2018 John Deere Gator Specs
2018 John Deere Gator Specs The Gator is powered by a 812-CC., automotive-style, three-cylinder engine producing around 50 hp. This engine will feed the Gator up to speeds of 44 MPH, but it is where the engine makes its energy that is important. This is a low-end engine, which means that the power is actually turned on at the lower end of the RPMS. This was very evident during the evaluation when we tested the Gator with a full load on the load bed (1,000 lbs) and with a 1,500 pound trailer. The Gator scored an impressive 20.6 points of 25 for the test with loading the cargo box to the maximum, enough for third place in this test (see complete results below).
The chassis design also played a huge roll on how the Gator performed during the test. The guidance response was very high in the evaluations for two Tests loaded and with the trailer. In fact, the Gator scored as high as 4.7 out of five points during the trailer test, indicating that the chassis was not negatively affected by the heavy load.
The suspension also worked well during simulated work tests. There are fully independent one-arms at each corner, with eight inches of travel on the front shocks and nine inches in the rear shocks. While the suspension is a bit stiff on the way, it works well with a load on the bed.
If you look at the Gator next to other brands, it’s obviously all John Deere. Deere does things in its own way, and that contributes to the sensation and ergonomics of the machine. The location and angle of the steering wheel feels very different from other offerings as it fits your hand more like a small tractor than a UTV. The change controls and the differential lock are all under the seat, instead of in the script, which users can or do not prefer.
The Gator 825i is built to work. Yes, you can go on your way with it and it will do it all day, but there are better machines for that. If you’re going to work hard, the Gator lives up to the task. It will hold 1,000 pounds on the bed, and while the bed may squeak a little, you’ll just notice the load back there. The floor of the cargo bed is metal, so things can change some, especially on a slope.
The Gator will tow a 1,500-pound trailer with relative ease and have a two-inch receiver as standard equipment. If you go on uneven terrain, you will start noticing the weight as it affects handling. However, the work will still be done. The engine has low-end growl to tow and drag all day. Going back to how well the machine scored in fully loaded tests, it was made to work hard and does very well in these areas.
2018 John Deere Gator Specs
- Type 4-cycle gas, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
- Displacement 812 cc
- Power 43* kW
- 54* hp
- Cooling system Liquid
- Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with clutch enclosure
- Final drive Two speed, oil bath
- Four wheel drive On-demand true four-wheel drive system
- Traction assist Positive locking, mechanically actuated (hand-operated)
- Descent control Yes
- Maximum traveling speed 0-45+ hi forward, 0-29 lo forward, 0-33 reverse mph
- 0-72 hi forward, 0-47 lo forward, 0-53 reverse km/h
- Three person cockpit
- Power steering for maneuverability
- Long lasting LED lights, standard
- Cab with heat and A/C, standard
- STARTING AT: $23,499.00USD