Sometimes the 4×4 won’t get you to where the game is and hiking many kilometres in and then hauling your catch out is not an option. The Cougar CAT 500 Hunter Edition is a pretty good solution and you can check them out up close at Abela’s Gunshop, which now sells these versatile quad bikes.
They can tow 500kg and carry 220kg, so you’ll have no trouble getting the carcass out back to the ute or shed, but the best thing is this Hunter Edition is fitted with some great accessories specifically for us.
As standard you get a bull bar, 3000lb winch, extra-large tyre package, extra wide fender guards, alloy wheels, towing pack and fully adjustable front/rear suspension.
The hunting extras include a Kolpin hard case transportation boot with soft case insert, Kolpin Rhino Ratchet Grips mounted to our solid shooters rest, 170mm Lightforce handheld spot light with cargo rack mounting bracket, rear storage boot and full camouflage ATV body.
The 500cc single-cylinder quad is built for traversing tough terrain and is fitted with a CVT automatic transmission that includes reverse. There’s also an L model which features a longer chassis and dual seats.
If you can’t make it to Abela’s Gunshop superstore at 13 Watsford Rd, Campbelltown, NSW, the Cougar CAT 500 Hunter will be on display at the Wild Deer Hunting & Guiding Expo 2014 in Bendigo, Victoria on February 1&2 or at the Newcastle Caravan, Camping & Holiday Expo February 7-9.
HOW DOES THE ATV/UTV ARRIVE, AND IS IT FULLY ASSEMBLED AND PRE-DELIVERED?
All Cougar machinery products are built in Australia. Pre-delivery and quality control inspections are carried out, and signed off on all machines by 3 separate QC assembly engineers before delivery.
Our youth bikes, CUB50, and Mini Claw 90, have the handle bars folded down for delivery, these models are sent via one of our Express freight partners. All bikes come with a tool kit, all you need to do is set the handle bars to a comfortable riding position and tighten the 4 x 12mm bolts.
The CAT500 Models and UTV’s are fully assembled and checked by our assembly engineers. These models are picked up and delivered on a car carrier to your door. Ready to ride, there is a small amount of fuel in the tank from when we carry out our pre-delivery checks. We cannot ship our machines with excess flammable liquids.
HOW ARE COUGAR PRODUCTS BUILT?
We source high quality components from only the most reputable suppliers, that have been tried and tested in Australia, followed by further development both locally and overseas. We source components from Australia, Japan, China, America, Canada and Europe. The components that are made overseas are made under the strict guidance of the quality control supervisors. Once our components arrive in our Sydney based factory, our highly trained assembly engineers thoroughly check and test the components before any further assembly is completed. Once all of the components pass the QC check the final build commences in our factory.
WHERE ARE THE ENGINES MADE?
Our engines are built in reputable, high quality engine manufacturing factories throughout Asia to our specific designs and specifications for some of our products. We also source engines from manufacturers Suzuki, Isuzu and CFMOTO.
ARE THE PRODUCTS STRONG AND RELIABLE?
Yes, our products are built tough! At Cougar, we dedicate a great deal of time to our research and development program. We vigorously test our machinery in harsh Australian conditions for extended periods – well in excess of what is considered normal operating conditions. We carry out these tests to better our knowledge on what our products can withstand; this is so we can confidently supply machinery that is capable of providing you with long term service. To assure you of this, we back our products with an industry leading warranty and outstanding after sale service.
WHAT IF THERE IS NOT A COUGAR DEALER NEAR ME?
While we are always actively expanding our dealer network across Australia, if there is not a dealer near to your location; contact us directly to purchase your machine. We do have a high number of Cougar Service Agents across the whole of Australia that we can put you in contact with should you require any service or warranty work. However you can choose to take your machine to your preferred local licensed/qualified mechanic, and we will work closely with them for all your service and warranty needs.
DO YOU STOCK PARTS FOR YOUR MACHINERY?
Yes, Cougar Machinery Australia hold a good amount of stock. Every component of every bike we sell is available from our parts department, from wheel nuts and wiring harnesses to complete engines and transmissions. Having this stock is vital for the way we support our customers and their machines, this gives us the ability to quickly and efficiently send parts and accessories for service and warranty purposes.
