ARGO’s 2012 Vehicle Lineup: The 750 8×8 HDi and Centaur 8×8

Fire & Rescue units face constant budget challenges. Maintaining a fleet of vehicles to support rescue efforts in hard-to-reach areas and wild lands can be a daunting task for any department manager. 

ARGO’s flagship models have a low relative cost when compared to traditional fire & rescue vehicles, tracked hydrostatics, or light watercrafts. They balance a low terrain impact with a high payload capability for both personnel and gear. 

For 2012, the ARGO Fire Chief is the best value, extreme-terrain capable solution for delivering fire fighting and rescue crews and equipment anywhere they are needed. Areas inundated with temporary flooding, criss-crossed by small streams or dominated by deep mud are no match for these extreme terrain vehicles. A poly water tank, fire-suppressing foam tank, tool mounts and an on-board basket for victims or cargo all come standard. 

Fire & Rescue personnel require capable vehicles that permit them strategic entry anywhere trouble strikes. The ARGO and the Centaur can traverse flooded terrain, areas that are environmentally sensitive, or covered in deep snow. Maintaining traditional off-road vehicles mandates seasonal single purpose vehicles that spend months taking up valuable space in your fire hall.  Fully enclosed cab options and an optional track kit ensure that rescue personnel can get into action quickly, regardless of the environment or time of year.

ARGOs have a variety of accessories for each particular task your department faces. For 2012, ARGO offers  rear spare fuel and tire carriers, and a custom-designed cargo box liner to protect the vehicle while carrying abrasive materials or sharp tools. The ARGO platform has customization options for whatever task is necessary, while still maintaining the stable center of gravity and the amphibious, all-terrain capability. 

ARGO has given its 750 HDi 8×8 and lighter steering effort for all-day ease-of-use, a more powerful drive train for accomplishing the most rugged tasks, comfortable seating, massive storage space, and a more durable design to maximize utilization getting the job done anytime of the year. The 2012 ARGO 750 HDi is fuel efficient, simple to maintain and even more environmentally friendly than previous ARGO models.

The patented ADMIRAL transmission takes the driving experience of the full skid steering system to a new level. ARGO’s 2012 models continue to benefit users with a quieter muffler and improved engine compartment cooling. Liquid cooled 8×8 ARGO models can be equipped with optional suspension seats and a convenient entry step. For 2012, ARGO is introducing a new high torque alternative allowing the operator to improve performance and mobility in extremely difficult terrain conditions.

ARGO’s vehicles are packed with premium features, including the ARGO’s unique 25″ off-road amphibious tire, providing greater ride comfort, all-terrain traction and propulsion over water. In addition, ARGO offers a wide selection of extreme performance tracks that virtually go through any terrain. Large triple-sealed outer bearings and heavy-duty axles enhance durability and life expectancy in demanding off-road conditions. 

The 2012 models reflect ARGOs continued advancements in steering efficiency, low maintenance and ergonomic design.

ARGO 8x8 750 HDi ARGO has a 2012 model for every off-road fire and SAR need. When personnel and portable equipment need to be carried, the all season 2012 ARGO 8×8 750 HDi pairs a triple-differential ADMIRAL steering transmission with a 31-hp fuel-injected engine to move teams into action quickly. It is an all-terrain, amphibious off-roader that turns with ease in high gear, while maintaining its on-the-spot maneuverability in low gear.

The ARGO 8×8 750 HDi Special Edition includes numerous upgrades as standard equipment. For usages requiring less power but full terrain capability, the ARGO 8×8 700 HD, ARGO 6×6 650 HD, as well as the entry model ARGO 8×8 Frontier 650 provide great value at an incredible price.

For heavy utility applications the Centaur 8×8 DT, with its 3 cylinder liquid cooled 34 hp turbo diesel engine, provides tremendous power and flexible load capacity for the mounting of cargo boxes, fire & rescue equipment, cranes, tools and many other options.

All 2012 ARGO vehicles are available in tundra, yellow, blue, black, and red. In addition, ARGO is introducing an advanced environmentally friendly Gardobond® metal coating process providing significantly improved performance and durability, without containing any hazardous heavy metals. In summary, ARGO’s new 2012 HD Series are a quantum leap in all-terrain extreme versatility, performance, comfort, power and ruggedness that needs to be experienced.

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The ARGO product line is designed for fire & rescue, the public sector, utility construction and maintenance, resource exploration, mining as well as agriculture and forestry. This versatile all-season workhorse can be equipped with optional accessories such as rubber tracks, convertible top, receiver winch, windshield, bilge pump, and a lot more.

Engineered and produced continuously since 1967, every ARGO is backed by decades of unrivaled experience in the design and manufacturing of off-road vehicles. Today, ARGO is the world’s leading manufacturer of lightweight amphibious vehicles and innovative off-road platforms.

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