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Polaris Ranger Stories: Ground Maintenance

The Polaris Ranger is among the best selling utility vehicles for sale across the earth. It has earned its status as the ultimate utility vehicle with over one million vehicles built and counting. To showcase the versatility of the Ranger, Polaris has started on a journey across Europe, Middle East and Africa to see and film how consumers are using the Polaris Ranger in their day-to-day circumstances. The ambition, called Ranger Stories, is set to show the many ways that the RANGER line-up is helping customer lives worldwide.

Episode 8 – Hertfordshire, UK

Heavy machinery and professional equipment are a must for agricultural and grounds keeping work, but what happens when a UTV is needed for more moderate duties? Longstanding agricultural company – MW Agri Ltd. – found an answer in the Polaris Ranger.

Operating across a large part of Hertfordshire in the UK, MW Agri Ltd. includes a wide range of agricultural duties, both public and private grass control and maintenance tasks. Beautiful landscapes envelope this South East region, several which are maintained by the company at MW Agri Ltd.

Initially purchasing a Polaris Ranger 900 five years ago, MW Agri owned a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 and recently bought a 2021 Ranger 1000 off a local Polaris dealer to help out their many responsibilities.

Polaris joins MW Agri Owner and Managing Director Malcolm Weaver to see precisely what aspects of the Polaris Ranger make it so handy for ground management for the eighth instalment of RANGER Stories—homologated for road usage in the UK. With the larger alloy wheels for improved road speed, the Ranger 1000 is ideal for transporting the team over different locations, particularly as time management plays such an essential role in this line of business. The Ranger 1000 boasts class-leading 1,134kg towing capability and smooth low-speed drivability, enabling the team to tow all kinds of heavy fencing tools and implements. With its 30.5cm of ground clearance, the company can access all areas for every customer.

Reliability also played a big part when choosing the Polaris Ranger; the company’s equipment mustn’t fail on a project for its clients. The Polaris Ranger 1000 is built to serve with a heavy-duty steel head bumper, full-body skid plate, longer-lasting firm suspension bushings and the new Pro-PVTi clutching method which has been engineered with significant internal wear components to give enhanced drivability, reliability and handle.

Malcolm Weaver stated, “The Ranger, with its moderate footprint and manoeuvrability, comes into its own taking tools and materials to remote places even when the conditions are boggy. With its two-wheel drive plus all-wheel-drive options, the Ranger gets us over the toughest of situations. The Ranger also has Turf Mode, which is necessary and one of the main reasons we bought it, which is excellent when working on delicate areas.”

There are no days off when it gets to the upkeep of land, so MW Agri have made extensive use of the Polaris Engineered implements for the Ranger 1000, including roof and rear panel, a complete cab kit with a windscreen, doors, as well as an in-cab heater to stay warm on cooler winter days. Not only that, they have also attached a Polaris fitted winch, which results with a number of benefits when operating in woodland – such as recovering fallen limbs or for some extra pulling strength when lifting dead branches – as well as tensioning fencing wire.

With its versatility to accommodate a vast array of jobs, Malcolm and the crew at MW Agri rely on the Polaris Ranger as an indispensable part of their workforce, day-in, day-out.

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