Aurora, Frontier and Conquest Vehicles
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 8×8 ARGOs fit into a full-size (8-foot long) pick-up truck box.
How much load can the vehicle carry?
The range has a payload capacity of between 530 lbs and 1,450 lbs on land and in water, the range is from 330 lbs – 950 lbs. The Frontier 8×8 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 6×6`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.
What is the top speed on land?
Depending on load and terrain the top speed for 8×8 models varies between 20-25 mph and for the 6×6 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 tyres propel the ARGO at about walking speed or roughly 3 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.