Power comes from a Briggs & Stratton 40hp EFI air-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. New 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.
Standard equipment includes a certified ROPS protection system with seat belts, removable rear bench seat bilge pump, full-length skid plate, hood fan with a hood scoop, front and rear bearing extensions, 9" steel offset AirLock rims, high/ low headlights, and led rear tail lights. The Aurora 950 R 8x8 is equally well suited for hard work as it is for play providing many commercial and government customers a workhorse in their fleet, yet it's refined and comfortable for all of your recreational needs. Available colors are black, orange, or tundra green.
Extreme duty 1.375" diameter 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 950 R 8x8 is powered by a 4-stroke OHV V-Twin air-cooled 993cc, 40 hp (29.8 kW) Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Marine engine with electronic fuel injection and a 50 amp alternator. It has a load capacity of up to 850 lb. / 385 kg on land or 650 lb. / 249 kg on water, can transport 4 passengers on land, and up to 2 on water up to 26" depth*
, and features a towing capacity of 1800 lb. / 816 kg. The Aurora 950 R 8x8 is available in tracked or non-tracked configurations. * This model due to the ROPS is not recommended for use in deep water as the weight of this model is carried up high and can cause the vehicle to become unbalanced and take on water. It can ford water up to 26".
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.
EAGS - EASY ACCESS GREASE SYSTEM
New for 2024 is the easy-access grease system that eliminates the need to crawl around the interior of the chassis and reach for the axle zerks. Zerks are now located on a remote easy access block with hoses that lead directly to the bearings for quick and stress-free maintenance.
INSTANT TORQUE CLUTCH (ITC)
New for 2022 is the Argo-developed Instant Torque Drive System (ITDS) which 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.