John Deere adds three new models to its Gator range for 2016

John Deere has added three new models to its Gator crossover 4×4 utility vehicle range for 2016, including a more affordable mid-size machine.

According to John Deere, the Gator XUV 590i and 590i S4 four-passenger utility vehicles are designed for customers seeking a combination of performance and comfort.

The XUV 590i is equipped with a powerful twin-cylinder 32 horsepower, 586cc petrol engine and independent four-wheel suspension, allowing it to accelerate quickly to a top speed of over 45mph.

The machinery manufacturer says that both models feature power steering as standard and an 875W/65A alternator to run auxiliary attachments such as lights, winches and sprayers without the risk of reducing battery charge.

The Gator 590i model is also capable of carrying a load of 363kg and it has a towing capacity of 499kg. The S4 – four seat version has a load capacity of 544kg with the rear passenger seat folded down, and is also capable of towing up to 499kg.

According to John Deere, drivers and passengers will appreciate the low noise and vibration levels of these new gators, which are achieved by isolating the powertrain and utilising sound-dampening material around the engine.

Other key features:
  • Class-leading ergonomics and legroom
  • A large 28-litre fuel tank
  • A backlit instrument cluster showing speed, engine rpm, fuel level, coolant temperature
  • This instrument cluster also in shows power steering, seat belt and maintenance reminders
New John Deere XUV 590i Gator
New John Deere XUV 590i Gator

John Deere launch a more affordable gator range

The machinery manufacturer has also launched the new mid-size XUV 560, which it says is aimed at those looking for a more affordable 4×4 utility vehicle but with the same levels of comfort and versatility expected of John Deere’s popular Gator range.

Like the XUV 590i two-person Gator, this model also has a minimum ground clearance of 267mm and load and towing capacities of 363kg and 499kg respectively.

The new Gator is also fitted with a quiet 16hp, 570cc V-twin petrol engine providing swift acceleration to a top speed of 28mph.

The new John Deere model features independent four-wheel suspension and multiple attachment options.

The machine is also equipped with rapid throttle response, reliable cold-weather starting, smooth mid-range power delivery and quiet idling, it says.

The machinery manufacturer also says the XUV 560’s roll-over protective cab allows for easy entry and exit, three-point seat belts and side grab handles to ensure the operator and passenger are safe and well protected.

This model also offers sealed underhood storage and features a large, one-piece cargo box made of a composite material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise.

The truck-like tailgate can be opened with one hand, or removed for easier cleaning of the cargo area and to carry longer items, John Deere reports.