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Serengeti Changes to Polaris

Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is a completely self-contained ‘city’ with everything inside its perimeter that discerning home-owners and their families could desire – including, most importantly perhaps, security!

Omega Security Guards
Omega Security Guards

Serengeti Risk Manager, Omega Security’s Jackie Viljoen, who recently decided to change from another utility vehicle to Polaris for his patrol staff, says that safety and security is of the highest priority on the estate.

Ensuring Peace of Mind at Serengeti

Our responsibility is to ensure the peace of mind of our residents and we will not shy away from investing in whatever we have to in order to deliver,” he says. “In line with this policy we had no hesitation in acquiring three Polaris Ranger 570 Utility Vehicles (UTVs) when our previous machines were no longer effective.

3 Polaris Rangers at Serengeti
3 Polaris Rangers at Serengeti

He adds that he had no hesitation in changing to Polaris. “Their performance, power and reliability are legendary and our fleet has lived up to this reputation. Also, the service of Mark Chittenden and his team from Smith Power Equipment is of the highest quality,” Viljoen says.

Polaris is distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE)

Polaris with added Extra’s

Some modifications were made to Serengeti’s fleet of Rangers including extra spot lights and flood lights. Chittenden says that making modifications to suit the needs of his customers is basic to Polaris’s UTV service. “Every customer has their own specific requirements and it’s our job, wherever possible, to make our UTVs fit those requirements,” he says.

LED Spot Lights
LED Spot Lights
Additional Switches for Lights
Additional Switches for Lights
Windshield and Main spot light
Windshield and Main spot light

The fact is that SPE does a world-class job. Recently, after a complex modification for a Mooreesburg farmer, his response was worth taking note of: “The Polaris Ranger takes the meaning of ‘utility’ vehicle to the max. Mine is now a pick up, spray rig and hunting unit. In addition, the cost savings have been huge. This machine now does what it would have taken three separate units to do and, being able to get into the wet crops, saves me on the expense of getting an aircraft to do it!

Indicators on back of Ranger
Indicators on back of Ranger
Indicators on front of Ranger
Indicators on front of Ranger

Chittenden says that the bottom line is the life-time costs of one’s capital equipment. “Buying quality equipment like Polaris – and modifying it to suit your specific needs if necessary – may not be the very cheapest initial option but, over the lifetime of the vehicle, the savings made through the efficient operation and reliability of the unit makes the value of one’s investment incomparable over time,” he says.

Savings with Polaris

Viljoen concurs saying that one should not be duped by initial price offerings. “Take a careful look at how much will be saved through buying a quality product backed up by quality service and the equation is simple.

Ranger 570 Engine
Ranger 570 Engine

So, residents of Serengeti, relax! Your security team has the best possible transport to ensure that you “still have a place where you can find peace and tranquillity; a place where you can relax, unwind and become one with nature. Serengeti is such a place; a place where everything comes together.”

Mark Chittenden:

For more information please contact SPE on 011 284 2000 or our website: www.polarissa.co.za 

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