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Keep Smiling Through All The Seasons

You know how it is, the alarm goes off, you jump out of bed ready to face the long day ahead… and… you hear the rain pounding on the corrugated roofs. I know, the weather app said it would be a cloudy but rain free start to the morning… wrong.

Straight away, your day has got off on the wrong foot. You’re already thinking about the other jobs that needed to be done, and maybe you can reorganise your day and see if the weather lets up… anything but jumping on the ATV is this weather.

The Quadcrate Solution

Well, fear not… there is a solution at hand… The Quadcrate Bubble Cab.
This product is one of my favourites. The sturdy galvanised mild steel frame attaches to the front and rear bale racks, looking pretty much like a roll cage. Then attached to this is the vital ingredient… The polycarbonate sheet. This will give you all-weather protection above, behind and right in front you. Hail, snow, rain, wind, whatever the weather chooses to throw at you that day, you’ll be sitting comfortably behind the Bubble Cab.

Keep Warmer and Dryer in your Bubble Cab

We all know, whether from our own personal experiences or our farm hands’, that moral and motivation does take a hit when dealing with the British weather. If you’ve started the day cold and wet through, then you or your help isn’t going to be performing at their best, which obviously means jobs will take longer and may not be done to your high standards. Keeping yourself dry and sheltered could make you and your farm hands more productive.

Safety First

We, at Quadcrate always design and manufacture our products to a very high standard, with the client’s major needs being addressed, whether it be efficiency, productivity or cost saving… or safety. Safety is a top priority for us when we create our products, they are vigorously ‘farm’ tested (by me and Dad) to highlight if any improvements can be made. The Bubble Cab’s sturdy frame and cab will definitely offer protection from things like bramble and branches and should you be unfortunate enough to roll the ATV, then it could prevent the accident from being much worse. However, that said, please don’t go out riding bareback… wear proper clothing and that all important crash helmet.

You can view on our website all the products Quadcrate has to offer and even watch me putting them through their paces, plus you can view our testimonials from our previous clients.
Get in touch for more details

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Quadcrate Awards in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Quadcrate Awards

A Decade of Distinction

The journey of entrepreneurial success is often marked by milestones that stand as testament to innovation, business acumen, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Over the past decade and more, the Quadcrate journey has been distinguished by numerous Quadcrate awards, transcending expectations not just in the creation of groundbreaking products but also in garnering a cabinet full of prestigious accolades. Here’s a closer look at this illustrious journey of recognition and success.

Best New Innovation 2009 – Tullamore Show

The Tullamore Show, a premier event celebrating agricultural excellence, recognized our endeavor in 2009 with the “Best New Innovation” award. This accolade was the result of tireless research and development, which culminated in a product that not only served a significant need within the agricultural community but did so with unprecedented ingenuity.

Eircom Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009

In the same year, the Eircom Young Entrepreneur of the Year award found its recipient in a visionary whose fresh perspective and daring approach to business disrupted the status quo. It was a validation of the boldness inherent in the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives on challenging the expected and embracing the new.

Eircom Best Rural Business 2009

Proving that geographical boundaries do not limit excellence, the Best Rural Business award from Eircom in 2009 celebrated our firm’s commitment to invigorating the rural economy. It recognized the impact of creating a product that not only served rural needs but also became a catalyst for rural business vitality.

Smarta 100 – Reached Top 100 Businesses UK

Recognition soon crossed national boundaries when Smarta 100 listed us among the top 100 businesses in the UK. This recognition underscored our competitive edge, business model efficiency, and the overall impact on the UK’s business landscape.

Shell LiveWIRE – Young Entrepreneur of the Year Wales and NI Region 2010

The following year, the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Wales and Northern Ireland region was a moment of pride that underscored the region’s innovative potential and the role of young leaders in shaping the future of business.

Best New Innovation with Retail Price of Less Than £10,000 Lamma Show 2013

At the Lamma Show 2013, we once again shone brightly with an award for the Best New Innovation under £10,000. This demonstrated that true innovation does not always come with a hefty price tag; it is about accessibility and practicality, bringing solutions to those who need them most without breaking the bank.

Future Innovation Award – Silver Award

Our journey of innovation was beautifully punctuated with the Future Innovation Silver Award, a nod to our company’s forward-thinking ethos and our continuous efforts to push the envelope, forecasting and filling the needs of tomorrow today.

