Middlewich Machinery Utility Vehicles
For golf courses and pitch care, a utility vehicle might be just what you need.
Utility vehicle covers a wide range of vehicle types, transmission capabilities, power and ground clearance.
You need to be aware of what you need your utility vehicle to do.
What questions do I need to ask about a utility vehicle?
Before you even start looking for a utility vehicle, or if you thinking of replacing one, questions to ask yourself are: how many people does it need to carry? What ground surfaces will the vehicle need to work on? Will it carry cargo, and if so, what weights do you expect it to be? Will you need to tow a trailer or similar? Are you wanting it to run on electric, petrol or diesel?
What are the different types of utility vehicle?
Utility vehicle is a broad term.
For golf courses, commercial gardens and similar, then the simplest vehicle is the golf car.
Then there’s light duty utility vehicles, which carries loads and can move staff around the site.
Medium duty utility vehicles have a world of difference to the above. Designed for much heavier work, this type of vehicle is usually a 4-wheel drive, and some models have a cab option.
Heavy duty utility vehicles carry heavy loads, have a manual gearbox and are a prime vehicle. This means they can have a range of attachments.
What is the Cost of a Utility Vehicle?
Costs vary on the spec of the utility vehicle you want.
You can discuss costs with Middlewich Machinery today.
What are the benefits of having a utility vehicle?
Each type of utility vehicle has its own unique benefits.
The golf car is one of the quietest, and can sometimes be battery powered or have a petrol engine. They are also simple to operate.
Some models come with automatic parking brakes.
While this type of vehicle doesn’t have much ground clearance, it can transport light loads with very little noise.
The benefits of a light duty utility vehicle, the chassis can withstand heavier use. There is an increased load capacity and can be either battery or petrol-engine operated.
Some offer good traction off-road, and you can interchange the tyres if needed.
Medium duty utility vehicles are noisier, and they need road taxing.
The good news is this means the flexibility of these vehicles is considerable.
Continuously variable transmission (CVT) is featured in some models, while others are hydrostatic models.
Different accessories are available too.
Heavy duty vehicles have a hydraulic pump as standard, and various accessories can be attached including sprayers, spreaders and more.
Save time, get those jobs done
As with many golf roles, or if you are looking after a large complex or site, you will have more jobs to do than those who did our roles a decade or more ago.
Fewer staff means more jobs and less time to do it in!
Having a utility vehicle or a fleet of them means you become even more efficient and get more done.
The wide choice of utility vehicles means you can have one that suits your place of work, too.
We can also advise about toolboxes, tools, attachments and improvements.
Other Elements to Consider
If you are looking after large expanses of grounds, work on a large holiday complex or resort, or a private estate, then one of these vehicle configurations will be suitable for you.
Still Not Sure?
If you’re still not sure, then ask our team here at Middlewich Machinery.