The Mechanical Engineering Services fleet includes
1650 road vehiclesin use throughout the Forestry
Commission. It comprises 650 car derived vans, 400
cars, 250 4 wheel drive pickups, 120 drop side pickups,
100 panel vans, 100 Land Rovers and 20 minibuses.
Some of these are equipped for special purposes such
as maintenance and repair of vehicles and machines,
wild life management and collection of fly tipped waste.
Car derived vans are fitted with sump guards and raised
suspension to make them capable of withstanding the
Forestry Commission’s arduous operating conditions.
Indeed most vehicles require some modifications or additional
equipment fitted prior to delivery to end users. With the
exception of 175 management cars, all vehicles are in Forestry
Commission livery. Since 1997 the fleet has been progressively
converted from Forestry Commission ownership to contract hire
(leasing). The contract hire service providers are Lex Autolease and Lombard Vehicle Management,
and links to their web sites are available on this page. Contact
the contract hirer service providers (vehicle owners) if you are
interested in purchase of used Forestry Commission vehicles. Maintenance and repair is done by a combination of Mechanical
Engineering Services’ own workshops, local garages and