The UTV Originator Still Has a Giant Product Line
John Deere was a pioneer in the utility vehicle category in 1987 with the introduction of the five-wheeled AMT 600/622. In 1992, the first John Deere Gator models came to market. Between 2007 and 2016, John Deere launched its crossover category with both a full-size and a mid-size vehicle, and in 2013, two heavy-duty, four-seat models were introduced. Today, John Deere currently has several models geared for the commercial contractor, including the XUV 825i. The XUV 825i is the most popular Gator on the market, says John Deere. This four-wheel-drive, heavy-duty model features a 16-cu-ft cargo box that can convert to a flatbed and has numerous attachment and storage options.
John Deere also offers a line of traditional utility vehicles, designed to provide the reliability and productivity needed to tackle jobs. The Gator TS features 13.5 hp and a large cargo capacity combined with a light footprint on turf. The Gator TX features 15.5 hp and delivers more torque, low-end lugging power and faster acceleration. The 4×2 model delivers a well-cushioned ride with a specially tuned four-wheel suspension. More power, more capacity and more wheels on the ground highlight the Gator TH 6×4 gas (15.5-hp) and diesel (18.5-hp) models.
The Gator HPX 4×4 is the fastest work utility vehicle in the Gator lineup with a top speed of 25 mph, but it’s also the most terrain capable with true four-wheel drive and a dual range CVT transmission. The TX and TH models come equipped with a deluxe cargo box that has 16 cu ft of capacity, 20 integrated tie-down points and converts to a useful flatbed mode.
Advice to Buyers
“With so many options in the market, it is important for buyers to identify their business needs, which will help narrow down which utility vehicle is the best fit for their operation,” says Kevin Lund, John Deere product line marketing manager for utility vehicles. “Working with your dealer, discuss how much you need to carry, what your terrain requirements are, the number of people you need to transport, desired vehicle speed and fuel type. Your dealer will help you navigate through the selection process and select the right model for your business.”
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