The Gator™ TX 4X2 is powered by an 11.6-kW (15.5-hp)*, 675-cc (41.2-cu in.), V-twin, four-cycle gas engine.
*The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.
The model year 2015 TX (49 state) and beyond receives evaporative emissions components to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act requirements.
This engine has several performance and reliability features:
Power is transmitted from the engine, through a continuously variable clutch system, to a transaxle. Power is transmitted from the transaxle directly to the rear axle.
Key elements of the drive system are as follows:
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches connected by a drive belt:
How the variable-speed drive works:
The transaxle is fully enclosed and runs in oil for reliability.
Helical gears are used for quiet operation.
Differential design reduces scuffing of the turf during turns because the inside wheels turn slower than the outside wheels (vehicles that have a solid axle shaft must skid the inside wheel when making a turn).
Traction assist (differential lock) is built into the transaxle:
A neutral start safety interlock is provided for the engine ignition system.
Heavy-duty rear axle housings
Gator TS 4X2
Bolt-on cast-aluminum rear-axle housings provide an extremely strong supporting structure.
Gator TX 4X2
One-piece forged axles are splined for maximum strength.
NOTE: The TS 4X2 is not sold in Australia/New Zealand.
Automotive-type rack and pinion steering features include:
Fully independent, single A-arm suspension features include:
The semi-independent coil over shock (COS) rear suspension system provides a softer ride.
A low center of gravity gives excellent stability.
The cargo-box load is centered over the rear wheels for balanced weight distribution.
NOTE: Shown with the optional front bumper, brush guard, and floor mat.
Four types of flotation tyres are available for the Gator™ TX 4X2:
All tyres offer a wide profile and are designed to be inflated at a low psi.
|AT, front (two 22x9.5-10 4PR)
AT, rear (two 24x10.5-10 4PR)
|Turf, front (two 22x9.50-10 4PR)
Turf, rear (two 24x12.00-10 4PR)
NOTE: John Deere recommends that all four or six (6x4 Gator™ models) tyres be the same. Although the wheel and tyre sizes remain the same, current tyres should not be mixed with existing tyres. The existing tyres will remain available to service existing Gator utility vehicles.
Numerous features offer the operator and passenger a comfortable ride and provide many operating conveniences.
The control location and walk-through platform provide easy entry/exit for operator and passenger.
NOTE: Shown above with the optional front bumper, brush guard, front fender guard, and floor mat.
NOTE: The front bumper is standard on the Gator™ TH 6X4 Diesel.
The rear receiver hitch is standard equipment on the Gator™ TX 4X2 and TX Turf.
The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust, dents, and reduces noise.
The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate has been improved, 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).
A prop rod (B) 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:
|0.46 m3 (16.4 cu ft)
|272 kg (600 lb)
Box dump angles (degrees)
|43 degrees +/-1
|43 degrees +/-1
CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.