The John Deere Gator lineup offers a huge array of models and configurations to meet the needs of any particular job. From job site workhorses to high-performance crossover vehicles, the Gator offers something for everyone, without ever compromising the basic underpinnings that make it such a great vehicle.
Crossover Gators bridge the gap between the high-performance Gator line and the traditional Gators. This combination makes them at home around the homestead, able to handle any kind of terrain while providing plenty of utility. Also available in both mid and full-size variations, the Crossover Gators provide plenty of choices and configurations. Regardless of size, the Crossover Gators still come with a versatile cargo box with a capacity of up to 400 pounds in the mid-size and up to 1,000 pounds on the full-size gators.
The Crossover line couples this cargo capacity with top speeds of up to 45 mph and available 4-wheel drive and independent suspensions to make sure that not only can you get what you need where you need it in a speedy manner, but that you can do so regardless of what’s between point A and point B.
The High-performance Gator line is built to be just that, high performance. While these Gators sacrifice a bit of work capacity to bring you that performance, they still have a rugged cargo box with a 400-pound capacity and a towing strength of 1200 pounds. But these Gators were built to move fast and they certainly do that. With an Italian designed motorcycle engine leading the way, they have a top speed of 60 mph and will get from 0-30 mph in a blistering 3 seconds. Throw the Gator into low gear and there’s more than enough power to crawl up the rockiest terrain. Those rock crawls are going to be heavily aided by an independent suspension built with Fox Racing shocks and a ground clearance of 10 inches.
The improved steering system helps keep all that power in line with standard power steering and an Ackerman steering design that turns the inner wheel farther than the outer wheel, making for tighter, more controlled corners. Sway bars at both the front and back, coupled with a low center of gravity, also keep the Gator from experiencing too much bump steer over uneven terrain.