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Getting the most out of your John Deere Gator this fall

Getting excited about hunting season? Or maybe you’re ready for the weather to cool off so you can work around your property. Whatever your plans are this fall, John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles can help.

Whether you already own a Gator or are considering buying one, you probably have an idea of what they’re capable of. With over 100 attachments available, the Gator is versatile enough to handle almost anything. We’ve gathered ideas for ways to use a Gator this fall to help reach its full potential.

Recreational uses for Gators

Hunting

Planning on walking your equipment to the tree stand? I don’t think so. With a Gator, you have the storage capacity for hauling everything you need - plus the versatility to get through tight spaces and across all types of terrain. Once you’ve taken down the big one, you can load it up and bring your trophy home.

Men hunting with a John Deere XUV Series Gator

Camping

Planning a camping trip for you and a few buddies? You’re gonna need some space for everything. John Deere Crossover Series Gators have a cargo capacity of 500-1,000 lbs and come in 2-4 passenger options. Attach a front hood rack for extra storage if you need it and use the under-seat storage on Full-Size XUV Series Gators for storing food and drinks. Add a light kit so you don’t get caught in the dark without a campfire.

Men unloading camping gear from a John Deere XUV Series Gator

Trail Riding

Everyone loves going fast and getting dirty every once in a while. Whether you’re going mudding with some friends or taking the kids out on the trails, Gators are ready to handle it. If you’re looking for performance, RSX Series Gators are the right fit for you. The RSX860E and RSX860M have 2 seats, 62 horsepower, speeds up to 60 mph, and 4WD with 4-wheel independent suspensions. Get the upgraded RSX860M with power steering for superior handling.

For an in-between model that excels in both work and play, check out the XUV Series Gators. Top speeds range from 28-45+ mph and M models come with standard power steering. Want to bring more people along? Take a look at these 4-seat models: XUV560E S4, XUV590E S4, XUV590M S4, XUV825M S4, and XUV855M S4. Want a cab so you can comfortably ride in the snow? Check out these Full-Size models: XUV835M, XUV835M HVAC, XUV835R, XUV865M, XUV865M HVAC, and XUV865R.

Men riding on trails with a high-performance RSX Series Gator

Work uses for Gators

Towing/Hauling

Need to move something from point A to point B? Gators have the cargo and towing capacity to move almost anything. With a Full-Size XUV Gator, you’ll get up to 2,000 lbs of towing capacity. If efficiency is important to you, we have some attachments that will save time and energy. Tow more with a hitch and cart or add a hydraulic cargo box to unload with the push of a button. Gators have tons of options for easing the load. The possibilities are endless.

Removing stumps and fallen trees

With the towing capabilities of a Gator, dealing with stumps and trees is easy. Hitch up a chain and tug away or add a Warn winch for even more pulling capacity and versatility.

Man pulling a log with a Warn winch attached to his John Deere XUV Series Gator

Building fences

Have a large property that needs to be fenced in? Haul your tools and fence posts across any terrain with a John Deere Gator.

Spreading dirt and gravel

You don’t need a tractor to spread dirt or gravel. Add a front-end blade to your Gator and you’ll have a fresh new driveway in no time.

Man spreading dirt with a front blade on his XUV Series Gator

Spraying/spreading

Whether you’re spraying weeds or spreading fertilizer, Gators have the attachments for the job. With a tow-behind or bed sprayer, you can spray an entire field without ever leaving the cab. Add a spreader to salt your driveway and walkways or fertilize a field.

People riding in a 4-seat John Deere XUV Gator. Text: 6 Gators Under $10K. Get the power and versatility of a Gator on a budget at Hutson

There are hundreds of ways to use a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle. These vehicles were built for versatility and handling tough terrain. Want to put one to the test? Contact us to schedule a test drive or come by one of our stores.

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