We had a John Deere ATV. It was a 5 wheeler, one wheel at the front and four under a trolley behind. They weren't really designed for field work, more for golf courses and the like.
This bike was so useful but being theynwerent made anymore difficult to get the parts. The brakes were useless and even when the garage fired new ones, one fell off and the other didn't really work well.
It was a wet and windy day. I had been to our top field and fed the cattle and had the sheep feed on the back. As it was wet I would stand on the wide footplate. Coming down from the top field the throttle jammed open which meant that our top speed increased to about 15 m.p.h. downhill and with a following wind.
I zoomed (if that speed could be called a zoom) through thenyard and headed for the sheep field. The gate was without a catch to it so I would jut barge it open and go through.
The sheep had heard me coming and several had gathered around the gate.
I barged the gate open, however a ewe got in the way and it didn't open far enough and the corner of the trolley caught the gate causing the bike to check hard and swerve. I wasn't expecting it.
I went straight over the handlebars, the bike freed itself, went straight over me and took off across the field. Half the sheep followed the bike the others stayed, I would like to say stood by me but truth be known trampled across me.
The bike went through three lines of electro tape before stopping at the bottom fence. I had to walk to the bottom with the sheep knocking into memwondering where theormfoodmwas.
The bike never hurt me at all, sheep's feet did!