John Deere XUV 855D Gator
John Deere’s new XUV 855D Gator 4x4 utility vehicles are featured on the company’s stand with local dealer Tallis Amos Group (no. D427) at this year’s CLA Game Fair, which is being held at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July.
New specifications on the 2013 model XUV 855D Gators include a digital instrument cluster, improved engine braking with a redesigned descent control system, a bigger capacity 55A alternator and a much larger 27.6-litre fuel tank. The new electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system introduced earlier this year is now standard on the XUV 855D Gator with olive & black livery, and optional on the green & yellow version.
The dash-mounted instrument cluster displays the odometer, ground speed, fuel level and coolant temperature, engine rpm, a clock and the four-wheel drive indicator. It can be adjusted for different tyre sizes to ensure that the ground speed is accurately shown, particularly when using sprayer or spreader attachments, or driving on the road.
The 25hp XUV 855D Gator has a top speed of 32mph (52kph) and features true on-demand four-wheel drive, activated by a dash-mounted electronic switch, and all-round suspension, adjustable at the rear. Ground clearance is 267mm (11in), total payload is 635kg and towing capacity is 680kg.
The Gator’s standard four post ROPS frame can be optionally upgraded to a deluxe full glass cab if required, and further options include alloy wheels, tool carriers and cargo box dividers, a front mounted load rack, a bull bar and side extensions. A rear bumper and horn are now standard.
Gators can be bought from the John Deere dealer network with new PowerGard Protection maintenance plans and flexible finance programmes from John Deere Financial – for further details, call Freephone 0800 085 2522 or visit the company’s website at www.JohnDeere.co.uk, where you can also watch video clips of the Gators in action.