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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 22nd 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au ---17 LAWN LAIR: Don Wales, nephew of Donald Campbell, aims to smash a previous 130km/h lawnmower record, set by Bob Cleveland at Bonneville Salt Flats, USA, in 2006. Campbell set to mow down speed record A quick wizz round the lawns on Sunday afternoon will never the same again, writes Mark Hinchliffe THIS machine could cut your Saturday afternoon lawn-mowing time to less than a minute. Don Wales, nephew of world speed record holder Donald Camp- bell, hopes to drive his specially adapted Countax ride-on mower to more than 160km/h this weekend and set a new world record. The previous record for a work- ing mower was 130km/h set by Bob Cleveland at Bonneville Salt Flats in the US in 2006. The 48-year-old hopes to continue the Campbell family tradition of world speed records by driving two timed runs over 1.6km. However, to qualify for the Guin- ness world record, he must then be able to cut grass with the same machine. After the record-breaking at- tempt, the mower will join the Beaulieu collection of land speed record machines, sitting right next to the 1925 Bluebird of Donald Campbell's father, Sir Malcolm. Although the Project Runnin- gblade team has not revealed the engine and running gear details they claim it will cut the grass on a football pitch in under three min- utes. Green-power comes to man-on-the-land OFF ROAD: Polaris Ranger EV400 electric vehicle in action Green power is coming to Australian farms with electric all-terrain vehicles now available, reports Mark Hinchliffe Obviously the market is much wider than just organic farmers and wineries' P OLARIS Industries' Ranger EV400 is different to the few other electric ATVs on the market because it is a 4x4. ''There are a couple of basic 4x2 vehicles on the market,'' says Polaris Industries Australia marketing manager Neil Anderson, ''but they are typically converted golf carts, whereas ours is a genuine 4x4 capable off-road utility vehicle.'' ''We've just got stock and the in- itial response has been very posi- tive from poten- tial customers and dealers,'' he says. ''Obviously the market is much wider than just organic farmers and wineries. ''Local councils and acreage ow- ners have signifi- cant potential due to the models environ- mental credentials, and the equine sector also has some potential as it is so quiet and can be used indoors.'' The Ranger EV400 is listed at $19,995 and features an 80km range, on-demand all-wheel drive and a 22kW, 48 volt AC electric motor capable of a top speed of 40km/h. Anderson says he does not yet have any official sales volume forecasts. The Ranger EV400 has an 11.7kW maximum-power battery pack and three- mode system for high range, low range and maximum range. Polaris research has found that 90 per cent of Australian farms do less than 80km per day. The Polaris AWD system automatically engages when more forward traction is needed, then switches back to two-wheel drive. The rider can also switch to one-wheel-drive ''Turf'' mode for tight turns and minimal damage to sensitive terrain. It features rollover protection, independent rear suspension with 23cm of travel, a 226kg dump box, 567kg towing capacity, 453kg payload and 25cm ground clearance. The front end has heavy duty protection and the headlights are inset to reduce damage. Motor Cycles BLUE QUAD BIKE 110cc, $250 ono. 0408 714 106 0 BMW K1200 LT '99 62,000 km, 1 owner, perfect unmarked cond. Full BMW tour- ing pack incl cd, heated seats and grips, c/crtl, trip computer, abs, etc. Full detailed serv hist. $15,000 Firm. 0408 554 426 1 DIRT BIKE GEAR Boots sz 11, helmet, armour, pants, goggles, as new, $800 the lot, will sep. 0400 417 855 0 DIRT/TRAIL BIKE 200cc Thumpster, 14 mth old, very little use, $700 ono. Ph 0408 125 269. 0 Draggin Jeans Rossi and Thomas Cook boots, leather jackets, jeans, vests, gloves, - ladies and mens. W/proof jean polar fleece lined. Oilskin jeans, jackets. Country Leather 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 1 DUNE BUGGY Honda Odyssey 250cc, 2 stroke, goes well plus spares $1,500 ono ph 0407 777 825. 