IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2016 – The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) today announced YANMAR has joined the leading recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) industry organization.
YANMAR has grown to become a major supplier of YANMAR-branded industrial and marine diesel engines, diesel generators, micro cogeneration and gas heat pump energy system solutions, compact construction equipment, compact utility tractors, and now ROVs, employing thousands of dedicated team members throughout the world. YANMAR joins others in the ROV industry to protect and promote the welfare of the ROV community.
“We are excited to have such a longstanding company and a distributor of recreational off-highway vehicles join ROHVA,” said ROHVA Executive Vice President Erik Pritchard. “YANMAR will play a vital role in supporting ROHVA’s mission to promote the safe and responsible use of ROVs and the continued development of robust voluntary vehicle standards through the American National Standards Institute. In turn, YANMAR and its customers will benefit from ROHVA’s safety and education materials, as well as our extensive work with Congress, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, state legislatures, land managers, national rider groups, and others.”
“YANMAR has a long history in the UTV market as an OEM manufacturer and supplier of diesel engines and driveline components to numerous well-respected brands within the industry. It’s just a natural progression for YANMAR to introduce our own line of vehicles,” said Tim Fernandez, president of YANMAR America Corporation. “We look forward to working with ROHVA and its member companies on important issues that face our customers, our dealers, and our industry.”
Sometimes referred to as side-by-sides or UTVs, ROVs are motorized off-highway vehicles designed to travel on four or more tires, with a steering wheel, non-straddle seating, seat belts, an occupant protective structure, and engine displacement up to 1,000cc. Current models are designed with seats for a driver and one or more passengers. The performance and durability of ROVs make them ideally suited for a variety of outdoor recreational activities, as well as many work applications.
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is a national industry organization that promotes the safe and responsible use of ROVs. ROHVA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop equipment, configuration, and performance standards. Based in Irvine, Calif., the not-for-profit association is sponsored by Arctic Cat, BRP, Honda, John Deere, Kawasaki, Polaris, Textron, Yamaha, and Yanmar. For more information, visit rohva.org.
YANMAR America recently announced the addition of Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) to its product offerings for the North American market. Named the “Bull Series,” this product will be available in two designs, the standard “Bull” model with three seats in a single row and the “Longhorn” edition with six individual seats across two rows. Learn more about YANMAR’s new line of UTVs, which will be available for sale through the company’s extensive North American Compact Construction Equipment and Agriculture Tractor dealer network beginning in January 2017, by visiting www.thebullseries.com.