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According to Wisconsin law, a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) is a commercially designed and manufactured vehicle that:

  • Has a dry weight of less than 2,000 pounds or less and…
  • Is 65 inches in width or less and…
  • Is designed to travel on four or more low-pressure or non-pneumatic tires and…
  • Has a steering wheel and…
  • Has two headlights, a taillight, and a brake light and…
  • Has a roll bar or a similar structural system or device and…
  • Has a seat belt for the operator and each passenger.

This definition includes a small UTV—a utility-terrain vehicle that meets the definition of a UTV and that has an engine certified by the manufacturer at not more than 200 cubic centimeters or an equivalent power unit.

A UTV is also any machine that:

  • Meets the Wisconsin definition of an ATV for width, a seat, and tires and…
  • Has a dry weight of more than 900 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds.
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