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What Do People In Your Area Call ATVs?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    In Maine pretty much every body calls ATV 4-wheelers. Just wondering what people in your area call ATVs becouse I know there is alot of diferent names for them.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Rich mans go-cart.
     
  3. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    Quads, 4-wheelers, atv in that order most of the times
     
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Atv, 4-wheeler, quad, wheeler

    And of course there are some creative names for it when it gets stuck or breaks down.
     
  5. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    my brother tends to call them quad runners and it annoys me because he sounds like the biggest weirdo when he could just say 4wheeler or atv like every one else around here
     
  6. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    In Minnesota lots of us are calling em Quads now-adays. When they were threewheeled we called em bikes. If you don't get what were talking about we'll call em 4wheelers. If were talking to a Cop or an environmental type it's an ATV.

    If your wife can drive it we call it dangerous.

    If you don't have room for an Igloo cooler and the wife it's called a compact.

    If it's not yours, it's called a rental.

    If it's under 500cc it's called a "youth"

    If it's your "works quad", it's called expendable.

    If it's got a deer and a gun on it, we call it a hunting rig. Even if it's bright yellow and sounds like a subcompact with a hollowed out potato shoved up its A$$.
     
  7. skamaniac

    skamaniac Member
    Messages: 38

    Mostly call them quads.
     
  8. Sir Roy

    Sir Roy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    trespassers.
     
  9. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Heh; yeah. If they're somewhere they shouldn't be, it's usually "!@#$%^&*! ATVs." :angry:

    I guess I have heard them called 4-wheelers a lot, but mostly ATVs, which covers three- and four-wheel types.
    I haven't seen them in his yard lately, but a guy near here had two with treads on all four corners, in place of the wheels. I think he sold 'em.

    Speaking of trespassers, five years ago a guy from out-of-state got the front wheels on his machine stuck in a little bridge on the railroad track. A train came along at about 45 MPH and got it unstuck for him. Nobody got hurt, but it set a new flight record for ATVs. :p
     
  10. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    Usually 4 wheeler and atvs, my uncles always called them bikes. I find I call the ones that work ATVs, and toy ones like my 400ex, 4 wheelers, since you tend to wheel the snot out of them if that makes any sense.
     
  11. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    4 wheelers or bait for my pungee stick trespasser deterants
     
  12. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    4 wheelers
     
  13. hndswthtshdws

    hndswthtshdws Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 16

    4 Wheelers.

    We call the sporty ones Quads.
     
  14. venturer

    venturer Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 3

    Instrument of the Devil

    Some people dislike ATV's so much that I've aptly named my 1984 Suzuki 185 the "Instrument of the Devil". The name fits because of how illegal any kind of recreational riding has to be. To some of our more stident detractors, the ATV operator is possessed by the devil so his ride can be none other than an "Instrument of the Devil". I even have homemade stickers on this machine proclaiming it to be the Instrument of the Devil.

    Now when I got my 1995 Suzuki 250 4WD and saw those big rear tires compared to that little wheeler, I named the 250 the "Phat Ride", as a play on words for those relatively fat rear tires.

    Does anybody else have unique pet names for their ATV, besides the colorful names of when it's helplessly stuck in a snowbank?
     
  15. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Nah, no pet names. Just ATV, quad, 4wheeler, piece of ****....depends on WHO you talk to and WHEN you talk to them.
     
  16. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    everyone here calls em quads