Shayne Mehringer said:
john fallon said:
Who has any experience with Argos that will comment on them ?
A good friend of mine got one. What a beating!!!! Rough and jerky to ride in, got stuck often, and was basically useless.
Thats because he's probably not a respectable ******* Argo pilot! :wink:
I've got the 8x8 Argo, and yes it it is a rough ride, it is not designed to ride roads in comfort, the only suspension is the actual tires. You want a cushy ride, buy a cadillac lol
We use ours in a 3500ac old growth swamp, when I say old growth I mean deep bogs, old streams, driving through cattails and crossing beaver dams and driving through flooded timber. You cannot drive one like a 4 wheeler, i.e. when it gets sticky hit the gas. In order to drive through the rough stuff, the slower you go, the better off you're going to be.
I can haul 5 guys 2 dozen decoys, guns, equipment and 2 dogs a couplle of miles through stuff I wouldn't even point a 4 wheeler at, but it took me a little while to get used to driving and figure out that the gas pedal is your enemy in the rough stuff.
The longer wheelbase on the 8x8 helps out quite a bit on the rough ride, I sold my 6x6 to get a little smoother ride and to be able to climb over those 36" diameter downed trees out in the water easier.
Cool vehicle when it is used properly.
If you want a decent ride and hauling capability to hunt just rice and bean fields, get a Polaris Ranger, Rhino or Mule equivalent, they work like a charm in that application.