Written by Jonathan Reed, Editor
July 24, 2021
UTVs put a smile on your face while getting work done
The thing about UTVs is that even when you’re working, they are fun to be in. The go-anywhere, do-almost-anything aspect of UTVs comes from a high ground clearance and low-mounted engine and transmission. You can jump in and GO!
Manufacturers have figured out one of the most important aspects of UTVs: utility. Durable dump beds, winches, and in some cases heated and air conditioned cabs keep these working all year long.
Check out these exciting UTVs for your acreage.
Ranger XP 1000 Trail Boss
Polaris claims their Ranger is the leading utility side-by-side, and with good reason, as it was designed for ranchers, hunters, multi-acre homeowners and recreation off-road riders. With a beefy 82 horsepower and 14 inches of ground clearance, the Trail Boss lets operators haul more, tow more, and do more thanks to new LED headlights and a dash accessible battery charging port to keep the machine ready regardless of how long it sits in between rides.
The 50 horsepower, quiet, three-person 2021 Prowler Pro comes standard with a premium front bumper, 4,500-pound winch, poly roof, aluminum wheels and electronic power steering. Go anywhere with 10 inches of front and 9.5 inches of rear suspension travel with 10.75 inches of ground clearance and 26-inch tires. The Prowler Pro has a 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,500-pound payload and 1,000-pound cargo box capacity allow easy towing and hauling. For in-cab comfort, the tilt steering with a column shifter gives easy and comfortable operation.
Arctic Cat Inc.
If you can go nearly everywhere with 4 wheels, imagine what 6 wheels will do for you! The Defender line comes with choice of 38 hp or torque-y 82 hp engine in the 6x6, a multi-function cargo box that is fully 6 feet long, but makes for easy conversion to flat bed and dump box. In the cab, the Defender’s bench seat allows easy ingress and egress, has an adjustable steering wheel, and has multiple storage options like a quick-attach toolbox, and open- and under-dash storage.
Can-Am div. BRP
For hauling equipment and materials on your acreage, Bobcat’s 39.9-hp UV34 utility vehicles has a 1,000cc, two-cylinder EFI SOHC engine designed for maximum durability and reliability for challenging conditions. The large, 900-watt stator provides more power—about 75 amps of output—for use with the snow blade and other electric-powered accessories. A large cargo box with a durable composite interior handles up to 1,250 pounds. This model has an increased tow rating, improved ground clearance, all-wheel drive and convenient service access.
Doosan Bobcat North America
CFMOTO’s UForce features a powerful 1000cc, 79 hp V-twin engine, three-person bench seat, smooth drive-by-wire electronic throttle, and a high-capacity dump box. Plus, a 3,500 pound winch with wireless remote can help get work done or get you out of a jam. The U-Force 100 has a 2,000 pound towing capacity, and 1,000 pound rear cargo capacity. Multiple large volume and enclosed storage bins, roof and skid plates, high intensity LED projector headlights, and full LED running and tail lights round out creature comforts.
Challenger M Series
The new Challenger M Series offers the essentials in a no-nonsense crossover UTV that’s outfitted with a digital dash display, bumper guard, and large profile 26" off-road tires, as well as fully engineered, reinforced frame and adjustable 4-wheel suspension with oversized hardware.
Hisun OHV engines of 546cc or 735cc, depending on model, power up to about 45 mph through an enclosed CVT. On-demand 4WD and up to 12 inches of ground clearance get you to where you need to go.
Gator XUV825M S4
The Gator XUV825M S4 has a precision-engineered 52 hp drivetrain system that fully utilizes engine power for acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing. The XUV5825M S4 has seats up four people.The extra-durable deluxe cargo box is made for performance and longevity—designed to eliminate rust, dents, and also reduce noise. The cargo box is also easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist. The Easy-to-Read Dash Panel has indicator lights that let you see everything from speed and RPMs to gear position.
Deere & Company
Honda’s new Pioneer 520 is the perfect choice for thousands of landowners. At just 50 inches wide, it lets you and a passenger go where other side-by-sides can’t—like width-restricted trails, or between trees and buildings. It comfortably seats two, but it also fits in a full-sized pickup bed, making transportation easy. Honda automatic transmission with AT/MT modes is standard, and selectable two- or four-wheel drive. But the biggest news is that the 2021 Pioneer 520 has a new, powerful 518cc engine and a strut-assist tilt/dump utility bed.
American Honda Motor Co.
GC1K Truck Series
With a 1000 pound payload capacity the industry-leading bed (6’x5.25’) the Intimidator GC1K Truck Series can haul whatever you need to get the job done. The electronic bed dump and fold-down sides of the bed create even more opportunities. Under the hood features a 1000 TGB engine, class leading 83 hp, and CVT offer speeds up to 60 mph. Towing capacity of 2.100 bounds and a cargo bed capacity of 1,200 pounds are equal to any job. Comfortable shocks and suspension and durable frame help take on any task.
Mechron UTV Series
The KIOTI Mechron UTV Series has standard four-wheel-drive and a 22-hp, three-cylinder Daedong diesel engine. More than 55 inches of cargo bed space allow for over 1,100 pounds of bed capacity for all types of projects, from hauling gear to moving landscape material. The 12 inches of ground clearance gives precise maneuverability in all environments—sun, rain or snow. With field cab add-ons available for the 2200 and two-row bench seating on the 2240 model, operators can choose the level of comfort and convenience that best suits their needs.
The new mid-sized, gas-powered RTV520 features a more powerful 17 hp 2-cylinder Kubota liquid-cooled EFI engine for instant power with greater throttle control. Equipped with a Variable Hydrostatic Transmission that provides exceptional performance on any terrain, the RTV520 offers a smooth driving experience at low speeds and dynamic braking allows for one-pedal operation, making jobs that require frequent stops easier. Offered in general purpose and deluxe configurations.
Kubota Tractor Corporation
Wolverine RMAX2 1000
Sometimes you need fun in your life. The Wolverine RMAX2 1000 is Yamaha’s ultimate “Proven Off-Road Side-by-Side” that goes where you want, featuring a 600-pound-capacity dump bed and can tow up to 2,000-pounds. A powerful 999cc parallel-twin engine, reliable On-Command 4WD, electric power steering, and Yamaha’s durable Ultramatic automatic transmission (with a 10-Year Belt Warranty) provide motive power.
Yamaha Motor USA