Living in the country affords me the ability to watch many agricultural businesses grow and spotting the latest in farming equipment is just a few turns in the road from my home.
Thinking that one of the most recognized tractor companies has finally come to the market with not only a huge following to grow our industry but also a very well thought out side by side for the sport guy on the farm is exciting to say the least.
Just a week or so ago I had the very awesome opportunity to get a first hand ride in the RSX850i by John Deere.
The first thing my dad asked me was, “So does it really run like a Deere?” It was easy to answer the question with a resounding YES! This unit is indeed a huge leap forward for the company.
For a company known more for tractors and its Gator multi-use vehicles to begin the transition into a sporty recreational/utility line John Deere seems to have hit very close to the bulls eye with this introduction.
Does it surprise you that the UTV world is growing? Do you think companies like Kubota or BobCat will lean even further towards the sport side of things as John Deere has?
Will they build a fast moving sleek looking woods warrior to encourage the lonely farm hand there will be some fun waiting after the days labor behind the fences?
One thing is for sure, John Deere is known for quality and durability so well see if the demographic accepts or rejects the new UTV.