A number of utility vehicles supply transportation around Rothera Research Station. Commonly known as ‘gators’ these vehicles can carry small cargo loads and two people.
Their four-wheel drive enables the vehicle to be used for a large proportion of the year. The Gator is a general-use vehicle and after initial training can be used by all station personnel.
Two gators are also used in rotation at Sky-Blu Research Station. Again they are used for cargo and personnel movements and are also fitted with a small snow plough. The Sky-Blu gators are also fitted with a cab and tracks to make the machine more comfortable and increase traction.