How many wheels drive the vehicle?
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.
How does the vehicle perform on snow?
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.
Can the vehicle be transported on a pick-up truck?
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.
How much load can the vehicle carry?
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.
What type of fuel does the ARGO use?
All models use regular unleaded gasoline. Diesel models are not available.
What is the top speed on land?
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.
What is the top speed on water?
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.
Up to what depth can it go into the water?
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.
Can the vehicle operate on water as well as on land?
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.
Why does the Argo use a mechanical drive system instead of hydrostatic?
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.
Can a heater be installed in the cab?
The Centaur uses a 34 hp liquid cooled Daihatsu engine. The 17,000 BTU heater uses engine coolant to provide heat to the operators. The heater kit uses a three speed dual fan motor blowing cool air over the heater core exiting through two defrost vents and two 3” round dash vents.
Can you transport more than two people in the Centaur?
The primary function of the Centaur is transporting a crew of 2 as well as tools, equipment and supplies to remote areas. The front cab is ROPS (Roll Over Protection Structure) certified, leaving the rear platform for optional accessories such as cargo boxes, cranes and other customized equipment.
Can you install tracks on the Centaur?
The Centaur can be equipped with two different types of tracks. For mud, rock, swamp and light snow applications, a 15” seamless rubber track system can be fitted over low profile turf tires. This track kit wraps around two tires at a time making this a four-track system. For deep snow applications or where aggressive traction is required, a 22” snow track kit can be used. The 22” kit wraps around all four turf tires, uses a 1.8” deep grouser. Ground pressure of 0.7 psi can be attained with this ladder style track.
What is the carrying capacity of the Centaur?
The Centaur has a total load capacity of 1500 pounds.
How does it steer?
The Centaur transmission is a self-contained dual differential transmission with mechanical input from the engine. The steering differential is connected to the hydrostatic pump and motor assembly. The hydrostat will rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise depending on the input signal received from the driver. This steering signal results in a speed differential left to right allowing the inside drive tires to rotate at a slower rate than the outside tires.
Does it float?
With its sealed lower body, the CENTAUR 8x8 is designed to go through flooded areas or across shallow rivers and streams. It is not recommended to to enter water crossing with fording dept of greater then 26" (660 mm).
How does the ARGO Tractor perform in difficult terrain?
The tractor provides all weather, all terrain (-40°C to +40°C) versatility and can operate in flooded areas up to 50 cm of water. The ARGO Tractor provides power to all wheels for optimum performance in challenging terrain and is designed to have excellent approach and departure angles to easily overcome obstacles.
How many wheels drive the Argo Tractor?
The ARGO Tractors 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 8 wheels, all the time.
Can the Argo Tractor be transported on a pick-up truck?
Yes, provided there is a ramp over the wheel wells. The ARGO Tractor fits into a full-size (8-foot long) pick-up truck box.
How much load can the Argo Tractor carry?
The ARGO Tractor has a seating capacity of 1 person and has a maximum load capacity of 1150 lbs / 521 kg total. The ARGO Tractor has a towing capacity of 1800 lbs / 818 kg.
What type of fuel does the ARGO Tractor use?
The ARGO Tractor uses regular unleaded gasoline. Diesel models are not available.
What is the top speed?
Depending on load and terrain the top speed for the ARGO Tractor varies between 18-20 mph. In the terrain that the ARGO Tractor is designed for, high speed is not an issue.
Can you install tracks?
Yes. Using one of the optional track systems, the ground pressure of the tractor 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.
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