Buying a fleet of utility and transport vehicles is a major investment for your organization. So you'll want durable vehicles that provide years of service. Unfortunately, many utility vehicles (UTVs) experience early damage due to water, chemicals, fertilizers, mud and other environmental factors. Further, many of them are actually recreational vehicles sold into commercial markets.
Bill Dakuras, Global Director of Sales and Business Development at Club Car, shares the secret to extending the life of your utility and transport vehicles.
Bill’s advice? Buy purpose-built work vehicles engineered on aluminum frames.
Most utility vehicles are built on heavy steel frames. The manufacturers of these vehicles often position that as a strength. In truth, steel frames are subject to rust in wet, corrosive environments. This is true even of steel frames that have been powder coated to “prevent rust” because the powder coating is easily scratched. What’s more, the coating is generally not applied to the inside of the tubular frame. That means rust may get a foothold inside the frame, spread and devalue your investment.
Club Car’s Carryall® utility vehicles and people movers are built on rustproof, corrosion-resistant 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum frames. They will withstand water, muck and lawn chemicals. Moreover, the frames are designed with an I- beam construction that allows them to resist impact better than steel frames. The aluminum frames also make Carryall utility vehicles significantly lighter than competitive vehicles, which helps it stay above the mud and not in it.
Carryall® utility vehicles are purpose built for work from the ground up. They are not recreational vehicles marketed as work vehicles. Learn more about Club Car's program through the Alliance Purchasing Cooperative today!