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Utility Vehicles Have Come a Long Way


But how do you choose the right one for your property needs?

Whether you have property for hobby farming or land around your home you maintain for recreation, as a landowner the time will come to consider purchasing equipment to help you to better maintain your property, or simply to get around it more easily. If it’s your first – or first in a long time – utility vehicle purchase, there are some important questions to ask yourself before you set out to visit a local dealership.

Start by assessing your needs, both for now and for the future, with these important questions:

  • Am I looking for a machine that is built for work, built for fun, or both?
  • What projects do I need to accomplish in the short term?
  • What will I need to accomplish my bigger property goals in the long term?
  • What type of terrain do I have to cover?
  • What am I planning to haul? People, gear or both?
  • How fast do I need to get from point A to point B?
  • What accessories or attachments should I consider?

Utility vehicles have come a long way over the years, and there are a lot of utility vehicle options on the market today, but none as versatile as the Kubota Sidekick. The new gas-powered Kubota Sidekick is where durability meets speed – up to 40 miles per hour of speed with cargo. Built with Kubota’s legendary durability, the Sidekick offers best-in-class handling and acceleration with cargo to work for you.

“It used to be speed was what you sacrificed when considering a workhorse utility vehicle,” said Roger Gifford, Kubota product manager, utility vehicles. “But now you don’t have to choose because the Kubota Sidekick blurs the line between work and fun, delivering rugged reliability and speed on your property or in the woods.”

The number one thing to look for is a utility vehicle that is built for stability, durability and superior handling on any terrain. For example, the Kubota Sidekick can move up to 1,000 lbs. in its cargo bed, which puts more power to the ground with heavy cargo in the back. This feature simplifies maintenance needs for jobs like hauling chopped wood or debris from any cleanup job on your property.

What’s more, market research shows consumers want a multipurpose utility vehicle that delivers rugged reliability and speed. “Trends in Kubota’s design enhancements have been driven by this consumer demand,” Gifford said. “We conducted extensive research to design the Sidekick as a reliable workhorse in a powerful, fun to drive machine.”

Another important consideration in your utility vehicle purchase is the long-term investment value. And with Kubota, like all its products, the Sidekick is backed by a two-year/1,000-hour warranty, whichever comes first.

To see the Sidekick in action, click here. Or contract your local Kubota dealer, a great resource for helping you find the right utility vehicle to fit your needs.