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Old 02-07-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:49 PM   #2
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I do not think we have them bikes here in the USA. John Deere gators are use on the USA farms.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:03 PM   #3
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I do not think we have them bikes here in the USA. John Deere gators are use on the USA farms.
You're right, Australia, South Africa, some South American countries and and they showed up in a few other countries for a year or two. Similar engine to the TW, TTr 230 & older XT 230/250 though...
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:04 AM   #4
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I do not think we have them bikes here in the USA. John Deere gators are use on the USA farms.
Struth. Grew up working on many farms in Canada and never once saw a dirt bike used as farm equipment.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:17 AM   #5
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Struth. Grew up working on many farms in Canada...
Wot! You grew up in Canada? Where did you learn the word "struth"?
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:45 AM   #6
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:19 PM   #7
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Grew up working on many farms in Canada and never once saw a dirt bike used as farm equipment.
In Australia it'd be rare to come across a farm that doesn't have one!

The AG200 in my opinion is the best farm bike available. It has a well deserved reputation for durability and reliability.

It has a long heritage, dating back to the original AG100 & AG175. The AG200 was designed as a farm bike from the ground up, its not a derivative based on a trail model as some equivalent bikes from other manufacturers are.

(Im not saying that these others are necessarily bad bikes either by the way).

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Old 02-10-2015, 03:21 PM   #8
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:56 PM   #9
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Struth. Grew up working on many farms in Canada and never once saw a dirt bike used as farm equipment.
Wayyyy back, it was common for farms and orchards here to use small dual sports- Running water, checking smudge pots, running fence lines. They had a half dozen different bikes on my fathers farm. Everything from their own personal motocrossers to a KE100( the most hated bike :lol ).

Most orchards use small 4 wheelers now, I guess they operate under the assumption that everyone can hop on and drive it, unlike a bike.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:56 PM   #10
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Struth. Grew up working on many farms in Canada and never once saw a dirt bike used as farm equipment.
We belong to a Grazing Association and about the quickest / easiest way to run all 56+ miles of fenceline is on a dirtbike; generally I will use a bike to run fence and do minor repairs off of the bike (only carrying a hammer, pliers and staples) and use a UTV for more intensive repairs. Some of the traditional guys will use horses but it takes them 3-4X the time to run the fence.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:47 PM   #11
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Wayyyy back, it was common for farms and orchards here to use small dual sports- Running water, checking smudge pots, running fence lines. They had a half dozen different bikes on my fathers farm. Everything from their own personal motocrossers to a KE100( the most hated bike :lol ).

Most orchards use small 4 wheelers now, I guess they operate under the assumption that everyone can hop on and drive it, unlike a bike.
No way, anyone who can work on a farm can work a clutch.

It's cultural. American excess. Bigger is better and all that crap

I'd say people as a whole buy way more than they need in the US.
No different then every car has all the options and is an auto w/ a powerful engine. Base models don't sell.

I'd guess an Australian rancher looks at an AG200 and says perfect for the price, where as th fat American farmer looks at a 2x the price auto 400cc+ 4 wheeler or side by side and says that's what I need...no way would that tiny 200cc motorcycle work for me.
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Wayyyy back, it was common for farms and orchards here to use small dual sports- Running water, checking smudge pots, running fence lines. They had a half dozen different bikes on my fathers farm. Everything from their own personal motocrossers to a KE100( the most hated bike :lol ).

Most orchards use small 4 wheelers now, I guess they operate under the assumption that everyone can hop on and drive it, unlike a bike.
Of course it was until the marketers figured out people are willing to spend more $ in the US on bigger machines...we are our own worst enemy at times.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:35 PM   #13
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I think the ATV is generally a bit more handy for most farmers here in Australia. The average age of farmers here is over 70, so 2-wheelers are starting to get beyond most farmers over that age.

My Father still runs a farm in his 70s and he can't handle conventional ATVs anymore and has stepped up to a Rhino!

I think two-wheel AG bikes are popular here due to weather. In our southern states where we have long, wet winters and boggy, loamy soil, the ATV is very popular. The further you move north where the country is drier, two wheels is still popular. They are much cheaper to run than an ATV too.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:51 PM   #14
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This is not Yamaha but Hero Impulse. 125cc bike from Asia largest motorcycle manufacturing company.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:39 PM   #15
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For some reason I cant quote you Tex...so...

The AG200 in my opinion is the best farm bike available. It has a well deserved reputation for durability and reliability.

I agree. It's dated and gutless but it's still the only bike on the market that can be flogged mercilessly for 20000km with virtually zero maintenance and still keep going.

It has a long heritage, dating back to the original AG100 & AG175. The AG200 was designed as a farm bike from the ground up, it’s not a derivative based on a trail model as some equivalent bikes from other manufacturers are.

It does take a lot from the XT200 ('82-'83) actually, but the mods were a lot more involved than the current options from the other manufacturers, and even Yamaha's TTr230AG. And yes, most of the AG inspired touches were from lessons learned from the 100 & 175.
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