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Get the best tests and reviews of ATVs, UTVs and quad bikes for farmers. We compare farm buggies with our buyers’ guides, see advice on keeping legal on the road and how to buy a second-hand farm buggy. Watch the vehicles in action, with our videos such as Petrol or diesel UTVs: which are best?

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On test: Polaris Ranger Diesel UTV

A new Kubota engine, uprated suspension and redesigned cab mean Polaris now has a farm-friendly Ranger Diesel to match its petrol-powered range. Keen Farmers Weekly readers may remember we tried…

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On test: E-Bike is nippy farm runaround

A mountain bike might be an odd sight in the pages of Farmers Weekly, but the machine we are about to feature already boasts a couple of agricultural customers. The…

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Suzuki KingQuad gets new steering, frame and suspension

New features said to make the Suzuki KingQuad LT-A500X more productive and more comfortable to ride mirror those introduced with the latest version of the higher-powered KingQuad LT-A750XP. With a…

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UTV buyers guide 2018-19

With new models from several manufacturers and the return of a couple of Chinese brands to the UK market, there are changes from top to bottom in our farm buggy…

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ATV buyers guide 2018-19

The ATV guide for 2018 [PDF] sees a number of changes to the model line-ups. Suzuki unveiled its redesigned KingQuad 500 and 750 just a couple of months ago; they…

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Video: Petrol or diesel UTVs: which are best?

So… which UTVs are best - petrol or diesel? If we put the issue of fuel cost and convenience to one side for a minute, it becomes an easy decision…

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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…

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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On test: John Deere Gator XUV 855M 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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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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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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Driven: Eco Charger electric ATV

The Eco Charger is an impressively capable debut ATV, but it will probably be the upcoming 4wd version that will make a real impact on the market. It’s ideal for…

Video: Honda Foremans fight it out

 Honda’s Foreman has had a revamp. David Cousins and Oliver Mark put the old and new models side by side to see what’s changed Intro Engine Suspension Build Handling Capacity…

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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.…

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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Video: Petrol or diesel UTVs: which are best?

So… which UTVs are best - petrol or diesel? If we put the issue of fuel cost and convenience to one side for a minute, it becomes an easy decision…

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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ATV buyers guide 2018-19

The ATV guide for 2018 [PDF] sees a number of changes to the model line-ups. Suzuki unveiled its redesigned KingQuad 500 and 750 just a couple of months ago; they…

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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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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…

The low-down on buying a second-hand ATV

Getting hold of a decent used ATV with £2,500 in your back pocket sounds simple enough. But after several phone calls enquiring about bikes for sale in the southern counties…

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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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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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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On test: Polaris Ranger Diesel UTV

A new Kubota engine, uprated suspension and redesigned cab mean Polaris now has a farm-friendly Ranger Diesel to match its petrol-powered range. Keen Farmers Weekly readers may remember we tried…

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Guide to keeping your farm ATV legal on the road

Lots of farmers use all-terrain-vehicles to scuttle between pockets of land, which means their bikes need to comply with UK road rules. So what are the dos and don’ts? All-terrain-vehicles,…

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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…

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: Petrol or diesel UTVs: which are best?

So… which UTVs are best - petrol or diesel? If we put the issue of fuel cost and convenience to one side for a minute, it becomes an easy decision…

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Video: Polaris Sportsman Big Boss v Can-Am Outlander

Can a six-wheeled ATV offer the best of both worlds between a standard quad and a farm buggy? Jos Jones takes a look at the two machines currently on 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,…

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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…

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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.…