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ARGO Names New Vice President of Engineering

New Hamburg, ON, March 27, 2017 – ARGO XTV today announced that the company has named powersports industry veteran Doug Braswell, as Vice President of Engineering, effective immediately.

The Vice President of Engineering role is a new dedicated position created by the world’s number one Xtreme Terrain Vehicle (XTV) manufacturer to spearhead the innovation and development of the next generation of ARGOs.

In his new role, Braswell assumes responsibility for ensuring the company is able to deliver on ARGO President Brad Darling’s growth plan and will spearhead the strategic direction of the company’s engineering department, in addition to overseeing a team of engineers.

Braswell brings with him more than 25 years of years of engineering, design, manufacturing and product development experience. He joins ARGO from Briggs and Stratton Corporation, where he served as Director of Innovation and Alternative Power. Braswell also has many years of experience from his time at Arctic Cat, where he served as Director of Engineering & Product Development and from John Deere where he was the Global Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

“I am thrilled to join the ARGO team at such an exciting time for the company,” Braswell commented. “ARGO has a history of pushing the boundaries of what an off road vehicle is capable of and I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to work with the team to further advance the product pipeline and unlock significant potential for developing ARGO’s next offering of world class machines for both the recreational and commercials markets.”

"Doug will play a key role in shaping ARGO XTV’s product strategy and engineering efforts to deliver on our mission to create the ultimate off road vehicle for the world’s most challenging terrain,” said Brad Darling, President of ARGO. “We are excited to welcome him as a member of ARGO’s senior leadership team and are confident his wealth of experience in the Powersports and Industrial sector will be invaluable to accelerating the development of our future product offering. I look forward to working closely with him in the years to come.”

Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, ARGO, a division of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited, provides Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) to a network of hundreds of dealers across Canada and the United States.

For 50 years, ARGO has built the most successful amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles in the world. With a multitude of applications including commercial, public sector, robotics, and personal recreation, ARGO’s will climb, crawl or swim anywhere users need to go.
 

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New Hamburg, ON, March 27, 2017 – ARGO XTV today announced that the company has named powersports industry veteran Doug Braswell, as Vice President of Engineering, effective immediately.

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ARGO’s Top DSMs Shuffled in Territory Realignment

New Hamburg, ON, February 16, 2017 – ARGO today announced the shuffling of two of its top District Sales Managers (DSM) as part of a Canadian territory realignment designed to further cement the company’s aggressive growth trajectory.

Effective immediately, Shawn Brodie will assume the District Sales Manager responsibility for all Ontario dealers while Frederick Hillier will dedicate 100 per cent of his time to serving his Manitoba dealers in a more focused District Sales Manager role.

The changes will allow for more dedicated management of dealer accounts for each DSM as the company seeks to triple revenue and retail sales over the next couple of years.

Kevin Asselin VP Sales & Marketing, ARGO commented, “Year after year Frederick and Shawn have shown that they are not only capable of putting up impressive numbers but also that they have exceptional relationship building skills that have endeared them to dealers of all shapes and sizes. The territory realignment represents just one more building block that we needed to put in place as we continue to position ourselves for growth in the years ahead and I am extremely confident that both DSMs have what it takes to grow their respective markets and take us to that next level of success.”

Both Shawn and Frederick are ARGO’s longest serving and highest performing DSM’s. Shawn has been with ARGO since 2011 when he started as a Technical Training & Applications Specialist. After transitioning to the role of DSM, over the course of his tenure, Shawn has handled more than 20 states throughout the mid-west and east coast, quickly becoming one of ARGO’s top sales professionals and renowned for his technical training ability.

Frederick has been a DSM for over seven years, managing upwards of 45 dealerships and successfully growing the amphibious XTV market within ARGO’s home province of Ontario. Known for his proactive management style and hard work ethic, Frederick will be responsible for growing the Manitoba dealer base and market share for ARGO.

Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, ARGO, a division of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited, provides extreme terrain vehicles to a network of hundreds of dealers across Canada and the United States.

For 50 years, ARGO has built the most successful amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) in the world. With a multitude of applications including commercial, public sector, robotics, and personal recreation, ARGO’s will climb, crawl or swim anywhere users need to go.
 

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New Hamburg, ON, February 16, 2017 – ARGO today announced the shuffling of two of its top District Sales Managers (DSM) as part of a Canadian territory realignment designed to further cement the company’s...

ARGO Names New US District Sales Manager

New Hamburg, ON, February 2, 2017 ARGO today welcomed powersports industry veteran Scott Eilertson to its growing sales team.

