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Jerry R. Nuss, Max Dealer in Illinois
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Username: Jerrynuss

Post Number: 342
Registered: 02-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 01:01 pm:   

The 6x6 will go over that log in the picture also. The down side of the 6x6 Argo for me is just related to the seating position. The operator is back so as to be almost over the rear wheels. So going over a log like that the operator gets sort of tossed up in the air when the front end goes down, then gets slammed when the rear end comes down. The longer 8x8 lessens these effects. There was a huge comfort benefit for me when I switched from the Argo to a Max IV. I could control the tip over a log better and once I was down on the far side of the log I didn't get dropped down when the rear end came down. For some people it doesn't matter. I also liked the point of view in the Max IV when cresting a hill. I could see a little better where I was headed and what was on the other side and by slipping the transmission I could just hold the position and creep over the crest. I am not trying to get into a which is better discussion just making some observations why the Max IV has become my favorite. I have watched Chuck and Roger pilot their Argos around very well and they work well for them.

Since you are going to be going long distances with long relatively steep hills and since you didn't mention trailering or hauling in a truck or space limitations being an issue it still seems to me the 8x8 is what you would be happier with.

You really should go drive some different models and see waht you prefer.