The Big Freeze encourages snow-plough quad bikes

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Mat on December 28, 2010

Nicknamed the Big Freeze, Britain is experiencing what looks like its harshest winter in 31 years. What’s more, with snow and ice causing serious problems, especially in northern England and Scotland, quad bikes have found a new and increasingly important role – as snow ploughs.

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Drivers recruited for winter quad bike duties in Kilmarnock

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Diane on December 21, 2010

As the exceptional winter weather continues its icy grip on Scotland, a specialist driver recruitment company in Kilmarnock, Driver Hire, has been able to fulfil an unusual request. Ayr-based business Peacock Salt contacted Driver Hire and asked them for four quad bike drivers to help them grit the iced-over Kilmarnock pavements.

Driver Hire responded promptly. They found three drivers and had them trained in how to drive the (more…)

First Capital Connect to use Quad Bikes for snow clearing

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Mat on December 14, 2010

The UK rail company, First Capital Connect, is to use adapted quad bikes to clear snow from its station forecourts and car parks this winter. First Capital is believed to be the first train operator in the UK to use such vehicles in a snow ploughing role. The specialised quad bikes are capable of clearing of a station forecourt in around 15 minutes, and are to be operated by the company’s team of cleaners. They will be available for use in (more…)

Quad bikers do their bit for the environment

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Diane on December 7, 2010

A group of young quad and motocross riders in the North Lanarkshire area of Scotland are taking a lead in reducing their carbon footprint. It was announced in late November that the North Lanarkshire Scramble and Quad Bike club’s members planted around 1,000 trees at the end of the season.

The young club members purchased and planted the trees in the Carrifan Wildwood, Moffat, in what will become an annual event. The trees will offset the carbon produced by the bikers’ machines at the Balbachie Track near Harthill. Mr. Bob Reid, the club’s chairman, said (more…)

Quad bikes to be used for gritting in Trafford

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Rick on December 2, 2010

As snow and ice hit Britain for a second winter running, councils are putting ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) to effective use. Trafford, West Yorkshire, is using two adapted quad bikes for gritting of key pedestrian areas; one in the north and one in the south of the borough. Indeed the bikes have already been in action on Warburton Bridge at the onset of winter. The quad bikes have a trailer attached which spreads a salt solution which has a similar effect to grit. The special quad bikes also come with a (more…)