Work and Utility


Pick anywhere on the planet and where your tires reach the water’s edge, the trail effectively ends.  Sure, you can make a short crossing through a puddle or small pond, but only one vehicle can charge ahead with no worries.  Where no Polaris, Arctic Cat, Honda, Can-Am or Yamaha will dare venture, the 6 or 8 wheeled ARGO dives in with no limits to what you can conquer, and it just so happens that wading ... Read more


Never have we seen an accessory so well designed and tested, and so precise as the QuadCruise.  While almost every other type of accessory aims to offer more convenience, power, bigger tires and wheels, etc., the QuadCruise is all about precision. This isn’t something you just break out the tools and bolt on.  The QuadCruise transforms your machine into the tool, and a far, far more precise one.  If other accessories are a hammer, this one ... Read more


Mark Twain once said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”  The best example of that in the ATV World is the Yamaha Kodiak 450.   While little more than half the displacement of some of the Grizzly models in the Yamaha lineup, it’s a huge overachiever on the trail.   From the bodywork to the handlebars, the Kodiak 450 looks GREAT!  Bodywork styling ... Read more

The Polaris General-4 1000 EPS Review

TEST RIDE The POLARIS GENERAL-4 1000 EPS A LITTLE WORK, A LOT OF PLAY   By Allen – AK – Knowles.  Photos by F. Stop Fitzgerald   In the automotive world the Polaris General-4 1000 EPS would be called a Crossover vehicle.  Creating the General two and four-seat machines meant a blending of two famous Polaris lines.  What they really did is take the best from their long-standing RANGER utility models and mix it with a ... Read more

The New Mahindra UTV’s are here to stay!

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT PLOWING NEW GROUND NEW MODELS and a PLAN to EXPAND from MAHINDRA By Staff   Looking beyond their power sports lineups, most of the manufacturers of ATVs and Side x Sides share many similarities.  They’re all part of a much larger organization with widely varying business lines.  In addition to Mules and Brute Force ATVs, Kawasaki makes supertankers, helicopters, and heavy equipment.  Yamaha is widely known for their excellent musical instruments, and Honda ... Read more

2019 Textron Off Road Prowler Pro Review-Information-Price-For-Sale-Specs.

Textron Off Road Introduces the All-New Prowler™ Pro A true, whisper-quiet workhorse for the farm or hunt camp   AUGUSTA, GA — Textron Off Road continues to innovate its off-road vehicle lineup with the introduction of the all-new, pure-utility 2018 Prowler Pro and Prowler Pro XT. Built in Thief River Falls, Minn. by the company known for precision engineering that fuels adventurers and hard workers all over the world, both models deliver quiet gas power and unmatched ... Read more

New Model Test – Day of the Diesel

Kawasaki may not have the largest lineup of ATVs and Side x Sides but without fail, the models they do offer all carry three important traits. Across the board the Kawasaki ATVs and Side x Sides are rugged, reliable, and extremely versatile. They’re ready for work or play, and they’ll never let you down. The newest addition to the Kawasaki family is called the Mule-Pro line and Kawasaki is justifiably proud of the new machines. ... Read more

First Ride – The High Road

The saying is, “Old habits die hard.” Can-Am engineers learned that feeling well when three years ago development work began on a new model that was to be unlike anything they’d built before. Still, there would be some similarities; the new model would need excellent power, first class styling, and manufacturing excellence. It was not all unfamiliar territory, but rather than for racing across the desert or dunes, the new model was aimed squarely at ... Read more

Product Test – The Good Path

We always have work to do around the yard or farm, and a couple times a year that includes grading the drive to take out the holes that somehow develop on their own for no apparent reason. In the past that has meant a rake and shovel, but it’s darn near impossible when the drive is one step below the hardness of concrete. Thankfully, we’ve finally solved that problem and now we’ve got a tool ... Read more

Work and Trail Tested – Working Class Dream Machine

Cub Cadet is a company that was formed over five decades ago to serve the American dream.  The rapidly swelling ranks of post war baby boomers were moving to the suburbs and country by the millions and buying homes with plenty of grass for kids, dogs, or playing catch.  Between the picket fences and the front porch though, there was a lot of grass to cut and snow to push, and nothing could be more ... Read more

Field Tested – The Woods Powr-Grip Light System

Woods Powr-Grip has been making tools for lifting and maneuvering difficult to grip pieces such as glass, stone, metal, etc. for almost 50 years.  Their gripping tools can be found working away on automotive assembly lines, installing glass panels on new skyscrapers, and even in the car repair shop pulling dents from body panels.  If you’ve got a tough surface to work with, they’ve got a tool that can get the job done.  Woods has ... Read more

Field Tested – The 2012 Polaris Ranger XP 800

Ranger XP 800 – 2012  –  A Bold Look Polaris wanted to create an exterior that could handle the nastiest work and extreme riding conditions and the result was the most armored Ranger front end ever designed.  The front end better protects vital components such as the radiator, cooling system and front differential, all safely tucked under the bodywork and protected by the chassis.  Front headlights are inset for added protection, and the heavy duty ... Read more