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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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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…

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…

Farm buggy test: Kubota RTV900

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery Kubota RTV900 Engine 898cc Kubota Power 22hp Transmission 2/4wd, 3-speed hydrostatic Hill climb time 3:28.3* Towing capacity 590kg Payload 770kg Load bay capacity…

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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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: 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…

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On test: Honda Pioneer 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…

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…

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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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: 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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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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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…

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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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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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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 test: JCB Workmax

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery JCB Workmax 800D 4x4 Engine 784cc Yanmar Power 20hp Transmission Electronically selected 2/4wd, 2Fx1R CVT Hill climb time 3:25.2* Towing capacity 500kg Payload…

Farm buggy buyers guide 2013

What's new? Buyers guide Adding extra seating behind the regular front perches for driver and passenger has made the multi-seat farm buggy an increasingly popular alternative to a road-going 4x4…

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…

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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…

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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: John Deere launches cheaper Gator

[fwi_vidyard code="ybok6EQ3j6eoycf-hBryTA"] John Deere has launched a cheaper version of its Gator utility vehicle aimed at lighter users and the leisure market. The XUV 550 has a fully sealed two-stage…

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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…