The Gator™ XUV Crossover Series Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system that fully utilizes engine power, optimizing acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted from the engine through a continuously variable clutch system to the transaxle.
Key elements of the drive system include:
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt:
How the variable-speed drive works:
Operator interface features:
NOTE: Differential design reduces scuffing of the turf during turns because it allows the inside wheels to turn slower than the outside wheels.
Drive shaft features:
Whether it is a completely open operator station or a factory-installed cab, the interior has been redesigned with comfort and ergonomics in mind.
An interior headliner dampens sound, is available as a factory-installed option on M-trim cab vehicles, and is standard on R-trim vehicles.
The machine is powered by an 812-cm3 (49.6-cu in.), 3-cylinder, dual overhead cams, liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engine. It produces 6.5 kgm (47 lb-ft) of torque at 3200 rpm. The advanced electronic controls and fuel-injection system deliver superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.
The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:
*The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.
To complement the robust frame, the XUV is equipped with four-wheel independent suspension.
A dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics.
The entire suspension system has been optimized to handle no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.
M-trim vehicles with factory-installed cabs and R-trim vehicles have heavy-duty front and rear shocks installed from the factory.
Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:
The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise.
The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate features truck-like performance and can be operated with one hand.
The standard-installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.
The deluxe cargo box is easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist.
A prop rod is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel.
The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:
The deluxe cargo box easily converts to a flat bed. The flatbed configuration allows loading larger cargo.
Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box include:
|Length||1143 mm (45 in.)|
|Width||1320 mm (52 in.)|
|Depth||305 mm (12 in.)|
|Volume||0.46 m3 (16.4 cu ft)|
|Weight capacity||454 kg (1000 lb)|
|Dump angle||47 degrees|
CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.
Several popular attachments can be ordered with the vehicle:
E-trim vehicles have manual steering; an M-trim or R-trim vehicle is needed for power steering.
E-trim vehicles are only built in an open-station configuration. M-trim vehicles are built in both open-station and cab configurations. Cab components can be purchased as attachments for field conversion, however an M-trim vehicle with a factory-installed cab is recommended. All R-Trim vehicles are built with a factory cab.
All vehicles include wires and connectors for attachments like cargo box lift, brake lights, and taillights. Adding attachments to M- and R-trim vehicles is simplified because the base vehicle’s wiring harness includes connectors for additional attachments. See the following chart for details.
|Cargo box lift||Backup alarm||Brake / tail / reverse lights||Base radio speaker kit||Heater||
2041-kg (4500-lb) winch
|Premium radio speaker kit||
LED lights-front OPS
|Windshield wiper||Windshield washer||
LED lights-brush guard
|Turn signals||Horn||Beacon light||LED lights - rear OPS||Sprayers and spreaders||Hydraulic blade||
AMS integration kit
|= connections in base harness|
|a||E-spec attachment harness|
|b||Front attachment harness|
|c||Roof attachment harness|
|d||Front cab attachment harness|
|e||Rear cab attachment harness|
|f||Front attachment (dash port) harness|
|g||Hydraulic blade and winch harness (only needed if hydraulic blade and winch are installed on same vehicle)|
|*||If blank, the base chassis harness has the connector for the attachment|
E- and M-trim vehicles have single beam halogen headlights. R-trim vehicles have single beam light-emitting diode (LED) headlights. The following attachments can be used to upgrade vehicles to dual beam LED headlights.
XUV835E and XUV865E
XUV835M and XUV865M:
XUV835R and XUV865R:
This Gator™ XUV Crossover Utility Vehicle is equipped with power steering and a dual A-arm front suspension. These automotive-type systems exhibit excellent handling characteristics, as well as responsive steering and low steering effort:
Electric power-assist steering (EPAS) system has advanced features:
With the EPAS system, the operator maintains a direct, mechanical linkage from the steering wheel to the front wheels. The power-steering system interfaces mechanically with the steering system by being inserted between the steering wheel and the rack-and-pinion assembly.
A differential torque sensor is integrated into the power steering assembly. The circuit board assembly is also integral with the power-steering assembly.
Power steering does not reduce turning radius but significantly reduces steering effort by approximately 85 percent compared to those models without power steering.
The numbered descriptions refer to the EPAS interface diagram shown above: