A group of farmer evaluators tested three machines that all stand as much as the daily calls for of farming. They had around six months to put the UTVs to work on their operations, and, in the end, every machine obtained an ideal or near-perfect ranking.
True to its title, the Kubota RTV-XG850 was a trusty sidekick for the Heineman family all through the 2019 summer and harvest. Paul Heineman, along with his brother, Craig; nephew, Brett; and sons, Andrew and Marcus, utilized the Sidekick for various chores, along with fixing fences, checking the moisture of corn and soybeans before heading to the sector during harvest, and hauling rocks out of fields.
When asked what he liked concerning the Kubota Sidekick, Paul Heineman says, “It’s easy to say what I didn’t like. As you’ll see, the list of options I loved is long. It’s a functional machine, easy to drive, simple to haul things in, and simple to get in and out of.”
The Sidekick’s hardiness further extended into towing. “We hooked the corn heads up to the Sidekick to pull them as much as the shop to fasten them or to clean them. The machine can pull quite a bit, and the four-wheel-drive worked well,” Heineman says.
Heineman’s other favorite feature: the lights. The Sidekick had very good lights on the front so that a driver can see at night while working.