We have a wonderful Honda Rancher ATV that is used daily for everything, from pulling the manure cart, to dragging the ring to whatever. It’s fine. It’s great. My issue is that nearly every day I need to unhook whatever is attached to the Rancher (often a cart filled with manure), drive it to the ring and hook up the drag, drag the ring, unhook the drag and then somehow maneuver the ATV so I can reattach the cart.
Here is my problem (yes, it’s a first world problem). It’s a pain. I would like to acquire something that can stay attached to drag and l could leave it at the ring. That is all it needs to do so it doesn’t need to be a heavy duty workhorse.
My other issue is it turns out I absolutely HATE not having a steering wheel, gas or brake pedal. I hate that everything is on the handlebars because I seem to have mental mindset against brake vs. accelerator. I can’t tell you how many times in six years I have misjudged and hit things. I even managed to overturn the ATV (and that takes some doing).
At our old property we used a riding mower to drag the ring and it was fine but this drag is bigger and we had to put weights on that mower. We sold it when we moved here to get a zero turn mower (once again something I can’t drive, but that’s irrelevant).
My dream is to get something like a Kawasaki mule, which could be used for more than dragging the ring. My husband’s dream is for me to forget this while thing and fight with the Honda. Can I say again how much I hate it?
Any suggestions for what might I look for. All I want is a damn steering wheel and pedals! We don’t need a heavy duty UTV. Cost is an a issue but I’m willing to fight that battle!