2019 celebrates 18000BUGGIES 20 years in business. Back in 1999 the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island in Melbourne was the companies first major event where we supplied 15 utility vehicles, at that time we operated under a different name “Paton’s Event Hire”.
Recently with the company’s expansion and business plans set in motion, including our FREE CALL national phone number (1800 284 443) we changed our name to 1800BUGGIES.
Our focus is solely buggies, we considered branching out into other products and services like toilets, site sheds, generators etc, but decided to stick to what we know best and leave the other services for the rest. We would rather refer our customers to other companies that provide these services and have the same reciprocated to us.
The ARGO amphibious ATV’s are a very specialized niche market, designed for extreme terrain and where low impact on surfaces is crucial.
The ARGO ATV’s are 8x8, (8-wheel drive) and can be set up with rubber tracks. These units have a lesser footprint on the surface than a size 12 boot of a 6ft Man!
Whilst the generic style ATV Utility vehicles are our core focus, when we first started supplying all the major music festivals, events and motorsport races. We often find ourselves having to meet the demands of Mine Spec vehicles and specialized needs, for solar farms, mine sites, tunnel works, construction and seismic surveying.
1800BUGGIES also recently developed an ambulance style 4x4 Medical Buggy which has a FERNO folding stretcher bed, allowing the buggy to access patients in hard to reach places where traditional golf carts just can’t perform.
Models are available in 2, 4 and 6-person, mostly diesel powered as this is a common source of fuel on most sites and all buggies are 4x4.
In 20 years Pip Jewson the company's director says he has seen a big shift in technology and the way we now do things.
We now have all our buggies on GPS tracking not just for security and theft reasons but it enables us to track service requirements and give customers information they require especially with long term rentals.
1800BUGGIES also developed our own APP for Vehicle Conditions Reports which saves 1000’s of sheets of paper and streamlines our processes, plus the digital age of signing on mobile devices and being able to work anywhere.
1800BUGGIES is Australia’s Largest rental fleet of ATV utility vehicles, and we look forward to what the future holds and achieving another milestone.
Most of all we would like to thank our loyal customers for their ongoing support, and greet our new customers with the high quality service and support we have been providing for the past 20 years!