Farm utility task vehicles are an ideal mode of transport which encompasses many of the features of an ATV (All-terrain vehicle) but combine the versatility of a small tractor while still maintaining the maneuvrability of an ATV and the convenient utility of a jeep.
Where can UTVs be used?
UTVs are multifunctional and are ideal as a small farm utility vehicle. They can be used in many different arenas such as golf courses by golf personnel & patrons, in parks and other recreational areas, building sites and even for forestry. With regard to accessories there are many to choose from including cab kits, speciality HID and LED lighting, stereo systems and even in-cab heaters. Not all models offer all options, so you may have to decide between the brands.
Most UTVs offer the following popular additional features:
A dump bed – This can be used as a manual or hydraulic , clean beds can be used for cleaning stalls, bedding and mulch, hauling dirt, and a variety of landscape and small construction projects.
The windshield – Easier to drive in the rain & helps when navigating through thick fog.
The cab kit – A cab which includes glass doors and is ideal for adding comfort and protection from the changing weather.
Snow blade – This is an obvious improvement over the snow shovel, with less investment than a full-size snow plow. This blade can also double for pushing dirt or levelling driveways in the dry season.
The Sprayer - With a pump that draws of the engine, power sprayers anchored in the bed of a UTV can spray herbicides, liquid fertilizer, or other agri chemicals.
Vacuum Cleaner – This is a very beneficial tool that attaches & doubles as a street sweeper, it can be a useful choice for estates or livestock facilities that must keep their public and work areas spotless.
Ball Field Finisher - Golf courses, Schools and athletic fields have a need to groom their turf surfaces to a high standard gloss. The rubber fingers “comb” the grass to uniform perfect.
The most popular types of UTV's
There are a variety of UTVs currently on the market manufactured by top automobile manufacturers such as John Deere, Kawasaki, Yahama, Honda and Suzuki are the most popular for UTV brands.
John Deere Gator
The John Deere Utility vehicle is the most popular UTV at Eamonn Tinney Agri-Sales. The Gator runs on diesel and is extremely efficient comparing to petrol ATV's. This UTV model comes with a rear tipping bed box and rear hitch.
Kubota RTV 900
The Kubota RTV 900 has a diesel engine with an output of 22 hp. This is a popular utility vehicle in Ireland because of its power output and it's selectable 2WD/4WD system.
The Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4 Sport is another UTV like the Gator is a multipurpose UTV. The latest upgrade made included the addition of a roof to cover the cab which is ideal for protecting the driver and passenger from fluctuating weather.
Yahama Viking EPS
The Yahama Viking EPS has a powerful 686cc, liquid cooled, fuel injected SOHC (overhead camshaft) power plant. The new engine delivers strong low-end acceleration and pulls hard through the rpm range to deliver excellent power delivery for completing both menial chores and covering rough terrain. It boosts an 11.8 ground clearance which delivers maximum underbelly protection.
Honda Pioneer 500
The Honda Pioneer 500 UTV is powered by a 475cc four stroke engine with plenty of low-end torque to muscle around its 1000-pound chassis, and it’s operated by the UTV industry’s first electric shift system. There is also a full line of more than 40 Honda Genuine and Signature Accessories that allow owners to configure their Pioneer 500 to meet their specific needs. This particular model is ideal for off road adventures and completing tasks on the farm or country side and of course it carries the Honda brand’s famous quality and durability assurance.
How much do these vehicles cost?
Utility Vehicles vary in terms of brand and model. Costs also depend on whether or not you want to purchase a utility task vehicle new or used. For a quotation, phone our office on 074 91 29317 or 087 2423739.