John Deere enhances family of Gator utility vehicles with affordable mid-size model

OverallJohn Deere recently updated its crossover utility vehicle lineup with the addition of the Gator XUV560 and XUV560 S4. The mid-size model is designed for professional landscapers seeking an affordable, comfortable and versatile 4×4 utility vehicle. Outfitted with an ergonomic operator station, quiet V-twin engine, independent 4-wheel suspension, 4-wheel drive and availability of more than 75 attachments, the Gator XUV560 and XUV560 S4 can help operators tackle all of the tough tasks on the jobsite.

“This update to our Gator family provides even more options for our customers to choose from,” said 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 vehicles are designed for all-day comfort with car-like convenience, increasing operator productivity. The XUV560 and XUV560 S4 offer easy entry and exit through an occupant protective structure, and safety is a top requirement, with 3-point seat belts and side grab handles. Both models offer sealed under-hood storage and feature a large, 1-piece cargo box made of material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise. The tailgate features truck-like performance, only requiring 1 hand for operation and can be opened or removed for easier cleanout or to carry longer items.

The Gator XUV560 and XUV560 S4 come standard with 4-wheel independent suspension, providing an excellent ride and handling over challenging terrain and through tough corners. The Gator models are powered by a 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 mph to quickly get from job to job.

Available in a 2-seat or 4-seat model, the XUV560 can seat a single passenger or a crew. Optional add-ons for the cargo box such as a rail system, power lift, wall extensions and a spare tire rack make the list of projects that operators can accomplish seemingly endless. To get the most out of the XUV560, it is available with 75 attachment options.

The Gator XUV560 and XUV560 S4 utility vehicles are currently available at local John Deere dealers. For more information, visit