Saskatchewan Off-road Vehicle Proving Grounds

Having the ability to test vehicles and equipment in real-world situations and subject them to a variety of field conditions is an important element in the testing regime.

WESTEST operates the Off Road Vehicle RAMD Test course near Humboldt that is an ideal centre for testing all terrain vehicles, engines and components.

The 320 acre (130ha) site features:

  • Elevation: 1860ft (567m)
  • A variety of rugged, hilly and flat off-road terrain.
  • Six miles (10 km) of cleared trails traverse the site, accommodating off road vehicles as large as armoured personnel carriers.
  • One mile of private paved road is also available.
  • A 20' X 30' X 14' controlled-environment chamber providing temperatures of -40°C to +40° C is available at home base.
  • Service garage and office space.

Weather Statistics

Temperature May June July Aug Sept
°F Min 39 47 52 50 40
°C Min 3.7 8.7 11.1 9.9 4.3
°F Max 54 71 76 75 62
°C Max 16.9 21.5 24.3 23.8 16.4

 

Rainfall May June July Aug Sept
Inches 1.25 2.6 2.4 1.9 1.5
Millimetres 31.1 66.2 60.9 46.3 37.6
Days with Precipitation 7 10 10 8 8

Schematic of Saskatchewan

Off-highway Proving Ground. Click to enlarge

Location Offers Ideal Cold-weather Testing Conditions

WESTEST's mid-continental locations in Canada, with winter temperatures dipping into the -30s and -40s provide an ideal locations for real time cold-weather testing of vehicles, engines, and components. The garage facilities and office space provide operational facilities during testing operations. Specialty hazards can be created to suit client needs and a network of urban, highway, and country roads are in close proximity.

Testing equipment performance under other climatic conditions such as high temperatures, humidity, wind, rain, ice or snow can also be accommodated if needed.

Cold Weather Climate

Temperature

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

ºF Min

12

-2

-11

-6

5

ºC Min

-11

-19

-24

-21

-15

ºF Max

27

12

5

12

23

ºC Max

-3

-11

-15

-11

-5

            Snow

Inches

5.6 7.2 7.6 6 6.8

Centimetres

14 18 19 15 17

Days with Precipitation

7 8 9 7 7
 

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Contact Us:

Saskatchewan Operations

Phone: 306-682-2442 (Ext. 225)
Fax: 306-682-5080

Box 1150, 2215 8th Ave.

(Highway 5 West)
Humboldt, SK Canada
S0A 2A0

Email: humboldt@westest.ca

Toll Free: 1.800.561.8378 Phone: 204.857.4811 Fax: 204.239.7124 P.O. Box 1060, 390 River Road Portage la Prairie, MB Canada R1N 3C5