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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Great choice and versatility’ from Yamaha

Yamaha has unveiled a range of modifications and additions to its ATV and side-by-side models with new colours, features, accessories, and technology, to offer agricultural operators “greater choice and versatility”.

The Kodiak 450 and 700 ATVs offer the option of Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Diff-lock for greater stability on uneven ground.

Special Edition (SE) specification models will offer alternative paint colours, and all models will come with a 10-year belt warranty and Datatool tracking devices free of charge.

Also new to the range is a revised Grizzly 700 ATV with MKII 686cc engine and upgraded 14-inch wheels.

This, combined with the Grizzly’s On-Command® 2WD/4WD drive system with Diff-lock, makes it “well” suited to hill ground and wet conditions.

The switchable drive system is operated using a switch on the handlebars to enable operators to move between 2- and 4-wheel drive as ground conditions change.

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This, coupled with Yamaha’s Ultramatic® CVT automatic transmission and independent long-travel adjustable suspension, makes the Grizzly “easier to control and more comfortable on difficult terrain”.

It will launch a new Wolverine RMAX 1000 side-by-side model in the UK in both SE and Limited Edition (LE) specifications.

Both models benefit from a new VRX 45 winch, front bumper, interior lighting and a dash-mounted USB charger.

It will retain Yamaha’s versatile D-Mode selector with sport, trail, and crawl modes.

The Wolverine RMAX LE is fitted with adjustable FOX 2 iQS suspension, and “for the first time” on a UTV, you can adjust from within the cab.

The LE model features a dash-mounted control to adjust the ride quality based on the terrain.

Operators can choose comfort, medium, or firm, with all controlled by a Bosch ECU and IP67-rated components.

Speed management

Focussing on safety, Yamaha has introduced its speed management key technology to the Wolverine RMAX LE.

The key enables owners to limit the top speed to 25km/h without affecting power.

This, Yamaha says, will protect both operators and machines in conditions where higher speeds are not required.

The key can be removed by the owner to return the Wolverine RMAX to factory specification at any time.


Yamaha has also extended its commitment to operator safety by offering free ATV rider competency training from the European All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (EASI®) to anyone purchasing a new Yamaha ATV.

This training provides the necessary information and practical experience to operators, enabling them to safely use all full features and performance of the ATV in all conditions.

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