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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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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: 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…

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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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…

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: 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…

Farm buggy test: John Deere Gator 855D

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery John Deere Gator XUV 855D Engine 854cc Yanmar Power 25hp Transmission 2/4wd, 2Fx1R CVT Hill climb time 2:57.6* Towing capacity 680kg Payload 635kg…

Farm buggy buyers guide 2013

What's new? Buyers guide Adding extra seating behind the regular front perches for driver and passenger has made the multi-seat farm buggy an increasingly popular alternative to a road-going 4x4…

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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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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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: Can-am's 72hp petrol-powered farm buggy

Oil-burning farm buggies have got a lot going for them – they keep you dry and warm (ish), they can carry and tow way more than a quad bike and…

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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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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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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…

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…

Farm buggy buyers guide 2013

What's new? Buyers guide Adding extra seating behind the regular front perches for driver and passenger has made the multi-seat farm buggy an increasingly popular alternative to a road-going 4x4…

Farm buggy test: JCB Workmax

Specs Likes & Gripes Testers' notes Gallery JCB Workmax 800D 4x4 Engine 784cc Yanmar Power 20hp Transmission Electronically selected 2/4wd, 2Fx1R CVT Hill climb time 3:25.2* Towing capacity 500kg Payload…

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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…

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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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…

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…

ATV test: Yamaha Grizzly

The Yamaha is a gutsy machine, with plenty of torque and acceleration. Although it lacks the finishing touches of the Kawasaki, features like the load bay are strongly put together,…

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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…

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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: 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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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…