0 FZR-600 '93 Excellent condition, $3,100. Ph 0409 858 169 0 GO CART OFF ROAD DINGO 5hp, 6 yrs and up, tidy, goes well. $800 ono. 0449 868 679 0Harley Davidson Wanted $15,000 - $20,000. Prefer modified. Phone 0419 158 395. 0 HARLEY '96 DYNA Wide Glide, immac, 24,000k $16,400 ono 0407 786 530 0 HONDA CB900 goes well, $850 ono, plus 1 for spares. Ph 0428 417 580 0 Honda Postie Bike CT110, 2000 mod, vgc, $900 ono. Ph 0418 126 969 1 HONDA SPADA VT250 2001 model, just serviced, new tyres, $3,000 ono. 0437351842 0 Honda ST1100 '98 Exc cond, 67,000 ks, reg 9/10, twin paniers, lge top box, heated handle grips, $6,500. Ph 0418 123 296 1 Honda XR400R 2000, road/trail, reg, Staintune exh, vgc, $4,400. 0409 493 391 1 Husqvarna WR250 2 stroke Enduro, reg'd, good Pirelli's, gripper seat, Barkbusters, strong motor, $2,200 ph 0438 519 235. 0Husqvarna TXC450 2009 low hrs, elec start, extras, exc cond, $7,500. 0409 132 182. 0 KAWASAKI ZX10 NINJA 2004, many extras, showroom cond, $11,600. 0409 412 296. 0 KAWASAKI ZXR1200 Immaculate condition, Power Commander, $6,800 ono. Ph 0428 525 706. 0 KAZUMA VIPER 110cc, low hrs, exc cond, $500 ono. Ph 0407 146 803. 0 King Bike Trailers ATV Trailers $1,190 3 Bike Trailers $1,190 ATV Carriers from $984 Special prices --- all in stock King Trailer Industries 5 Florence St, Moonah Ph 6228 0317 Deal with the Manufacturer 1 KTM LC4 640 '05 MOD new rear tyre, chain and sprockets, excellent example, $7,000 ono. 0414 215 346 0 KTM 250SX 2008 As new cond, many extras, $6,500 ono. Ph 0428 525 706. 0KX250F '04 - $4,400 Top end rebuild, lots of new parts, exc cond. 0419 554 135. 1 Moto Guzzi 750 Nevada new shockers, tyres and bat- tery, 11 mths rego, $4,500. Ph 6254 7203. 0 M 4 M FUNDRAISER Ride and drive, all proceeds to Whittle Ward. Memorial for Mandie Johnson, 22nd May at Cenotaph. Reg at 11.30, depart midday. $10 patch. Supported by Veterans Memorial Centre (Remembrance Riders). Enq 6263 4455. 0 SCOOTER - YAMAHA Cygnus 125cc, near new, $4,600 ono. Ph 0417 122 760 0 SRCT AGM 6pm Tue June 1 at RNH, 225 Campbell St 0 SUZUKI DR 750 Dakar Touring model, rare, good cond, $3,000. Phone 6239 6146 or m: 0427 539 623 0 SUZUKI GSXF750 2004 grey/silver, exc cond, new front tyre, near new rear, regularly/ recently serviced, reg 9/10, 29,000klms, luggage rack, $6,300 ono. Ph 6247 3382 0Suzuki LTZ 400 quad '04 bike, lots of extras, selling due to lack of use $4,500 may trade. ph 0437 455 677 or 6268 1403 0 Suzuki RMX 250 Enduro bike, 2001, exc cond, $2,800 ono. 0438 345 347. 0 SUZUKI 1200 BANDIT 09 model, 13,000 ks, very good cond, $7,990 ... Hobart City Commercials (03) 6231 6161 0 S S Swap Suzuki RMZ250 2009 exc cond, spares and manual for late model 250 2 stroke. Cash adjustment. 0414 808 542 or 6239 6474. 1 TASSIE QUAD ADVENTURES Ride N Swim 29th May Huon - Hastings Return. Rental quad avail. Also tyres from $110. Ph 0419 550 534 www.tassiequadadventures.com.au 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2TRIUMPH SPEED 0007, 9,000 k's, exc cond, extra's. No joy rides. $13,500. 0409 602 621 0 Yamaha Big Bear 250 2009, $5,000 ono priced to sell hardly used, reluctant sale. ph 0488 172 839 Cygnet. 0 YAMAHA R1 2001, low klms, many extras, new tyres, immac cond. Will sell this weekend $8,300 ono. Ph 0420 532 917 0YAMAHA R1 2008 black/gold, 1380k's, books, keys, manuals, warranty $13,500. 0417577703 0 Yamaha TDM850 '99 Good cond, new susp, hand protectors, heated grips, rack and bag, spare exhaust cover lock, 70,000 klms, $4,200 firm.. Ph 6261 5338 YAMAHA TTR90 2005, $2,100. Honda QR50, $400. Ph 6253 5734 0Yamaha WR450 '06 vgc, with reg and extras, $6,500 Ph 0417 105 661 1YAMAHA YFZ 450 quad '09 exc cond, all accessories, $7,000 may swap for car or 4WD. Ph 0448 954 695 0 YAMAHA '95 XT600 low 70KS, goes well, Aug reg, $2,800. Ph 0406 125 988. 0 SOUTHERN DIRTBIKES 505 Main Rd Montrose Ph 6273 2871 Easy finance interest free or deferred payment available TAA 2044776-32
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