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  • Joined Apr 2021
Quad engine size
« on: April 26, 2021, 09:22:41 am »
I'm looking at getting a quad to pull a topper , trailer with feed and bails in. What engine size will I need. Can I get away with a 200cc or do I need bigger.  Thanks


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Quad engine size
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 09:18:11 am »
I've never used a quad with an engine smaller than 350cc.  Smaller are for kids aren't they? 
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  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Quad engine size
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 09:49:23 am »
We use our ride-on mower to pull a small trailer with feed up a 14 degree slope. It has a 700cc 21 HP Kawasaki engine and is near its limit.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Quad engine size
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 11:23:35 am »
Just asked my son who has a quad business. He reckons 400cc or above and recommends a Japanese made machine for reliability.


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • carmarthenshire
Re: Quad engine size
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 02:41:25 pm »

We'll my old Honda big red 4x4 is only 300cc (trx300) and seems to be reasonably powerful, but then I don't really tow anything particularly heavy, so I probably wouldn't go less than that.

you don't say if your dealing with steep hills or flat, or planning on using in winter mud or on hard surfaces; either hills or mud will need more power.


  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Quad engine size
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2021, 09:22:30 am »
The TRX300 was a phenomenal little work horse.  I had one of those before "upgrading" to the Foreman (which I think is a 500).  The main differences I found were the Foreman was less stable/more bouncy at similar speeds. 
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