The Ariens Brand Offers Four Atlas Job Site Vehicles
Ariens Co., established in 1933 in Brillion, Wis., is an outdoor power equipment manufacturer serving consumer and professional markets. The company’s international equipment brands include Ariens Sno-Thro and Ariens lawn and garden products for consumers and Gravely commercial equipment for the landscape management, facilities maintenance and sports field sectors.
The Gravely Atlas Job Site Vehicle (JSV) was derived from the company’s past experiences in the UTV category. With the organization’s understanding of the landscaping market, the decision was made to partner with Polaris.
Together with Polaris’ expertise in power sports, Gravely was able to produce a vehicle designed for the jobsite. After months of work between the two companies, the Atlas JSV was launched to the market on Sept. 22, 2014.
The biggest difference between the Atlas JSV and other UTVs in the market is the MX-18 job box. The all-steel box has a 1,250-lb capacity, while the machine has a class-leading 1,900-lb total payload capacity, allowing users to carry more per load, says Gravely. In addition, the semi-independent suspension, part of the vehicle’s de Dion suspension system, helps the machine maintain ground clearance and maneuver difficult terrain while fully loaded. The size of the JobBox — 57 by 48.2 in. — can also accommodate a standard pallet, and the electric cargo bed lift, which comes standard on the machine, saves time and effort.
The Atlas is available in four versions, with gas or diesel engine options on both the JSV 3000, which seats three people, and the JSV 6000, which seats six. The diesel models are powered by a three-cylinder, 1028-cc Kohler diesel engine that has a class-leading 110-amp alternator, allowing contractors to use multiple attachments with the unit. Gas models are run by Polaris 570-cc DOHC engines, using EFI technologies to save fuel. All models have a 10-gal fuel tank and can reach a top speed of 35 miles per hour. The Atlas JSV starts at $12,999.
Advice to Buyers
“Understand your payload requirements for both people and materials when working so that when doing research you can find a machine that meets your needs,” explains Bill Engler, director of commercial brands at Ariens Co. “It’s important to detail everything that you’re going to be using the machine for so that you give consideration to the unit’s engine, capacity, standard features and add-ons when purchasing.”