+ $1200 Factory Freight To Dealer and $350 dealer PDI
The 2023 Aurora 850 Responder R 8x8 is back with a new ODG/Loncin 32hp fan-cooled carbureted engine for those agencies who demand simplicity with no electronic fuel pumps or an engine that takes a while to warm up in cold climates. The Responder model features a standard ROPS (Rollover Protection) cage and a folding stretcher frame which is designed for a Stokes basket or stretcher and is a perfect resource for emergency response teams that need to access technical or steep terrain. The Argo ITC (Instant Torque Clutch) responds quicker than in previous model years and increases torque to the tires for better overall performance with or without tracks. An 8.5-gallon fuel tank with a digital gauge increases range, and full-motion chain tensioners reduce chain stretch and offer reduced maintenance. The 850 Responder R features Argo exclusive APS steering system, a flat floor, 20% more driver compartment room with steering on the left side of the vehicle, handlebar controls with push-button start, high/low headlight switch, and the ability to now start the vehicle in gear by pulling the brake and pushing the start button. An LCD digital speedometer/tachometer display with a fuel gauge keeps track of your journey and a high-mounted transmission shifter will eliminate your knees from hitting the shifter like on previous models. The increased under-hood volume will keep things cooler and an insulated firewall will increase driver comfort.
Power comes from the ODG/Loncin 32hp carbureted fan-cooled gas engine which provides excellent power in the deepest mud or snow and is mated to the efficient Admiral triple differential transmission allowing the vehicle to turn effortlessly even with tracks installed. Argo-designed XT117 25x12-9 (635 mm) mud and swim tires mounted on 9" offset steel AirLock rims combine to give this machine great traction and best-in-class payload all while providing a water speed of 3.0 mph
The ROPS is ISO 5700 / SAE J2194 certified and can be accessorized with a hard plastic roof, fixed windshield, and an optional soft canvas enclosure that can keep everyone warm in the winter months.
Standard equipment includes certified Rops cage, folding stretcher frame (stretcher not included), split and folding front/rear seat design, bilge pump, brushguard, Come-Up 3000lb cable winch, full-length skid plate, front, and rear bearing extensions, 9" steel offset AirLock rims, high/ low headlights, and led rear tail lights. The Aurora 850 Responder R 8x8 is equally well suited for remote job sites or as the perfect search and rescue vehicle. Available colors are red or orange.
Extreme duty 1.375" steel forged axles mounted on off-set steel AirLock rims allow for a quick and reliable conversion to tracks or running low air pressures for a more comfortable ride. Gone are the days of adding wheel spacers and lug extenders. All you need to do is turn the rim around, reinstall the lug nuts and slide the tracks on. This new design greatly improves durability and reduces installation time.
The Aurora 850 Responder R 8x8 is powered by a 4-stroke OHV V-Twin air-cooled 999cc, 32 hp (24 kW) ODG/Loncin LC2V90FD carbureted engine with a 20 amp rectifier. The unit has a load capacity of up to 730 lb. / 395 kg on land or 530 lb. / 304 kg on water, can transport 4 passengers on land, and up to 2 persons on water and features a towing capacity of 1800 lb. / 816 kg. The Aurora 850 Responder R 8x8 is available in tracked or non-tracked configurations.
Warning: If floating the vehicle, any accessories or gear will decrease the water capacity. Account for fuel, gear, occupants, and patient weight when using the vehicle in the water.
Images may be shown with the accessory folding stretcher mounted which is not included with the vehicle.
This model does not meet California CARB emission standards and cannot be sold or shipped to California.
STRETCHER MOUNT / SPLIT SEATS
The Responder model features a folding stretcher frame for use with any Stokes basket or stretcher (sold separately) and the split seats allow for two front occupants when the stretcher frame is removed or in the folded position. The stretcher frame can be completely removed from the vehicle allowing for four seated occupants. The stretcher frame uses any #9 stretcher design.
ROPS (ROLLOVER PROTECTION)
Standard on all Aurora R 8x8 models is an integrated certified ISO 5700 / SAE J2194 rollover protection system with two front and two rear seat belts and a removable forward-facing rear bench seat. A hard plastic roof, canvas enclosure, and permanent mount windshield are available as accessories.
ODG LX 850 ENGINE
ODG, Argo's parent company has co-developed with Loncin this reliable 4-stroke OHV V-Twin air-cooled 999cc, 32 hp carbureted fan-cooled engine to be easy to work on in remote areas of the World with no computers, water pumps, or fan belts for the ultimate in durability and longevity. This engine has the highest cubic displacement in the 32hp category and its large air filters make this engine suitable for work, play, or reaching the furthest points of the Earth.
INSTANT TORQUE CLUTCH (ITC)
The Argo-developed Instant Torque Drive System (ITDS) improves low-end torque and increases acceleration. The new Instant Torque Clutch (ITC) is designed to provide the optimal gear ratio in all terrains and conditions or whether you are running tracks. Torque increases 28% compared to our previous optional HT (3.3 or 8.1) transmission ratios and acceleration increases by 25% compared to our previous clutching when tested on the standard ratio Admiral or Classic transmissions.
The APS (Argo Progressive Steering) is an innovation in the area of braking force applied to the transmission steering differential. This new steering system implements a dual-rate progressive spring allowing the vehicle to turn in one continuous motion making the vehicle easier and more comfortable to drive.
The Admiral transmission offers a smooth driving experience with its triple limited-slip differentials that reduce power in high gear offer effortless turning and reduce maintenance with the direct drive shafts to the drive chains. High / Low gear selection is easily accomplished by the lever on the dashboard and separate hand brake calipers offer superior braking while still being able to control the steering direction.
The signature AirLock steel 9" rim allows you to adjust the air pressure of the tires depending on your terrain without the possibility of the tire coming off the rim while proving up to a 30% smoother ride over non-AirLock designs. The rim also features multiple ports to access the grease zerks for easy maintenance without having to remove the tire from the vehicle.
• ODG/Loncin 32hp Carbureted Fan Cooled Gas Engine
• 9-inch Off-Set AirLock Steel Rims on 25x12-9 Argo Tires
• Stretcher Frame w/ Split Front/Rear Seat Design (Stretcher not included)
• Rollover Protection (ROPS) w/ Seat Belts
• Front and Rear Bearing Extensions
• Full-Length Skid Plate
• Bilge Pump
• Brake Lights LED
• Come-Up 3000lb Cable Winch
• Admiral Transmission
• Innovative triple-differential Admiral transmission with independent steering brakes
• Increased steering efficiency for more and constant power to the wheels
• Large rear cargo capacity
• Long wheelbase for increased ride comfort over rough terrain
• Large 72mm triple-sealed outer axle bearings
• 1.375" Diameter HD axles
• Front and rear bearing extensions
• Full skid plate for lower body protection
• 8-wheel drive with a low center of gravity for extra stability
• 25x12-9 (635 mm) XT117 ARGO tires with proprietary tread design
• Self-adjusting hydraulic brakes with vented discs
• Standard Bilge Pump
• Digital Gauge Cluster
Engine: 3 Year ODG Limited Warranty
Chassis: 1 Year Argo Limited Warranty
Transmission: 1 Year Argo Limited Warranty
* MSRP is in US Dollars and does not include inbound freight, pdi, local or state taxes, any accessory installation labor, or outbound shipping. Request a quote for your best deal shipped to your door.