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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: 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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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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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: 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: 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…

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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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…

Polaris Ranger gets better cab and new engine

It wasn’t that long ago that a farm buggy was considered luxurious if it had a windscreen and plastic hood to keep the worst of the rain off. Now manufacturers…

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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…

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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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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On test: Yamaha launches Kodiak 450 ATV

Yamaha has continued its run of ATV upgrades with a new mid-sized Kodiak, which will fill the boots of the Grizzly 450 for next year. The Kodiak accounts for 30%…

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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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: 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: 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…

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…

ATVS AND UTVS

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…

Polaris Ranger gets better cab and new engine

It wasn’t that long ago that a farm buggy was considered luxurious if it had a windscreen and plastic hood to keep the worst of the rain off. Now manufacturers…

ATVS AND UTVS

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…

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…

MACHINERY

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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On test: Yamaha launches Kodiak 450 ATV

Yamaha has continued its run of ATV upgrades with a new mid-sized Kodiak, which will fill the boots of the Grizzly 450 for next year. The Kodiak accounts for 30%…

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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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: 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

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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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…