UTVs can be your Jack of all trades
Let’s start a list of the things you can do with a UTV on your farm:
Move stone. Lug lumber. Bring friends. Hunt. Fix fences. Carry hay. Plow snow. Fish. Go anywhere.
UTVs—Utility Task Vehicles, by some definition—are the farmer’s best friend, second only perhaps to your grandfather’s pocketknife that you carry everywhere. Part truck, part tractor, and little bit of mountain goat and mule thrown in, UTVs are redefining how work gets done around the acreage.
Check out some of this year’s most exciting side-by-side UTVs.
Viking Ranch Edition Side-by-Sides
Positioned as the ultimate ranch hands, Yamaha Viking Ranch Edition models are offered in both three- and six-seat configurations. Features include Yamaha’s On-Command 4WD with full differential-lock, automatic Ultramatic CVT transmission with a 10-Year Belt Warranty, all-wheel engine braking, and torque- and speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS). Ranch Editions also come with purpose-built accessories from the factory.
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA 800-962-7926 yamahamotorsports.com
KIOTI K9 Series UTV
KIOTI’s K9 2400 and K9 2440 offer an abundance of storage, an ergonomic design and contemporary styling. The 24-hp., three-cylinder diesel engine gives a top speed up to 31 mph. The K9 single-row 2400 has one of the largest all-metal beds in its class, with a 1,102-lb. capacity, a standard spray-in liner and an optional hydraulic dump kit. Standard with in-dash storage as well as power and USB sockets. The K9 2440 has two rows of seating for up to five passengers. HD, Turf, ATV, and Tomahawk tire options are available.
KIOTI Tractor Division
DAEDONG - USA, INC kioti.com
MX 750 EPS
A trusted name around the suburbs, Cub Cadet’s Challenger MX 750 EPS has a top speed of 45 mph from a 735 cc 37.5 hp engine, automatic CVT, and on-demand 4WD. A cargo bed payload capacity of 500 pounds is complemented by a 1200 pound towing limit. It comes equipped with standard accessories, like a hard roof, digital dash, and winch, but also has a long list of optional accessories like polycarbonate windshield, brush guard, and even a snow blade. Bench seating for two comes with cupholders.
Cub Cadet cubcadet.com
Kubota’s RTV-X1140 features the innovative K-Vertible cargo conversion system which transforms the vehicle from two passengers and a large cargo bed to four passengers and a cargo bed. The RTV-X1140 offers an impressive array of comfort and performance features, with tilt steering, simple inline shifting, lockable storage and a long-travel four-wheel independent suspension that enhances handling in most off-road conditions. The five-point ROPS design increases RTV-X1140’s workhorse characteristics allowing for side loading and more cargo volume in the standard hydraulic dump bed.
Kubota Tractor kubota.com
ATLAS JSV3000 series
The Gravely name is well known among lawn care pros for its near-legendary durability. Their ATLAS JSV UTV features a 999cc, 40-horsepower SOHC two-cylinder engine that supplies more power, along with a heavy-duty clutch with a 32% thicker belt. The ATLAS JSV keeps its payload capacity of 1,900 through 2,075 pounds but increases towing capacity from 2,000 pounds to 2,500. A one-piece chassis provides more rigidity, reduced noise in the cabin, and complements a new and improved suspension package designed specifically for work applications.
Ariens Co 920-756-4688 gravely.com
2020 Ranger Crew XP 1000
XP stands for Extreme Performance from Polaris’ DOHC 999cc ProStar Engine. Its Dual Overhead Cam ProStar 1000 engine delivers 82 HP and 62 lb-ft of torque. With 13 inches of ground clearance and 11 inches of suspension travel, a rigid one-piece chassis, and massive front bumper standard, the XP 1000 is undaunted by terrain. Combine the smooth ride with premium automotive-style interior fit and finish, an all-new steering wheel, and plush seating to deliver all-day comfort. Five factory packages are available to fit your desires.
