CARY, N.C. — John Deere recently updated its crossover utility vehicle lineup with the addition of the Gator XUV560 and XUV560 S4. The new models are equipped with an ergonomic operator station, quiet V-twin engine, and independent four-wheel suspension, four-wheel drive. More than 75 attachments are available for the vehicles.
"This update to our Gator family provides even more options for our customers to choose from," says Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles. "The XUV560 was crafted to deliver all the bells and whistles you expect from John Deere, at an attractive price tag."
The XUV560 and XUV560 S4 offer easy entry and exit through an occupant protective structure, and safety is a top requirement, with three point seat belts and side grab handles. Both models offer sealed under hood storage and feature a large, one-piece cargo box made of material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise. The tailgate features truck-like performance, only requiring one hand for operation and can be opened or removed for easier clean-out or to carry longer items.
The Gator XUV560 and XUV560 S4 come standard with four-wheel independent suspension. The Gator models are powered by a 34.8 cu in. (570 cc), V-twin gasoline engine, and the carburetor is tuned for rapid throttle response, reliable cold-weather starting, smooth mid-range power delivery and quiet idling. They feature swift acceleration with a top speed of 28 miles per hour (45 kilometers/hour).
The XUV560 is available in a two-seat or four-seat model. There are optional add-ons for the cargo box such as a rail system, power lift, wall extensions and a spare tire rack.