Strong Made's ATV receiver...
Strong Made's ATV receiver hitch
In a nod to my farming needs, since it was the QuadBoss catalog that really inspired this build, it is appropriate that same catalog made it a reality. While QuadBoss makes just about anything and everything one would ever need in a farm/AG setting, our task list for this machine was relatively short and would require only a fraction of the company's available implements.
To reduce the time required in mowing multiple acres, a massive QuadBoss 52-inch Rough Cut Mower was chosen. The 52-inch deck is powered by an 18.5-horsepower Briggs & Stratton motor complete with a 12-volt electric-starting system. The QuadBoss mower has three height settings and can be pulled directly behind the ATV or offset to either side making it fairly versatile and accommodating to the rough conditions we would be attacking. The deck itself is made from 11-gauge steel and is supported by four 10-inch wheels, making it easier to move than the two-wheeled models. The unit is controlled entirely via wired control box, which easily mounts to the ATV's rear rack so operation is safe and easy.
The QuadBoss 15-gallon spot sprayer was installed to handle all weed control and general spraying duties. The tank has a 10-foot hose with an adjustable tipped spray wand, and a one gallon-per-minute SHURflo pump, which operates at an impressive 40 psi. The tank slipped in place easily with the QuadBoss wiring kit and a pair of $7 tiedown straps from Home Depot. The entire spray tank is easily removable allowing for a quick transformation when switching back to play mode.
QuadBoss Carry-All racks and ATV cargo nets are also utilized for various tool-hauling tasks.
Just about the entire line from All Rite ATV Products was loaded on the rear cargo rack of the KingQuad, ensuring that every tool needed would have a specific home. The easily installed Bucket Binder allowed hauling trash, drinks or anything else one might want to transport via bucket. The Binder's high-strength nylon straps are adjustable and can firmly hold standard 4- or 5-gallon buckets, water jugs up to 3 gallons, or 1- to 2-gallon weed/garden sprayers. A Rack Rider Flashlight Holder gave the 4D MagLite a home, while the Rack Rider Striking Tool Holder now houses a full-size pick-axe. The Snap In Go Vertical ATV Tool Holder handled sledgehammer duties, while the Oasis Drink Holder conveniently took on beverage transportation. A Thumbuddy Pro (rubber-coated bolt-on ATV throttle extender) was installed for those with far wimpier thumbs than mine to keep their fat digit from getting too tired. All of the All Rite rack-mounted products use the Master Block mounting system, which makes installation not only simple, but uniform across the board. The entire product line is well made and visually appealing, with bright yellow powdercoat and really nice rubber grommets to keep the tools from bouncing out.
In order to house smaller hand tools and miscellaneous small parts, a 17-inch Husky brand tool tote was picked up at Home Depot and subsequently modified to make it securable, yet easily removable from the ATV. A 1/2-inch clevis pin was welded to the Suzuki's rear cargo rack, while a matching 1/2-inch hole was drilled through the bottom of the tool tote, large fender washers were hot glued to either side of the hole, and a hitch pin is used to lock the tote in place on the rack. The end result is functional, convenient and inexpensive.
PowerMadd's Power X hand ...
PowerMadd's Power X hand guard
Speaking of functional and convenient brings to mind the Mile Marker's PE2.5 electric winch gracing the front of the KingQuad. The 2-horsepower, 2,500-pound-capacity winch is designed to handle just about anything we foresee using the KingQuad for. The Mile Marker unit installs with no problems and comes complete with both handlebar and remote handheld controls. The 241:1 gear ratio, rugged planetary gear sets and 300-amp-rated solenoid combine for ultra-fast line speeds and flawless operation.