Diesel four wheeler, UTVs and ATVs have been around for a lot longer than most people realize and the price is starting to come down on them. There are many benefits to using this instead of a traditional gas powered all-terrain vehicle, which Id like to go over with you. Ill also go over some of the top manufacturers in the industry, so you know what to look for. While they arent cheap, they arent quite as expensive as many people think.
Best Diesel ATV Manufacturers
Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat Super Duty Diesel 4×4 is a true beast. The 700 twin cylinder engine is super powerful and provides 50% better fuel efficiency than traditional gas powered all-terrain vehicles.
Kubota: The RTV Kubota side by side UTV is another great option when you need something will super power and performance. Kubota is well-known for making a really great product, so you should be pretty satisfied with them. They are not cheap when purchased new, but they can be found used.
Polaris: As far as Im concerned, they are the clear leader in the diesel ATV and UTV market. They have made them for the military and have multiple options and sizes, from 450cc up. They are available on their Ranger models and Sportsman model, just to name a couple. They also boast a 6 wheel drive model in their lineup. They provide superior power and performance to traditional gas powered quads and they generally last longer and require less upkeep.
Cub Cadet: Granted, most people dont think of Cub Cadet when they look into four wheelers and side by side utility vehicles, but they should. The 20 horsepower side by side utility vehicle has been around for years, so you can buy them pretty cheap if you are willing to go used.
John Deere: John Deere is recognized for quality by most people. The diesel powered Gator HPX 4×4 is very popular, and they have even produced 6 wheelers in a 6×4 model. Take a look at the green and yellow and see if its for you.
Kawasaki: The Mule 4010 has been around for a while now and it performs well. While it lacks in top end speed, it doesnt lack in power and torque. Youll find the engine provides plenty of horsepower for hard work. Its a great side by side UTV that you should consider.
Bad Boy: Known for their electric MTV brands, this company is working on gas and diesel and should be watched. They are a good maker of diesel ATVs and four wheelers.