News Releases   August 31, 2017

John Deere Introduces New Gator™ XUV Models with Enhanced Versatility, Durability and Comfort

Crestmead, Queensland (31 August, 2017) – Designed for customers who need all-day comfort with off-road terrain capability in all seasons, John Deere introduces the new petrol-powered Gator XUV835 and diesel-powered Gator XUV865 Utility Vehicles. Offering our quietest cab, three-wide seating, heating and air conditioning, the new full-size Gator utility vehicles help farmers and graziers maximise productivity and comfort.

"The new Gator XUV models combine versatility, durability and comfort into a machine that can increase productivity in all types of conditions," said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager. "It's a workhorse that can tackle any job with features designed to save farmers time and energy."

For operators with diverse terrain, the 40 kilowatt (54 hp) XUV835 and 17 kilowatt (23 hp) XUV865 offer tight turning and optimal weight distribution for superior off-road performance. The XUV835 reaches speeds of over 72 km/h and the XUV865 offers a top speed of over 48 km/h. Versatility is furthered by compatibility with a wide range of attachments. They also feature a large, 41.5 litre fuel tank to keep the vehicle running longer between fill-ups.

As the first units in the Gator family to have three-wide seating, the new XUV835 and XUV865 include an adjustable driver's seat, ample legroom and tilt steering to reduce operator fatigue during long workdays in the field.

Available HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems offer year-round weather protection, providing cooler operating conditions in the summer, and heating capabilities during harsh winters. The heating feature also defrosts the windshield, to keep you operating efficiently. In addition, noise isolation and sound dampening features in the cab provide a quieter experience.

The new vehicles also deliver sleek styling and increased payload capacity with a versatile, durable cargo box. Combined with a towing capacity up to 907 kg (2000 lb.) and 60 litres of storage, producers can haul more in less time.

The XUV835R and XUV865R R trim level also includes upgraded attachment ready wiring to allow quicker installation of roof lights or other electrical attachments, plus the R models come standard with brighter, longer lasting LED headlights.

For the latest news and product launch information from John Deere, see your local John Deere dealer.

About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at or in New Zealand at