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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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ATVS AND UTVS

Low-cost TGB Blade ATV offers 39hp on a budget

Taiwanese ATV maker TGB has unveiled its latest low-cost Blade ATV. The 520SL comes with a pretty healthy spec and is T3 homologated, so can be registered for road use.…

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HexHog all-terrain wheelchair enters production

A six-wheeled, all-terrain wheelchair developed to allow disabled people better access to the more rugged parts of the UK countryside has gone into production after securing the backing of a manufacturer.…

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Lesser-known SMC launches 675cc ATV for £5,415

Little-known Taiwanese ATV maker SMC has launched a new 675cc machine that might appeal to shoppers on a budget. The brand has only been marketed under its own name in…

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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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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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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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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…

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: 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.…

Buggy head-to-head: Polaris Ranger Diesel versus JD 855D Gator

Polaris John Deere First impressions Polaris's first diesel buggy is a welcome addition to the line-up. Its military look is appropriate - these machines are used by the US Army.…

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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…

Choice of ATVs expands as new names crowd in

Farm buggies may have increased in popularity over the past decade, but quad bikes still sell in their thousands each year to users who simply want a nippy vehicle to…

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On test: Can-Am Traxter HD8 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: 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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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…

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…

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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,…

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: 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…

Buggy head-to-head: Polaris Ranger Diesel versus JD 855D Gator

Polaris John Deere First impressions Polaris's first diesel buggy is a welcome addition to the line-up. Its military look is appropriate - these machines are used by the US Army.…

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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…

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On test: Can-Am Traxter HD8 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.…

Video: Honda Foremans fight it out

 Honda’s Foreman has had a revamp. David Cousins and Oliver Mark put the old and new models side by side to see what’s changed Intro Engine Suspension Build Handling Capacity…

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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…