A decade ago, the growing availability of ‘more affordable’ petrol-powered side-by-side utility vehicles looked set to erode agricultural ATV sales to the point of near extinction. Such thinking has since proven completely wide of the mark, with around 6,500 ‘working’ ATVs selling a year into farming. What we have here is a selection of machines that helps to illustrate why these versatile tools continue to have a place on so many farms

Profi has been here before. We gather a group of ATVs in which not all can be compared as an exact like-for-like buying choice; this reflects the UK market and the broad selection of machines on offer. First odd man out is the Foreman TRX500 FE2. Honda elected to send us this push-button manual unit in place of an ATV from its top selling Fourtrax 420 range.