What is more efficient, quad or diesel 4x4

Kernowkid

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Kubuta rtv1110 here. Bulletproof, economical on red plenty of room for winder and stakes, or dogs and feed. Downsides noisy and slow.
I’m tempted to get an electric Polaris next and charge off solar
 

Farmer_Joe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
got an old pajero, was free spent £140 on a fuel pump to get it working, my quad was around £2400 if i remember correctly

the last red i ordered was 70p per litre, petrol for my quad is around 198, im fairly confident the pajero is better on cost of fuel per mile, its got a radio, heater, sheltered from the weather, fits the dog and family in it along with a load of fencing gear, clipper just in case i need it loads of antibiotics etc

i literally only use the quad if its to wet to get around and for spraying, but given the price of petrol i think im gonna adapt it to fit it onto the pajero,

you do need a quad but as a farm vehicle and old 4x4 is always much nicer to use, i would prob still use it even if the fuel cost was similar.

different strokes for different folks i guess?
 

crashbox

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Livestock Farmer
got an old pajero, was free spent £140 on a fuel pump to get it working, my quad was around £2400 if i remember correctly

the last red i ordered was 70p per litre, petrol for my quad is around 198, im fairly confident the pajero is better on cost of fuel per mile, its got a radio, heater, sheltered from the weather, fits the dog and family in it along with a load of fencing gear, clipper just in case i need it loads of antibiotics etc

i literally only use the quad if its to wet to get around and for spraying, but given the price of petrol i think im gonna adapt it to fit it onto the pajero,

you do need a quad but as a farm vehicle and old 4x4 is always much nicer to use, i would prob still use it even if the fuel cost was similar.

different strokes for different folks i guess?
Thats what we do at the moment but find it awkward to set up loads of temporary electric fence.

Never had a quad...

But hang on, red at 70? Over 120 here 😱
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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