new response vehicle

A new £58,000 response vehicle is now in the hands of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, following a six-week conversion programme carried out by Burnley-based Pickup Systems.

The new vehicle joins the Team’s other vehicles, a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Movano van, which is used to control incidents.

Originally purchased for £30,000 from R N Golden Ltd, the Isuzu D-Max Yukon 2.5 underwent an extensive fit-out to make it suitable for the specialist requirements of the mountain rescue environment.

Improvements included:

  • Fitting of full emergency warning sirens, lights and equipment;
  • Fitting of a 2.5t winch;
  • Upgrading to 3.5t payload with an adjustable air suspension system;
  • Installing digital radios and 4G Internet access and WIFI;
  • Adding a compartmentalised custom-designed rear payload to carry equipment and a stretcher.

The conversion programme cost a total of £28,000.

Full under chassis protection work was provided by RN Golden prior to the vehicle being sent to Pickup Systems.

Funding for the vehicle was totally from donations, for which the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team is extremely grateful. The largest donor was R N Golden, with £10,000 donated towards the initial purchase. The Isuzu and Hyundai dealer is situated in Lepton, Huddersfield.

new response vehicle The vehicle has a team-designed payload carrier for equipment
Rick Hartley of Pickup Systems presents Holme Valley MRT's Vehicle Officer, Tom Dawes, with the keys to the new vehicle.

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Rescue Rides

Sunday 14th July 2019: Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Every year we run our Rescue Rides fundraiser which offers five rides to choose from; they include road and MTB routes plus a family route. Whatever your ability, if you have a bike we have a route that you will enjoy...

More information about Rescue Rides 2019

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Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

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Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Emergency House, Manchester Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire HD7 6EY

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