John Deere extended its Gator lineup with the XUV 4x4, available with either an 854 cubic centimeter, 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel rated at 24.6 horsepower or a 617-cubic-centimeter, electronically fuel-injected Kawasaki at 23 horsepower. Locking differentials allow operators to select 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-wheel drive to optimize turf friendliness or rough-terrain performance. The XUV 4x4 has 11 inches of ground clearance and a new Advanced Suspension System optimized to handle everything from no-load operations to maximum cargo capacity (1,000 pounds in the cargo box and 1,400 pounds overall). Manufacturer's suggested retail price for the diesel model is $10,699.
By Larry Stewart, Executive Editor | September 28, 2010