Friday, 8th September, 2017

John Deere- New products and updates


The new Gator XUV models are available in gas-powered (Gator XUV835) and diesel-powered options (Gator XUV865 Utility Vehicles).

The gators have three-wide seating, heating and air conditioning, and feature quieter cabs.

“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 landscaper contractors time and energy.”

For operators with diverse terrain, the 54-horsepower XUV835 and 23-horsepower XUV865 offer tight turning and weight distribution for off-road use. The XUV835 reaches speeds of over 45 mph and the XUV865 offers a top speed of over 30 mph. They are compatible with a range of over 90 attachments. They also feature an 11-gallon fuel tank.

As the first units in the Gator family to have three-wide seating, the new XUV835 and XUV865 include an adjustable driver’s seat, more legroom and tilt steering.

Available HVAC systems provide heating and cooling the cabs. The heating feature also defrosts the windshield. The gators have a towing capacity of up to 200 lbs. with 16 gallons of storage.

The launch of the new units also signals the transition of current models into new naming conventions. All XUV models will switch into an “E,” “M,” or “R” designation to signal the power and level of features with each unit.

Two new gators, the HPX615E and HPX815E were designed for heavy duty application.

The gas-powered Gator HPX615E and the diesel-powered Gator HPX815E models are four-wheel-drive gators.

“These new models offer even more cargo handling versatility,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator Utility Vehicles. “Our HPX vehicles are fine-tuned with excellent hauling and handling characteristics to help you get any job done.”

The cargo box features removable sides and tailgate, and a one-handed, pickup style opening. Composite construction makes the gator dent, rust and rattle resistant. The new models have a cargo volume of up to 16.3 cubic feet.  The cargo box can transition into a flatbed.

Both new models have a carrying capacity of 1000 lbs, a towing capacity of 1300 lbs and a payload capacity of 1400 lbs.

The 3E series compact utility tractors have been redesigned after extensive customer feedback.

“The John Deere 3E series of tractors are each powerful and easy to use for professional landscape contractors,” said Michelle Smith, program manager at John Deere. “Customers will immediately notice that we are giving the 3E the same sleek styling as the other models in the John Deere CUT portfolio, while still offering the same high quality straight out of the factory. We’re pleased to reintroduce one of our customer favorites as an even more capable and intuitive machine.”

The tractors have been redesigned to enhance maneuverability. Operator stations are detailed with color coded controls for convenience.

The independent Power Take Off (PTO) system eliminates the need to stop and clutch to engage or disengage the PTO. The two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) eliminates clutching. Twin touch foot controls provide an automobile-like experience.

The redesigned 2025R compact utility tractor is equipped with a Final Tier 4-compliant diesel engine.

The 2025R comes equipped with twin touch foot controls, and optional Auto-Throttle, with allows operators to automatically increase or decrease engine speed while pressing on either of the twin touch pedals. The 2025R also features equal forward and reverse ground speed.

“Comfort, reliability and productivity are key considerations impacting our customer’s decision when purchasing a compact utility tractor. When redesigning the 2025R, we focused on incorporating features that met these needs to provide professional landscapers with a powerful, durable machine,” said DeMark Cole, product specialist for Compact Utility Tractors. “The 2025R is designed to offer versatility and comfort to ensure landscapers are able to efficiently move from task to task with ease, whether mowing, digging or transporting.”

In the operator station, the controls are repositioned and color-coded. The cushion on the new seat is 2-inches thicker than the previous model and features armrests and full-seat suspension. Other improvements include a newly designed toolbox, providing lockable on-board storage and the ability to remove it from the tractor.

The design of the 2025R features a sloping hood design, standard work lights and option LED work lights.  The 2025R is available with one of three tire options, including the new R3 radial tire, The R3 bias ply tire, and the R4 industrial tire.

Seven different configuration combinations are available. Additionally, the 2025R features the AutoConnect mid-mount mower deck. The height of cut system has also been updated.

Maintenance concerns like an air filter indicator were addressed as well.