In his new role as District Sales Manager, Eilertson will be responsible for expanding the brand’s dealership network and growing sales across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and UP Michigan.

Eilertson brings with him more than 30 years of powersports industry experience, with roles in sales, management and business development from time spent on the OEM side of things and as the General Manager for a large powersports dealership in Minnesota.

A legend within the industry, Eilertson is best known for completing the 1990 Minnesota to Moscow snowmobile expedition becoming the first American to snowmobile into the former Soviet Union. He also twice held the World Record for snowmobile jumping in the 1970s.

Kevin Asselin VP Sales & Marketing, ARGO commented, “With an exceptional amount of industry experience and a track record of pushing the limits on what’s possible, I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Scott to the team. If there’s anyone that lives and breathes the ARGO mantra of ‘go anywhere’ it’s Scott and I look forward to working with him closely in the years ahead to drive sales at the retail level and grow our dealer base.”

Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, ARGO, a division of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited, provides extreme terrain vehicles to a network of hundreds of dealers across Canada and the United States.

For 50 years, ARGO has built the most successful amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) in the world. With a multitude of applications including commercial, public sector, robotics, and personal recreation, ARGO’s will climb, crawl or swim anywhere users need to go.

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New Hamburg, ON, February 2, 2017 ARGO today welcomed powersports industry veteran Scott Eilertson to its growing sales team.

In his new role as District Sales Manager, Eilertson will be responsible for...

ARGO Celebrates 50 years of its Amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicle (XTV) with Exclusive Limited Edition Model

New Hamburg, ON, January 4, 2016 – To celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary, ARGO is excited to launch the most exclusive vehicle yet to its Wilderness Series XTV lineup – a special ‘ARGO 50th Anniversary Limited Edition 2017 Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master’. Only 50 of the distinct commemorative vehicles will be produced.

The new 50th Anniversary Limited Edition has all the features of the standard ARGO 2017 Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master, plus an all new Mossy Oak Break-Up® COUNTRY™ camouflage pattern, premium black seats, heated hand grips and black trim. Plus, every one of the 50 Limited Edition models will include a sprinkling of distinct “50th Anniversary” badges to highlight the vehicle’s uniqueness and remind passengers that they’re not about to step into a run-of-the-mill ARGO.

Kevin Asselin, VP Sales & Marketing, ARGO commented, “We’re thrilled to kick off the company’s 50th Anniversary in a big way with the release of this very special Limited Edition 2017 Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master. With this vehicle being unveiled right in the middle of the busy hunting season we’re expecting unprecedented demand. Plus with quantities limited and only 50 available, we’re confident that they’re going to be quickly snapped up by eager buyers looking to get their hands on a piece of history that only comes around every 50 years.”

Features of the 2017 Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master include:

• Exclusive aluminum bead lock rims with low pressure tires
• 3,500 lb. (1,588 kg) WARN power winch
• Brushguard
• Hood rack
• HD Drive Belt
• Brake/tail lights
• Rear receiver winch kit
• Bilge pump
• Dual side entry steps
• Angle mounted two gun Sure Grip gun rack
• Upgraded front and rear seats

Features of the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition 2017 Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master include:

• All new Mossy Oak Break-Up® COUNTRY™ camouflage
• Premium black seats
• Black trim
• Heated hand grips
• Limited Edition 50th Anniversary badge

Assembly line production of the ARGO 50th Anniversary Limited Edition 2017 Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master have already begun and vehicles are now available to order in dealerships across North America.
 

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New Hamburg, ON, January 4, 2016 – To celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary, ARGO is excited to launch the most exclusive vehicle yet to its Wilderness Series XTV lineup –...

ARGO Names New VP Sales & Marketing and US Regional Sales Manager

New Hamburg, ON, December 2, 2016 – ARGO is pleased to announce the addition of two new sales roles to its Vehicle Division.

Effective immediately, Kevin Asselin has been named Vice President of Sales & Marketing, while Denny Turnbull has been named US Eastern Regional Sales Manager (RSM). Both are experienced powersports veterans who will play integral roles as the company seeks to bolster its retail sales and distribution across North America.

With proven experience in new business & product development, sales & marketing, as well as wholesale & retail program roll outs, Asselin is a seasoned executive leader whose prior career experience will be leveraged to help further build and execute ARGO XTV’s aggressive growth strategy. Most recently Asselin operated a family business, prior to that he spent 13 years with Arctic Cat, where he served in various roles including District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager and most recently as Director of Sales. Asselin will oversee worldwide sales for the company’s Vehicle Division.

