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Old 19 February 2004, 08:05   #101
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Re: 4x4 - 3x3

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does anyone know of a company who make those 3x3 6 wheel drive vehicles like the Banana Splits used to drive.
They're called Argocats and are used extensively by gamekeepers and stalkers, particularly in Scotland. They're also amphibious having thick cut tread patterns on the tyres which kind of act like paddles. They're brilliant on snow and sand, too.
Sold in the UK by K.C. Irving Ltd in Carlisle. Tel: 01228 674284

Argocats also sold by Walsh & co Tel: 01686 413151. www.argocat.com

There's also a similar type of vehicle called a Scottrack sold by company of the same name. Tel: 01667 455592. Web: www.scot-track.co.uk

You'll be bloody lucky to get one of either of these 2nd hand for a grand though. Stop being such a tight-arsed Scouse git trying to get something for nothing all the time. Anyway, I'm sure Helen's got some more jewellery you can pawn over in Bootle shopping precinct, failing which you could always nick one
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Old 19 February 2004, 08:42   #102
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Re: Jono, did you.........

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What a load of bolloks everyone is talking. I've only got a crappy VW Golf GTi which as you yourself know has recovered me from various inclines of slips, launched and recovered me form various beaches (soft and hard)... So anyway, I've ordered a new Audi A4 which will continue to work in very much the same way as all the 4x4 I see towing ribs.
So, why do you suddenly need a 4x4 or 6x6?
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Old 19 February 2004, 09:06   #103
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MeMe, not sure how big you want to go, but there are a few of these knocking around between 600 quid and 2 grand.
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Errrr.....to keep......

up with the Jones's...er I mean Davies's.

Thankx for that info Phil, I'll go and have a browse. Maybe a grand is being a little tight - I'll revisit the atic and see what's worth parting with.
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Not sure why that's not displaying.
Have a look here : http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/S...46/zil131.html
Zil 131!
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Old 19 February 2004, 09:21   #106
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Brochure...

on its way from Argocat. Very nice people....Will need to spend more than a grand, more like 2.5. Anyway, I'll keep you informed. In the meantime, if anyone knows of one of these vehicles for sale, please advise.
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Old 19 February 2004, 09:58   #108
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Argocat

Don't know what they are called, but the MOD use what looks like an Argocat on Steroids. 6x6 running 20" low ground pressure tyres, big turbo diesel and roll cage. Handlebar steering driving steered axels (not skid steer like Argo's). Will do about 65mph on tarmac and not a lot less on the loose. They swim and will climb the side of a house. I was told the cost is around 50k new.
Saw several out in the Faulklands a couple of years ago.
I would cash in both Landies and a right arm for one.
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What you really want is a M561 Gama Goat!

6x6 articulated amphibious beast powered by a supercharged 3 cylinder 2-stroke diesel engine

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