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Get the best tests and reviews of ATVs, UTVs and quad bikes for farmers. We compare farm buggies with our buyers’ guides, see advice on keeping legal on the road and how to buy a second-hand farm buggy. Watch the vehicles in action, with our videos such as Petrol or diesel UTVs: which are best?

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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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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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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…

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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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…

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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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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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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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…

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 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…

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.…

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…

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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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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…

How to choose a reliable second-hand farm buggy

When the rain is lashing down and you’re covered from head to toe in sloppy mud, thoughts quickly turn to trading your ATV in for something a little more comfortable.…

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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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…

Farm buggy buyers guide 2014

What's new? Buyers guide New additions to the selection of side-by-side ATVs are at opposite ends of the performance scale – Kubota’s RTV400Ci and RTV500 have modest 404cc petrol engines…

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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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: 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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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…