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TAS Country : August 5th 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010 Tasmanian Country 25 Advertising feature Farm ATVs Quad bike crashes are the most common cause of death on farms! Obligation free workshops available Baskerville, Symmons Plains, Burnie For enquires call: 6224 4134 www.motorsafetas.com.au Advanced Driver Safety "Creating Safer Drivers with Safer Thinking" CAR-4WD-QUAD 2048821-100806 Push for improved safety on quad bikes SMALL off-road vehicles such as four-wheeled quad bikes (ATVs) have become a commonly used and integral part of many work- place systems in Australia. Recent information shows there are, on average, 15 fatalities a year associated with using quad bikes in the Australian rural industries. A recent coronial inquest into seven fatal incidents involving quad bikes --- two in Tasmania and five in Victoria --- sparked a renewed call for improved safety on quad bikes. As a result, Workplace Stan- dards Tasmania has adopted a policy of zero tolerance of breaches of duty of care responsibilities with quad bikes. The recent coronial inquest highlighted a number of serious safety concerns, including: Operating quad bikes without having attended certified training. Carrying or towing loads on terrain that is not level and flat. Riders not wearing helmets. If you are an employer, you have a duty of care obligation under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 to ensure: Your quad bike is properly maintained and used according to the manufacturer's specifications. All quad bike operators at your workplace have undergone train- ing and wear protective gear. The right quad bike, used by a competent person, in the right conditions, for the right task, can be an invaluable vehicle. But despite their name, quad bikes are not suitable for all terrains, nor are they suitable for all operators, all work tasks, or all conditions. Do ensure all riders have been appropriately trained in the safe operation of quad bikes. Ensure an approved helmet is provided and worn at all times when quad bikes are operated. Do ensure suitable clothing, which provides full skin cover, is worn at all times when quad bikes are operated. Do not allow passengers on quad bikes unless the bike is designed for passengers and is fitted with an approved passenger seat. Do not carry or tow loads on terrain that is not level. Do not operate the quad bike other than in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. Training is essential to help reduce the risk of serious injury and death associated with quad bikes. *Offer ends 30/9/10 at participating Polaris dealers or earlier if stocks run out. Excludes fleet clients. 500 H.O. shown with Polaris accessory towpack, rack extenders, brush guard and side rails. Excludes Sportsman 90 and 6X6. Not valid with other offers. 1300 654 142 www.polarisindustries.com.au NOTHING RIDES LIKE A MADE SAVE $1,000* SPORTSMAN 300 4X4 Auto $6,995 RIDEAWAY* SPORTSMAN 400 H.O. 4X4 Auto $7,995 RIDEAWAY* SPORTSMAN 500 H.O. 4X4 Auto $9,695 RIDEAWAY* Can-Am raises the ATV bar BAR RAISED: The new model Can-Am Outlander 650 that features a new speed- sensitive dynamic power steering system. WHEN it comes to ATV power the new Can-Am ATV MY10 range once again ra- ises the bar with some great new technology built into the range. The range is the most com- prehensive on the market, offering the most powerful engines in every class. Can-Am is becoming the vehicle of choice for both recreational and utility ri- ders with a new dy- namic power steer- ing system sensitive to vehicle speed. This system automatically pro- vides more assist at lower speeds and gradually provides more feedback through the handle- bars at higher speeds. The MY10 Can-Am DPS is unique in that it also allows the rider to select on- the-fly from two assist level modes and is available on XT (Outlander 500, 650 and 800 series) and XXC models. Air control suspension on the Outlander MAX 800 LTD model is the industry's first air controlled suspension. It allows riders to adjust the preload level of their rear shocks with an onboard com- pressor. Improved visco-lok quick engagement progressively engages as soon as there is a speed difference between the two front wheels and is avail- able on all models offering DPS. Coupled with TTI rear sus- pension that eliminates scrub and camber, Can-Am ATVs provide optimum sus- pension geometry and shock calibration meaning better handling. Can-Am ATVs are pow- ered by Rotax engines pro- viding class leading power and torque. Rotax has produced more than 6,000,000 engines over the last century, including those powering well-known motorcycles such as the Buell 1125R, Aprilia RSV 1000R and BMW F 800. Every Rotax engine used in the Can-am lineup is liquid cooled and offers four values per cylinder with overhead camshafts. They are all electronically fuel-injected to start easily and run aggressive- ly in any tempera- ture. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc, a privately-held company, is a world-leader in the design, de- velopment, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised rec- reational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea- Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and John- son outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC, Can-Am all-terrain vehicles and road- sters, and Rotax engines and karts. More Information: brp.com rubber side down for covering all terrain ALL ABOARD: The Polaris Ranger 800 Crew now comes equipped with a new 40hp 800 twin EFI engine for more power and a top speed of 74 km/h.
August 12th 2010