The end of April saw a charity clay pigeon shoot held in the grounds of Belvoir Castle, to raise money for the Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust
The event was sponsored by RES Tractors of Melton Mowbray who, as authorised Polaris dealers, had also supplied four Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000s to the estate earlier in the month, and subsequently agreed to become sponsors. Hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, the charity is focused on getting young people active and enjoying the countryside. For many of the 2,581 children who took part in the Trust's activities from 2015 to date it was their first introduction to the sport of clay pigeon shooting. The Polaris Rangers were primarily supplied to the estate for use by the Gamekeepers and for this occasion pressed into service throughout the event. RES Tractor's Bob Skinner says: "We are proud to be associated with one of the country's leading game shoots, situated in the heart of the stunning Vale of Belvoir. We'd like to thank Belvoir Estate for supporting RES Tractors by purchasing four Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000s, we feel honoured to have our machines at such an excellent sporting venue."
These all-new models feature Active Descent Control, Electronic Power Steering and three seats as standard together with a 1028cc Kohler 3 cylinder overhead cam liquid cooled engine. Designed to accept the revolutionary Pro-Fit Cab System, the new Diesel also benefits from a 110 amp alternator to power electrical needs and class-leading towing and payload. On Demand True All-Wheel Drive joins smooth and robust suspension, high ground clearance and all-day riding comfort to make the Rangers the ideal vehicle for the estate's normal uses as well as managing the movement of people around the clay pigeon shoot on the charity day.