What is in this article?:
The romantic image is of cowboys and horses, but more than 80% of BEEF readers report owning two or more all-terrain or utility vehicles. Here are the top offerings for 2011 in those categories.
- Read about the best of 2012 ATV offerings here.
John Deere Gator XUVs
John Deere’s 2011 lineup of Crossover Utility Vehicles (XUV) is packed with advanced features that deliver unparalleled balance between work and recreation.
Headlining the 2011 XUV models is the Gator™ XUV 825i – the fastest and most powerful Gator ever produced. The 50-hp engine provides superior low-end torque to take on the toughest tasks, trails and terrain. The 812-cc, liquid-cooled, inline, three-cylinder engine features four valves/cylinder, dual-overhead cams and electronic fuel injection (EFI).
The 825i boasts a top speed of 44 mph and sports a completely redesigned front and rear independent suspension system for a superior ride through rough terrain. The new models are designed for less body roll and superior side-hill stability with either no-load or maximum cargo. All the models also feature an entirely new braking system for improved stopping performance over previous models.
The Gator XUV 825i features a 1,500-lb. towing capacity and 1,400-lb. payload capacity, with the all-new hybrid metal and composite cargo box offering 16.4 cu. ft. of capacity. The sides of the cargo box easily remove for flatbed use.
All Gator XUV models are available in three finishes: olive and black, Realtree Hardwoods™ HD Camo, or traditional John Deere green and yellow.
In addition to its headlining Gator™ XUV 825i, John Deere also offers the 625i and the 855D to round out its full line of crossover utility vehicles.
• The Gator XUV 625i features gas EFI; a 617-cc, liquid-cooled V-twin engine with 23 hp; and a 30-mph top speed.
• The Gator XUV 855D is a diesel unit featuring an 854-cc, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder engine rated at 25 hp; a 32-mph top speed; and a full clutch enclosure.
For more information, see your local John Deere dealer, call 1-800-537-8233 or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Gator.