Turnbull meanwhile, joins previously announced new hire, Nate Miller as one of the company’s two recently created Regional Sales Manager roles. Turnbull will assume responsibility for leading and growing ARGO’s commercial and recreational markets in the eastern United States, in addition to growing the brand’s burgeoning dealer footprint. He joins ARGO from BRP Evinrude; one of the world’s most respected outboard engine manufacturers and also has many years of experience from his time at Arctic Cat, where he served as a District Sales Manager and from his time running a Honda, Yamaha and Sea-Doo dealership in Texas.

These two new additions to the sales team bolster the company’s recent territory realignment which splits the United States into two regions and 10 sales districts.

Numerous senior leadership positions have also been created as the company continues to move forward with its plan to significantly grow business in the Vehicle Division and increase profitability for dealers. Effective immediately, Mike Kelly has been named Product/Dealer Development Manager, while Tom Polanic has been named Product Support Manager. Kelly will assume responsibility for streamlining ARGO’s ambitious dealer development strategy and improving the company’s overall product offering. Polanic meanwhile, has been tasked with growing the company’s accessory and garments line-up, in addition to tripling PG&A sales. Both have been with the company for more 15 years.

Brad Darling, President of ARGO commented, “With these two new hires and our recent sales team and territory realignment, the final building blocks are now in place as the company looks to kick off the New Year with a bang. 2017 is a flagship year for us as it’s the 50th anniversary of the ARGO and I’m confident that our now established sales team has the right mix of knowledge, experience and drive to not only take advantage of this important milestone but also to take both our company and our loyal dealers to that next level of success and profitability.”

Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, ARGO, a division of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited, provides Extreme Terrain Vehicles to a network of over 300 dealers across Canada and the United States, a figure which the company plans to double in the next few years.

For 50 years, ARGO has built the most successful amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) in the world. With a multitude of applications including commercial, public sector, robotics, and personal recreation, ARGO’s will climb, crawl or swim anywhere users need to go.

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New Hamburg, ON, December 2, 2016 – ARGO is pleased to announce the addition of two new sales roles to its Vehicle Division.

Effective immediately, Kevin Asselin has been named Vice President of Sales...

ARGO Names New Vice President of Operations

New Hamburg, ON, November 21, 2016 – ARGO today announced that the company has named David May, as Vice President of Operations, effective immediately.

In his new role, May assumes responsibility for ensuring the company is able to deliver on Argo XTV President Brad Darling’s ambitious growth plan and will spearhead strategic initiatives that result in operational savings and increased production output.

May brings with him more than 15 years of leadership experience with international businesses, driving lean manufacturing, quality and supply chain improvements, in addition to building effective teams. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and joins ARGO from Precision Castparts Corporation, where he served as business leader of the Aerostructures Division’s operations in Cambridge, Ontario. There, he oversaw manufacturing operations, leading improvements in the cost of goods sold, safety and quality.

Brad Darling, President of ARGO commented, “We are pleased to welcome David to ARGO’s senior leadership team. He brings an impressive operations skill set, with a proven track record of implementing lean manufacturing tools. David’s expertise complements our organization’s strategic direction and continuous improvement goals and I look forward to working closely with him in the years to come.”

Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, ARGO XTV, a division of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited, provides Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) to a network of over 300 dealers across Canada and the United States, a figure which the company plans to double in the next few years.

For 50 years, ARGO has built the most successful amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) in the world. With a multitude of applications including commercial, public sector, robotics, and personal recreation, ARGO’s will climb, crawl or swim anywhere users need to go.
 

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New Hamburg, ON, November 21, 2016 – ARGO today announced that the company has named David May, as Vice President of Operations, effective immediately.

In his new role, May assumes responsibility for...

ARGO’s Space & Robotics Division Unveils Rebrand and Launches New Website

November 16, 2016 – New Hamburg, Ontario based ARGO XTR formerly known as the ARGO Space & Robotics Division today unveiled a corporate rebranding and new website.

The division has adopted the ‘XTR’ acronym as part of their rebrand in an effort to highlight their flagship product – Xtreme Terrain Robotics.

For nearly 50 years, ARGO XTR’s parent company, Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG) has manufactured and distributed extreme terrain vehicles, unmanned robots and lunar space rovers designed to tackle harsh environments that are literally out of this world. Now, ODG is proud to re-introduce their Space & Robotics Division as ARGO XTR.

