Illinois, United States: John Deere has added three new models to its ever-growing Gator crossover 4×4 utility vehicle range for 2016, including a more affordable mid-size machine.
The Gator XUV 590i and 590i S4 four-passenger utility vehicles are designed for customers seeking a combination of performance and comfort, with a range of customisation and attachment options.
Equipped with a powerful twin-cylinder 32 hp, 586 cc petrol engine and independent four-wheel suspension, the XUV 590i can accelerate quickly to a top speed of over 45 miles per hour.
Both models are equipped as standard with power steering and an 875W/65A alternator to run auxiliary attachments such as lights, winches and sprayers without the risk of discharging the battery.
Ground clearance is a minimum of 267 mm (10.5 inches) on the 590i, which has a load capacity of 363 kilograms and a towing capacity of 499 kilograms. The S4 version has a ground clearance of 236 mm (9.3 inches), a load capacity of 544 kilograms with the rear passenger seat folded down, and is also capable of towing up to 499 kilograms.
Drivers and passengers alike 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 and continuously variable transmission (CVT) intakes.
Other features on these two models include class-leading ergonomics and legroom, a large 28-litre fuel tank and a backlit instrument cluster that provides vehicle information such as speed, engine rpm, fuel level, coolant temperature and warning lights that include power steering plus seat belt and maintenance reminders.
In addition to the two XUV 590i Gators, the new mid-size XUV 560 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 267 mm (10.5 inches), plus load and towing capacities of 363 and 499 kilograms respectively.
Features on this machine include an ergonomic operator station, a quiet 16 hp, 570 cc V-twin petrol engine providing swift acceleration to a top speed of 28 miles per hour, independent four-wheel suspension and multiple attachment options.
The carburettor is tuned for rapid throttle response, reliable cold-weather starting, smooth mid-range power delivery and quiet idling.
The XUV 560’s roll-over protective structure provides 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.
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