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New Argo #7548676
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I have a chance to do some horse trading for a new Argo Huntmaster 950 with rubber tracks and winch. For those of you who have or had one, what is your opinion on them?


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7548695
04/04/22 05:29 PM
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I've had a Vanguard for about 15 years. Never a problem. Don't know if the newer ones are comparable.

Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7548700
04/04/22 05:44 PM
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Very nice


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7548708
04/04/22 05:52 PM
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I have a 2019 huntmaster with rubber tracks. Works great and goes pretty well where you point it with the tracks on. I like it in the snow the best.

Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7548715
04/04/22 05:57 PM
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It would depend on the quality of horse you are trading.

Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7548717
04/04/22 05:59 PM
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Glue factory or Triple Crown contender?


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7548722
04/04/22 06:12 PM
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I used an argo a lot in WY years ago. Things will go wherever you need to. Deep snow, water, mud. A little unwieldy in water. You dont want to deal with waves or current. If you want to drive around in stuff your pickup or 4wheeler or side by side wont go that thing will.


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549055
04/05/22 01:16 AM
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What I am trading is of no concern, just want to know what everyone's opinion is on the Argo Huntmaster with rubber tracks was. Got my answer, thanks!


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549056
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Why did you mention it in your original post then,instead of just asking about the argo?

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Re: New Argo [Re: Boco] #7549057
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Originally Posted by Boco
Why did you mention it in your original post then,instead of just asking about the argo?


That’s what I was thinking.


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549058
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What possible difference would it make what he is trading for his question ?
Good lord some people are so freaking nosy !!


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549101
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From Merriam - Webster

Definition of “horse trade”
: negotiation accompanied by shrewd bargaining and reciprocal concessions

Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549134
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Pretty clear he was asking for opinions on the Argo and not the horse he was trading.

Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549139
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Watching this thread

My friends Argo with tracks froze up on opening morning once a couple miles back in. They [4 hunters] went out pre dawn and at noon when the wanted to go in for lunch it wouldn't move. After that the used it only with tracks off -tires- in winter.


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549157
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Pretty sure they use bulldozers in the winter

Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549241
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My friends Argo with tracks froze up on opening morning once a couple miles back in


The tracks just wrap around the tires. How did the tracks "freeze up"? That makes no sense.

Trapping a froze creek we drove right up the ice. Will go up and over beaver dams especially at the end of one. Pretty nice snaring willow choked creeks. Like driving a paved road.

Not fast like a snowmobile but a snowmobile you can't put a cab on. Even without a heater the cab is warm from engine heat when your dressed warm. At 20 below it must be at least 30 inside. Also your out of the wind.

You can drive down a steep creek bank to trap. Drive down one of those creeks thats mostly shallow with some deep holes. Float the deep water. Drive back up the bank then drive the top of the creek bank back to your pick up and trailer.

Like I said, not fast. Fast enough to be practical though. Very versatile machine.


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Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549248
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With the right trailer you dont need a ramp either. Dont unhitch from your pick up . Put the tongue jack down and give a few cranks. 6 inchs is plenty. Then just drive up on the trailer. Lower the jack and turn it back into its upright position. Ratchet strap it into the front of the trailer and your ready to go down the road. Maybe 5 minutes tops to load or unload. Dont need the jack to back it off the trailer.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: New Argo [Re: danny clifton] #7549324
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When tracks are wet they will freeze solid when temps are low. Had the same problem with my New Holland skid steer last week. Temp dropped to 10 degress after I fed my cattle. High was 17 degrees next day. Could't move the machine until the temps got above freezing and they thawed out. Even tried thawing them with a torpedo heater, not luck.

Re: New Argo [Re: 20scout] #7549370
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that never happened to me


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Re: New Argo [Re: danny clifton] #7549600
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
that never happened to me

It's Minnesota in November


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