Max All-Terrain Vehicles

Guided Tour of the Max IV

Max IV

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The MAX IV model is only 10 inches longer than the MAX II, but its ingenious design allows you to carry four full-sized adults. A compact and highly mobile off-road people carrier that is popular with families, hunting buddies, and various commercial users.  Like all MAX ATVs, the ability to add accessories like tracks and a convertible top (go to the Accessories tab) greatly increases its usefulness over other types of off-road vehicles.

Standard: Amphibious capability, headlights, taillights, reverse gear, electric start, trailer hitch, steel chassis and an almost unbreakable high density polyethylene body.

There are five engine choices for the MAX IV: Go to Build-A-MAX for detailed Engine information!

Weight Approximately: 805 pounds (365 kilos)
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1605 pounds (728 kilos) (includes passengers, cargo & accessories)
Gross Permissible Weight In Water: 1305 pounds (592 kilos) (includes passengers, cargo & accessories)
Length: 96 inches (244 cm)
Height: 42 inches (107 cm)
Width: 56 inches (142 cm)
Wheelbase: 58 inches (147 cm)
Seating: 4 persons
Fuel Capacity: 5 U.S. gallons (19 liters)
Transmission: T-20 Skid Steer Non-Differential
Drive Chain: 530 O-ring
Axles: 1-1/4 inch heavy-duty steel (3.175 cm)
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs. (454 kilos)

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MAX 6-wheel drive amphibious all-terrain vehicles have such outstanding off-road capabilities that their owners fearlessly take them into environments that are typically very harsh on machinery. We encourage them to do so! We are confident in the robust and durable design features of MAX ATVs.

For instance, MAX ATVs have six 1-1/4 inch diameter high-strength solid-steel axles, each riding in two sealed heavy-duty bearings bolted directly to the frame. Tough, simple, and durable. This means they can grind through thick brush that would tear the rubber boots off the CV joints of your typical ATV or utility vehicle, eventually ruining the joint.

Look at the MAX technical pictures. See that black lower body that looks like a boat? It keeps water out and of course that’s what makes it float. But an added benefit of this design is that your entire drivetrain – engine, chains, sprockets, bearings, disc brakes - are nestled within the dry protective interior of that body. If water cannot get in, certainly mud, sand, sticks, and leaves cannot get in from below either. Therefore all moving parts are protected from gritty, harsh environments, minimizing wear and maintenance.

All off-road vehicles are called on to go through some shallow water from time to time. And it is usually brackish, muddy, and nasty. Conventional four-wheelers (ATVs) are vulnerable to submerging moving parts such as bearings, bushings, chains, disc brakes, as well as that expensive CV shaft if you did manage to tear its “protective” rubber boot previously. With a MAX ATV however, both you and your drivetrain stay clean, dry, and happy. And remember, when you go into that brackish, muddy water, you can’t see how deep it is! With an amphibious MAX ATV, you can drive right in with no worries.  Thank you for visiting, now build your own on the Build-A-MAX page!

T-20 Skid-Steer Transmission

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MAX ATVs are extremely maneuverable due to their skid-steering and full-time six-wheel drive. At the heart of all MAX ATVs is the T-20 Skid-Steer Transmission, designed by Borg-Warner specifically for six-wheel ATVs.

The importance of full-time, non-differential, six-wheel drive cannot be overstated. Since MAX ATVs use the T-20 skid-steer unit, which is a planetary-gear steering transmission rather than a differential, key benefits include:

  • Full-time drive to all wheels regardless of the surface traction on each wheel – all wheels drive whether any or all of them are on mud, snow, or ice.
  • No uncontrolled transfer of power from the right to left-hand wheels resulting in "self-steering" of the vehicle.
  • No torque loss when steering – differential steering results in a 50% torque loss when steering, requiring a low gear range to compensate.
  • Low shock loading of the drive train – unlike differential steering which doubles the speed to the drive train whenever steering is occurring.

The T-20 Skid-Steer transmission is exclusive to MAX ATVs, and provides them with unparalleled traction, mobility, and maneuverability. Try one out for yourself, and see the difference that non-differential drive can make...