ARGO XTR’s new user-friendly website offers dynamic content, optimized product imagery and can be accessed through any device; computer, tablet or mobile. Visitors can expect to find technical information on the company’s XTR robots and space rovers, explore content from specific industry applications and keep up to date on events and company news in a fun, easy-to-use format full of photos and videos.

“We are thrilled to present our new corporate identity to our customers,” said Jason Scheib, ARGO XTR Sales Manager.

"Our company has evolved; we are not the same company we were just a few years ago. It was essential that we have an up-to-date website that represents who we are today and where our products thrive. This new site proudly displays our recently revamped product offering and provides reliable information to our customers, prospects and fans. Some of our core customers and partners come from extremely high tech industries and we now feel that we finally have a web presence that is conducive to them and their needs.”

Since 2008, ARGO XTR has developed more than 20 robotic rover platforms designed for the harshest terrain conditions on earth, and in space. The company’s latest generation of J-class robots offers a new level of mobility for applications in agricultural, industrial, security, and defense markets, where extreme mobility, personnel safety, security and durability are required in a proven, affordable platform. ARGO XTR robots are currently in service in Canada, Europe, Asia and South America for any application that is too ‘dull, dirty or dangerous’ for humans.

More information and details about ARGO XTR’s entire line-up of amphibious and autonomous XTR’s can be found online at www.ARGO-XTR.com.

About ARGO
ARGO Xtreme Terrain Vehicles and custom utility packages are manufactured since 1967. ARGO markets its products to more than 300 distributors and dealers worldwide and continues to grow at a steady pace. ARGO’s unique durability, safety and versatility are driven by the renowned engineering capability of its parent company, Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG). Since 1962, ODG has manufactured quality precision gears and transmissions.

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ARGO Unveils New 2017 Industrial Series for Commercial Applications

July 18, 2016 – New Hamburg, ON – ARGO, the world leading extreme vehicle manufacturer, today unveiled four new vehicle models for demanding commercial applications as part of its 2017 Industrial Series.

Featuring industry leading terrain capabilities, excellent value and enhanced performance, the 2017 Industrial Series lineup includes the following heavy duty vehicles:

• ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTi / XTd: designed for customers in the oil and gas and mining industries
• ARGO Conquest 8x8 Lineman XTi: geared specifically towards utilities workers.
• ARGO Conquest 8x8 XTi: the ultimate all-terrain industrial and commercial machine for those who require a durable and dependable job site transporter

“When we started planning for our 2017 Industrial Series model launch, the first thing we did was ask countless end users and fleet supervisors what they wanted from a heavy-duty utility vehicle,” said Bernhard Wagenknecht, ARGO’s VP Sales & Marketing. “The feedback was unanimous: they told us they wanted a vehicle with more capacity, versatility, power and comfort. Nothing on the market was able to fulfill their needs properly. Based on the extensive field testing and feedback we’ve received over the past year, we’ve delivered exactly what commercial users asked for.”

Wagenknecht continued: “We have two main goals with our new 2017 Industrial Series: to make workers’ jobs easier and to satisfy their unmet needs. When you look at what is currently available on the market today, there’s nothing as tough, powerful or comfortable as the ARGO Conquest. As a result, it will serve as a game changer in the heavy duty extreme terrain vehicle category.”

ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTi / ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTd

Providing customers in the oil and gas and mining industries with extra power, capacity, versatility and safety, the new 2017 ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTi and ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTd models include a number of custom improvements to get the job done, no matter the terrain, weather or application.

Designed to meet the specifications of line cutters, environmental surveyors, solar farmers, geo physicists, diamond drillers and oil & gas personnel who work in some of the world’s toughest terrains, the new 2017 ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTi and ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTd models feature a number of unique options as standard equipment including:

• 25” steel off-set rims
• Skid plate
• Bearing extensions
• Bilge pump
• Enhanced brushguard provides outstanding protection for the front end of the vehicle, absorbing impacts from off-road hazards such as brush, branches, and more
• 4,500 lb. WARN power winch
• Heavy duty drive belt
• Alternator
• Auto chain lubrication system provides lubrication to each drive chain during normal operation
• ROPS certified to ISO 570 provides safety for driver and passenger
• Rear mesh screen to hang accessories and tools for easy access
• Clear-view roof for driver and passenger unobstructed view above
• Dump box
• Rear receiver winch and wiring
• Windshield and windshield wiper kit to protect occupants from the elements
• Flashing light mounted directly to the roof to increase visibility
• Heated hand grips for both passenger and driver for those longer days out in the bush

The ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTi is powered by a 30 hp 748 cc electronic fuel-injected Kohler LH 775 engine coupled with an efficient ADMIRAL steering transmission for great performance in challenging terrain while the ARGO Conquest 8x8 Explorer XTd features a 24 hp, 1,028cc Kohler/Lombardini diesel engine for those looking for a more traditional industrial vehicle.

