John Deere Gator XUV
550 & 500 S4 Utility Vehicle (UV) Announced
John Deere Expands Its Line-Up
of Gator Crossover Utility Vehicles
Cary, NC, (9/27/2011) - Now it's
easier than ever to conquer tough terrain and bring
your friends and gear along for the ride. The new
John Deere Gator Mid-Duty XUV 550 and 550 S4 crossover
utility vehicles offer off-road performance, improved
comfort, cargo versatility, and the ability to transport
up to 4 people across the most challenging landscapes.
Deere Gator XUV 550 S4
"These new vehicles provide an unparalleled
balance of off-road performance and work capability
at a very affordable price," said David Gigandet,
tactical marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles.
"The new John Deere Gator XUV 550 and 550
S4 are a great compliment to our popular line-up
of XUVs, and offer the most comfortable way to
get you, your crew, and all your supplies to those
With best-in-class, fully independent, double
wishbone suspension, the Gator XUV 550 and 550
S4 provide 9-inches of wheel travel, and up to
10.5-inches of ground clearance to smooth out
the ride. In addition, for the 550, you can choose
from either standard high back bucket seats or
bench seats. The 550 S4 comes standard with 2
rows of bench seats.
"Operators will not only appreciate the
smooth ride, they'll love the all new ergonomically
designed operator station," continued Gigandet.
"The development of these new Gators started
in the operator's station, so they offer ample
leg room, storage and dash mounted, automotive-type,
The Gator XUV 550 and 550 S4 deliver mid-duty
work capability with speed and ease. Both vehicles
have a top speed of 28 mph, and 4-wheel drive
to quickly traverse all types of terrain. The
16-hp, 570 cc, air-cooled, v-twin gas engine provides
greater speed and horsepower than most vehicles
in its class, and the cargo box can carry up to
400 lbs of gear. In addition, the 550 is small
enough to fit in the bed of a standard pick-up
For a larger crew and cargo versatility, the
550 S4 provides rear seat flexibility. Two additional
passengers can be transported in the rear seat,
or if more cargo capacity is needed, the rear
seat flips down to become a cargo rack.
"The rear seat flexibility in the Gator
XUV 550 S4 is truly innovative," said Gigandet.
"The S4 can transport up to 4 people, but
for the times when you need to carry more gear,
the back seat can become more useful in seconds
and increase your cargo space by 32 percent."
The new Gator XUV 550 models are available in
Realtree Hardwoods HD Camo or traditional John
Deere green and yellow.
There are also over 75 available attachments
and accessories to customize all Gator XUV models,
such as, cabs, brush guards, and custom alloy
In addition to the XUV 550 and 550 S4, John Deere
also offers the 625i, 825i and the 855D to round
out its full line of crossover utility vehicles.
Visit your local John Deere dealer or www.JohnDeere.com/Gator
to learn more.
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who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and
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