It just so happens I have a dandy of a story that will fit right into the "abuse" category. We had just moved some pairs earlier in the day and were out on the quads checking to make sure no calves had tried to slip back. Sure enough, one calf was hightailin' it back and my partner in crime bailed off the quad to catch him before he hit max speed. Somehow during the exit, he must have caught the throttle cable and it jammed full on. The quad took off riderless and was gaining speed with every second. All we could do is watch in horror. At one point it looked as though we would get lucky and the quad would run into the fence. But that little slope to the field caused the quad to turn a bit and head downhill...right towards the pivot. By my best estimate, the quad must have been going 100km/h when it struck the pivot tower dead on. :shock:miocene said:I would have to say Arctic CAT would be my preference if available.I run them hard,fast &under heavy load &high KMs/year kms is distance for you americans.I have 2 Arctic cat 400's 2007 models one is low mleage(my DADS) one is mine high mileage mine has needed wear& tear parts but it has 15000 kms .dads has yet to replace the brake pads although that will be soon i have seen other arctic cats that have stood up under similar useage (abuse?),Right G CREEk?,JIllaroo?