All models are `All-Wheel Drive`. At no time are any of our axles allowed to `free-wheel`. This means that the operator has complete control of all 6 or 8 wheels, all the time.
Using one of the optional track systems, the ground pressure of the vehicle can be reduced down to an extremely low 0.7 psi, even fully loaded. This allows the ARGO to operate on top of snow like a person on snowshoes.
Yes, provided there is a ramp over the wheel wells. Even the 8x8 ARGOs fit into a full-size (8-foot long) pick-up truck box.
The Avenger and HDi models have a maximum payload capacity of 1,150 lb. on land or 6 adults. In water, they carry 4 adults, maximum 1000 lbs. The Frontier 8x8 has a maximum payload capacity of 1000 lbs. on land or 6 adults, and in water it can carry 4 adults, maximum 900 lbs. The 6x6`s have a payload capacity of 700 lb. or 2 adults and 2 children. In water, it carries 2 adults, maximum 500 lbs.
All models use regular unleaded gasoline. Diesel models are not available.
Depending on load and terrain the top speed for 8x8 models varies between 18-20 mph and for the 6x6 models between 20-23 mph. In the terrain that the ARGO is designed for, high speed is not an issue.
The web of the tires propel the ARGO at about walking speed or roughly 2 mph. You can use an outboard motor of up to 9.9 hp for extensive water travel or higher speeds.
Since the ARGO floats, there is no limit to the depth of the water it can go in, as long as it is calm, normal boating safety precautions are observed, and safety equipment is on board.
Yes, all ARGO models are fully amphibious and can be driven into the water without any special preparation. Please see the "Operator's Manual" and the "Operator's Video" that come with your ARGO for water use precautions.
Hydrostatic drives are less efficient, heavier, costlier, and poorer performing than the Argo mechanical drive system. They typically require larger engines for the same performance, have less payload, especially during water use, and lower top speed. The Argo mechanical transmission coupled to the belt driven CVT (continuously variable transmission) optimizes performance, weight, fuel efficiency, and cost, providing the most extreme capable amphibious vehicle on the market.