The life of a cattle rancher isn’t easy. Long hours, unpredictable weather, caring for the herd, and conserving the land are all parts of the job. Efficiency often contributes to success, though, and on this operation in Texas, two Polaris RANGERs help get the work done.
About 10 miles inland, on a swath of coastal prairie between Houston and the Louisiana border, one of the oldest family cattle ranches in southeast Texas is thriving, despite the obstacles that farmers in this region face. With 12,000 acres of flat, marsh-like terrain due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, the land can be challenging to navigate on the best of days. When it rains — or worse, is ravaged by hurricanes or tropical storms — it’s even tougher to work due to the boggy soil and excessive heat and humidity.
For Charlie Edwards, 25, a seventh-generation cattle rancher and rice farmer who oversees operations at W.S. Edwards Ranch along with his father, a pair of Polaris RANGER CREW XP 1000s are indispensable tools that he relies on to keep the business going efficiently, no matter what, “They can drive through anything — muddy pastures and rugged terrain.” he says. “I wouldn’t want to farm and ranch without the Polaris RANGER. Regardless of the task, it does the job for us every time.”