Royal Welsh Show 2023, Machinery and Implement Section – Gold Award

Fast forward to the present day, where our commitment to excellence and innovation has been once again recognized at the Royal Welsh Show 2023. Winning the Gold Award in the Machinery and Implement Section did not just signify a moment of triumph but a continued legacy. It’s a declaration that we are still at the forefront of innovation, shaping the agricultural sector with our state-of-the-art machinery.

Reflecting on a Legacy

As we look back on these accolades, from the Eircom awards to the most recent triumph at the Royal Welsh Show, it’s clear that the journey is just as important as the destination. Each award in our gallery is more than a mere trophy; it is a story of passion, innovation, and unwavering dedication to excellence. These acknowledgments from peers and industry leaders do not just shine a light on past achievements but also forge a path of inspiration for the innovations yet to come.

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Quadcrate Bubble Cab Video

So last week we attended the Lamma show at the NEC in Birmingham leading with our new Quadcrate Bubble Cab. We found it to be a massive show with all under one roof, nice and warm and dry allowing everyone to enjoy their day out.

Before we went we had been told we had won Silver in the Future Innovation Awards for our new product the Bubble cab.

This was a great start to our preparation as we were told we had won it before Christmas.

We were given a silver award plaque to have on show and it really was a positive talking point for a lot of people. The Bubble cab really turned heads and potential customers loved the spec and appreciated the quality of the finish.

It was the first time we had showed the Bubble with a front window and wiper. As this was a major question “had we a wiper on it”
Now we do ??

We had several ATV dealers interested in a demo as they could finally see up close how good the Quadcrate was. I kept referring to it as the “army Swiss knife for quads”
With that they were happy to say that they would have no bother selling the Quadcrate range to their customer base and wanted our pricelist ?

Although the Lamma show is quite expensive, unless you go you can’t meet and greet the people who can really help us get Quadcrate really seen for what it is. Attachments that are changing the lives of those who invest.

The show overall was a great success with us receiving several orders for both Quadcrate packages and Quadcrate Bubble Cabs

Hopefully we can attend again next year and really drive forward with Quadcrate.

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Farm Fencing Solutions

Farm Fencing Solutions

Simplify One of the Most Painful Jobs When Fencing

Now, when it comes to creating fencing, be it Post and Rail, Electric or Wire, we have several farm fencing solutions that will certainly help you complete the job. For this post I’m going to concentrate on the tricky issue of laying wire fences, especially Sheep and Barbed Wire Fences.

This has probably brought some very unpleasant memories for you as it has for me. Handling that Barbed Wire, rolling it out ready for securing to the posts, I bet its caused a ‘few’ nicks here and there, even if you were wearing gloves.

Now, a Wire Fence and a Barbed Wire Fence certainly have a number of advantages over other forms of fencing… it can be cheaper… and it can be erected far quicker, hence saving time and money… so we’ve created two farm fence solutions specifically designed to make the job as simple and safe as possible.

Why Walk When You Can Roll

Up first is the Wire Unroller which neatly attaches to our Quadcrate on your ATV and can unroll around 100 metres in 30 seconds, try doing that by hand and on your own. It’s design enables you to roll out a 3 coil or a 2 coil barbed wire fence ensuring the distance between the coils is maintained. A handy little tip is, it can also be used to safely roll up old wire fencing if needed… win win.

Stop Manually Tensioning

How many wire fences have you manually tensioned? If the answer was just one, it was one too many. Our Wire Tensioner is a god send. It attaches to your ATV but is also suitable for attaching to your other farm vehicles such a tractor or a teleporter, if for example, you need to raise the fencing higher. It really does make light work of this task… giving you your time back.

When attached to your ATV, and if you have loaded the bale racks with some heavy items to give you more traction, you can literally put strain on up to 50 metres of Sheep wire fencing.

As with all of our products we do like to offer you a package, so we have bundled together a ‘Fencing Package’ which includes all of our products relating to those fencing jobs… Front and Back Postholders, our Quadcrate, the Tool Box and of course the Wire Unroller and the Wire Tensioner. This really is a great bundle and I’m sure you’ll save both man hours and money… not to mention a fortune on band-aids ?

