Diesel-powered 8x8 vehicle
In response to market demand, Argo has extended its capabilities in the commercial sector with the introduction of the 8x8 XTD diesel-powered Argo along with other new equipment items: a load-tested Universal Mounting System (UMS), a utility box, an 8-wheel trailer, a heavy duty track system and a variety of factory-approved tools for specific industries.
Created with the same engineering excellence that has made Argo world-renowned for quality and durability, an 8x8 XT model is now available with a Kohler Lombardini Diesel.
The XTD will now share the same fuel as other machines on the worksite, eliminating the need to haul in gasoline. Its 3-cylinder, 24 hp, 1028 cc engine provides optimal power at higher RPMs, making it a good choice for the heaviest duty cycle industrial applications.
Similar to the gas-powered 8x8 XTI model, the XTD features a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds (907 kg) and payload capacity of 1,340 pounds (608 kg). The direct drive triple-differential ADMIRAL transmission delivers torque to all 8 tires for virtually unstoppable power on even the roughest terrains. The 25-inch (635 mm) tires with Argo’s unique tread provide optimum traction on land and propulsion in water.
With a box-frame construction, fully sealed polyethylene body and oil-bath axles, the XT models have even longer maintenance intervals than previous Argo models. As service stops cost time and money – especially in remote locations – Argo has simplified and extended the maintenance schedule of the XT models. All maintenance is now grouped into three categories based on hours of service. To further decrease maintenance requirements, Argo now offers an optional automatic Lincoln chain lubrication system that provides five seconds of chain lubricant for every 15 minutes of driving time. The body panels can be removed and the firewall detaches, offering technicians 360-degree access to the engine.