ARGO (ATV manufacturer)

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Industry All-terrain amphibious vehicles
Headquarters New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada
Key people

Joerg Stieber - Chairman

Brad Darling - President
Products Amphibious ATV / UTV / XTV
Divisions Vehicle Division, Gear Division, Space & Robotics Division

ARGO is a Canadian manufacturer of amphibious all-terrain vehicles. It was founded in 1962 as Ontario Drive and Gear Limited, in Kitchener, Ontario and was later moved to New Hamburg, Ontario. ARGO offers 6×6 and 8×8 amphibious extreme terrain vehicles.


Founded in 1962[1] in Kitchener, Ontario. ODG helped design the transmission for the Amphicat. ODG manufactures 8×8 vehicles and 6×6 vehicles for recreational and industrial use.

In November 2009 volunteers in twelve communities in Nunavut were each equipped with an Argo Avenger, one of ODG's 8×8 vehicles, for local Search and Rescue.[2][3][4]

Recently ODG was asked to help the Canadian Space Agency in designing a lunar vehicle [5]

The ARGO 8×8 750 HDi

The ARGO is an all-terrain 8×8 or 6×6 amphibious ATV / UTV / XTV. ODG has been manufacturing the ARGOs for over five decades.

The ARGO 8×8 700 HD (road approved in the European Union)
ARGO Conquest

Technical details[edit]

  • 8×8 and 6×6
  • Triple differential ADMIRAL steering transmission provides even torque to all 8 of the 25" ARGO tires.
  • Hydraulic vented disc brakes
  • Front and rear axle bearing extensions
  • One-piece handlebar steering control with mounted brake lever.
  • Amphibious
  • Aftermarket parts available


  1. ^ Company Profile
  2. ^ "Nunavut SAR Volunteers Receive 12 Amphibious Avenger ATVs to Tackle Rescues in Partially-Thawed (or -Frozen) Conditions". Canadian American Strategic Review. 2009-11. Archived from the original on 2009-11-23.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Avenger in Collector's Garb". Nebraska Farmer. 2007-10-07. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. 
  4. ^ Jeremy Clarkson (2009-08-07). "Why small Argo Avenger is in a class of its own". Business Daily Africa. Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  5. ^ The Record - Ontario Drive and Gear over the moon with rover vehicle

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