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Livestock farmers would be lost without their quad bikes and side-by-side all-terrain vehicles from the likes of Can-Am, Honda, John Deere, Kawasaki, Polaris, Quadzilla, Suzuki and Yamaha. Our new vehicle reports, first-drives and comparative tests help you choose the best for your farm.

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On test: Corvus Terrain DX4 UTV

Corvus is the new kid on the block, launching its first utility vehicle in 2018 and dispatching it to the UK in 2019 via importer Boss ORV. The Spanish brand…

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On test: Polaris Ranger Diesel

Polaris hails from the US, where utility vehicles can be found thundering around the wilderness on prolonged hunting excursions. As a result, the Ranger can be furnished with all manner…

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On test: Kubota RTV-X 1110 UTV

Kubota is a long-established name in the UTV world, having started selling its machines into the agricultural market back in the mid-noughties. Originally, the Japanese firm produced buggies for golf…

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First drive: Segway Powersports launches 570cc Snarler ATV

Segway, the company of two-wheeled electric hoverboard fame, has launched a Powersports division that will build ATVs and UTVs for both work and leisure. It has a new factory to…

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Can-Am adds ABS model to Traxter UTV range

Can-Am has launched a range-topping HD10 Traxter UTV model that comes with the addition of an anti-lock braking system. The awkwardly named Traxter Pro DPS HD10 T-category is the first…

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UTV buyers guide 2020-21

In our Ultimate Guide to UTVs 2020, we take a closer look at some of the highlights, including the first £30,000-plus farm buggy,  a UTV with extra carrying capacity, and…

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Farm buggy buyers guide 2014

What's new? Buyers guide New additions to the selection of side-by-side ATVs are at opposite ends of the performance scale – Kubota’s RTV400Ci and RTV500 have modest 404cc petrol engines…

Farm buggy test: Kioti Mechron 2210

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery Kioti Mechron 2210 Engine 1,007cc Daedong Power 22hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R Hill climb time 3:26.0* Towing capacity 500kg Payload 726kg Load bay capacity…

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How the ATVtrac tracker finds stolen bikes in under two hours

Millions of pounds’ worth of ATVs and farm buggies have been recovered thanks to retrofit tracking systems. The covert kits are fitted discreetly in the machine’s shell and ping regular…

ATV buyers guide 2014

What's new? Buyers guide EcoCharger The perception that electric vehicles are worthy but slow, dull and boring is being challenged by a farm-based manufacturer and his growing range of EcoCharger…

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Video: Can-Am Outlander 450 on test

It might sport 450 branding on its bodywork, but the Outlander actually gets its power from a 427cc single-cylinder engine, built by sister company Rotax. Despite the lower-than-suggested displacement, this…

Farm buggy test: Kawasaki Mule 4010

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery Kawasaki Mule 4010 Diesel Engine 953cc Daihatsu Power 24hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R CVT Hill climb time 2:58.2* Towing capacity   Payload   Load…

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First drive: Segway Powersports launches 570cc Snarler ATV

Segway, the company of two-wheeled electric hoverboard fame, has launched a Powersports division that will build ATVs and UTVs for both work and leisure. It has a new factory to…

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On test: Kawasaki Mule Pro-DX buggy

Diesel might be the current fuel of choice for farm buggies, but there’s a new wave of petrol-powered machines looking to reverse that trend. To find out which colour of…

Farm buggy test: Polaris Ranger

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery Polaris Ranger Diesel Engine 904cc Yanmar Power 24hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R CVT Hill climb time 2:54.4* Towing capacity 907.2kg Payload 680.4kg Load bay…

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Video: Suzuki King Quad 4x4 500 AXi on test

For general farm duties, the Suzuki King Quad 500 takes a bit of beating. Its 493cc engine develops a reasonable 39hp, but when coupled with the company’s recently updated CVT…

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Electric ATV test: Avid eBear

The eBear is a credible alternative to a diesel-powered utility vehicle and can do a good day’s work on a single charge.   The light construction means it’s probably not…

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On test: Can-Am Traxter HD8 buggy

Diesel might be the current fuel of choice for farm buggies, but there’s a new wave of petrol-powered machines looking to reverse that trend. To find out which colour of…

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How to choose a reliable second-hand farm buggy

When the rain is lashing down and you’re covered from head to toe in sloppy mud, thoughts quickly turn to trading your ATV in for something a little more comfortable.…

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On test: Can-am's 72hp petrol-powered farm buggy

Oil-burning farm buggies have got a lot going for them – they keep you dry and warm (ish), they can carry and tow way more than a quad bike and…

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Farm test finds Tracked Gator expensive but effective

If there’s one thing that excites any farmer mad about kit, it’s tracks. Put tracks on anything and it instantly becomes more exciting, partly because of the way it looks…

Drivers view: Electric Polaris Ranger

Plug it in, charge it up and drive it away – and no more humping cans of diesel or petrol about. Sounds good? Andy Collings visited a user of a…

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Video: Electric ATV test: Eco Charger

  The Eco Charger could probably step into the shoes of any farm quad. There's no doubt it could do with some refinement, but it's got power and speed aplenty.…

ATV test: Kawasaki KVF300

Although powered by a 300cc engine, the KVF has many of the features that a larger ATV has as standard. It’s man enough to tow as much weight as is…

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On test: Quadzilla 520 ATV offers budget alternative

Chinese-made machines might have a mixed reputation, but the promise of cheap prices and generous specs are proving an irresistible lure for plenty of budget conscious ATV buyers. While several…

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Buyers' guide to ATVs and UTVs

Whether it’s a four-wheel drive range topper or a bog standard run of the mill bike, our comprehensive guide to all the specs and prices on the market will make…

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On test: Polaris Ranger Diesel

Polaris hails from the US, where utility vehicles can be found thundering around the wilderness on prolonged hunting excursions. As a result, the Ranger can be furnished with all manner…

Farm buggy test: John Deere Gator 855D

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery John Deere Gator XUV 855D Engine 854cc Yanmar Power 25hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R CVT Hill climb time 2:57.6* Towing capacity 680kg Payload 635kg…

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How the ATVtrac tracker finds stolen bikes in under two hours

Millions of pounds’ worth of ATVs and farm buggies have been recovered thanks to retrofit tracking systems. The covert kits are fitted discreetly in the machine’s shell and ping regular…

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Video: Electric vs diesel ATV test

They may be wonderfully eco-friendly, but can electric ATVs and farm buggies cut the mustard when it comes to doing a job of work? James Andrews, David Cousins and Oliver…

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Video: Electric ATV test: Eco Charger

  The Eco Charger could probably step into the shoes of any farm quad. There's no doubt it could do with some refinement, but it's got power and speed aplenty.…

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Video: Electric vs diesel ATV test

They may be wonderfully eco-friendly, but can electric ATVs and farm buggies cut the mustard when it comes to doing a job of work? James Andrews, David Cousins and Oliver…

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Video: Yamaha Kodiak special edition 450 on test

Yamaha fits the Kodiak 450 with its own single-cylinder petrol engine, which at 421cc is a little smaller than the branding on the bodywork suggests. The firm neatly dodges the…

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Video: Electric ATV test: Ausa Task 50D

If you’re looking for a utility vehicle that will last for 100 years, then the Ausa is the one to go for. Everything is solidly made and almost certainly student-proof,…