VW Transporter

VW Transporter

The final Park vehicle had just been delivered to site with its new logo and wildlife image. This brings to an end a process which has taken a whole year and has involved replacing one of our 3 old vehicles with a new Ford Ranger, and the other two with used vehicles to cut our transport costs. See earlier blogs about the two Ford Rangers.
These have been made available following the restructuring of the Rights of Way teams. One Ford Ranger, an ’09 plate, came from the Parish Paths Project and the one pictured above, an ’08 VW Transporter,  came from the ROW Central team. Steve Peach is one of the park’s ranger team and is responsible for this vehicle.
The VW Transporter is based on the Volkswagen Group’s T platform now in its 5th generation after 60 years of worldwide sales. It has a 2.5 litre front mounted diesel engine with 4WD and a large carrying capacity.
09 Ford Ranger

09 Ford Ranger

The ranger team looks after 2,000 acres of Hampshire’s countryside and these vehicles, along with a tractor and ride on mower are extremely busy around the year. Due to the size of the site simply travelling to the end of the Forest Drive, and then to the top of Butser Hill will involve a journey of 10 miles. The duty ranger will need to undertake this trip at least three times daily to unlock gates, clean and check the visitor facilities and empty the pay and display machines.
The idea behind the wildlife logos was to make our vehicles a little more visitor friendly and to help our regulars tell them apart. The VW features a Common lizard which along with the Adder and Slow worm are found in good numbers across the Park.
11 Ford Ranger

11 Ford Ranger

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