Based on displays at recent farm shows, the ATV and UTV market is alive and well. Some models are basic, while others are sporty. Some are designed with features that make them particularly useful on the farm, especially if you have livestock chores to do on a daily basis.
One older farm couple with a small cow herd recently noted that one of their favorite activities from early spring to late fall is to go out after breakfast and head off in their ATV to check cows. It’s equipped with a cab and all the bells and whistles. They say they often turn this chore into a half-day adventure, enjoying every minute crossing their property in style to check on the herd.
You can find new models for that purpose, others that let you haul several people with you, and still others that enable you to obtain an ATV with a proven track record at an economic price. For example, the Kawasaki Mule has been a dependable machine for a long time. A new model displayed recently is the Mule SX. Spokespeople say it has the toughness you expect from a Mule, but also carries an affordable price tag that lets those on a budget get a machine they can use and enjoy without busting the bank.
If you need to carry people but sometimes still haul materials, as well, the versatile Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT might be what you are looking for. It has a higher price tag, but delivers more flexibility in what you can do.
Mahindra offers three new models to choose from in its ATV and UTV lineup. Some are dressed up especially for those who want to use them for hunting or sporting purposes. The Flexhauler model offers great versatility.
Polaris is also back with a new model in its popular Ranger Series.
Use the contact information to check out all the ATV and UTV new models below.
Upgraded basic ATV
The Kawasaki Mule ATV gets significant new features for 2017. The Mule SX 4-by-4 fits as a time-tested, entry-point ATV. It also features a new design in rear storage, with more storage options for cargo. Comfort options are available so you can fit the machine to suit your needs. Base list price is $7,299. Take a virtual reality tour of various Kawasaki products at kawasaki.com.
Pro Series ATV
If you’re ready to step up to a larger ATV with more power and more carrying capacity, the Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT Series deserves a look. Spokespeople say the Pro Series has a larger engine and is designed to operate at higher speeds compared to the basic models in the Mule Series. The FXT gives you an option to carry up to six passengers. List price ranges from $11,900 to $17,000, depending upon options. Learn more at kawasaki.com.
Utility vehicle cruises down the road
The 750 S Series Camo Utility Vehicle from Mahindra has a Kohler engine and will cruise at up to 35 mph. With an electric-power cargo box lift, and front and rear receiver hitches, this UTV is flexible and ready to work. It can haul three passengers and up to 1,200 pounds of cargo box capacity. It can tow up to 2,100 pounds, and has up to 12 inches in clearance. The Camo package has an all-purpose pattern that blends into a variety of surroundings. Learn more at mahindrausa.com.
UTV hauls 6 passengers
The 1000 C Series Camo Utility Vehicle from Mahindra has a Kohler engine and can cruise at speeds up to 33 mph. The C Series UTV can haul up to six passengers and has more than 1,000 pounds of cargo box capacity. It can tow up to 2,100 pounds and is available in gas or diesel versions. With an electric-power cargo box lift, and front and rear receiver hitches, the UTV also has clearance of up to 12 inches. Learn more at mahindrausa.com.
Flexibility built in
The 750 S Series Flexhauler Mahindra Utility Vehicle has flexibility in more than its name. This UTV is available in red and has a fold-down cargo box that easily converts to a flatbed. It can haul up to three passengers and has a cargo box capacity of up to 1,200 pounds. With a towing capacity of 2,100 pounds and 12 inches of clearance, the unit is built for work on the farm. This UTV has an electric-power cargo box lift, and front and rear receiver hitches. Learn more about the Flexhauler at mahindrausa.com.
Utility vehicle keeps you cool
The Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Northstar EPS HVAC Edition Utility Vehicle is now equipped with industry-exclusive heating and air-conditioning. The gas-powered UTV has class-exclusive throttle control modes, premium Pro-Fit Cab, fixed glass windshield with wiper, real glass panel, dome light and rearview mirror. The unit is equipped with cut-and-sew seats and even a defrost mode. It lists for $23,999. Learn more about this UTV by at polaris.com.
Hunting-edition UTV perfect for farm and ranch
The Defender Series from Can-Am has the toughness of a high-performing engine and traction, plus class-leading payload and towing capabilities. The Defender is equipped with a heavy-duty Rotax engine. As one of the most versatile UTVs on the market, the Defender can load up to 1,000 pounds and tow up to 2,000 pounds. It also has a forward pillar design, so it is easier to get in and out of the cab. The unit now comes in a Mossy Oak Hunting edition. Learn more at can-am.brp.com.