ARGO Unveils New 2017 Wilderness Series for Big Game, Recreational and Elite Hunters

July 18, 2016 – New Hamburg, ON – ARGO, the world leading extreme vehicle manufacturer, today released nine new vehicle models for the hunting community as part of its 2017 Wilderness Series.

Launched to great fanfare at last year’s global sales expo, ARGO’s Wilderness Series of vehicles has performed extremely well for the company, with the hunting specific models now comprising roughly 65 per cent of all vehicles sold globally. The 2017 Wilderness Series models builds on that success with numerous improvements and upgrades.

ARGO Frontier 6x6 Scout S / ARGO Frontier 6x6 Scout ST / ARGO Frontier 8x8 Scout S

Customized with a Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity Camo pattern for hunters and outdoorsmen who require greater stealth in the woods, both the ARGO Frontier 6x6 Scout ST / ARGO Frontier 8x8 Scout S are powerful, reliable and as tough-as-nails. Designed for serious hunters looking to explore remote hunting grounds, both models feature a number of unique options as standard equipment including:

• Upgraded seat cushions as well as a front seat backrest pad featuring refined stitching and custom embossing of the ARGO logo
• 2-position, fold down rack for extra cargo storage
• Removable hood rack capable of carrying cargo and small game out of the bush
• Enhanced brushguard provides outstanding protection for the front end of the vehicle, absorbing impacts from off-road hazards such as brush, branches, and more
• Entry step to assist in vehicle entry and exit when out fitted with gear, backpack and guns
• USB power outlet, for riders to charge their phones, play digital media and utilize their GPS
• Enhanced lighting package featuring dual high powered foglights and brake / tail lights
• Interior lighting package to illuminate front driving area and vehicle console
• Bilge pump
• 3,500 lbs WARN power winch
• 24” Steel off-set rims
• Skid plate
• Heavy duty bearing extensions

The ARGO Frontier 8x8 Scout S also includes a brake cooling fan and a 26hp electronic fuel-injected air cooled Kohler Command Pro engine coupled with an efficient standard or high torque steering transmission for great performance in challenging terrain.

ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master / ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master Z / ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master X / ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master ZX

Luxuriously equipped for serious hunters, the 2017 ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master models represent the ultimate all season, all-terrain amphibious vehicle, featuring a host of high performance features
designed to easily get sportsmen to the best hunting grounds and then safely back to camp.

Customized with a Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity Camo pattern for hunters and outdoorsmen who require greater stealth in the woods, each of the new 2017 ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master models come with an upgraded triple differential ADMIRAL LS steering transmission capable of reaching a top end speed of 25 mph (39.5 km/hr), 25 per cent faster than any other ARGO on the market.

With go-anywhere capabilities, the 2017 ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master models are a hunter’s dream come true and feature a number of unique options as standard equipment including:

• Exclusive aluminum bead lock rims and heavy duty axles for a smoother, more comfortable ride over rough terrain.
• Two gun Sure Grip gun rack to ensure the safe transportation of firearms to the best hunting grounds
• Removable hood rack capable of carrying cargo and small game out of the bush
• 3,500 lb. WARN power winch
• Robust brush guard provides outstanding protection for the front end of the vehicle, absorbing impacts from off-road hazards such as brush, branches, and more
• Pass thru seating with premium front and rear seat cushions as well as a front seat backrest pad featuring refined stitching and custom embossing of the ARGO logo
• Bilge pump
• Dual side entry steps to assist in vehicle entry and exit when loaded with gear, backpack and firearms
• Enhanced lighting package featuring dual high powered foglights and brake / tail lights
• Interior lighting package to illuminate front driving and passenger area and rear cargo area
• 12V / Dual USB power outlet, for riders to charge their phones, play digital media and utilize their GPS
• Skid plate
• Heavy duty drive belt
• Rear receiver winch and wiring

The 2017 ARGO Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master models each come with a 30 hp liquid-cooled electronic fuel-injected Kohler LH 775 engine providing plenty of power for tackling challenging terrain. All Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master models also include the revolutionary new Lite-Steer (LS transmission) which makes steering smoother and easier than ever and upgraded heavy duty axles and sprockets providing the units with increased strength and durability. All Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master models also feature new reversible, offset steel rims which allow the wheels to sit closer or further out from the vehicle, simplifying track installation for dealers and end users alike.

