TGB quad bike distributor Argo ATV has the most impressive safety record

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Dealers losing their ATV models due to many well known badges unwilling to meet the new safety standard effective from 11 October 2021 have an open invitation to sell TGB

TGB farm quads are fully compliant with the new Quad Bike Safety Standard effective from 11 October 2021

Argo ATV (Aust) has been distributing the World famous ‘low centre of gravity’ Canadian made Argo XTV for the Past 43 years to local farmers.

And these models have proved ideal for conditions where the ground is particularly soft and wet and have also proved ideal for steep properties due to their low centre of gravity.

Argo has moved from its original recreational roots to now filling the boots as a serious contender as a capable extreme terrain vehicle in farming and more commercial applications.

Argo has also proved during this test of time to be one of the safest ATV’s available on the global market. Supported by a 40-year zero fatality record in our own local market.

Adding to the extensive range here, as they are in North America, Argo Australia has broadened their models to include more traditional farm ATVs.

With Australia leading the World in ATV safety regulations Argo Aust are one of only a limited number of manufacturers prepared to comply to the new Quad Bike Safety Standard effective from 11 October 2021.

The standard will be met with the full range of TGB branded Quad bikes distributed by Argo Aust.

With the imminent loss of previous well supported ATV models who have decided to pull out of the local market such as Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, and some Polaris variants it leaves TGB as the likely first selection for many farmers.

The TGB badge is already a decade long European market leading brand and Argo Aust is excited to build on that good reputation and that of its recent successes in the North American market where it directly competes with the full line ATV manufacturers.

After a well-received early foray into the local quad market, TGB is certainly considered to be the new ‘Go To’ ATV for the Agri Industry.

With many manufacturers choosing to remove their quad bike range from the Australian market rather than comply with these new regulations it has left many dealers without an ATV badge to manage.

In turn this means local farmers will not have access to their favourite badge from the past 36 years, a time when the first 4-wheel ATV was released in 1985, and proved an instant success for farmers.

Many rural dealer’s set-up very good businesses on the back of selling and servicing ATVs to dedicated farmers that saw the benefit in switching from a two-wheel drive Ute, at the time, to the much easier to manoeuvre ATV format.

But not all is not lost if dealers act quickly, Argo ATVs are well positioned to fill this void with their new range of 2021 TGB farm quads, and dealers are welcome to apply to handle their local region.

As it stands, TGB is the leading brand to commit to the new safety regulations and with TGB’s proven reputation in Europe and previously here will easily gain the confidence of local farmers.

TGB models have been manufactured since 1978 and it is not surprising to find TGB is a leading supplier of many automotive components to some of the biggest brand names in the ATV industry.

And If you’ve been told there are no quad bikes available in Australia; then please take note: Argo Aust and their fast-growing network of dealers have quad bike stock available on their floors ready to put to work as your next reliable ATV.

For more information about TGB farm quads, call Argo Aust direct on tollfree 1300 665 061 or see more at: www.tgbatv.com.au

TGB models are fully compliant

The TGB Blade 520 is the perfect entry level model with a power output of 29kW (39hp) at 6500rpm and this model can deliver 47.1Nm of torque

The TGB brand has been in the Australian market since 2010 and all quad bikes are compliant with the new safety standard effective from 11 October 2021.

TGB has four fully compliant models for 2021, the Blade 520, Blade 520 EPS, Blade 600SE and Blade 600SE-X EPS.

All four share high-end features like front and rear independent suspension, an automatic CVT transmission with selectable 2WD/4WD and a front differential lock, a comprehensive digital instrument gauge and sturdy steel front and rear racks. The two EPS models also boast electronic power steering.

Blade 520

The Blade 520 is driven by a 503cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder 4-stroke engine that puts out 29kW (39hp) at 6500rpm and delivers 47.1Nm of torque. Cooling is backed up by an auxiliary fan to combat even the toughest conditions and fuel capacity is 18 litres.

The CVT transmission provides Low, High and Reverse gears and there are hydraulic disc brakes both front and rear. Engine braking is also available for situations like steep or slippery descents.

The bike is shod with Kenda tyres front and rear and the Doulbe A-arm independent suspension provides 22cm of travel at the front and 24cm at the rear. The suspension can be fine-tuned for individual riding styles or load carrying.

Dry weight of the bike is 350kg and it will take a load of 45kg on the front rack and 75kg on the rear. The 520 is also fitted with a 50mm (2-inch)  receiver and hitch ball and will tow up to 555kg.

High and low beam headlights are standard, as are taillights and brake lights.

Blade 520 EPS

The Blade 520 EPS shares all the attributes of the 520 but adds Tri-Mode Speed Sensing Electronic Power Steering (TMSS EPS) to the mix make for a more comfortable ride and reduce operator fatigue. All conveniently set from the digital display, the TMSS EPS not only senses the bike’s speed for varying levels of assist, the rider can select no assist, minimum assist and maximum assist steering.

Blade 600SE

The Blade 600SE is driven by a 561cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder 4-stroke engine with Electronic Fuel injection that puts out 31kW (42hp) at 6500rpm and delivers 53.6Nm of torque. Cooling is backed up by an auxiliary fan to combat even the toughest conditions and fuel capacity is 18 litres.

The CVT transmission provides Low, High and Reverse gears and there are hydraulic disc brakes both front and rear. Engine braking is also available for situations like steep or slippery descents.

The bike is shod with Kenda tyres front and rear and the Doulbe A-arm independent suspension provides 22cm of travel at the front and 24cm at the rear. The suspension can be fine-tuned for individual riding styles or load carrying.

Dry weight of the bike is 387kg and it will take a load of 45kg on the front rack and 75kg on the rear. The 600Se is also fitted with a 50mm (2-inch) receiver and hitch ball and will tow up to 555kg.

High and low beam headlights are standard, as are taillights and brake lights.

Blade 600SE-X EPS

The Blade 600Se-X EPS shares all the attributes of the 600SE but adds Tri-Mode Speed Sensing Electronic Power Steering (TMSS EPS) to the mix make for a more comfortable ride and reduce operator fatigue. All conveniently set from the digital display, the TMSS EPS not only senses the bike’s speed for varying levels of assist, the rider can select no assist, minimum assist and maximum assist steering.