The ATV’s rugged stance, knobby tires and saddle seat are designed for a single rider. A hay bale, climbing treestand, toolbox or hunting gear can be strapped down on the rear platform. ATVs easily fit in pickup beds or on a small trailer. Size makes them beneficial for quick stops and starts while doing chores on the property. ATVs are priced several thousand dollars less than UTVs, making them more popular for all-around off-road use. Mobility is the greatest benefit.
“The ATV is the one-man show and perfect for basic hunting and property work,” sums up Spencer.
“UTVs are for bigger jobs, like dropping off and picking up multiple hunters in the woods, hauling heavy loads and even pulling a 1,000-pound trailer,” he continues. “If you have a lot of people and gear to haul, get a UTV.”
UTVs really shine for covering distance. Truck-like cabs and bench seats invite passengers to lean back and enjoy a comfortable ride. Hitch up a trailer, load the bed and treat it just like a mini pickup truck. You can even accessorize them to your heart’s desire.