Whether you’re looking to reduce soil compaction or want the ultimate in soft surface traction, a set of tracks can give your Argo the performance you’re looking for. Unlike ATV and XTV track systems, installation is simple and relatively inexpensive while delivering performance that is second to none.
Why Install Tracks on an XTV?
By spreading its weight over 6 or 8 large tires, a standard XTV’s ground pressure is comparable to many track-equipped UTVs. This lets it roll over soft surfaces instead of into them, giving it better traction on mud and sand.
Installing tracks increases the vehicle’s contact patch, lowering ground pressure to well under one PSI, nearly matching the soft steps of an adult wearing snowshoes. This lets the XTV cross soft snow, river banks, mudslides, wet sand and other difficult surfaces with ease. Add in the XTV’s stability on steep grades and you have a vehicle that can travel in places that would be next to impossible using a regular four wheeler.
A Simplified Design for Low Cost and High Flexibility
No ATV or UTV track system on the market today can match the capabilities of Argo’s XTV tracks. It’s not just the XTV’s superior design that gives them an advantage, it’s the way the tracks connect to the vehicle.
On traditional off-road vehicles, the track system replaces each wheel with an integrated track drive complete with treads and equalizers. These cost several thousand dollars on their own and often require additional modification to the suspension, adding significant labor costs while making the installation all but permanent.
Argo’s tracks are designed to go over the tires and wheels instead of replacing them. Since the tires are used as the suspension, they act as both stabilizers and drive wheels, greatly simplifying installation without reducing performance. This significantly reduces costs for both purchase and installation, and it’s easy to remove the tracks or fit a different set to adapt the XTV to new operating conditions.
Options to Fit Any Terrain
Argo offers several tread and material designs to fit a range of terrains:
Rubber – These heavy duty 18 inch-wide tracks provide excellent traction coupled with a wide contact patch for minimal ground pressure. A low rolling resistance design keeps noise low even on difficult terrain.
HD Rubber – Designed with the Conquest’s high load capacity in mind, this tread system adds increased durability over the standard rubber treads thanks to guides made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE.) This super tough material is used in everything from cut-resistant gloves to joint replacements.
Quad Rubber -This design shares its construction with the HD rubber tracks, but it divides the treads into four sections, each covering two wheels. This separation improves traction and ride smoothness on rocky terrain.
Plastic – Available in 13-inch wide general purpose and 18-inch wide medium duty versions, this tread is impact resistant and lightweight thanks to segmented thermoplastic rubber tracks and built-in track guides. This tread works great in mud and snow and in flooded areas where ground stability can be unpredictable.
Steel ice cleats can be added to any set of tracks to bite into ice and hard-packed snow for increased traction.
Ready to Get More from Your XTV?
Want to add tracks to your Argo? Talk to the experts at Shank’s Argo. We’re one of the largest Argo dealers in the East, and we have over three decades of experience helping customers get the most from their outdoor equipment. Visit us on the web at www.shanksargo.com, or stop by our showroom, located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, PA. We’re one mile east of I-81 from Exit 10 to Marion.