Trail Wagon UTV Specificationsby Evan Gillespie
Straddling the boundary between sport all-terrain vehicles and full-size trucks, utility terrain vehicles serve as cargo-hauling transportation when and where full-size vehicles are unnecessary or impractical. The Brister's Trail Wagon UTV is a capable, sturdy vehicle, with a 265 cc engine and robust suspension. After Brister's and Manco by American SportWorks, the TW265 Trail Wagon was re-marketed as the CW265 Chuck Wagon.
Engine and Transmission
The Trail Wagon uses a 265 cc four-stroke engine with a single cylinder and overhead valves. A continuously variable transmission delivers power to the rear wheels via an oil-filled transaxle. The vehicle has a top speed of 18 miles per hour.
Frame and Suspension
The vehicle is built on a steel frame. Its front suspension uses double A-arms with adjustable shock absorbers, and the rear suspension employs a single articulated swing arm with quad shock absorbers. All-terrain tires are mounted on the vehicle's 8-inch wheels. Stopping power is via dual rear drum brakes.
The Trail Wagon is 102.5 inches long, 47 inches wide, and 74 inches high. Its wheelbase is 71 inches, and it has a turning radius of 7.5 feet. Ground clearance is 12 inches. The vehicle weighs 760 pounds and has a fuel capacity of 1.6 gallons.
The Trail Wagon has many features that make it a rugged workhorse. Its tilting steel flat bed is equipped with railings and has a hauling capacity of 400 pounds. Total payload capacity for the vehicle is 900 pounds. The Trail Wagon can tow up to 1,100 pounds via its two-inch rear receiver hitch. Comfort features include a full-width bench seat with head rests, drink holders and a glove box. A 12-volt accessory outlet provides convenient access to power. Two 35-watt headlights allow the vehicle to be used beyond daylight hours.
Evan Gillespie grew up working in his family's hardware and home-improvement business and is an experienced gardener. He has been writing on home, garden and design topics since 1996. His work has appeared in the South Bend Tribune, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Arts Everywhere magazine and many other publications.