How to Load a Quad or ATV into Your Truck Bed Without Ramps


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

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