Back in January 2021, UTV maker Corvus made a few subtle updates to its Diesel Terrain 1000 DX4 models to include the Yanmar engine meeting the latest Stage V emission regs. There have been other changes, but in the main the latest models are much the same as the first units brought into the UK at the end of 2018. But are these Spanish made utilities up to the rigours of UK farming?
A problem with a driving impression is it will always be just that, an initial impression. What we cannot tell you is how well a machine will stand up to the rigours of real-world use. As the Corvus Terrain 1000 DX4 Pro EPS we tried had covered barely 145 miles and conditions were dry we can only give you an idea of what the machine is like.
Bit of mileage
Bromsgrove based Corvus dealers ACE ATV, who supplied the featured model outlined here, was able to at least help by giving us time to look over an 18-month-old customer Diesel Terrain DX4 Cab. In for a service, this previous generation model was one of the first sold in the UK and showing over 7,000 miles on the clock. It was clearly a well worked machine with TFM livestock canopy on the rear platform. It was in the sort of shape you would expect for a UTV that has spent over a year grafting, in this instance
with a local shoot, where it has seen daily use.
If typical, this example was a good advertisement to the overall build quality of these machines. Everything looked in good order and it was clear that a quick hose down was all it needed to make it look, if not new, at least extremely presentable. It drove just as well as our fresh out of the box model, with the advantage of feeling less tight and ‘run in’.