2018 John Deere Gator 590i
2018 John Deere Gator 590i John Deere has demonstrated its commitment to the SxS business by delivering some very effective recreational offroad machines in recent years. The high-end line-up of the company is particularly interesting and has really thrilled us after extensive tests of at least two models, the RSX 860i and the XUV 825i.
John Deere designs and builds its own chassis platforms, but uses engines from a number of sources. In its top performance series Piaggio delivers the sporty RSX 860i’s V-twin and Chery delivers the velvet smooth inline triple for the utility-targeted XUV 825i.
The same triple is also used in Kawasaki’s newest mule, the Pro FX, and it is one of the most beautiful engines we have ever geptet in a SxS. When it comes to chassis details, John Deere really goes the extra mile to ensure that its customers have a positive long-term experience. Each of these vehicles is tightly constructed and in some cases built like battleships to ensure reliability and longevity.
It is not only the products of product development that assume that John Deere’s vehicles will be subjected to serious abuse; It is fully expected. Thus, a company that builds half a million dollars of agricultural equipment, and some of the world’s most prestigious construction vehicles, applies the same formula to its rec stuff.
The truth is, however, JD next to each other are much, much more than Indus-trial. The RSX 860i is a true contender against semi-sport vehicles like the Polaris General and the can-AM commander. After dealing a lot with the Polaris Ranger and the Arctic Cat Prowler, we were very amazed by the driving experience we had with JD’s XUV 825i and were attracted to the magnets in the presence of the other two.
The blood lines of the new XUV 590 are very good. It looks-for all-the-world like a milder version of the RSX and seems to share many of its body plates. The 586cc Cheri-built-in inline twin delivers 32-PS at 5600 rpm-a fairly high power curve, but we were impressed by how John Deere focused on torque curves over power curves, so that its vehicles can haul with maximum efficiency and Can haul. The EFI-equipped 590 delivers this count and the engine feels strongly on the trails and handles the loads very competently.
Since JD has targeted the 590 to a different audience than the XUV 825i or the RSX, there are some downgrades. For example, the 590 uses nets instead of doors and does not have the premium bed rails and deluxe seating of the RSX. Of course, the wheels are not so noticeable either. A very good double-a-arm suspension with a preload adjustable hydraulic shock on all four wheels, however, ensures an excellent ride.
You can order the 590 with aluminum wheels and EPS if you like, but as usual, it puts it in a different price category. We have come to respect JD’s all-wheel drives on all vehicles. The 590 offers selectable 2-4wd with a mechanical lever on the stroke and a third position that locks the differential.
The traction is good and the system delivers very positive results without fuss. It is here, we would suggest to move to the premium tyre and Radpaket If you run a lot of mud, but really, the base tires are quite sufficient for about 80-percent of the terrain you will hit off the road and dare we say , better than most of the base tyres that the competition offers.
John Deere’s Dealer network is the envy of any other manufacturer, and the number of merchants who display the JD shingle worldwide is likely to surpass or hit car companies such as Toyota, GM, and Ford. If we could criticize one thing, it’s John Deere’s obeyance to rule their sxss on speeds that are too conservative. The 590 sits at 45-mph and we all know that it is simply about avoiding product liability. The truth is that the speed limit is probably sufficient for the highest percentage of users, but dang, sometimes you just want to rip it a bit!
2018 John Deere Gator 590i
We would be delighted if the corporate legal eagles would look back a little, but you know how these days are going. Yes, the 590i is a bit more expensive than some of its competitors of the same class, but if you compare it to feature-for-feature, in most cases you get more for the black Peter. We think that it is a very good vehicle and that the shoppers in the middle performance class are worth an exact test.
All-wheel independent suspension for excellent ride and handling
Balanced acceleration and top speed
Quiet and comfortable operating station
Off: 999.00 USD