Highlighting some of the many applications for small, task-oriented vehicles: Park Maintenance & Emergency Response – Barkcamp State Park in Ohio recently acquired a Polaris UTV for use in the park. The vehicle will primarily be used for park maintenance, trail upkeep and emergency response. The park features hiking, equestrian and snowmobile trails for public use. Funds for the vehicle were provided by the organizers of the Barkcamp Race, a running race and challenge walk event. Learn more: Timesleader.
Comment: This continues to be a strong market segment for UTVs and STOVs in general. Vehicle purchases are often funded by grants or donations from local organizations. However, even if funded by the organizations themselves, STOVs also represent an opportunity for parks to cut costs by replacing pickup trucks with STOVs which are less costly to purchase, cheaper to maintain and have features and functionality that better suit the jobs to be done.