Channel 5’s Friday on the Farm, hosted by Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson, brings us heart-warming animal stories and a look at life on Cannon Hall Farm in South Yorkshire.
The show follows the popular This Week on the Farm and Springtime on the Farm series by Daisybeck Studios, highlighting all the action of farm life alongside the Nicholson family – brothers Dave and Rob and dad Roger – and the latest episode features special guest stars; the Polaris Ranger EV and the Polaris Sportsman.
The final episode of the series follows Rob and Dave as they present Dad Roger, with a special belated birthday gift – a Polaris Ranger EV. Getting older but still not ready for a quiet retirement, his sons decided that a utility side-by-side was the best way for Roger to easily get around the 126-acre holding. With the arrival of the Polaris delivery truck and the new Ranger EV unloaded, it’s not long before Dave reveals he’s organised a little surprise for Rob – two Polaris Sportsman ATVs prepared for a test ride, leading to a lot of mud and off-road fun at Cannon Hall Farm.
“We were really excited to be working on the show again this Autumn, we always have a fantastic time when we’re shooting and it’s been a welcome distraction from what’s been a very tough year for everyone,” said farmer Rob Nicholson. “What better way to end it than with the Polaris vehicles that featured in our last episode. Dad is so happy with his birthday present this year; it’s the perfect farm vehicle to help him get around the place and of course, it was an added bonus to get a go on the Sportsman too – what a beast!”
The Polaris Ranger EV was the first fully electric utility side-by-side, and the benefits of an eco-friendly vehicle suits life on Cannon Hall Farm perfectly.
“We always like to try new stuff, especially when it’s something that’s eco-friendly and going to push the farm towards a more sustainable future,” continued Rob. “For an electric vehicle, it’s capable beyond belief. Dad will use it for day-to-day duties and getting around, and not only can it access every area of the farm, but it’s really easy to get in and out of, simple to operate, easy to handle, and really stable. We got a full cab fitted so Dad can take it out in any weather conditions and naturally, having a roll cage means it’s nice and safe for Dad to drive around in – it’s ideal.
“It’s probably the best gift we’ve ever given and I’m sure in the coming months we’ll all be wondering where the Ranger has been our whole lives! What we haven’t quite mentioned to Dad yet is that we might be borrowing it from time to time…”
Producer Emily Cadman from Daisybeck Studios said: “Friday on the Farm brings a feel-good factor to Friday night television. It’s hard not to love the personalities of Dave, Rob and Roger, and in these difficult times, I think our viewers welcome the distraction and enjoy the chance to escape to this little corner of Yorkshire to experience the ups and downs of farm life.”
Episode 6, the final episode of the series, airs on Friday 13th November at 9pm on Channel 5. Catch up on My5.tv
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