convert skid steering in to handlebar steering.

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    convert skid steering in to handlebar steering.

    how do I convert skid steering in a argo with handlebar steering?

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    I was a passenger on a test ride once, and that's it, but nobody else answered yet, so:
    The new Argo models still have skid steering but it is applied through handlebars.
    I don't think it can reverse one side and forward the other, though.
    If you need that you might find the easiest way is to sell the Argo that has handlebars and buy a vehicle that does what you want.
    The Mudd-Ox XL website says it can counter-rotate (last time I was here they also sponsored this forum).
    I didn't see anything about how the driver steers it, I choked on $729 per month.
    Then I went back to verify the numbers and the next line says "XL with standard steering lever controls".

    If I had to convert an Argo to stick steer and counter-rotate I would start with the parts for a Zero-turn lawn mower of similar horsepower, but I've seen retail on those upwards of $5K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danzart View Post
    how do I convert skid steering in a argo with handlebar steering?
    Having had both levers and t bar in a argo my personal preference is the levers,only real advantage i have seen with t bar is u can drive one handed if needed its a real process to convert and would require parts and welding skills not worth it.JMO NCT Cheers PS if you have a lever steer machine it would not have counter rotation it would be true skid steer and prior to the Admiral Trans.

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    i would think if there was access to the shaft that runs up to the argo handlebars ... that at a point on that shaft about halfway between the floor and the t bar , that a short piece of flatbar could be welded horizontal on each side of that shaft . then using a bellcrank on each side of the shaft mounted on the floor .. pulling back on a lever would pull down on the flatbar ..which would be the same as turning the shaft with the t bar. i know it sounds easy ...but as north county said , a person would need to be able to fabricate and weld , etc. the idea is to rotate the shaft pulling back a stick instead of turning it with a t bar . just fun thinking about it . johnboy va.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john swenson View Post
    i would think if there was access to the shaft that runs up to the argo handlebars ... that at a point on that shaft about halfway between the floor and the t bar , that a short piece of flatbar could be welded horizontal on each side of that shaft . then using a bellcrank on each side of the shaft mounted on the floor .. pulling back on a lever would pull down on the flatbar ..which would be the same as turning the shaft with the t bar. i know it sounds easy ...but as north county said , a person would need to be able to fabricate and weld , etc. the idea is to rotate the shaft pulling back a stick instead of turning it with a t bar . just fun thinking about it . johnboy va.
    John funny story since my Avenger is one of the first built eons ago i pulled masters and calipers for new pads and fluid and clean up the rotors i reassembled the machine headed out and turn the t bar right the machine went left i almost fell out what is going on well with t bar the master on the right side controls the left caliper and vice versa which is completely bass akwards to sticks i shook my head at the rookie move swapped lines re bled and we were good.NCT Cheers

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