Once upon a time, the typical farmer needed little more than a single, trusty tractor to handle most of the jobs and tasks on a farm.
Tractors are still the go-to machine when you need power for big projects. But for many modern-day tasks, tractors are giving way to two surprising challengers: ATVs and UTVs.
It’s true that ATVs and UTVs can’t match the strength of a tractor. Their smaller sizes and versatility, however, allow farmers to easily travel across many acres and accomplish a wide variety of jobs.
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The gas-powered, 39.9-horsepower UV34 features a 1,000-cubic-centimeter, two-cylinder, single-overhead-cam engine. The 900-watt stator provides more power—about 75 amps of output—for use with a snow blade and other electric-powered accessories.
The cargo box, constructed of a composite interior, handles up
to 1,250 pounds and 15.6 cubic feet of materials or supplies. The UV34 also features an increased tow rating, improved ground clearance, all-wheel drive and service access.
A diesel version is also available. Find out more at bobcat.com.
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The HPX615E was built for farm and construction work. It features a two-cylinder gas engine that produces 20 horsepower.
This UTV comes standard with four-wheel drive, a pickup-style tailgate, and real dumping cargo box with 16.4 cubic feet and 1,000 pounds of storage capacity.
The HPX815E version features a three-cylinder, four-cycle diesel engine that produces 18.2 horsepower. Find out more at deere.com.
These workhorses feature a 24-horsepower, three-cylinder, in-line vertical, water-cooled Daedong diesel engine with top ground speed of 31 miles per hour.
The K9 2400, pictured above, also features an all-metal bed. It has a 1,102-pound bed capacity, a standard spray-in liner and an optional hydraulic dump kit.
All K9 models feature a towing capacity of 1,300 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,7501⁄2 pounds, allowing for a full range of towing and hauling capabilities. Find out more at kioti.com.
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of Hobby Farms magazine.