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    Default ATV excavator/loader add-ons

    A buddy of mine flipped me a message this morning about these add-ons made by a company here in Canada.
    Have no idea how much $$$$ but it looks like a pretty cool idea, especially if you already have a four wheeler.
    Would be pretty great at a remote cabin as I think it would be fairly easy to get the pieces out there.
    FYI, I have nothing to do with the company.

    http://www.vttequipement.com/en/ATV-Equipment.shtml


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    I wonder if the kit includes some sort of beef up for the frame? Seems like it would load the frame in a way that would be fairly destructive.

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    On the FAQ page it does state that installing requires some welding so I would say there is probably some beefing up.

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    If they made a log splitter attachment for my 4-wheeler...then I'd get REALLY excited!

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    Bummer, the attachments can't be used with a 6 wheeler. This would have been perfect for my Big Boss :-(

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    To bad the link to get more info doesn't work. They don't have a dealer locator either which is kind of strange.

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    They're French!!!!
    That's why they're strange.
    They do have a phone #. Probably need a translator though.

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    Well, the email went through even though it gave me an error. Front and back without shipping runs right around $10,000. The bucket was right around $4K and the excavator was around $6K.

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    From the company:
    " 6500$ each for theback and 4500$ each for the front.
    Canadian dollars / shiping an costum managed by you if you out of the Canada."

    $1000 discount if you order 10 or more... Could be a good business venture if they are quality made.

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    I just don't see how you have enough weight to do anything very useful, even with a 6x.

    Kubota L series is about the minimum size tractor I would consider to be useful for all but the smallest jobs and they are 2500# plus. And it'd be hell on the wheelers suspension I would think doing any real digging or lifting.

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    I also doubt these would be worth spending the money on. I used to use a small Kubota for small jobs around the construction sites and was always disappointed with what it could do, usually finishing the job with a shovel. The problem, as andweav says, is weight. The arm of the small backhoe just created too much of a moment for the small tractor to handle and rather than moving dirt, I'd move the tractor. I believe the weight of the Kubota was in the neighborhood of 2500 lbs. What's the weight of the heaviest ATV, like 7 or 8 hundred lbs? Save the money and buy a couple of really good shovels, you'll get more work done.

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    It would be more cost effective to use a shovel and red wheelbarrow.

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    Agree on the comments of not enough weight to be useful. I borrowed a friends Kubota tractor and while it beats the heck out of a shovel, it has limited capabilities. Considering you can get one of them used for $10k, I'd definately go that route over the ATV attachments.

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