly on paved roads, inevitably ...
    The supply of spare parts can also be a huge problem, and I've had to wait 2 months.

    Otherwise it's just a second vehicle, insurance and taxes are kept within limits, you always have TÜV costs.

    Sounds relatively negative at first, but after a few years with the donkey, which also included many great experiences, the attitude has crystallized.

    Greeting,
    the hillbilly

    Kind regards,

  • I bought my first ATV 8 years ago. Mainly to make wood easier in the forest. But also as a fun mobile.
    I've already done some nice tours with it. After a short time there was a need for a bigger ATV .

    So I bought an Arctic Cat 1000 TRV in 2011. This also meant that heavier trailers were no problem. Not on the street, however .
    The winch has also been used a few times. Sometimes to pull a VW bus out of the ditch or the tree trunks to the right place. Even if the chainsaw goes on strike while felling a fir tree, the tree can be brought to the ground with the help of the winch .

    Accelerating the "cat" is also a lot of fun on the road. At least until the next gas station ...

    Just to drive it on the road and now and then on a dirt road, you don't need a four-wheel drive, etc. For that, such a large ATV is simply exaggerated.
    If you only want to use it for driving, I would rather take an ATV with max. 500ccm.

    Otherwise I can only confirm @ Hillbilly89. The running costs for maintenance, fuel, etc. are extreme. At least something has to be repaired on my vehicle all the time.

    Here, for example, with a small trailer:

    Or if you want a little more:

    You can of course tinker with the ATV to make your work easier or just to have fun

    Of course, you can also do the work with a tractor or a decent off-road vehicle. But it's still fun.

    Greetings to Marvin

  • The thoughts of a Jimny were already there. Awesome box, with AWD and snorkel also really great in the field! But somehow a third car doesn't have to be. Especially since that's only a two-seater. An ATV would somehow make more sense, because the Jimny wouldn't function as an everyday car either (due to lack of space, trunk size, etc.).

    Putting real money in the Bulli would also be an option. This is still not suitable for off-road use, but a solid motorhome.

    I've also taken a closer look at the Duster. With a switchable AWD, this option would be a mixture of bugout, fun potential and suitability for everyday use.

    Or just stay with the motorcycle, whistle on your knees and replace the Supermoto with the Tiger or Africa Twin.

    Sure, the whole thing are first world problems, but trains of thought that haunt me again and again.

  • @PatrickP
    You're still young, that's still possible, but as an old sack you have to think of a somewhat comfortable and warm mobile base.
    Jimmy comes into question for me, as a 2 seater it is enough and if necessary with a trailer.
    Unfortunately, almost all of the SJ 413 are only for tinkering and if something good is included, they are too expensive.

    My marriage device has already said "a small, inexpensive off-road vehicle would still be ok but no longer something big", even with an ATV it would get gray hair.

    A nice old T3 - 4x4 also has something, so @Feldschroeder comes into play again.
    He has a thing like that.

    greeting
    Andy

    Everything you hear about me can be as wrong as the person
    who told you.
    And don't chase what you can't kill!
    Member of the Hateful fifteen

  • Take a look at the Polaris RZR.
    It's a lot of fun, is relatively compact and is a good compromise between everything you are looking for.

    If you like it nostalgic, a bucket might also be something.

    But you should first be clear whether you are looking for something for the terrain or for the street.

    "Physics is like sex. Both can produce interesting results, but that's not why we enjoy them."
    Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

  • Lada Niva is probably one of the cheapest real SUVs at the moment.
    But it's not fun, at least for me.
    Or Panda 4x4
    Or UAZ Hunter and Patriot

  • @ Marvin14
    Yes it is fun

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    Kind regards,
    the hillbilly

    Kind regards,

  • @PatrickP
    You're still young, that's still possible, but as an old sack you have to think of a somewhat comfortable and warm mobile base.
    So the Jimmy comes into question for me, as a 2 seater it is enough and if necessary with a trailer.
    Unfortunately, almost all of the SJ 413 are only for tinkering and if something good is included, they are too expensive.

    My marriage device has already said "a small, inexpensive off-road vehicle would still be ok but no longer something big", even with an ATV it would get gray hair.

    A nice old T3 - 4x4 also has something, so @Feldschroeder comes into play again.
    He has a thing like that.

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    wakes up with smelly fingers.

  • T3 WBX is available. It has been in my possession for 8 years. In retrospect, a synchro would have been the better choice, but back then I had nothing to do with bushcraft, so I was just surfing on the beach

    If it were to go "what I want", I would probably owe 2 million

    These are all just deliberations (and possibly also dreams) that are buzzing around in your head.

    Looking at it soberly, investing the ATV money in the bus would be the best economically, no question about it. But really chop through the terrain ... I just imagine pretty cool (all rules and laws outside). But the usage limit is probably really too low, as the ATVs are only conditionally fun on the road.

    Maybe there is a lift kit or an off-road chassis for the T3