Polaris provides 4X4 adrenalin rush with off road course at IOG SALTEX
Published Date: 08/04/2010
An adrenalin-producing off-road 4x4 course is being staged by Polaris at this year’s IOG SALTEX (September 7-9, Windsor), Europe’s most successful event for the grounds care and open space management sector.
Specially-constructed, tested and marshalled by Polaris staff, the IOG SALTEX-Polaris off-road course will be sited adjacent to the Windsor showground’s North entrance. The exciting feature will not only enable visitors to test their driving skills but also experience at first hand a number of Polaris 4x4s, including the new all-electric Ranger EV, the world’s first 4 x 4 electric utility vehicle.
Commenting on the development, Phil Everett, Polaris Country Manager, says: “Our decision to sponsor this major feature at IOG SALTEX – and to significantly increase our stand size - is part of this year’s focused investment in the UK market.
“With such a wide-ranging and influencial audience, we never had second thoughts about effectively doubling the size of our presence at this year’s IOG SALTEX compared to last year, and we are confident that visitors will be impressed with the Polaris products they will see – and drive - at the show.”
A comprehensive selection of vehicles will be available for close inspection on the stand, including the Ranger EV side-by-side utility vehicle. This features On-Demand all-wheel drive with VersaTrac, independent rear suspension, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in its class.
The Ranger EV has the largest battery pack in the industry (11.5 kW) and the longest range of any electric midsize - the 30 HP electric motor produces a 35-45 mile range, a top speed of 25 mph and two hours of riding time between charges. It also has a 567 kgs towing capacity and a 226.7 kgs Lock and Ride cargo box.
The IOG SALTEX-Polaris off-road course is just one of a number of special feature areas planned for this year’s IOG SALTEX show. Visit www.iogsaltex.co.uk for details. IOG SALTEX 2010 will be held on September 7-9 at Windsor Racecourse, Berks, and will embrace fine turf and sports surfaces, turf maintenance equipment, children’s outdoor play and safety surfacing, landscaping, contractors, commercial vehicles, outdoor leisure and facilities management, as well as software and security equipment. The show is attended by open space management professionals and contractors – from groundsmen and greenkeepers through to play officers, architects, designers and surveyors as well as local authority and outdoor leisure facility managers.