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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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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: 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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Video: Honda Fourtrax 420 DCT IRS on test

Having just 420cc to play with, the Honda was the lowest-powered bike in our test, which showed when it came to towing duties. However, power-conscious buyers have the option of…

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Video: Polaris Sportsman 570 X2 on test

Polaris doesn’t build anything near a 450cc ATV – the lowest-powered machine in its line-up still carries a 567cc engine that provides a far-from-princely 44hp. That put it some way…

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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…

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UTV buyers guide 2019-20

As a new manufacturer enters our 2019 UTV buyers guide, a couple of familiar names have fallen by the wayside. UTV guide 2019-20 Download a PDF of the 2019 UTV…

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On test: Can-Am’s 75hp Maverick Trail UTV is lots of fun

Can-Am is well-known for its adventurous and slightly bonkers products, and the Canadian firm has continued that trend with its new pocket rocket Maverick Trail UTV that is smaller and…

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…

ATV test: Yamaha Grizzly

The Yamaha is a gutsy machine, with plenty of torque and acceleration. Although it lacks the finishing touches of the Kawasaki, features like the load bay are strongly put together,…

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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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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…

Driven: Diesel4ce, the latest diesel burning ATV

Diesel4ce has had a pretty creditable stab at putting together a workmanlike diesel ATV. Downsides are the inevitable diesel engine clatter and lower top speed, however if you have a…

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Video: Electric ATV test: Polaris Ranger EV

  Polaris is by far the biggest company pushing electric versions of its utility vehicles. It’s made the most of big company perks to build a well-finished UTV that seems…

Yamaha's petrol-powered Viking farm buggy tested

Yamaha has launched a petrol-powered farm buggy to rival the likes of John Deere’s Gator and the Kawasaki Mule. Oliver Mark tried it out. Being able to brim the fuel…

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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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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…

Buggy head-to-head: Polaris Ranger Diesel versus JD 855D Gator

Polaris John Deere First impressions Polaris's first diesel buggy is a welcome addition to the line-up. Its military look is appropriate - these machines are used by the US Army.…

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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,…

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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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UTV buyers guide 2019-20

As a new manufacturer enters our 2019 UTV buyers guide, a couple of familiar names have fallen by the wayside. UTV guide 2019-20 Download a PDF of the 2019 UTV…

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ATV buyers guide 2019-20

New and improved ATVs populate our buyers guide this year, providing a broad range of specifications, capabilities and prices to suit farms and other rural enterprises needing a compact off-road…

Buggy head-to-head: Polaris Ranger Diesel versus JD 855D Gator

Polaris John Deere First impressions Polaris's first diesel buggy is a welcome addition to the line-up. Its military look is appropriate - these machines are used by the US Army.…

ATV test: Yamaha Grizzly

The Yamaha is a gutsy machine, with plenty of torque and acceleration. Although it lacks the finishing touches of the Kawasaki, features like the load bay are strongly put together,…

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Video: Honda Fourtrax 420 DCT IRS on test

Having just 420cc to play with, the Honda was the lowest-powered bike in our test, which showed when it came to towing duties. However, power-conscious buyers have the option of…

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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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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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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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…

Can-Am Outlander v Honda Foreman

Can-Am refreshed its striking-looking 500cc Outlander ATV at the start of the year. David Cousins and Oliver Mark pitted it against that farming favourite – the Honda Foreman AT About…

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Security kit to protect your quad bike from thieves

The rise in reported thefts of farm ATVs shows no signs of abating, with recent NFU stats revealing that 284 machines were stolen in the first six months of this…

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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: Honda Fourtrax 420 DCT IRS on test

Having just 420cc to play with, the Honda was the lowest-powered bike in our test, which showed when it came to towing duties. However, power-conscious buyers have the option of…

MACHINERY

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: 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…