Ahead of the Cape Epic, Smith Power Equipment’s dealer, Maverick Motorsport, supplied a customised Polaris Ranger 570 to Mediclinic Southern Africa to help with medical backup during the most televised mountain bike race in the world.
A day before the 2019 Absa Cape Epic, the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world, Mediclinic Southern Africa took delivery of its Polaris Ranger 570 side-by-side from Maverick Motorsport. This year’s race took place from March 17-24. Leon Laing, owner of Maverick Motorsport, explains that as the top Polaris dealer in South Africa over the last seven years proved its mettle by getting the vehicle ready with all the modifications the client wanted in a very short space of time.
Polaris keeps coming up with some truly interesting and exceptional machines and to be quite fair we sometimes can’t even keep up with all of the models and descriptions.
The latest and most extreme in performance from this innovative brand is the RZR XP Turbo S. It’s a two-seat platform that looks like a redux of the classic RZR XP rolling chassis from the outside. This is a case of beauty being more than skin-deep.
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!
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.
Go to the dictionary and look up the word ‘maverick’. You’ll see that it means, among other things, free-spirited, trendsetter, original. Well these words couldn’t be more appropriate when describing Leon Laing and the entire Maverick Motorsport team from Strand in the Western Cape.
To make the successful modifications that they have made to various Polaris Ranger Utility Vehicle (UTV) units in line with their customers’ requirements, one needs a ‘maverick’ spirit. “That’s always been our approach,” says Laing. “Whatever the customer needs, we’ll make a plan that is completely professionally executed.”
Owing to the improved gearboxes and motors in the new Linhai and Polaris ranges of quad bikes and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) Rangers, engine and gearbox services for both are required only after 100 hrs of use as opposed to the run in time service of 50 hrs.
Being distributed in South Africa through equipment supplier Smith Power Equipment (SPE), the quads and the ATV rangers are used for robust tasks, such as working in off-road conditions that can be muddy, uneven or traversing up and down hills, explains SPE Polaris and Linhai product range national sales manager Mark Chittenden.
The continued economic growth of agricultural exhibition Nampo Harvest Day, in the Free State, reflects the importance of agriculture to the economic growth of South Africa, says equipment supplier Smith Power Equipment (SPE) Polaris and Linhai product range national sales manager Mark Chittenden.
Having attended the show for the past 16 years, he notes that every year, SPE showcases new products at the show in order to reach a broader customer base. “This year, we will be relaunching the Linhai range as some of the products have been revised. We will also have new models on our Polaris stand as well as have a new tractor from equipment manufacturer Kubota and the 8 t KX080-3 Kubota excavator.”
[Johannesburg, 24 March 2017]:Smith Power Equipment (SPE), South African importers and distributors of leading global specialist machinery, turf maintenance equipment and off-road vehicles, will be attending Grain SA’s NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show taking place in Bothaville in the Free State from 16-19 May 2017.
Attracting close to 77 000 visitors each year, NAMPO is the largest agricultural trade show in the southern hemisphere. As such, Smith Power Equipment (SPE) finds great value in attending this event and will have a presence at the show this year as it has for the past 16 consecutive years. Continue reading Smith Power at NAMPO 2017→
Hold on Boysssss! We test the Polaris 1000 Turbo RZR. – Dirt and Trail
Like… as if Polaris’ 800 was not fast enough, they introduced the fantastic RZR 900. Then – like as if THAT was not fast enough, they introduced the 1000. Then – like as if THAT was not fast enough, they changed the whole bloody thing and bolted on a turbo…
The new vehicles are a Polaris Ranger 570 Crew and a Ranger 900 and join the fleet of other Smith Power Equipment (SPE)-distributed vehicles including: a Linhai 260 XL, a Polaris Sportsman 800 EFI and a Polaris Sportsman 300.
When renowned game farmer Johan van der Merwe tells you that a Polaris Utility vehicle is the only vehicle that can do the job of chasing down a darted animal through the roughest of terrains in the quickest time, you had better believe him!
Johan, Wild Life Ranching South Africa’s Game Farmer of the Year in 2012, is not only one of the leading game farmers in the world, but was also, prior to becoming a full-time farmer, one of the leading road builders in the country. “Building roads and game farming have one important thing in common – the essential requirement to use of the right machinery for the job,” he says, “and in the game farming business there is absolutely nothing that can do the job like my Polaris Ranger Utility vehicles. Not even a military vehicle could do what these machines do for me and certainly not at the speed we require.”