Years back, the role of farmer’s workhorse was taken over by the dirt bike. Then came the quad.
Today, UTVs are hard to beat for this role.
They more than pull their weight in the utility stakes by combining the mobility of dirt bikes and quads, with the practicality of a small truck.
That’s a great combination for farm and paddock use.
Since 2011, Parklands Power Products has been fine tuning and expanding its range of HiSun UTVs and quads to fully cover the needs of both farmers and recreational users.
With the addition of the New Hisun Vector 500 Utility, UTV users now have a greater range to choose from, with 11 models on offer.
The full range comes to 18 models, including quads and a fun cart.
‘‘All the UTVs in the HiSun range are designed and made for ease of serviceability,’’ Parklands managing director Ron Zacka said.
‘‘The bonnet and seat easily lift up for quick access to the engine and transmission.
‘‘Low compression ratios and good fuel economy means that these UTVs will provide the user an inexpensive service life.’’
The HiSun Vector 500 is one model in the middle of the range which provides a good balance for both utility and recreational use.
It has great power from an OHC engine, plus a combination of performance and safety, with seat belts and ROPs as standard.
The rider not only has more than enough power to spare, but will enjoy the ride, as well. Top speed is a more than respectable 65km/h.
At the push of a button, the rider can choose between two and four-wheel drive and the UTV handles rough terrain easily, with its four-wheel independent suspension.
A two-speed auto transmission, with park and reverse, makes driving the vehicle extremely easy.
The Vector 500 is fully optioned, supplied with alloy wheels, roof, windscreen, tip tray, winch and tow hitch.
Other features include heavy duty adjustable shock absorbers, four-wheel disc brakes and an excellent turning circle.