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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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ATV buyer's guide 2020-21

New and improved quad bikes are peppered through this year’s Ultimate Guide to ATVs as manufactures continue to add tech features and visual changes intended to catch the eye. ATV…

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Chapman introduces more powerful ATV flail mower

ATV attachment maker Chapman Machinery has added a new flail mower model to its FM range. The FM Pro comes with a 23hp fuel-injected Honda V-Twin iGX700 engine that offers…

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Eco Charger slashes running costs on new all-electric ATV

Eco Charger has slashed running costs and improved the driving range of its latest emissions-free electric ATVs thanks to new lithium-ion batteries. The lightweight powerpacks in the Lithium Power now…

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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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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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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: 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: 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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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…

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

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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…

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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: 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…

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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: 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: 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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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…

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…

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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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…

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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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

MACHINERY

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…

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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…