2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rollbar For ATVís
The Lifeguard is designed to support a quad in excess of 1,000 lbs., yet weighs less than 32 lbs.
It has an aluminum base with injection molded plastic segments forming the arc. Cables holding the segments together are made from 12-stranded braided rope with a breaking strain of 7,700 lbs. each. The cable is kept in tension with a stainless steel mechanism.
The base mounts behind the operatorís seat. Mounting brackets are designed to fit most rear carriers. When a Lifeguard-equipped ATV rolls over, the arc soaks up impact. As one reviewer noted, it flexes, even when contacting the human body. The design makes it possible to push a quad over when on top of the operator. The arc also allows the operator to wriggle out from underneath.
ATV Lifeguards sells for about $1,000 (U.S.). Options include a flashing LED light sewn into a red neoprene sleeve that zips around the top of the Lifeguard. It is priced at about $149.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, ATV Lifeguard, P.O. Box 592, Berwick VIC 3806 (ph 001 61 427 378040 Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org; www.atvlifeguards.com).
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