With the addition of ARGO’s new Public Works Solutions, municipalities can do more with one vehicle.
NEW HAMBURG, ON, September 26, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Using the Universal Mounting System in combination with spraying equipment allows all 2015 standard ARGO 8×8 models to assist with insect abatement and weed control. In addition customers can easily equip the amphibious ARGO with the new Fire & Rescue Package, extending its use throughout the year.
“With an ARGO fleet equipped with our Public Works Package, governments will see tremendous cost savings,” says Bernhard Wagenknecht, ARGO’s VP Sales & Marketing. “ARGO’s proven reliability results in low maintenance costs and the versatility of the Public Works Package means increased utilization.”
A machine for all seasons
The Public Works Package allows municipal crews to spray for mosquitos in spring, cut trails in summer, maintain woodlots in fall and plow snow in winter. The Fire & Rescue package unveiled this year, includes interchangeable modules so the ARGO can also serve as a fire-fighting pumper, an off-road ambulance or crew transport for a team of up to 6 first-responders, making it a year-round vehicle. Together these packages are ideal for municipalities with big needs and limited budgets.
Mobile power solutions
Hydraulic power packs, tool attachments, generators and compressors utilizing the ARGO Universal Mounting System (UMS) include packages developed in conjunction with industry-leading brands such as VMAC, Lincoln Electric and Chicago Pneumatic. ARGO Cargo options include a flat bed, a utility box, an electric dump-box as well as 8-wheel and 4-wheel amphibious trailers with a capacity of up to 1,4000 lb. (635 kg).
ARGO’s legendary stability and reliability will keep workers safe while transporting them to job sites in any weather and over any terrain – even water. ARGO amphibious vehicles have the lowest center of gravity in the UTV industry, allowing them to easily traverse uneven ground, snow, ice, rocks or sand. With 8-wheels or using the optional tracks, the weight of the machine, crew and equipment won’t damage sensitive environmental areas or sink into deep snow.
ARGO expands utilization with Universal Mounting System
ARGO owners find even more uses for their vehicles with ARGO’s load-tested Universal Mounting System (UMS). This engineered mounting system significantly increases utilization by giving operators the opportunity to quickly, easily and safely convert their ARGO and ARGO trailer from one application to another, improving utilization.
“Our UMS has greatly expanded ARGO’s capabilities,” says Bernhard Wagenknecht, ARGO’s VP Sales & Marketing. “The variety of tasks an ARGO can now complete increases its productivity and its value. Add a UMS to the vehicle itself or to an ARGO 4-wheel or 8-wheel amphibious trailer, and now it can safely transport mobile equipment and people where ever they need to be.”
With the UMS in place, operators can attach tools and ARGO-designed, factory-approved add-ons directly to the chassis of the vehicle, eliminating the risk of the load shifting. In keeping with ARGO’s reputation for safety, “ARGO’s UMS also ensures that any add-ons fit inside as opposed to on top of the body of the vehicle,” according to Wagenknecht. Due to its unique design and low center of gravity, ARGO has today’s best Static Stability Factor in the off-road industry. In fact, research shows that a traditional UTV with the same equipment is up to four times more likely to roll over than an ARGO.
UMS makes adding equipment simple and safe
For years, ARGO’s commercial customers have been adapting the rugged extreme-terrain vehicles to suit their needs, but creating one-off solutions is expensive and time-consuming, says Wagenknecht. The UMS opens a world of opportunities for industrial, municipal and personal use. ARGO owners now have a wide range of mobile power solutions that they can add to their vehicle simply and safely with the UMS in place.
The add-ons include off-the-shelf equipment such as hydraulic power packs, welders, generators, compressors and insect abatement pumps and sprayers. Working with VMAC, Lincoln Electric and Chicago Pneumatic, ARGO has access to standard equipment packages that are designed to be mounted in the vehicle or ARGO trailer equipped with a UMS.
ARGO continues to work closely with its industrial partners, dealers and customers to create a growing range of quick-change attachments and tools.
ARGO Extreme Terrain Vehicles and custom utility packages are manufactured since 1967. ARGO has 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.
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