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March 12, 2018 | Agriculture.com
John Deere has introduced two new Gator XUV Models for the 2018 model year. The new 54-hp. gas Gator XUV835, and the 23-hp. diesel Gator XUV865 are available now through John Deere dealerships around the country.
Both vehicles were designed with work and recreation in mind. “The new Gator XUV models combine versatility, durability, and comfort into a machine that provides the ultimate off-road experience in all types of conditions,” says Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager. “It’s a workhorse that can tackle any job.”
A larger 11-gallon fuel tank ensures the vehicle is ready for a full day of work. “We’ve got a bigger tank, so that means all-day run time. Whether it’s around the farm or around their property, they’ve got more fuel to be out there all day long,” explains Yarbrough.
The engines in both the gas and diesel vehicles are the same engine that have been used in previous models of Gators. A continuous variable transmission (CVT) gives operators a full range of speeds from the moment they step on the gas pedal. The CVT system also engages decent control when appropriate.
This vehicle is ready to take on a variety of terrain with over 11 inches of ground clearance and an on-demand true four-wheel-drive system. The four-wheel independent suspension system adds to a comfortable ride and better hauling ability. The dual A-arm front and rear suspension with 7.9 inches and 9.1 inches of travel respectively are especially designed to provide stability with or without cargo.