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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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Security kit to protect your quad bike from thieves

The rise in reported thefts of farm ATVs shows no signs of abating, with recent NFU stats revealing that 284 machines were stolen in the first six months of this…

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Buyers' guide to ATVs and UTVs

Whether it’s a four-wheel drive range topper or a bog standard run of the mill bike, our comprehensive guide to all the specs and prices on the market will make…

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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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Farmer-spec Suzuki Jimny challenges UTV domination

The UTV is a Marmite subject. Most farmers have one, but actually don’t enjoy owning or driving it. They tend to be expensive to buy, loud to drive and can…

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New farm buggies revealed for 2015

Farm buggies, once a rarity in the UK, are getting more and more popular as farmers and contractors enjoy the greater payload and passenger-carrying capacity they bring. Next year will…

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Fiat Panda 4x4 proves entertaining

Some cars are in-your-face aggressive, others are meekly mild. A few - a very few - just make you want to pick them up and cuddle them. Fiat's small, cherubically mischievous…

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GPS-assisted steering system review

To evaluate the true capabilties of GPS-guided steering systems and its advantages, Power Farming reviewed and rated the four GPS-assisted steering systems currently available in the UK. Below are the reviews and…

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WORKSHOP SKILLS

Farmer-spec Suzuki Jimny challenges UTV domination

The UTV is a Marmite subject. Most farmers have one, but actually don’t enjoy owning or driving it. They tend to be expensive to buy, loud to drive and can…

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Custom-built Zuki Ute is warmer ATV alternative

Farm buggies are great in many ways, but their weighty price tags, basic rattly cabins and potentially high maintenance costs mean they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. Sifting through Farmers Weekly’s…

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Tracks keep farm buggy afloat in boggy Scots soils

When boggy ground conditions keep you off the fields for weeks at a time, staying on top of ballooning slug populations and raging grassweeds can be a real headache. But…

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Yamaha adds new ATV and UTV models for 2019

Small vehicle and motorbike specialist Yamaha has updated its ATV and UTV offerings for 2019. We run through the highlights of the new models. ATV Kodiak 700 EPS SE The…

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UTX Scissor Lift raises farm buggy appeal

With fewer workers on farms than 20-years ago, two-person jobs such as cleaning out gutters and changing shed light bulbs, simply get left until a wet day in harvest or…

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John Deere beefs up Gator UTV range

American farm machinery giant John Deere is offering the company’s quietest ever cab, more room for both driver and passengers and an efficient heating system with the new Gator UTV…

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Polaris launches Ranger Diesel UTV with more torque

Polaris has unveiled its new Ranger Diesel HD farm buggy that brings more torque and extra pulling power to the table. It comes with a 1,028cc Kohler three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine,…

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Test and reviews

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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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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%…

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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: 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…

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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…

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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: 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: 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,…

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