Wairarapa News : February 6th 2013
16 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 NEWS go to : craftevents.co.nz Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North Thursday to Sunday • Open 10am -- 4.30pm daily February 14 -- 17 LEARN to paint, draw, quilt and embellish INCLUDES entry to the Q DISCOVER new project SHOP for craft supplies FREE seminar-style wor NEW IN 2013! Organised by ilt and em Quilt Show s rkshops Supported by GRAB your FREE copy of Reader 's Digest* Admission charges apply. More info: +61 2 9452 7575 *Stocks limited Cnr Queen & Church Streets, Masterton 'Where all the best dressed men shop' Minimum 30% off storewide* Ph: 378 6557 www.intersectiononline.co.nz Summer PJ's ½ price Summer bathrobes ½ price Knitwear ½ price Rock bottom specials on racks at the door *(Except Tui and Tees table) 4327319BB EXTRA SPECIALS Polo Shirts 2 for $80 Shorts 2 for $100 S/S & L/S Shirts 2 for $100 YELLOW DOT CLOTHING SPECIALS 4559913AJ RIDE 2013 CALENDARS were $29.90 Now $22.90 BMX/SKATE HELMETS $49.50 3 sizes, 4 colours Locally Owned & Operated TIRED OF CLEANING YOUR POOL? RELAX R R ESTIMATES GIVEN OVER THE PHONE SO CALL US NOW Pool & Spa Servicing TAYLOR MADE to suit your pool & pocket! • Regular Pool or Spa Servicing (Valet Cleaning) • Casual / On-Demand Service Ideal when you're away on holiday or selling your house • No Dreaded Fixed Term Contracts LET US DO ALL THE HARD WORK WHILE YOU SIT BACK Taylors Pool Service "The Pool Professionals" 207 High Street, Solway, Masterton Ph: 06 370 3065 www.poolman.co.nz 4554827AU Safety first: Bruce Hargood of Loader Construction Engineering with their Quad Bike Safety Frame installed. Quad bike safety frame will help prevent tragedies By PIERS FULLER ' My wife wouldn't let me get a quad unless I had some sort of protection. ' Bruce Hargood Wairarapa people are only too aware of the tragedies that can result from quad bikes rolling over, but a local engineering firm has devised a simple and effective safety-improving solu- tion. A group of guys from Loader Construction Engineering in Masterton have perfected the Quad Bike Safety Frame which tests have shown to greatly improve a person s chances of escaping a quad crash un- harmed. With rounded Chromalloy frame extensions installed at the back of the quad, the device not only helps stop the vehicle rolling onto its back, but crucial- ly, provides vital space under- neath if the quad does roll. In development since early 2011, the project is the result of collaboration between Loaders owners, Bruce Hargood and Keith Saywell, and staff, Ted Dalby and Don Saywell. Using a crash-test dummy containing balloons, the team took videos of a quad bike with the frame installed crashing down a hill in several scenarios. During all of the tests none of the balloons popped. Loaders have also developed a frame for the front of quads that also increases the protective envelope if the quad rolls. This removable frame also doubles as storage space on the front. Bruce Hargood has already got the safety frames installed on his two quad bikes. My wife wouldn t let me get a quad unless I had some sort of protection, he says. He is an avid hunter and the removable front frame that he has developed is perfect for car- rying carcasses. Unlike some other roll protec- tion devices on the market, the Loaders safety frame does not inhibit the use of the rear deck of the quad. Sheep dogs, hay bales or even spray equipment can easily negotiate the rear of the vehicle without impediment. The frame tubing is covered in upholstered foam padding and there are even accessories available. They have developed mesh covers for the rear frames com- plete with storage pockets. The mesh prevents limbs or items from going through the frame during an accident. The product has a Registered Certificate of Design in both New Zealand and Australia. Depending on the make and model of the quad bike, the safety frame costs around $1000 installed. Look out for the quad bike safety frames at the Masterton A & P Show this month.
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