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ATV Forklift
One of the biggest show stoppers at recent farm shows held in Spokane, Wash., and Tulare, Calif., was a new forklift specially designed to mount on front of almost any utility-style 4-wheeler ATV.
  Inventor Rick Monaghan says his patent pending "ATV Light Utility Worklift" can safely lift and transport up to 200 lbs. It has a lifting height of 36 in., which is high enough to place items in the bed of a full-size pickup.
  The forklift attaches to the frame of the ATV using mounting brackets and plates. An electric winch is used to move the forks up or down. The winch cable goes up and over a pulley at the top of a metal frame and is attached to a carriage that allows the forks to be moved up or down. A control switch mounts on the ATV's handlebars.
  "It works great for moving materials such as hay bales, feed or seed bags, lumber, fence materials, irrigation pipe, etc.," says Monaghan. "We offer a variety of attachments that replace the forks and make this unit even more versatile. The attachments include a bale spear, trailer hitch, work table, yard waste box, and pull-behind trailer. The forks, bale spears, and other attachments are easily changed by removing two pins that hold them in place.
  "It takes only about 15 minutes to remove the forklift from the ATV so that you can use the ATV for other purposes. It's a matter of removing about 12 bolts."
  The forklift is currently designed to fit Polaris, Yamaha and Honda ATV's. (Kawasaki and others to follow).
  Sells for $1,095 to $1,195 (depending on ATV model) plus S&H. UPS shippable.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Work-n-Sports, Inc., 1212 N. Fancher, Spokane, Wash. 99212 (ph 509 534-8722; fax 509 535-3335).

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #2