Extreme Vehicles Get Extreme Battery Power Solution

MILWAUKEE, WI (June 22, 2020)Over the river and through the woods — and across the swamp and through the mud — to wherever we need to go with ARGO.

“We take people places a typical four-wheeler ATV is just not able to go,” says Andy Buck, director, commercial and robotic sales at ARGO, a manufacturer of extreme terrain amphibious vehicles. “Our products can swim across water, go through the mud, drive over logs — we can ‘Go Anywhere.’”

Designed to traverse even the most challenging environments, ARGO vehicles have been the standard for recreational, commercial, and military applications since the company’s establishment in 1967. And until recently, every ARGO unit took on difficult terrain using gasoline engine power. 

“Now, we’re taking the same competencies we’ve built up over time and applying those to unmanned robotic platforms. We can get an ARGO unit anywhere people need it to go, just without the people,” says Buck.

That means taking the dull, dirty and downright dangerous jobs out of people’s hands and passing them on to an autonomous vehicle. “If we can provide a robot that can get anywhere someone might need it — whether that’s bringing supplies to military troops in challenging, hostile battlefields, or resupplying equipment to people working in dangerous commercial applications — we’re taking people out of a treacherous situation.”

Recognizing the opportunity to increase safety with battery-powered autonomous vehicles, ARGO engaged Vanguard ®, a commercial brand of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, to develop a lithium-ion battery that could stand up to the rigorous environments in which its vehicles operate.

Read how Vanguard worked with ARGO to apply its innovative battery packs in this exclusive piece on OEM Off-Highway.

Media Contacts: 

Kelsey Batschelet
Two Rivers Marketing

Christine Davison
Briggs & Stratton

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.