For the next 7 months, I will be working with Ryan Gariepy, Ryan Jolivet, and Ludwik Sobiesiak on converting the 6×6 Argo ATV into an GPS navigation vehicle. We decided to take the Argo out for some ‘test’ to better understand its performance.
We had to jump through a lot of hoops, to borrow the department van, trailer, trailer hitch in order to bring the Argo out to the testing area.
I had never driven a big van, not to mention a big van with a trailer. They were screaming from the back “Argo is still here…”, “Slow down!”, “Wide-turn!”, “Train tracks!”
To make it even more challenging we had to get gas and put some air in the tires. I pretty much blocked off the entire pavement with the trailer.
The Argo can go at 19km/h in low gear and 45km/h at high gear!
Ryan the cowboy testing the minimum turning radius (donuts).
Gathering data. Sorry about the field.
Hitting a big bump at high speed, our bodies are the only suspension in the vehicle…