FARMERS and machinery operators in New Zealand have been addressing the problem of quad bike rollovers by fitting the machines with sets of purpose designed and manufactured Clic dual wheels.
The Clic range is manufactured in Switzerland by GS Schaad Ltd, a specialist manufacturer of tractor wheeled equipment.
The attachments simply click on to an existing tyre and wheel assembly, especially to the driven axle.
The spacing between the original wheel and the Clic assembly can increase the ground contact of a quad bike by as much as 60 centimetres using common tyre and rim sizes.
The Clic range is widely used in Europe on two axle and four axle machines especially to increase the stability of wheeled equipment being worked on sloping ground or cross fall surfaces.
It also increases traction by having two or more extra tyres in contact with the surface.
In Europe they are typically fitted to vineyard, forestry, harvesting, construction machines like loaders, all types of farm machines, larger ride-on mowers, small trucks and four-wheel-drives for off road use to increase the machine’s flotation, stability, towing power and traction.
The Australian distributor and stockist of Clics is the national chain of Tyres4U agricultural tyre specialist stores. Visit: www.clicdualwheels.co.nz or freecall 1800 788 688.