I bought a CAT500L for myself and a CUB50 for my daughter in January 2011 and these quad bikes have been great, the 500 really lives up to everything the guys at Cougar said it would be capable of, and much more. I have used a few major brands over the years and none of these have delivered an overall package as good as Cougar Machinery, they call me every once in a while to make sure everything is ok with the bikes and have been extremely helpful when I had a minor warranty claim on the CAT500, there was absolutely no hesitation in assisting me. The CUB50 has never missed a beat. I buy all my service kits and spares from there and Cougar have them delivered within a day or two.
I would recommend Cougar Machinery to anyone looking for good quality, hassle free machinery for business or pleasure. I will most definitely upgrade to another Cougar, if I can ever wear these two out!
I had my first dealing with Cougar in march 2012, and to say the least they were very helpful. I was going to go for a Polaris or a Honda but Steve excelled in helping me understand what product in the Cougar range would suit my needs best. The other companies had warranties which would have made me pay to send the bike 1300km’s back to Perth to be serviced, Cougar however let me pick my own licenced mechanic nearby to me. After having the bike for 2 months and my experience with them so far I would definitely recommend a Cougar product. Thanks to the team for helping me out and keep up the good work.
Cougar Machinery Australia (CMA) launched in 2008 as a new division of SAF Enterprises Pty Ltd (est. 2001). We realised that there was a gap in the market that was not being fulfilled for high quality, cost effective agricultural, construction and property maintenance machinery and equipment that allows businesses to keep running costs down, without compromising on safety or quality. The foundation of the Cougar brand is based on outstanding after sales service and building strong and reliable machinery that is tested in the harsh Australian conditions. At Cougar we back this with an unmatched 3 year unlimited KM factory warranty on parts and labour.
WE ARE HERE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
TThe big difference between CMA and its competitors is we are here for our customers. We want to build strong customer relationships and to be there for you when you need us, no matter how big or small the problem is.
We have listened to farmers and recreational users nationwide saying that down time on any machine for extended periods are detrimental to their businesses or leisure time. CMA knows that even though all machines, components and accessories go through a high standard quality control process and an intense research and development program, sometimes a component may not be quite right. Our experienced and dedicated support team will assist quickly and efficiently with any enquiry you have. Cougar Machinery Australia will keep you going.
Cougar Machinery Australia will keep you going.
PEACE OF MIND
We offer great peace of mind to our customers and potential customers.
Our entire range of machinery and spare parts offer great value for money. With Cougar Machinery Australia there are no hidden surprises or unreasonable costs.
Our spare parts department stocks every component for every machine we sell, from wheel nuts and wiring harnesses to complete engines and transmissions.
These are just some of the reasons Cougar Machinery Australia have been steadily growing since 2008 with a reputation for tough equipment and impressive after sales service.
Our motto says “You’ve tried the rest now buy the BEST”. Please give our experienced and dedicated team a call today, obligation free, or send an email and we will be more than happy to assist you.
STRONG BIKES BACKED BY A STRONG WARRANTY
Cougar Machinery Australia (CMA) are proud to back our machinery with a 3 year unlimited KM warranty nationwide on parts and labour. This warranty accompanies every machine we sell. At CMA, we know that our machinery is built tough, due to the tireless efforts of our research and development team and the high standard of quality control that every component fitted to our machines go through.
Our warranty has been structured so that it will not only guarantee the strength of our machinery, but it is also simple and easy for our customers to call on when a component may not be quite right. If you have a warranty claim, our warranty team will work quickly and efficiently with you until the issue is resolved.
CMA has also structured this process to suit the individual needs of our valued customers. You can take our machinery anywhere in Australia, and if an issue arises you will have our immediate attention. You can take your bike to the closest repairer to where you are (approved service agent or any licenced/qualified repairer) and we will organise replacement parts to be sent out that same day*.
Our warranty is assigned to the VIN (vehicle identification number) on every machine, so if you wish to sell your machine and upgrade to a newer model our warranty will carry over to the new owner, they are welcome to call our team to confirm this and the end of warranty date, before the sale.
A few months out from the end of warranty date, you can expect a call and email from our support team to advise you to take your bike in for an end of warranty inspection – if there are any warranty issues we will rectify them right away!
“IF IT’S COUGAR, IT’S COVERED”
*if parts are not in stock at our nearest service agent or repairer, parts will be sent out same day if the claim is made before our daily express shipping cut-off, in this instance of claims post daily cut-off, goods will be shipped next business day. In extremely rare cases Cougar Machinery Australia can experience delays in manufacturing of machinery components which can alter delivery times, and availability of parts.