In addition to the Lite-Steer steering feature, all Avenger 8x8 Hunt Master models also come with a choice of standard, high torque, or high speed transmissions, depending on customer preference.

ARGO Conquest 8x8 Outfitter XTi-Z / ARGO Conquest 8x8 Outfitter XTi

Designed to meet the specifications of hunt camp operators, lodge owners, and big game guides who traverse the world’s toughest terrain, both the new 2017 ARGO Conquest 8x8 Outfitter XTi-Z  and ARGO Conquest 8x8 Outfitter XTi models are the industry’s premier off-road hunting vehicles and feature a number of unique options as standard equipment including:

• Upgraded front and rear seat cushions as well as a front seat backrest pad featuring refined stitching and custom embossing of the ARGO logo
• Angle mounted four gun Sure Grip gun rack to ensure the safe transportation of weapons to the best hunting grounds
• Removable hood rack capable of carrying cargo and small game out of the bush
• Enhanced brushguard provides outstanding protection for the front end of the vehicle, absorbing impacts from off-road hazards such as brush, branches, and more
• 4,500 lb. WARN power winch
• Dual rear entry steps to assist in vehicle entry and exit when outfitted with gear, backpack and firearms
• Heated hand grips for both passenger and driver for those longer days out in the bush
• USB power outlet, for riders to charge their phones, play music and utilize their GPS
• Enhanced lighting package featuring dual high powered front LED headlights and foglights
• Interior lighting package to illuminate front driving area, gun rack, entry step and vehicle console
• Skid plate
• Bilge pump
• Heavy duty drive belt
• Rear receiver winch and wiring
• Auto chain lubrication system
• 25” Steel off-set rims
• Heavy duty bearing extensions
• Alternator

The ARGO Conquest 8x8 Outfitter XTi-Z also includes a heater. Both models are powered by a 30 hp 748 cc electronic fuel-injected Kohler LH 775 engine coupled with an efficient ADMIRAL steering transmission for great performance in challenging terrain.

With a load capacity of 1,275 lbs and towing capacity of up to 2000 lbs, hunters can now rest easy that no matter what game is in the season, the ARGO Conquest 8x8 Outfitter XTi’s all-season mobility and impressive payload will get them to and from the most prime hunting spots. All this power is matched by a commitment to respecting the environment with low emission rates that meet both EPA and CARB standards.

The 25” ARGO Tires can get through extreme terrain with their aggressive tread pattern and lug size, and their excellent approach and departure angles allow for easy travel over obstacles. And it doesn’t matter what the weather is like because the vehicle operates reliably both in cold weather and in high altitudes so hunters can explore new ground from the mountains and the marsh to the savannah and the tundra, secure in the knowledge that the 2017 ARGO Conquest 8x8 Outfitter XTi will get them and their trophies home safe.

Assembly line production of all the new 2017 Wilderness Series models have already begun and vehicles will be available in dealerships across North America and around the world soon.

More information and details about ARGO’s entire line-up of amphibious XTVs can be found online at www.ARGOxtv.com.

About ARGO
ARGO Extreme Terrain Vehicles and custom utility packages are manufactured since 1967. ARGO markets its products to more than 300 distributors and dealers worldwide and continues to grow at a steady pace. ARGO’s unique durability, safety and versatility are driven by the renowned engineering capability of its parent company, Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG). Since 1962, ODG has manufactured quality precision gears and transmissions.

For more information about ARGO or for detailed specification and images of its new vehicles, please contact:

Matt Chandler
Marketing Communications Manager
ARGO Amphibious UTV
220 Bergey Court,
New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, N3A 2J5
519-662-2840 ext. 259 mchandler@ARGOxtv.com
www.ARGOxtv.com
 

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