George Brown is the Property Manager at Forrest Hill Primary School* in Auckland, New Zealand – and he uses a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) every day.
He cheerfully describes himself as “Chief Caretaker and Maintenance Man” and has been using a Segway i2 model for some time now to move quickly and efficiently around the school grounds.
As the name suggests, Forrest Hill Primary School is built on sloping terrain, and the many buildings are found spread across three tiers of land – each progressively higher than the other. To complete jobs that require carrying gear such as tools and implements, as well as replacement parts and new equipment, lugging these oads from the lowest level – where the workshop is located – to buildings at the top of the hill takes a lot of human effort and time.
Multiply this out across many trips per day and it is easy to see how a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) makes George more productive and his life easier. The bottom line is this means lower running costs for the school – leaving more money in the budget for educating children.
George loves his Segway PT, and recently fitted it with a pair of Universal Cargo Plates. He started with one on the right hand side (as seen in the photo), but soon added another one to the other side because the first was so useful. These plates offer a platform on which loads can be carried. For example, tie-down points make it easy to carry items that can be held in place with bungie cords, and multiple mounting points make attaching tool boxes and other rigid items quick and easy.
* yes, in this instance the spelling of “Forrest” with two letter r’s is correct – it is named after Lieutenant Hugh Forrest, rather than being a place with a lot of trees.