Off-Road Vehicles on the Farm
Utility vehicles (UTVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), like the Polaris RANGER and Sportsman, are
becoming critical tools for on-farm jobs. If you aren’t using an ATV or UTV, consider the many ways
these vehicles can help you complete farm work more quickly and efficiently.
“Off-road vehicles are becoming a must-have on farms and ranches due to their ability to traverse various
types of terrain, hard work ethic, ease of maintenance and cost efficiency,” said Chris Vogtman, RANGER
Marketing Manager at Polaris Industries.
UTVs and ATVs are often used to help speed up crop plotting and scouting, access difficult to reach
fields, set up GPS points, pick up rocks, move irrigation legs, deliver feed, check on animals and more.
Choosing off-road vehicles can also save wear and tear on other farm vehicles. Bouncing a larger vehicle
across a rough pasture, or crawling it over rocks could blow out tires or damage other components. UTVs
and ATVs have the maneuverability to get you into tight places that you can’t go with pickups or tractors.
Polaris Industries agricultural usage research, conducted in 2014, found that 49.5 percent of respondents
use utility vehicles because they get to places other vehicles can’t, with another 45.5 percent saying
they’re cheaper to operate than trucks or tractors.
Polaris has distinguished itself with a number of industry-leading innovations that make its utility and off-
road vehicles attractive for the ag market. For example, Polaris innovations include:
- * PVT variable transmission, which eliminates shifting – an industry first.
- * True AWD — an on-demand all-wheel drive system that automatically engages 4WD when you need it.
- * First independent rear suspension for smoother riding.
- * Electronic fuel injection for better cold-weather starting and performance.
- * The broadest line-up of off-road vehicles including gas, diesel and electric models with value and premium offerings.
Polaris utility vehicles are industry-leading, designed to deliver power, reliability and ease of
maintenance. They’re engineered to handle a multitude of tasks including: towing, hauling, transportation,
spraying, plowing snow, pushing feed and more.
Check out more great, creative uses for off-road vehicles from “Ag Uses for Off-Road Vehicles” by Jessie
Scott on Agriculture.com:
GPS Field Set Up
Attach a GPS to the top of your machine to create field boundaries and mark A/B lines. By using an off-
road vehicle instead of a tractor, you can cut back on costs, reduce compaction and save planting time by
marking the guidance lines early.
Have your crops ever been damaged by flooding? Use narrow, trenching wheels on your off-road
vehicle to create trenches that lead water out of the field and into ditches.
Install Your Own Tiling
On larger farms, save on costs by installing your own tiling with the help of a RANGER
CREW. With a model like the one pictured here, you can load multiple workers and equipment to get to
the field you need to tile.
Mowing the Lawn
The Polaris Brutus HD PTO features a finishing motor, with a wide side discharge deflector to safely and
evenly disperse clippings, durable anti-scalp wheels, and blade rotation indicators. The Brutus HD PTO is
compatible with PTO and hydraulically controlled front attachments.
Attach a Sprayer
With a sprayer in the back of your off-road vehicle, you can spray smaller, hard-to-reach areas and can
better maneuver around corners. Polaris offers a 60-gallon boomless utility sprayer kits that easily mounts
into the rear cargo box.
Tow Like a Champ
Make towing simple with a machine like this Polaris M1400. While it is fun-to-drive, it is also a hard-
working machine. The Polaris M1400 can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
Eligible Ohio Farm Bureau members get $300 per unit off all Polaris utility, sport and GEM electric vehicles. A $200 incentive is available for Polaris ACE and Sportsman all-terrain vehicles. These membership incentives are NOT valid for youth vehicles and cannot be combined with any other Polaris coupon offer. Current sales event pricing and finance offers do apply.