Suzuki Farm Worker
Suzuki’s new Farm Worker is a versatile vehicle available in three variations to deliver ample power and traction where needed
- Powerful fuel-injected 1300cc engine
- Selectable 2WD / 4WD
- Fully enclosed cab offers protection from elements
- Robust build
- 500kg maxiumum load rating
Most farmers and contractors will remember the successful Farm Worker from the mid 1990s, and while the latest offering from Suzuki is not identical, the basic layout and construction are very similar.
What is new is a powerful 1300cc fuel injected motor matched to the five-speed manual transmission and selectable 2WD/4WD and low range 4WD transfer case, giving ample power and traction where needed.
Underneath the new Farm Worker is a full chassis that supports the cab and well side with leaf spring suspension on all four wheels. Equipped standard with Maxxis Trepador tyres, the go-almost-anywhere Farm Worker will make those more demanding on farm jobs a breeze, especially with its fully enclosed cab space offering protection.
Versatile Farm Worker
Available in three variations, the Farm Worker starts at just $16,990 for the Versatile edition. Equipped with a canvas roof and lengthwise rear bench seats, the name Versatile says it all.
Wellside Farm Worker
At $18,990, the Wellside model features a double skinned gel-coated roof and rear bulkhead made from durable fibreglass fitted to enclose the cabin and convert the Farm Worker into a mutli-purpose farm tool.
Flatdeck Farm Worker
Designed and built in New Zealand, the iconic Flat Deck is made from galvanised steel tubing and super tough plywood. Its fold-flat deck can double as a workstation or carry-all surface. With a price tag of $22,500, it’s still well below comparative UTV type vehicles while offering much more in all round performance and weather protection.
A solid work vehicle – not a converted ATV
Unlike some competitor side-by-side vehicles, the Farm Worker is not a converted ATV but rather a solid work vehicle with real carrying capacity and the ability to tow larger loads. It boasts the largest deck in class with a 500kg maximum load rating.
Towing is easy with the Farm Worker due to the simple design of the towbar, meaning there’s no issue with connecting and disconnecting trailers. To make it really useful to farmers, towing capacity is up to 500kg.
Seatbelts are standard for the driver and passenger and easy adjust seats mean the cabin is comfortable for drivers of most sizes. Suzuki offers some hard-wearing covers made from a durable canvas that will keep the original vinyl seats in good condition and can easily be removed for cleaning.
The optional fitment CD radio is one accessory we can recommend for long days on the farm. With the Wellside and Flat Deck there is also a void in the fibreglass roof that can accept a VHF radio or similar.
Simple, rugged functionality
One of the best parts of the Farm Worker is the simple yet functional features like the manual window winders and easy to read analogue speedo. A graduated fuel gauge keeps an eye on the 40-litre tank, highlighting the economical nature of the fuel-injected 1300cc engine. Two-speed windscreen wipers, and adjustable headlamp beam are other highlights.
Smiths bullbars for the front and side offer greater protection and strength to the Farm Worker. Also engineered by Smiths is the handy stock crate for the Wellside. Recommended for the Wellside and Flat Deck version is the optional rear window. Made from reinforced glass the rear facing window allows excellent rearward vision.
The cost-effective farm management solution
Weighing in at less than 1000kg, the Farm Worker’s no heavyweight, especially when compared to some side-by-side UTVs. With the Versatile Farm Worker starting from just $16,990, this is also applicable to cost of ownership. Backed up by a conditional 24-month warranty, the Suzuki Farm Worker offers value for money, rugged practicality, protection from the elements and a safe way to carry two staff around the farm. It also introduces an easier, cost-effective way to better manage most on-farm projects big or small.
The Suzuki Farm Worker is not road registerable.