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Anyone own a Coot 4X4 ATV like this?
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Willy-N    Posted 09-20-2004 at 09:24:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is not the one I bought but a picture of one. I picked one up to fix up and sell thought they were a neat ATV! It articulats in the middle and is 4 wheel drive and can be driven on the the water since it floats. They carry up to 1,200 lbs and use a 10 hp briggs engine to make it go. The top speed is 25 mph on land and 2-3 mph in the water using the tires to push it. a little faster if you put the propeller on the back. They were made from 1969-1981 and only about 10,000 made. Got it running yesterday but it needs a 125.00 little gear in the Transmission so 2nd gear will work. That is one of the problems with it that may make me part it out instead. Mark H.

scott    Posted 09-08-2009 at 13:36:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i just got one today it works good i dont know to much about them but it looks cool

Udo    Posted 05-29-2008 at 13:16:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I do own a Coot 4X4 with four wheel steer where I replaced the 12HP Tecumseh engine within an 18 HP one realizing too late that the torgue of the engine prevented me from shifting gears. I had to fashion a break at the gear box allowing me to shift. It works well and the Coot is indistructible.

I also acquired an eight (8) wheel ARGO Avenger to see how it compares to the Coot. The steering here tears up the lawn and it best be used on gravel or unmanicured lots.

Would like to hear from others and their experiences with their Coots.

Charles Dail    Posted 05-09-2008 at 17:23:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Im looking to purchase one of these would you sell yours?

Rodgest Orillion    Posted 10-24-2007 at 18:47:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That one looks just like mine. I just picked up mine today from a guy i worked for and he just didnt have time to mess with it so he gave it to me. He said that i either had to rebuild the engin or get a new one, and a new belt and it would be good to go. I cant wait untill i get it running.

Tim    Posted 08-17-2007 at 12:49:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not sure if you have found out all the info you want about the coot. My Dad is the coot master. He has owned them for almost 40 years. We have rebuilt many of them and he has manuals for them.
If you are still interested I can drop him your email.

joel hall    Posted 09-26-2005 at 14:19:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
si it fir sale?

ray fretz    Posted 08-23-2008 at 12:41:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I have a coot look-a-like clone called eagle. It is for sale. Tell me if you are interested. Thank you. Ray Fretz

LARRY ODELL    Posted 09-10-2005 at 19:09:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-20-2004 at 17:20:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
$125.00 sounds cheap if that is all it needs.
Near finished the Cushman to find out two gears shot in aux transmission on differential. Could have revamped it leaving out aux trans and installed new HM drive shaft. Bought gears for $325.00 to keep the low range. Glad I had, or the machine might not have been the use it has been to me around here, picking up and laying down the miles of electric fences.

Another alternative show us some pictures of transmission or product name and trans numbers. If it is a universally manufactured component used elsewhere, you just might get lucky someone may run across what you need.

Just a couple thoughts. I do near love my Cushman. But my real love has been reserved for the wife and kids while I liked my ice-cream. 1&3/4 cents worth.

Willy-N Picture    Posted 09-20-2004 at 17:37:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

It is a very non complicated APEX Transmission I think a newer style that has a feed in and out and not to long would drop in easy since it is belt driven on one end and chain drive out the other. Here is a picture of one apart . Mark H.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-20-2004 at 18:21:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now there's some info to work on. I'll keep my eyes open, spread a little word, and keep my ears easy to talk to.

Bob Mi    Posted 09-20-2004 at 15:17:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't say ever sean or heard of one but looks like fun !!

Willy-N    Posted 09-20-2004 at 15:25:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't feel bad first one I have seen or heard of too! Mark H.

JDK    Posted 09-20-2004 at 13:14:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember when they were"new" and local place sold em.Not popular here as the locally built(at that time)PUG was a much more agressive beast.Old Pugs still exist around here,but I ain't seen a Coot for years and years.

Heres a link that may help/interest you

hehehe    Posted 09-20-2004 at 11:43:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey mark,
why dont you keep it to pull that dodge home when it gives out on you.

aw c'mon man, i'm only kiddin. jeez.


Willy-N    Posted 09-20-2004 at 13:11:00       [Reply]  [No Email]

Probley would pull it! But my old Dodge hasn't let me down yet so far. This is a picture of the one I picked up. No cancer but could use a new paint job and some TLC! Mark H.

Don in Fla    Posted 09-20-2004 at 14:29:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark are you sure that is a briggs engine. The gas tank and breather on the fender sure looks like the one I have on my cub cadet and it has a Koler engine. However I give way to you knowledge first.

toolman    Posted 09-20-2004 at 13:27:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey mark if you got it cheap enough , you,ll find a million uses for it on the farm and have a lot of fun as well , shelby and your wife probably would find it very useful, when you got the time fix it, probably get more out of it keeping it for yourself than any money,they are a riot to have around, and they don,t eat

bob    Posted 06-02-2006 at 13:34:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
had one of these about25 years ago in montana my tranny went to pot too had a local machine shop make a new one pretty cheep actually loved the machine...but traded it for a jeep still have the jeep...

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