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ATV Rider Weather Protection

Keep Smiling Through All The Seasons

You know how it is, the alarm goes off, you jump out of bed ready to face the long day ahead… and… you hear the rain pounding on the corrugated roofs. I know, the weather app said it would be a cloudy but rain free start to the morning… wrong.

Straight away, your day has got off on the wrong foot. You’re already thinking about the other jobs that needed to be done, and maybe you can reorganise your day and see if the weather lets up… anything but jumping on the ATV is this weather.

The Quadcrate Solution

Well, fear not… there is a solution at hand… The Quadcrate Bubble Cab providing great atv rider weather protection.

This product is one of my favourites. The sturdy galvanised mild steel frame attaches to the front and rear bale racks, looking pretty much like a roll cage. Then attached to this is the vital ingredient… The polycarbonate sheet. This will give you all-weather protection above, behind and right in front you. Hail, snow, rain, wind, whatever the weather chooses to throw at you that day, you’ll be sitting comfortably behind the Bubble Cab.

Keep Warmer and Dryer in your Bubble Cab

We all know, whether from our own personal experiences or our farm hands’, that moral and motivation does take a hit when dealing with the British weather. If you’ve started the day cold and wet through, then you or your help isn’t going to be performing at their best, which obviously means jobs will take longer and may not be done to your high standards. Keeping yourself dry and sheltered could make you and your farm hands more productive with our innovative atv rider weather protection solution.

Safety First

At Quadcrate we always design and manufacture our products to a very high standard, with the client’s major needs being addressed, whether it be efficiency, productivity or cost saving… or safety. Safety is a top priority for us when we create our products, they are vigorously ‘farm’ tested (by me and Dad) to highlight if any improvements can be made. The Bubble Cab’s sturdy frame and cab will definitely offer protection from things like bramble and branches and should you be unfortunate enough to roll the ATV, then it could prevent the accident from being much worse. However, that said, please don’t go out riding bareback… wear proper clothing and that all important crash helmet.

You can view on our website all the products Quadcrate has to offer and even watch me putting them through their paces, plus you can view our testimonials from our previous clients.

Get in touch for more details

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ATV Farm Fencing

ATV Farm Fencing Solution

We all know that if you have good livestock then you also need good fencing, well we’ve created a great atv farm fencing solution…

As we are well into the summer months now… probably furthest from your mind is the job of getting your fencing sorted. Now, it may just be one of your least favourite jobs around the farm, but it obviously is an important one. Keeping your livestock where they are supposed to be requires good, solid and well maintained fencing.

Plus, you may want to install fencing to protect your crops from your own livestock or vermin such as rabbits, deer, etc… Once the installation and/or maintenance is done, rest assured you’ll get a better nights sleep.

Time Saving Solutions

To make that all important fencing job a lot easier, our atv farm fencing solution will do the job, whether it be post and rail, electric or wire fencing, we have several solutions which attach to your ATV and, we’re comfortable saying, all will save you time and effort.

Our first offering is the Front Postholder, and as the name suggests, it attaches to the front of the ATV onto the bale rack. It’s suitable for various different items ranging from tool boxes to feed bags… but is actually designed for securing and carrying up to 15 fence posts or several reels of barbed wire thanks to its sturdy design. The base has raised lips to ensure your load stays in place and as an added safety feature also comes with securing side chains… so rest assured, even over the most challenging of your terrain, you’ll arrive with your load intact. The Front Postholder has also been designed to have our Front Toolbox attached to the front, so you will be able to carry everything you need and not having to return to base as often.

Our second offering, the Back Postholder attaches to the rear of your ATV onto the rear bale rack. It is similar in styling to the Front Postholder but on a larger scale therefore allowing for more posts, etc., to be transported. When both are attached, and loaded up with your posts, reels, feed bags, or whatever you’re transporting, the weight of your load will be spread out evenly ensuring you can tackle the toughest terrain.

If you’re looking for a fencing solution that covers all types of fencing, not just post and rail, we have a great ‘Fencing Package’ which includes both Postholders, plus our products tailored to wire fencing, which are the Wire unroller for and the Wire Tensioner. This package also includes our Quadcrate and the Front Toolbox and offers a saving against when bought as individual products.

