Based in Belchamp Walter, the Hogsbjerg family have employed an unusual piece of machinery to assist with maintenance on Clarks Farm – a black and chrome, cult-classic mobility scooter known as a TGA Supersport.
The Hogsbjergs purchased Clark’s Farm in 1948 and currently manage 1,500 hectares, trading as Griffin Farming. Their arable land cultivates crops such as Sugar beet, Rye and Barley and is combined with sheep grazing during the winter. Over 200 breeding ewes occupy the land and are managed by Castle Grazers. This busy and productive farm employs three full-time hands and is supported by a range of machinery including Fendt 820 tractors. However, the farm utilises a more unique piece of equipment that is currently uncommon in this sector – an electric mobility scooter. The TGA Supersport provides unique advantages as it is highly cost effective, eco-friendly and extremely versatile for transporting materials. In terms of purchase price, it is far lower than all RTVs and other compact land management vehicles.
The adaptability of the Supersport is ideal for Clarks Farm as Alice Howard, family member, explains: “Our Supersport is a real asset. It is ideal for so many minor daily tasks from transporting sheep feed to kindling. We can zip around the yard and surrounding lands quietly and at no cost, its compact design means we can reach areas that wouldn’t normally be accessible. Being electric is a massive advantage especially with the rising cost of fuel and through its sturdy design, we have never had any reliability issues. Our Collies tend to join us on board after a hard day!”
Alice concludes: “In terms of traditional land management and farming equipment we know the brands that won’t let us down. I’d put the Supersport up with these names for dependable performance, plus it is so much cheaper than all RTVs. It’s a fantastic piece of kit and fun to drive – I’d seriously recommend the TGA Supersport to other farm managers.”