Polaris Inc. 800-765-2747 ranger.polaris.com
John Deere’s gas-powered Gator XUV835M Utility Vehicle has a 54 hp engine with a continuously-variable clutch (CVT) system enabling the XUX835M to reach speeds over 45 mph. A large, 11-gallon fuel tank is standard, while more than 90 attachments, from snow blades to winches, are available. Comfortable three-wide seating and an optional cab featuring heating and air conditioning is available. The cargo box tailgate can be opened or removed for cleanout or to carry longer items. The tailgate can be operated with one hand.
Deere & Company 866-993-3373 johndeere.com
GC1K Truck Series
With Intimidator, it’s all about work. The GC1K Truck Series has a 1000 lb payload capacity, and the industry-leading bed (6’x5.25’) can haul whatever you need to get the job done. The electronic bed dump and fold-down sides of the bed offer more versatility. Powered by an 83 hp 1000 TGB engine, you can hit speeds up to 60 mph. Three-across seating, comfortable shocks, suspension, and overbuilt frame make the Truck Series UTV an alternative to your pickup. Choice of colors: orange or gray.
Intimidator Inc. 855-307-0933 intimidatorutv.com
CFMOTO says its UForce 1000 will make driving to the worksite or around the ranch a lot more fun. The U1000 features a powerful 1000cc, 79 hp V-twin Engine, three person bench seat, smooth-operating drive by wire electronic throttle, and a high capacity dump box. Gullwing-style front A-Arms give more than 11 inches of ground clearance. Hi-intensity LED projector headlights, LED running lights and tail lights keep you going at night. A front receiver hitch, roof, and full skid plates are standard.
CFMOTO US 763-398-2690 cfmotousa.com
Created from customer and dealer input, Caterpillar’s UTVs feature a rugged steel cargo bed and offer 1,000-lb. total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-lb. towing capacity. Cat says its UTVs are built for quiet and comfortable operation with standard power steering, four-wheel independent suspension and a large cab design with as much leg, elbow and headroom for tall riders in the second row as it does in the front row. Additionally, the design minimizes noise and vibration during operation for a quieter ride and provides unmatched stability at full load. The gasoline-powered 5-person capacity CUV85 can reach speeds of 45 mph.
Caterpillar 888-614-4328 cat.com
Defender PRO DPS
If you need a big cargo area, Can-Am’s 4.5 x 6 ft bed will fit the bill. Powered by a HD10 Rotax 976 cc V-twin engine producing 82 torque-y horsepower. The Defender PRO DPS also has 13 inches of ground clearance, double arched A-arm front suspension and arched rear suspension with an external sway bar. The comfortable bench seat has room for three, while the cab features armrests and cupholders.
Can-Am, Div. BRP 888-272-9222 can-am.brp.com
The new BobcatUV34 and UV34XL gas utility vehicles are powered by a newly-designed 39.9 hp two-cylinder SOHC engine. Plus, a large, 900-watt stator offers increased output for electric-powered attachments. They are designed with a rugged cargo box that leads the industry in size and payload capacity. Bobcat UV34 utility vehicles can carry up to 1,250 pounds. The 2-inch receiver hitch on Bobcat utility vehicles can easily tow up to 2,500 pounds of trailered equipment and materials.
Bobcat Company 800-743-4340 bobcat.com/utility-products/utv
“Quiet” has been the name of Arctic Cat’s game for years. Whether carrying supplies, tackling landscaping projects or enjoying the scenery, its 50-horsepower, whisper-quiet, 812cc Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) engine offers all the grunt needed. The Prowler Pro has ample storage, a 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,500-pound payload, and 1,000-pound cargo box capacity. Standard equipment includes a hard roof, 4,500-pound winch, and HD front bumper, with more than 50 additional available accessories. A six passenger version, the Prowler Pro CREW, is also available.
Arctic Cat 218-681-9851 arcticcat.txtsv.com/side-by-side
BRAHMA Diesel Utility Task Vehicle
The BRAHMA is powered by a reliable 993cc, three-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine with CVT, and has a towing capacity of 2000 lbs, and a bed capacity of 1000 lbs.. Standard items include side mirrors, turn signals, hazard lights, horn, LED headlights are found on all models. Front bumper, center rear view mirror, hard-top roof, front and rear windows and even washer and wipers are standard on Semi-cab models.
YANMAR 770-877-9894 yanmarutv.com