Rigorously Farm Tested

The Postholders are rigorously tested for use on varying terrains and in all the differing weather conditions the UK climate can offer, if fact, all of our products are, so we are confident that you’ll have no complaints. Our comprehensive Fencing Package which includes the 2 Postholders front and back, front toolbox along with the wire un-roller, wire tensioners and Quadcrate. Check out our products pages for any additional information you need or get in touch.

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Visit Us at the NPA Ploughing Championships

We are attending the NPA Ploughing Championships in Co Laois Row 16 Stand 273.

If you are wanting to unlock your quads full potential please call in for a chat as we have the keys ?

We are doing a promotion of 10% off for show season during the NPA.

This promotion is running till the 20/10/2022 and after the show to avail you must order online and use the promo code QUADCRATE10

See you there ?

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New Quadcrate Combo Package

quadcrate combo package

A Farmer can never have too many attachments for their ATV and the new Quadcrate Combo package is no exception! Including everything you need for everyday tasks and more, you can improve your overall efficiency, safety, and the quality of your work.

Here’s what you need to know about our cost-effective Combo package.

What is included in the combo package?

The Quadcrate Combo package is aimed at the all round Farmer who likes to get on with their own tasks let it be lambing time, or when fencing around the farm. We’ve included the essential attachments needed to complete these jobs easily all year round.

The package includes the following:

1 x Quadcrate®️

The Quadcrate®️ is a load-carrying device that is attached to the ATV and folds up when not in use. It allows the operator to carry a variety of items with ease, reaching areas that would otherwise be difficult to reach with a trailer. You can be ready to tow a trailer in a matter of seconds.

1 x Transport cage

You’ll be better prepared to deal with certain situations, such as bringing home a sick or deceased animal, with the Transport cage on the back of your ATV. The Transport cage is a comfortable way to transport a ewe, calf, goat, pig, or dogs from point A to point B. It’s easily attached and detached with sliding latches each side so loads can be taken off easily.

1 x Front Postholder

The Front Postholders are attached to the front bale rack and can carry a variety of items such as buckets, meal bags, toolboxes, barbed wire, sheep troughs and more. The Front Postholder allows the rider to transport items more safely so you don’t have to balance heavy loads when climbing very steep terrain.

1 x Back Postholder

Since the back bale rack on most ATVs is larger than the front, the Back Postholders are a larger version of the Front Postholders. When properly loaded, even the most difficult terrain can be easily navigated, allowing you to always arrive at your destination. We’ve found them to be extremely useful for transporting diesel in 20-litre drums to tractors and diggers over rough terrain, and they’re also great for carrying fencing posts.

1 x Lambox kit

The Lambox kit is available in two sizes and transforms either the Front or Back Postholders into a dual-purpose Lambox. The Lambox kit is basically techscrewed to either the front or back Postholders to make it into a Lambox. It’s a great accessory for transporting newborn lambs. The newborns can be kept safe during their journey back to the farm while the ewe is safe in the Transport cage. There is also a removable divider so 1/3 can be used for vetinary products and 2/3 for the new born lambs

1 x Front Toolbox

Carrying all of your tools can be a stressful job but with a Front Toolbox attachment, you can keep everything you need in one place. You’ll have space for hammers, steeples, rope, spanners and more so doing work on the go is a lot easier and productivity remains high.

1 x Wire un-roller

The Wire Unroller can unroll 50 meters of sheep wire in less than 15 seconds and 100 meters in 30 seconds, saving time and energy. There’s also a bar for unrolling three coils of barbed wire at once, which means you’ll have an extra pair of hands and won’t have to put off fencing tasks.

1 x Wire tensioner

The Wire Tensioner is an excellent tool for pulling sheep wire straight. Surprising strains can also be achieved by using your quad with the two Postholders front and back filled with posts or coils of wire to add extra weight which increases traction and allows for extra strain.

At Quadcrate, we design with functionality and safety in mind. Our ATV combo package includes the most important attachments for lambing duties, fencing and more.

Buy your Quadcrate Combo package today or get in touch with us for more information.

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Improving Farm Efficiency

Improving Farm Efficiency

With Help From Our Combo ATV Package

Come rain or shine, improving farm efficiency and keeping your farm productive all year round is essential to a successful farming business. You’ll never be short of jobs so investing in tools that will speed things up or adopting new processes to get more done can make all the difference to you and your team.

