There are now well over 10 different ATV brands marketing machines in the UK that range price-wise from just under £2,000 to well in excess of £10,000.

Lincolnshire ATV maker Quadzilla has traditionally positioned itself at the lower end of the price range. Its latest model – the Terrain 500 – is no different, providing go-anywhere 4×4 capability for just £3,500.

ATV sales have been going through something of a boom period since last autumn because slug pressure forced farmers to spend the wet early-spring months peppering fields with pellets. And they are also outselling their farm buggy alternatives because they’re less than half the weight and far more capable of getting around slimy winter fields (the Terrain 500 weighs just 330kg).

 QZ500-3 
Engine single-cylinder, 493cc 
Max power  35hp 
Max torque  39Nm@5,500rpm 
Transmission  CVT 
Ground clearance  275mm 
Weight  330kg 
Suspension  Dual A-arms front and rear 
Price  £3,500 

The new 35hp model is based on the Quadzilla’s 500ES machine and uses a 500cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor. Power is directed through a selectable two- or four-wheel CVT drive with front wheel diff-lock.

All-round independent suspension should soak up the bumps and improve traction in the field and the generous-sounding spec also includes full-size front and rear racks, road legal kit and a tow bar and electric front winch.

To compare ATVs side-by-side check out Farmers Weekly‘s ATV buyers guide.