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Comfort and stability on the new John Deere Gators

by Emanuele Bredice
June 2020 | Back

For the new Gator XUV 865R by John Deere, the key word is "comfort". Equipped with a 23 Hp diesel engine, the new Gator combines high performance and an extremely well-finished cab environment. The quiet and fully equipped cab offers comfortable automotive-inspired seats for up to three people in off-road driving, as well as easy-opening door handles, a fully openable windshield and an air conditioning system. The cab also features pleasant ergonomically redesigned light brown interiors, with easy-to-use automotive-style controls conveniently positioned in the centre of the dashboard. The aerodynamic roof facilitates the flow of water towards the external edges, and both the front and rear upper lights are positioned under the roof line for better protection. The features of the R configuration also include a fully enclosed cab, equipped with a wide range of standard accessories, including an adjustable 40/60 bench, tilting steering wheel, sun visors, windscreen wipers and wiring for accessories, as well as high beam and low beam LED headlights. Gator XUV 865R is equipped with an 854 cc three-cylinder OHV engine that delivers 23 Hp at 3600 rpm, for a maximum speed of 50 km/h. The all-wheel drive includes a self-locking front differential and an electronic switch mounted on the dashboard for easy engagement/disengagement. The sturdy frame integrates an independent suspension system on all four wheels, designed to offer a smooth ride and an optimal load capacity on difficult terrain without compromising the vehicle's driving quality and stability.


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