Jmk Quads went on a recent factory tour to Opole in Poland, to visit their new purpose built factory for building Rangers and ATV’s. The trip had 50 dealers from all over the UK. This factory produces 20,000 units per year, with 230 staff. The advantages of the European factory means that EU machines come standard with fitted mirrors, indicators, manual handbrake, horn and a number plate bracket. The purpose of the visit was to see the research centre and the development. Polaris has released new ATV and Ranger models for 2016.
This year Polaris has developed their ATV range and introduced an entry level utility quad called a 450 Sportsman. This is a low cost, class leading, entry level machine, producing 31hp through a fully automatic drive system including low box sitting on an independent suspension chassis.
In addition to this the Ranger Diesel 1000 now comes as standard with EPS (Electronic Power Steering), ADC (Active Decent Control), and EU spec leaving it ready for road registration. The Ranger diesel is powered by a 24hp Kolher engine producing 50nm of torque. The ‘Full Size’ Ranger can seat three people (with also an option of a crew seating six) all including seat belts. It has a rear tipping body with a carrying capacity of 453kg, towing capacity of 907kg and staggering 30.5cm of ground clearance leaving it the market leader.
On completion of the factory tour we were given the award ‘Dealer of the year’ this award was given based on number sales, customer care and the after sales service that we provide. We are extremely pleased to receive this prestigious award as it took a lot of time and effort from all our staff.
2015 really had been a fantastic year for us with receiving the Danske Bank Farming life ‘machinery Dealer of the year’ award.
Polaris are still offering 0% Finance and 5% cash back to all NFU and UFU members.