Want to know how to easily load and unload your quad? Just take a look at this helpful instructional. With this convenient method, you don’t even need to use a ramp. Whether you have an Arctic Cat, Honda, or other brand of quad, loading just requires a little bit of lifting, while unloading takes only a few seconds and requires no lifting whatsoever. It may sound too good to be true, but it really does work like a charm. Let’s take a look at how it’s done and then we can see how it looks in real life.
Step 1: Dressing Properly
The first step for the easy quad load is making sure you’re dressed properly. As far as shoes, rubber boots are always a good choice. Bright-colored boots such as yellow or orange boots are recommended to help draw attention to yourself. Along those same lines, a bright-colored shirt, preferably with some stripes on it, is recommended as well. Also, make sure to wear your tightest pair of shorts, as you don’t want loose shorts or pants to get caught on the quad. Lastly, a stylish hat and sunglasses will not only add to the look but also keep the sun out of your eyes during the process.
Step 2: Loading the Quad
After you are properly dressed, you are now ready to do a little lifting. Make sure that your quad isn’t too heavy for you to handle. A sport ATV like the one shown here weighs about 300 to 400 pounds. That sounds like a lot, but you will only need to lift up the front end. To easily get your quad into the back of the truck, follow these steps:
- Make sure your truck tailgate is down
- Lift the front end of your quad until it’s vertical, making sure to lock your knees and lift with your back
- From the vertical position, grab the handlebars and move the quad to the tailgate
- Put the front wheels onto the tailgate
- Lift up the back end, making sure to lift entirely with your back again, and roll the quad into the truck bed
- Put the emergency brake on
After the quad is in the truck bed, you can put the tailgate up and you are good to go! Also keep in mind that the sexier the quad, the better you will look loading it. To give you an idea of the components and dimensions of what you’ll be lifting, a quad like the one will have specs similar to this:
- Aluminum frame with plastic body material
- Roughly 6 feet long, 3.5 feet tall, and 4 feet wide
- About 6 to 8 inches of ground clearance
- Fuel capacity of 2 to 3 gallons
- Engine displacement of 449 cc
Step 3: Unloading the Quad
When you get back from your outdoor adventure, the last thing you want to do is set up a ramp to unload your quad, let alone get it out like you put it in using the steps above. Fortunately, there is an easy solution. First of all, you’ll want to face the back of your truck about 30 feet or so away from the edge of your lawn, then get out and put the tailgate down. Next, make sure the quad’s e-brake is off. Now you can get back in the truck and start up the truck. After giving the engine a good rev, put the truck in reverse and hit the gas. Once the truck bed is at the edge of the grass, hit the brakes. If all goes well, the quad should fly out of the back of the truck, hit it’s back tires on the grass, and then come to a safe stop! When this happens, don’t be afraid to get out of your truck and celebrate either.
See How It’s Done
Now that you know the process, watching how an expert does it will give you a better idea of how to achieve the easiest load and unload in the history of quad loading and unloading. Just remember that you not only need a sexy quad to make this happen but the right clothing and accessories similar to what the guy is wearing as well. And of course, always make sure to lift with your back. Check it out and leave your comment on what you think of this revolutionary new method.