Good things come to those who wait, especially those John Deere Gator customers who have been looking for some cooling comfort in the cab.
“For several years, we have been reaching out to our customers and building prototype machines, getting these in the hands of some of our customers, seeing what they like and don’t like, making changes along the way, and always trying to do what the customers want,” said Natalie Haller, Product Manager for John Deere Gators.
With comfort being one of the most popular requests, John Deere has introduced the new gas-powered Gator XUV835 and diesel-powered Gator XUV865 Utility Vehicles. Promising to be their quietest cab yet and quite roomy with three-wide seating, the new full-size Gator utility vehicles are geared to maximize productivity and comfort.
The new line of Gators also offers exceptional heating and air conditioning, a bonus many John Deere customers have been ecstatic about, Haller said.
“Everyone says it has been long overdue and they are very happy to see that we have brought it out,” Haller said.
Available HVAC systems and pressurized cabs offer year-round weather protection, providing cooler operating conditions in the summer, and heating capabilities during harsh winters and snowy conditions. The heating feature also defrosts the windshield, to keep farmers and ranchers operating efficiently.
The Gator XUV835R and Gator XUV865R come standard with a climate-controlled cab with premium cloth seating, similar to their tractor siblings. With an exclusive tan interior, including premium sound dampening headliner, John Deere touts it as their most comfortable cab in the Gator lineup.
“Really, we want them to experience the cab and know they can get out of the tractor or their combine and get in their utility vehicle Gator and it is the same kind of set up,” Haller said.
John Deere is taking orders now and dealers will receive demo units over the next few months. The new Gators will start shipping in November.
Can’t wait until November to see the XUV835? Check out our test drive at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.