Written by Jonathan Reed, Editor
June 9, 2020
ATVs help get your work done
Sometimes the best horse for the job…has four wheels. When it’s just you and you alone, one piece of equipment will get you where you need to be—a ride-on All Terrain Vehicle, or ATV.
ATVs can move you from here-to-there, whether the terrain is slippery, rough, rugged, or riding trail smooth. They’re ideal for when you need only a couple of tools with you, but can be put to work hauling items around the acreage, too.
But best of all, these are a hoot to operate when no one’s watching. Check out some of these outstanding models.
Arctic Cat’s Alterra 570 is powered by a 545cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, closed-loop EFI engine providing the brawn needed for a variety of tasks around the acreage. Double A-arm front and rear suspension features 10 inches of front and rear travel, 11 inches of ground clearance, and 1050 pounds of towing capacity. The Alterra 570 is available in a base model and an electric power steering model featuring a HD front bumper, 3000-pound winch, halogen headlights, aluminum wheels, and over-molded front and rear racks.
FourTrax Foreman 4x4
Honda's multipurpose ATV lineup features the FourTrax Foreman 4x4, now with 518cc for stronger acceleration and improved towing performance. All Foreman models have swing-arm rear suspension to keep weight low and still provide a solid unsprung platform for a tow hitch. For 2020, they feature a new assist light, front utility box, and front and rear Pro-Connect-compatible racks. The flagship Foreman 4x4 ES EPS gets a new, simpler reverse lever— welcome for jobs like plowing that involve frequent transitions between forward and reverse motion.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
The 2020 Kawasaki Brute Force ATV lineup meets the needs of farmers, ranchers and those with a love of the great outdoors. Equipped with either a 749cc V-twin or a 271cc single-cylinder engine, the Brute Force model range suits a variety of needs and budgets. The Brute Force 750 4x4i models are available with Electric Power Steering (750 4x4i EPS and EPS Camo models) as well as four-wheel drive to help conquer the terrain. The price-friendly Brute Force 300 is a great tool to get the job done when you want simplicity.
Kawasaki Motors Corp. ,USA
Sportsman models are known for smooth riding and handling. Independent rear suspension and 9.5 inches of suspension travel keep you riding all-day long. The Polaris Sportsman 570 comes equipped with a factory-installed winch mount plate and plow mount plate, factory-installed receiver hitch; capacities include1225 pounds of towing capacity; 485 pound payload capacity; and combined 270 pound front and rear rack capacity. A fast-engaging all-wheel drive (AWD) pulls you around corners and over rocks without stopping.
KingQuad Rugged Package
Suzuki’s new 2020 KingQuad with Rugged Package models feature newly-designed front and rear bumpers that maximize protection, and a front LED light bar that is durable and bright enough to light up the darkest night. The Rugged Package is available on select 2020 KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering SE+, 500AXi Power Steering SE+, 750AXi Power Steering, and 500AXi Power Steering models. KingQuad ATVs are assembled in the U.S.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Kodiak 450 / 700
Built in the U.S., the Yamaha Kodiak 450 and 700 ATVs are said to deliver the capability, comfort, and confidence utility ATV riders demand. Featuring an industry-exclusive 10-year belt warranty, Yamaha’s Ultramatic CVT transmission yields smooth takeoffs and precise engine braking. The two-inch receiver and front and rear cargo racks provide hauling and towing capacities for everyday working tasks, like transporting sprayers and hay. Kodiaks are equipped with on-demand four-wheel drive, full-body skid plates, on-board storage, and a comfortable all-day riding position.
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA
Outlander 850 Viper
At 48 inches wide for uncanny stability, Can-Am’s Outlander 850 is made to combine power and handling for either work or fun. Powered by a 78 hp engine with an easy-to-use Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), this model has 26-in. tires on 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels, and Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) for flawless control all day long. Comes prewired for winch, heated grips and visor outlet.
Can-Am, Div. BRP