Here are some top ways of improving farm efficiency.

Keep your machinery clean and well maintained

Unexpected machine faults or complete breakdowns are not ideal and a few hours of repair time can quickly turn into days lost. It’s a good idea to inspect your machines and vehicles regularly, not only from a safety aspect, but to ensure that small faults are identified and rectified quickly. Additionally, giving everything a good clean will prevent debris from getting stuck and causing problems. Equipment is expensive so look after it!

Plan ahead so you’re well prepared

Farms are very much ruled by the seasons and the weather can completely throw your plans off track, especially if you are not prepared. Weather conditions, water availability and pests change every year so plan as much as you can so that you’re ready to go, but equally, don’t invest your time and effort into just one thing. For example, growing various crops means you have all grounds covered and don’t have to waste time trying to recover!

Utilise your ATV with the right attachments

If you don’t have the right tools for a particular task then it’s going to take much longer. For those with an ATV, why not utilise it even more? On their own ATVs are great but with a range of attachments, they’re even better and super efficient! The Quadcrate combo package is a cost-effective option that includes:

  • 1 x Quadcrate®
  • 1 x Animal cage
  • 1 x Back Postholder
  • 1 x Lambox kit
  • 1 x Front Postholder
  • 1 x Front Toolbox
  • 1 x Wire un-roller
  • 1 x Wire tensioner

Not only can you transport animals, repair fencing, carry your tools and more, but it also acts as a second pair of hands so higher work rates will be achieved.

Create a farm calendar

All staff members need to be aware of what is going on at the farm so that there are no surprises that could lead to lost time. A farm calendar will aid in planning and transparency, allowing everyone to be aware of forthcoming duties and can get on with jobs instead of not knowing the plan of action.

At Quadcrate, everything we design has practicality in mind. We understand that on a busy farm there’s always something to be done and that’s why our ATV combo package has the most essential attachments for your ATV. Getting jobs done has never been easier! Don’t forget to browse our custom packages or individual products too and contact us today for more information.

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ATV Dog Safety

ATV Dog Handling Package

Our ATV Dog Safety Solution, Four Reasons Why You Need One…

Using an ATV on your farm can be extremely handy. Whether you’re carrying tools from A to B or you want to stay safe in all weather conditions, you can instantly improve productivity around the farm when you have an off-road vehicle. Have you considered ATV Dog Safety?

Better yet, with the right attachments, your ATV can keep your animals safe. Our new Dog Handling Package is a great addition to your kit so you can have greater peace of mind about the safety of your farm dog.

Here are four top reasons why you need an ATV Dog Safety Package.

It’s suitable for trainee pups and experienced dogs

No matter how experienced your farm dog is, safety is a top priority. Our package includes a large transport cage that’s suitable for dogs of all breeds and sizes. That means you can easily attach the cage to your ATV and have your dog ride along so they’re away from hazards. If you have dogs that work close to busy roads, then having a place where they are safe is very important.

There will be fewer injuries and accidents

When your dog gets injured or is involved in an accident not only is it very distressing but it can make a big impact on daily farm tasks. With a number of different machines and tools being used all over the farm, you have to be mindful of where your dogs are at all times – even well-trained dogs can go into dangerous areas. Additionally, a lot of accidents have happened, where dogs have got injured, jumping off quads resulting in serious injury and death in some cases – that’s why having a safe way to transport your animals will reduce the risk of injury so you can have greater peace of mind.

You can get on with jobs quicker

Farm dogs are farmers’ best friends so what’s better than having your dog by your side? On a practical level, our transport cage can improve your productivity as your dog can quickly hop in and away you go. Perhaps you have a number of jobs to complete but you don’t have time to escort your dog back safely, well with this dog handling package to hand you can work efficiently.

There’s space for your dog and your tools

By itself an ATV is great but with helpful attachments, it’s even more effective. This package includes a dog cage as well as a front postholder and toolbox. As a multi-purpose kit, you can carry both your dog and your tools in one saving you extra trips!

Invest in our Dog Handling Package today and keep your farm dog safe. This package will allow ATV operators to carry out several agricultural tasks and rest tired dogs, preparing them for the next job. For more information get in touch with our helpful team. Don’t forget to browse our range of other ATV attachments to create a vehicle kit that works for your needs.