John Deere Unveils 2016 Gator

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, John Deere

John Deere GatorA special edition of the Gator utility vehicle is being offered by John Deere.  The XUV825i  was designed with livestock and crop producers in mind and offers extra storage, making tools organized and easily accessible.  It also features two cargo tool boxes and LED roof lights for greater visibility.

“The Special Edition Gator was designed for those customers who require additional storage to complete the task at hand, day or night,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles. “This model will continue to provide customers the durability and productivity they come to expect from a Gator with added amenities like integrated tool boxes and LED lights. The added storage capability makes this a distinct offering in the market, and a first for John Deere.”

The two cargo boxes are situated on the driver and passenger side of the 50 hp., 812 cc XUV 825i Special Edition vehicle. The driver’s side box opens from the top and has two divided compartments with a removable tray. The passenger side box opens from the side and features one open compartment. Both tool boxes boast 75 lb. capacity.

The special edition Gator also features two integrated LED roof lights designed for producers who are out early in the morning or late at night. The new LED lights produce 74 percent more lumens than equivalent halogen work lights and last 250 times longer.

The new model also comes with with power steering, a deluxe cargo box with polyurea liner, integrated brake and tail lights, and an Operator Protective Structure (OPS) with nets.  The Maxxis Bighorn tires are shown off with John Deere’s yellow alloy rims.  Also avaliable in the power and front protection package are a power lift, heavy-duty front brush guard and fender guard, as well as floor mats.  The cab is also equipped with a yellow bench seat.

List price for the 2016 XUV 825i Special Edition Gator is $16,799.  Quantities are limited.