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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…

ATVS AND UTVS

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…

ATVS AND UTVS

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…

ATVS AND UTVS

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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Drivers view: Electric Polaris Ranger

Plug it in, charge it up and drive it away – and no more humping cans of diesel or petrol about. Sounds good? Andy Collings visited a user of a…

First drive: Polaris XP900 buggy

What's new? Engine Chassis Driving it Verdict Specs & prices Pics Polaris has unveiled its latest side-by-side utility vehicle - the Ranger XP900 - featuring a host of new features,…

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…

Diesel farm buggies on test

Diesel-powered farm buggies are all the rage right now. Oliver Mark and Nick Fone crossed the Channel to compare some of the biggest sellers with Farmers Weekly’s partner magazine La…

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: 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…

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…

Farm buggy test: Kioti Mechron 2210

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery Kioti Mechron 2210 Engine 1,007cc Daedong Power 22hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R Hill climb time 3:26.0* Towing capacity 500kg Payload 726kg Load bay capacity…

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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 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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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: 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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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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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…

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…

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: 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…

ATVS AND UTVS

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: 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: 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,…

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…

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…

Farm buggy test: Kawasaki Mule 4010

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery Kawasaki Mule 4010 Diesel Engine 953cc Daihatsu Power 24hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R CVT Hill climb time 2:58.2* Towing capacity   Payload   Load…

Farm buggy test: Kioti Mechron 2210

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery Kioti Mechron 2210 Engine 1,007cc Daedong Power 22hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R Hill climb time 3:26.0* Towing capacity 500kg Payload 726kg Load bay capacity…

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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…

ATVS AND UTVS

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…

ATVS AND UTVS

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…

MACHINERY

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,…