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Safe use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in agriculture and forestry.


Provides guidance on the safe use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). It covers the two main groups used in agriculture and forestry which are: a)sit-astride machines with handlebars where the rider uses body movements to help control the machine. These are generally called ATVs in agriculture, quad bikes in leisure use and all-terrain cycles (ATCs) in forestry. b) sit-in machines, usually with a steering wheel, where the driver sits in a conventional seat and there is generally seating for one or more passengers. These are called ATVs in both agriculture and forestry. Contents: Accidents; Training; Protective clothing; Passengers; Maintenance; Safe driving methods; Route planning; Trailed equipment and loads; Using sprayers; Children; Roll bars, lap straps and weather cabs; road use; Training; Rollover protection and seat belts; Parking; stability; Further information.


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Agriculture, Amphibious machines


Supersedes AIS10 (AIS 10) entitled, 'Use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) fitted with spray equipment.' and AIS11 (AIS 11) entitled, 'Selecting and using equipment for all-terrain vehicles.'


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Safe use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in agriculture and forestry.