Choosing the Right Farm Equipment – ATV Vs Utility ROV

Four wheelers like ATVs and ROVs are incredibly useful on the farm and for individuals who own an expansive amount of land. If you are looking to make life easier around the farm or you need a vehicle for transport which can tackle all kinds of terrain, an ATV or ROV will accomplish the task. This article will highlight some of the pros and cons of both.


ROV stands for recreational off-highway vehicle, in the US it is mostly known as a UTV, or utility task vehicle. These vehicles can sit two or four people depending on the model you purchase. They are generally wider than an ATV and have a longer stance. If you opt for a 2020 Wolverine X2 standard, your ROV will have a steering wheel instead of handlebars.

An ROV tends to come with a larger engine and designers fill them with more deluxe features. They offer more space than an ATV, so they are better for transporting people and items. They usually include a more powerful engine as they normally carry a heavier load than an ATV.

In comparison to an ATV, an ROV is more comfortable as it contains automotive style seats with lots of legroom. It also contains rollover safety enclosure and seatbelts for added protection.


ATVs have been used around the farm for many purposes, they come in both two- and four-wheel drive. When it comes to features, it all depends on how much you are willing to pay. They come in an assortment of configurations, the more you spend the better the machine.

Cargo carrying is limited compared to an ROV, you don’t have as much space. An ATV can only fit the driver and one pillion passenger, whereas an ROV can comfortably fit four people. They have a good towing capacity; lower cost and their lighter weight means less turf impact. An ATV is easier to store due to its size.

Some of the disadvantages of an ATV are having little cargo room, minimal passenger space and no rollover enclosure.

As you can see, there are advantages and disadvantages related to buying an ATV or an ROV. The best way to decide is to evaluate your needs, if you are buying for farm use and only one person will be using it, an ATV makes sense. On the other hand, if you require an all-terrain vehicle that carries up to four passengers, an ROV will do the trick.

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