Coot all-terrain vehicles are really unique. They are a 4×4 with a twist: They can go on land or sea. I’d like to take some time to share some information about this amphibious ATV with you, so you can make an informed decision before you make a purchase. While there are other amphibious all-terrain vehicles on the market, I think you’ll agree after reading that this one is one of a kind.
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Unfortunately the only option to have to buy one of these is to buy it used. While there are plenty of other Amphibious ATV’s still being made out there, so you have some alternatives to consider, it you want to buy new. Luckily, you can still find them for sale in used condition in a number of different places. Some of the places you might want to look are eBay, Craigslist, and other online classified ad sections. In addition, four wheeler sites and classifieds are a good place to look for them.
Land or Sea
That’s right; these things can go on the water or on rough land. These aren’t overly fast, especially on the water, but they can go anywhere. They are great at getting through mud and snow and have the clearance to go over small rocks and on rough trails. Don’t expect much on the water, as speeds of about 2mph are all you’ll get. If you get lucky, however, you might find one for sale with the optional propeller outdrive, which will double the speed and make it easier to steer in the water.
4×4, Not 6×6 or 8×8
Regular four wheel drive ATV’s aren’t amphibious and virtually every other amphibious vehicle has either 6 wheels or 8 wheels. This makes Coot truly unique.
While they only ranged in size from 12 to 18 horsepower, they can take steep hills because of the torque and power. I’ve read that up to 75% grade hills can be tackled with Coot 4 wheel drive amphibious all-terrain vehicles.
Four Wheel Steering
Some models, like the 444x have four wheel steering, which is pretty unique. That’s the only model, however, that had this option, so most will be two wheel steering, as is the case with most ATV’s or other vehicles. You won’t find that with Argo or MaxII.
The info listed above is what makes Coot all-terrain vehicles truly unique.