Hummer Hire

Hummer Hire Information

Hummer hire refers to the hire of a certain type of American military vehicle that has been adapted for road use. The Hum-Vee, or as it is more commonly known as the Hummer started initial development in the late 1970's with specification laid down by the American military for a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle. In 1981, the American Army awarded the contract to develop several more prototypes of this type of vehicle to AM General, and by 1985 the production of 55,000 hummers was underway.

The Hummer is primarily used to transport light cargo and personnel behind the front lines. There have been many variations to the militaries version of the hummer over the years enabling the addition of weapons platforms to be added and the addition of armour plating to further protect the occupants.

As it popularity grew AM General decided to build a more friendly everyday use hummer and the hummer H2 WAS placed in to production. With a 6.2 litre engine and a fuel economy of just 9-10 mpg they were more suited the America where fuel prices are cheaper.

For the European roads the hummer H3 was produced, the hummer H3 was a smaller version of the H2 and had a 3.5, 3.7 or 5.3 litre engine, with its smaller overall size and engine it was more suited to the European roads and the higher fuel prices.

Many limousine companies also started buying hummers to develop in to a stretched hummer that they could hire out to paying customers. With their sheer size and status they were the perfect vehicle to turn into a stretched limousine.

Unfortunately, at the end of February 2010, General Motors announced that it was going to begin scaling back the Hummer brand and the last hummer H3 came off the production line in May 2010.

If you are looking to take some guests out for the evening and want to do this in a huge luxury vehicle, then speaking to a hummer hire company near you would be the right idea.

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