Each year, quad bikes cause serious injuries and fatalities on our farms. But installing crush protection devices could help lessen the impact. If you’re self-employed or own a small-to-medium-sized farming business, you could be eligible for a cash back offer.
If you’ve been thinking about investing in crush protection for your quad bikes – now’s the time.
If you’re eligible, you can receive a $180 (+GST) crush protection device cash back for up to two Quadbar, Quadbar Flexi, and ATV Lifeguard crush protection devices. They can be bought at Farm Source, Quadbar NZ and Trax Equipment. This cash back does not include the QuadGuard product from TRAX Equipment.
West Coast farmer Colin van der Geest can vouch for the importance of roll bars following an incident where one of his workers was driving a quad bike and herding a cow out of a paddock and into a lane.
“It’s a flat site and at the end of the land there is a narrow 1.5m gap between a strainer post and a drain,” says Colin. “The crafty cow decided to go through there and our guy tried to cut her off with the bike. The cow made it through, but my man rolled the bike into the drain. He escaped with bumps and bruises, but if it had not been for the roll bar, the bike would have fallen on top of him in the drain.”
If you’d like to invest in crush protection devices, you can check your eligibility on the ACC website https://www.acc.co.nz/for-business/workplace-health-safety/control-the-roll/ If you’re unsure, or would like help with the process, just let us know, we’re happy to help.