Given recent concerns over farm accidents involving ATVs, John Deere has placed a premium on safety with their XUV range, rigorously testing each model beyond normal customer use and in harsh conditions. The backbone is a hydroform steel frame designed with fewer bolted and welded joints, which gives it the strength to haul demanding loads. The heavy-duty truck-style frame provides unmatched resistance to twisting and vibration. And both operator and passenger can tackle any terrain with the confidence of a robust roll-over protection system.
The Gator XUV 625i features a 617cc three-cylinder petrol engine with liquid cooling and electronic fuel injection. The rugged 825i features a bigger 812cc petrol powerplant, while the 855D is powered by an 854cc diesel. Advanced electronic-controls and fuel-injection systems deliver superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.
All feature CVT automatic transmission, with hi-lo ratio and reverse, as part of a true on-demand 4WD system with a precision engineered drive-train to optimise acceleration in low and high gears. It'll accelerate quickly when needed or creep deftly to manoeuvre through tight spots. Rack and pinion steering and a dual A-arm front suspension provide excellent handling characteristics, as well as low effort responsive steering.
Coupled with an 26.7 cm (11 inch) ground clearance, the Gator will clear more obstacles in the paddock or on rough trails without getting hung up. Fully independent front and rear suspension keeps the wheels on the ground for superior stability through difficult terrain.
The 1143mm x 1320w x 304.8mm (LxWxD) tray can take up to 454kg. Integrated tie-down points offer greater versatility for carrying long loads or converting to a flat-bed. The tray area also features a removable tailgate and an optional power lift option to turn the XUV into a mini dump truck. It's easy to clean-out too. Max towing capacity is 680kg across each model.
To check out the full specs or find out more about the John Deere XUV farm quads, contact:
1800 800 981 for Australia or visit JohnDeere.com.au/xuv
0800 303 100 for New Zealand or visit JohnDeere.co.nz/xuv