ATV Loading and Unloading Safety Tips
There are extensive lists of procedures and practices that should be regarded while operating an ATV. One of the most important is loading and unloading it to your vehicle.
The first rule that applies here is to use what is known as the common sense! We have seen so many excited drivers and power sports enthusiasts ignore this and just do what they feel is right.
It's important to know that getting your ATV in and out of a trailer will require a ramp. Most trailers have some sort of built-in ramps but if your trailer does not have this, make sure to get an ATV ramp that will suit your need.
Then, follow these basic guidelines to help you as you load or unload your ATV :
- Make sure your ramps are long enough to work well.
- Don’t suddenly change gears while on the ramps, and don’t blip the throttle or surprise the brakes.
- Park on a surface as close to level as possible.
- Take the music out of your ears if needed, and make sure you have a good visual of your surroundings before attempting to use the ramps.
- Use a trailer if you have one to use.
- Check your ramps twice. Don’t be in a rush. Don’t get lazy and overlook the necessity of simple things like safety straps and parking brakes.
If you are not familiar with the machines you are handling, then ask someone for help. Asking folks who move their ATVs often can be a good way to get some insights.
These are just simple and basic tips to consider. If you've got more questions, contact us and our experts will be glad to assist you.