With Industrial Series add-on attachments ranging from cranes to augers to welding kits, and a heavy duty, lockable, sealable utility box, crews can now bring their tool shop with them anywhere they go, turning their vehicle into an extreme terrain workshop.

ARGO Conquest 8x8 Lineman XTi

Brand new for 2017, the ARGO Conquest 8x8 Lineman XTi provides customers in the utilities industry with extra power, capacity, versatility and safety.

Whether it’s replacing utility poles, mending cables or laying underground pipe, the new Industrial Series model pushes the limits of rugged working vehicles so people and their equipment can get to the jobsite safely and efficiently.

A robust machine that has the load-carrying capacity and power to transport transformers, pull cables or bore footings on the most remote work sites, the heavy-duty ARGO Conquest 8x8 Lineman XTi can handle rocks, hills and sand dunes while carrying up to 1,340 lb. (680 kg) of payload.

With go anywhere capabilities, the ARGO Conquest 8x8 Lineman XTi is exactly what professionals need to get the job done and features a number of unique options as standard equipment including:

• 4,500 lbs WARN power winch
• Robust brush guard provides outstanding protection for the front end of the vehicle, absorbing impacts from off-road hazards such as brush, branches, and more
• Bilge pump
• Auto chain lubrication system provides lubrication to each drive chain during normal operation
• Windshield and windshield wiper kit to protect occupants from the elements
• ROPS certified to ISO 570 provides safety for driver and passenger
• DU-HA tote – 38 Gal dry storage tote resides in rear cargo area
• Golight spotlight – 6,000 lumens of bright light while drawing only 70 watts
• Clear-view roof for driver and passenger unobstructed view above
• Gas-powered Capstan Winch – ideal for pulling wire through conduits or lifting equipment such as transformers, scaffolding, bricks, antennas, etc.
• Flashing light mounted directly to the roof to increase visibility
• Rear mesh screen to hang accessories and tools for easy access
• Wilton vise for a more convenient working height
• 25” steel off-set rims
• Skid plate
• Bearing extensions
• Heavy duty drive belt
• Alternator
• Rear receiver winch and wiring
• Heated hand grips for both passenger and driver for those longer days out in the bush
• Enhanced lighting package featuring dual high powered front LED headlights

Engineered to prevent the delays that keep other vehicles from completing their mission: less underbody damage, less overheating, fewer hang-ups on obstacles, the ARGO Lineman’s exceptional durability means less downtime for the vehicle, so there’s less downtime for crews.

ARGO Conquest 8x8 XTi / ARGO Conquest 8x8 XTd

The new 2017 ARGO Conquest 8x8 XTi / XTd models have been upgraded and improved to meet the needs of commercial users worldwide and represent the ultimate all-terrain industrial machine for those who require a durable and dependable job site transporter.

Both models feature a number of unique options as standard equipment including:

• 25” steel off-set rims
• Skid plate
• Bearing extensions
• Bilge pump
• 4,500 lbs WARN power winch
• Robust brush guard provides outstanding protection for the front end of the vehicle, absorbing impacts from off-road hazards such as brush, branches, and more
• Heavy duty drive belt
• Alternator
• Rear winch receiving wiring
• Auto chain lubrication system provides lubrication to each drive chain during normal operation

The ARGO Conquest 8x8 XTi is powered by a 30 hp 748 cc electronic fuel-injected Kohler LH 775 engine coupled with an efficient ADMIRAL steering transmission for great performance in challenging terrain while the ARGO Conquest 8x8 XTd features a 24 hp, 1,028cc Kohler/Lombardini diesel engine for those looking for a more traditional industrial vehicle.

Assembly line production of the new 2017 models has already begun and vehicles will be available in dealerships across North America and around the world soon.

More information and details about ARGO’s entire line-up of amphibious XTVs can be found online at www.ARGOxtv.com.

About ARGO
ARGO Extreme Terrain Vehicles and custom utility packages are manufactured since 1967. ARGO markets its products to more than 300 distributors and dealers worldwide and continues to grow at a steady pace. ARGO’s unique durability, safety and versatility are driven by the renowned engineering capability of its parent company, Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG). Since 1962, ODG has manufactured quality precision gears and transmissions.

