Wild Hare ATV Front Loader FAQs
Almost all. The one exception (that we are aware of) is the newer Arctic Cat models. They changed their ATV bodies back in 2005. So if you have a 2004 or older Arctic Cat, it will fit. Otherwise, our hydraulic front end loader fits Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, and Yamaha ATVs (among other non-name brand models).
What is the Recommended amount of CC for a Quad to run the Wild Hare Implement System (formerly Groundhog)?
We recommend your quad have 400cc and above. If you are out of that range contact us and we will see what we can do.
Why do we recommend 400cc minimum?
Due to the weight requirements and the overall safety, we suggest 400cc’s and above. A smaller machine may not have the power and the weight required to use the loader effectively. ATV frame construction is also taken into consideration.
How easy is it to steer with a full bucket?
It steers pretty easily with the suspension locks in place. The design of the loader transfers the weight of the loader to the center of the ATV so the front suspension doesn’t have to support the whole load. We also recommend adding a bit of air to the tires to help with the steering (12 to 14 psi).
Does the Wild hare Implement System (formerly Groundhog) Include ATV Suspension Locks?
Yes. These locks literally take seconds to install and prevent the front springs from compressing. We make it simple to install, there is no need to alter the ATV’s suspension by adding heavy duty springs, shocks or any other alteration. All that is needed is our custom designed suspension locks, included with every Groundhog front end loader purchase.
Why is it limited to 300 pounds lift capacity?
For safety purposes. After extensive research and field testing, the developers determined that lifting more than 300 pounds becomes unsafe due to the weight of the machine. Adding additional weight on the back for counter balance may cause a frame to bend. We believe 300 pound lift capacity to be the perfect balance between safety and strength.
What Tools are needed for Initial Installation, Mounting and Suspension Locks?
- 2 – 7/16” Wrenches
- 2 – 9/16” Wrenches
- 1 – Pliers
- 1 – Hammer
- 1– 3/8” Hand Drill
- 1 – 13/32” Drill Bit
- 1 – Utility Knife
- Some Blocking
- Tape Measure
How long does it take to Mount the Wild hare Implement System (formerly Groundhog) onto your ATV?
Attaching the mounting plate is a one-time experience that takes 45 – 60 minutes. After the mounting plate is in place it takes 5 minutes, if not less time to attach and remove the Groundhog. Our other attachments are also easy to connect and remove; we believing in constructing products that are solid, yet simple and will get the job done.
How do I get an Instruction Manual?
We offer the manual for our Groundhog product online, in an effort to make finding it convenient for everyone. In the manual you will find easy-to-follow written instructions, supported with pictures. At any time you are welcome to call us for help with setup, removal or for any other inquiries.
Why use an ATV Front End Loader Attachment?
- Tractors are big and can’t fit in tighter places, like an ATV can.
- Tractors are expensive and you might need their power for only a few tasks – not reason enough to buy a tractor but reason enough to want one, at times.
- Tractors will tear up your land, whereas quads won’t (necessarily).
- If you’re sick of using a wheel barrow.
- Allows one quad to do the work of many machines.
- The list could go on, these are just a few examples…..
Is this the Same ATV Front Loader System that was sold by Concord Equipment?
Yes; however we are not the Concord Equipment. We are Wild Hare Manufacturing and we purchased the rights to manufacture the hydraulic ATV front end loader and accessories from the company that was formally known as Concord Equipment.
What makes this ATV front loader different from the rest?
Full hydraulics. Instead of a winch system, our product uses a hydraulic pump that hooks up to a deep cycle battery (not included). This gives it powerful force when going up and down, unlike a winch system that only has power when raising and weight when lowering. You will feel the difference!
Is there a warranty with your ATV accessories?
Yes. A 12-month product warranty applies to the workmanship and materials of our products from the day they’re delivered to the original purchaser. Only the original purchaser is qualified to request warranty-related repairs or replacements. Read more details of Wild Hare Manufacturing’s warranty in the manual, available on our website.
- The speed of your quad should not exceed 5 MPH with attachment in place.
- Be sure to check with your dealer. If your quad is under warranty, our product may void it.
- Be sure the ATV you’re using is 400 cc and above
We stress to impress. Wild Hare Manufacturing takes full responsibility in providing our clients with parts and support. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions at 218-483-1000 or email us at email@example.com.