Ranger Stories: A helping hand for a smallholding
Hardest working. Smoothest riding. The Polaris Ranger is one of the bestselling utility side-by-sides across the globe, and has earned its reputation as the ultimate utility vehicle with over one million vehicles built and counting. To showcase the versatility of the Ranger, Polaris has embarked on a journey across Europe, Middle East and Africa to discover and film how customers are using the Polaris Ranger in their day-to-day lives. The initiative, called Ranger Stories, is set to demonstrate the many ways in which the Ranger line-up is servicing customer lives worldwide.
Episode 7 – UK
The Clements family have always wanted to own and manage a smallholding in the UK, so when the opportunity came up in 2018, Jane Clements, along with her family and her horses, moved to Corbetts Hill Farm to make the dream a reality.
Situated northwest of London in Bedfordshire, Corbetts Hill Farm is a 10-acre smallholding surrounded by the beautiful English countryside. Peaceful and picturesque, what might not be obvious at first glance is how much manual labour and time is required to maintain and manage a smallholding of this size. To give a helping hand, the Clements family bought a Polaris Ranger 570 last year and haven’t looked back since.
Jane Clements said, “Being able to keep the horses on our own land is amazing, but it is hard work. We bought our Ranger about a year ago, and what a difference it’s made. I can’t actually remember how we managed before.”
For the seventh episode of Ranger Stories, Polaris follows a day in the life of Jane to see exactly what goes into the management of Corbetts Hill Farm, from sunrise to sunset. With its large cargo bed with 227kg capacity, the Ranger 570 makes light work of transporting materials like horse feed and water, and with the addition of the Polaris Engineered CargoMax system, they can move even more in one load. The Clements’ also have a Polaris Pro Heavy-Duty winch fitted to the Ranger to help with fallen trees around the land.
Homologated for road use in the UK, Jane can use the Ranger 570 can visit her local equestrian supplier as well as the local allotment, and thanks to being small in size, the Ranger 570 can easily travel around the farm; in and around barns and sheds, between gates, and through woodland – all the areas that a 4×4 wouldn’t be able to travel. With its 25.4cm ground clearance and all-wheel drive capabilities, any difficult tracks or muddy fields are no match for the Ranger.
Whilst there are no days off and an endless list of jobs to do whilst living on a smallholding, the Ranger 570 allows the Clements family to work smarter, not harder, in order to get the job done.
Catch the seventh episode of Ranger Stories in the UK on the Polaris Off-Road International YouTube channel here.
Watch the full Ranger Stories series on YouTube here.