For more information about ARGO or for detailed specification and images of its new vehicles, please contact:

Matt Chandler
Marketing Communications Manager
ARGO Amphibious UTV
220 Bergey Court,
New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, N3A 2J5
519-662-2840 ext. 259 mchandler@ARGOxtv.com
www.ARGOxtv.com
 

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July 18, 2016 – New Hamburg, ON – ARGO, the world leading extreme vehicle manufacturer, today unveiled four new vehicle models for demanding commercial applications as part of its 2017 Industrial Series....

ARGO Unveils New 2017 Responder Vehicles for Fire & Rescue Industry

July 18, 2016 – New Hamburg, ON – ARGO, the world leading extreme vehicle manufacturer, today unveiled three new vehicle models for firefighters and search and rescue personnel as part of its 2017 Responder Series.

Designed for reliable off-road fire and rescue, the new 2017 ARGO Responder vehicles feature interchangeable modules allowing the unit to serve as a fire-fighting pump, off-road ambulance or crew transport for a team of up to 6 first-responders.

With go anywhere amphibious capabilities, the Frontier 8x8 Responder S, Avenger 8x8 Responder X and Avenger 8x8 Responder feature a number of unique options as standard equipment including:

• 25” Steel off-set rims
• Skid plate
• Heavy duty bearing extensions
• Bilge pump
• Entry step
• 3,500 lbs WARN power winch
• Robust brush guard
• HD drive belt
• 1st Responder Package:
o Rear receiver winch kit
o Brake/tail lights
o Folding seat
o Stretcher frame

Both Avenger Series Responder models also include the revolutionary new Lite-Steer (LS transmission) which makes steering smoother and easier than ever and upgraded heavy duty axles and sprockets providing the units with increased strength and durability. The Avenger Series models also feature new reversible, offset steel rims which allow the wheels to sit closer or further out from the vehicle, simplifying track installation for dealers and first responders alike.

In addition to the Lite-Steer steering feature, the Responder series models also come with a choice of standard, high torque, or high speed transmissions, depending on customer preference.

All ARGO Responder models also have the option of being outfitted with a 75 gallon water tank and 5 gallon drop-in foam cell which firefighters can use to suppress fires on the spot or prevent fires before they start. The stretcher frame meanwhile, allows departments to add on a Ferno #9 stretcher for extricating patients or performing rescues.

The Ferno #9 stretcher is also interchangeable with the standard stretchers used in ambulances, so there’s no need to transfer a patient from one stretcher to the other for transport to the hospital.

All Responder units can also be outfitted with a number of industry specific accessories, allowing fire departments and search and rescue organizations to customize their vehicles with add-ons such as Baskets (Ferno Traverse), Whelen lighting packages, warning sirens, O2 bottle holders, head immobilizers and more.

First-response features and designs for ARGO fire & rescue vehicles have been in development, and in service for nearly ten years and these new and improved models come in direct response to feedback from industry professionals around the world.

Bernhard Wagenknecht, ARGO VP Sales & Marketing commented:

“Whether it be for Hazmat calls or train derailments, wildfires or wilderness rescues, the applications for off-road, all-terrain first responder vehicles are many and varied, with ARGOs leading the way. We’re confident that with the launch of our upgraded 2017 Responder series, fire and rescue professionals will be extremely impressed with what we consider to be the ultimate all-in-one solution for off-road emergency services. With 75 per cent of the planet covered in water and a high proportion of terrain inaccessible to traditional trucks, there’s no shortage of places where these versatile off-road machines can thrive. No doubt it’s only a matter of time before citizens spot one in their own neighbourhood.”

Assembly line production of the new 2017 models has already begun and vehicles will be available in dealerships across North America and around the world soon.

More information and details about ARGO’s entire line-up of amphibious XTVs can be found online at www.ARGOxtv.com.

About ARGO
ARGO Extreme Terrain Vehicles and custom utility packages are manufactured since 1967. ARGO markets its products to more than 300 distributors and dealers worldwide and continues to grow at a steady pace. ARGO’s unique durability, safety and versatility are driven by the renowned engineering capability of its parent company, Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG). Since 1962, ODG has manufactured quality precision gears and transmissions.

For more information about ARGO or for detailed specification and images of its new vehicles, please contact:

Matt Chandler
Marketing Communications Manager
ARGO Amphibious UTV
220 Bergey Court,
New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, N3A 2J5
519-662-2840 ext. 259 mchandler@ARGOxtv.com
www.ARGOxtv.com

 

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