UK-based Pitchcare magazine, which focuses on the turf care industry, recently put 11 utility vehicles from 9 manufacturers to the test. The testing ground was a sports facility with rugby, field hockey, polo and cricket fields, so meeting user needs was definitely in the context of the turf care environment. The article discusses a number of aspects relating to cargo beds including ability to handle loads on pallets, powered dumping ability and the shift to moulded plastic beds. Other issues include driver comfort and usability, noise, the pros and cons of electric UTVs and tire choices.
The reviewers rated the Kubota RTV 900 the highest followed by the Polaris Ranger Diesel and the Toro Workman MDX to round out the top three. The UTVs were scored on the following parameters: First impressions, Layout/Comfort, Ride, Noise, Visibility/Access, Power/Efficiency, Service access, Equipment levels, Safety features, Build quality, and Load box/Towing. Learn more: Pitchcare.com