John Deere Updates Gator UTVs for 2021 With Several Automotive-Style Improvements

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The John Deere XUV590M mid-size Gator.The John Deere XUV590M mid-size Gator.

John Deere is updating its Gator utility vehicle line for the 2021 model year, improvements that include an instrument cluster on the dashboard that provides more information at a glance, including gear position, fuel level, differential lock, and on some models, an rpm readout and service interval indicator. 

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The updated models are part of Deere's HPX Work Series, mid-size XUVs, and full-size XUVs. These models offer an integrated park position and improved shift pattern for easier operation and a more automotive-like feel, Deere says.

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The new models also feature electronic four-wheel drive engagement, activating at the flip of a switch and providing power in tough conditions and more control when going downhill.

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The Gator XUV M and R models also feature upgraded automotive-style power steering. 

“For 2021, we took a look at our Gator line-up and made improvements to the transmission controls, digital displays, gear positions and power steering,” says Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager. “Customers will find that our updated units are easier to shift and control, provide instant engagement of four-wheel drive and differential lock, and provide more information on the dashboard.”

More than 100 attachments are available on the upgraded models, including sprayers, snow blades and winches. The units come in green, olive and TrueTimber camo, new for the '21 model year.