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    Argocat info?

    Im thinking id like an argocat... so my question to the guys/gals who use them all the time is, how reliable are they and how much maintenance do they require?

    regards James

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    Suppose the answer is what you are going to do with it, what sort of ground etc found them reliable enough parts can be costly. What are you looking for new or S/H expensive new in fact expensive S/H you can buy a good car for that sort of money.

    Found shear pins and tyres to be the biggest problems, no shear pins on the new ones , they are easily enough changed carry spares a hammer and a longish bar, not a lot of fun when you are caught out as darkness falls its pi@@ing down and you are still five miles from home and you discover you have two brocken shear pins and a puncture for good measure.

    If looking at an older model make sure it air cooled brakes, otherwise brakes can overheat on steep ground you then not only loose your brakes but also your steering which can be entertaining to say the least.

    Tried several ATVs and still think the Argo is the best all rounder.

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    done a lot with the Argo and quad out of choice always used the quad the Argo is very good for moving guests on the hill but ferociously expensive to maintain if your on difficult ground and it breaks down a few miles from the nearest road and your unable to repair it in situ if you don't have another machine to tow it or its in a bad place you might need to lift it with a helicopter

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    Suppose the answer is what you are going to do with it, what sort of ground etc found them reliable enough parts can be costly. What are you looking for new or S/H expensive new in fact expensive S/H you can buy a good car for that sort of money.

    Found shear pins and tyres to be the biggest problems, no shear pins on the new ones , they are easily enough changed carry spares a hammer and a longish bar, not a lot of fun when you are caught out as darkness falls its pi@@ing down and you are still five miles from home and you discover you have two brocken shear pins and a puncture for good measure.

    If looking at an older model make sure it air cooled brakes, otherwise brakes can overheat on steep ground you then not only loose your brakes but also your steering which can be entertaining to say the least.

    Tried several ATVs and still think the Argo is the best all rounder.
    Replace them with G12 allen pins. Don't bolt them through though, drill a hole and put a split pin through the end. In the unlikely event one breaks they come out easy so 5 minutes to change one.
    As you say, later splined shafts are better, but not imperative.

    Argo's are good, got one here that's very tidy and one for rebuild. Change of circumstances means I've gone back to a Honda quad so both Argo's are for sale.

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