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ATVS AND UTVS

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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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…

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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,…

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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…

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: 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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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…

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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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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: Polaris Ranger XP1000 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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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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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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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: 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…

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: 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…

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 Ubco’s electric bike compete with ATVs?

When it comes to on-farm transport, not much beats an ATV or a beaten-up pickup. They are perfect load carriers and tough as nails, but also happen to be noisy,…

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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…

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…

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: 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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Compare new UTVs with our 2017 buyers guide

Side-by-side UTVs that provide seating for at least two and a load behind the driver and passengers continue to make ground in terms of popularity compared with quad bikes. According…

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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: 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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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: 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…