Fairchild Equipment has signed a dealer agreement with Polaris Inc. to represent Polaris’ GEM and Pro XD utility task vehicle (UTV) lines of commercial vehicles. The two companies share a business strategy to provide customers with a breadth of product without sacrificing quality of service and depth of product knowledge.
While Fairchild Equipment has been a trusted Taylor-Dunn distributor for many years, this new agreement expands the dealer’s territory from their Green Bay, Marinette and Stevens Point, Wisconsin branches to the entire states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota as well as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Northern Illinois.
“We are very excited to partner with Polaris given the breadth of their product portfolio and the value of their name and market presence,” Fairchild Equipment’s President, Van Clarkson, stated. “It gives us access to products and customers in markets we don’t play in today, and having it cover our entire trade area made sense for both parties. I know our team is excited to start selling products and parts, and servicing existing Polaris customers immediately!”
“We are proud to have Fairchild Equipment in our dealer network and excited for our customers that they are expanding their offerings to include Polaris GEM and Pro XD vehicles,” said Jamie Juliano, director of sales North America, Polaris Commercial. “We appreciate that Fairchild Equipment provides customers with a one-stop-shop by focusing on customer training, service and post-sales support above and beyond the team’s product line knowledge and sales.”
Polaris GEMs are all-electric, street legal low speed vehicles (LSVs) designed to move people and goods safely and efficiently across campuses. GEM vehicles help reduce fleet operating costs, increase vehicle utilization and reduce the CO2 footprint of a fleet in a real, actionable and affordable way. GEMs meet the safety classification of LSVs by having 3-point seat belts, four-wheel brakes, safety glass windshield and backup camera standard, as well as meets rollover occupant protection systems (ROPS) roof crush certification. GEM vehicles can be customized to meet specific needs for shuttle service, campus transport, maintenance, repair and operations, construction, technician, delivery, housekeeping, grounds crew, safety and security.
The Polaris Pro XD is built to withstand tough worksite conditions and enhance productivity. Pro XD is designed specifically for durability, serviceability and safety and has two and four-seat, gas and diesel models offering up to 2,075 pounds payload and 2,500 pounds towing capacities, heavy-duty driveline components and up to 200-hour maintenance intervals. The vehicles also feature puncture-resistant Kevlar-backed vinyl seats, all-new jobsite tires for longer life on hard-packed surfaces, as well as multiple standard safety features like horn, reverse beeper and vehicle fault alarms which notify users of potential issues that could cause serious damage to the vehicle.
Backed by 65 years of Polaris innovation, Polaris Commercial offers a comprehensive line of durable, versatile and customizable work vehicle solutions for transporting people and hauling equipment in urban and industrial applications. GEM, Pro XD, and Taylor-Dunn vehicles are engineered with the customer’s needs in mind to be dependable, safe, sustainable and to increase productivity. The dedicated Polaris Commercial team provides customers and dealers with resources and support capabilities designed for all types of organizations.
Fairchild Equipment offers its customers an expansive network of locations throughout the Midwest and diverse line of materials handling equipment brands to provide a holistic approach to solving all their operational challenges related to moving, stacking and storing materials. Fairchild Equipment is committed to providing outstanding service and innovative goods and solutions to become a valued business partner for its customers and create customers for life.