MAINTAINING YOUR ARGO ATV
We know that when you buy an Argo ATV, you are going to put it through a lot. So we make sure we put it through more. We have designed every Argo vehicle to keep going long after some lesser competitors will stop – but maintaining your Argo is crucial to this. We have designed the Argo to be easily maintained, and between this website and our network of dealers we are able to provide all of the information required for the basic servicing of your Argo to keep your costs down, whilst offering an Australia Wide and International network of dealers who can address any issues that may arise.
In addition to this, all Argos have been prepared for use in salty or brackish terrain, and are made sturdy enough to be used across jagged terrain. All Argos have a watertight hull, not only ensuring stability and safety on the water, but also ensuring key internal component do not suffer the wear and tear of Australia’s coastal region.
Why not explore the Downloads Section to see the specifications for our ATVs and what makes them so easy to maintain.
Some checks to perform on your Argo daily.
Carefully follow the engine manufacturer’s recommended pre-operation/daily checks as well as the following:
1. Check the fuel level in the see-through tank (on most Argo models) located under the driver’s seat.
2. Check the air pressure in all tires. NOTE: Improperly inflated tires can cause the vehicle to pull to one side, requiring constant steering correction and more importantly cause the drive chains to ‘bind-up’ increasing wear and tear and therefore decreasing the life of the Chains, Sprockets and Axles. See Operator Manual Section 7.2.6 for tire pressure specifications.
3. Test the operation of the twist grip throttle control by turning it to the fully open position and releasing it. The throttle must operate smoothly and return automatically to the fully closed position. Take the vehicle to an Argo dealer if the twist grip requires adjustment.
4. Check hand operated brake lever on left hand steering bar for braking capability AND check steering handle bar travel to the left and to the right for steering capability. See Operator Manual Sections 7.3.5. & 7.3.7.
5. Check the engine intake and exhaust screens for obstructions and clear any debris that may have accumulated.
6. On current Avenger and Frontier models, check the idler chain adjustment regularly, and particularly after the initial 2 hours of operation. Refer to Section 7.2.5 for idler chain inspection and adjustment information. There are no idler chains on Argos that utilise the ‘Admiral’ Transmission.
7. Perform all service requirements as per the Argo Service Schedule in your Argo Operators Manual.
Did you Know?
The single biggest issue with all small engines is stale or contaminated Fuel!
Never use untreated petrol that has been stored for more than 45 days. Stale petrol can cause deposits to form in the fuel lines and carburettor. These deposits clog the fuel system and cause engine starting and operating problems.
When storing the ARGO for 45 days or more, use ARGO Part No. 127-77 Fuel Stabilizer to treat fuel in the fuel tank and fuel containers.
Owning an Argo and following the above guidelines you too can obtain thousands of hours out of your Argo just like Athol and Gill from Tenmile NSW did. Their last Argo Bigfoot had done 2,700hours on only one set of drive chains! Well done Athol.