2018 John Deere Gator XUV590i
2018 John Deere Gator XUV590i John Deere introduces the Commercial Vehicle Gator ™ XUV590i crossover in Realtree Xtra. The Gator XUV590i is designed for operators who want performance, comfort and customization. Equipped with a powerful two-cylinder engine, an independent four-wheel suspension and an availability of more than 75 attachments, the XUV590i offers a balance between performance and ability to work in the middle class.
The new Gator model offers features that are ideal for doing the work around the property. The XUV590i offers operators 10.5 inches of minimum ground clearance, 800 lb. Capacity and 1,100 lb. Towing capacity.
The Gator XUV590i also comes standard with a 875 watt, 65 ampere generator to operate attachments such as lights, winches and sprayers without the fear of unloading the battery.
Both operators and passengers will appreciate the low noise and vibration values of the new Gator XUV590i. These advantages are achieved by the isolation of the drive beach and the use of soundproofing material around the motor and the CVT liner.
The operator station has a class-leading ergonomics and legroom for operators and passengers. The Gator XUV590i has a large 7.4 gallon fuel tank to allow the vehicle to run longer between the fill-ups. The instrument cluster is backlit and provides critical vehicle information such as speed, engine speed, fuel level, coolant temperature and warning lights for information such as power steering, maintenance reminders and safety belt reminder.
The John Deere Gator XUV590i has some nice curb appeal. The front grill and headlight configuration have an aggressive automotive feel. The tailgate in bed and truck style was very sturdy and easy to use and gave the machine a party in the front and shop in the rear look. The posture of the Gators has a hard look and black steel rims and tyre combination contribute to this concept.
The body-panel styling and the shiny lackjob give the machine a high finishing and are very scratch-resistant when the trail “junk” rubs against it. The Türnetze leave a bit to be desired, but I understand that they are needed. As a bigger guy I appreciate the spacious driver compartment. There is plenty of legroom to get in and out. The center-mounted digital display was easy to read and understand and the manual controls were easy to use. In the traditional John Deere fashion, the entire fit and finish on the John Deere Gator XUV590i was outstanding!
At first glance, you would think that the gator is a workhorse… and you would be absolutely right. The cargo box holds 400 pounds and is nearly four feet wide and almost a foot deep. It consists of a high density polymer, so there is no concern about rust or excessive noise of tools or cargo rattling around in the bed. The bed also tipped manually and I was impressed how easy the bed with a hand dumps. If you add the tailgate in the truck style, the gator bed became very versatile and can adapt to almost any job. Another big advantage that John Deere offers is an extremely wide range of accessories that can help to modify the gator for any work scenario.
In work situations that would require frequent stops, I was impressed with how easy it was to leave and enter the vehicle. The driver’s room has a lot of leg space in the door well. Occasionally the Türnetze came in the way when entering the Gators. The towing capacity with the 2-inch hook receiver is 1,100 pounds. A strange thing with the Gator XUV590i model is the lack of a parking gear. The gear lever starts at high, then low-neutral-backward.
This basically means that when you switch off the machine, you leave it in motion and then enter the mechanical parking brake betälierte on the foot. The parking brake is located to the left of the brake pedal. The parking brake is a little awkward to engage, but is easy to get used to. More importantly, the lack of a parking gear in the case of gradients becomes problematic. Without wrapping the parking brake, the gator rolls slightly downhill.
I was very excited to see how the gator rode on the trail. The Gator has 32 horsepower, eight inch suspension trips and 10.5 inches of ground clearance. The shock is not premium and only preload adjustable. These stats are not necessarily impressive, especially if you compare them to some of the ground-shaking, turbo-powered monsters that are located in showrooms across the country. In reality, no one buys the gator to go into the dunes, and it’s not really a fair comparison to make. As I said earlier, the Gator is a cross-over and should be compared to other medium drills.
2018 John Deere Gator XUV590i
I decided to put this to the test on the Anthracite Outdoor experience area (AOAA). The AOAA has a great variety of hiking trails and is a great place to put the gator to the test. I took the gator through almost every type of terrain I could find, including; Mud, open coal roads and narrow paths. The only situation I avoided were double black diamond paths for a couple of reasons. 1) It is not equipped with a winch and 2) I don’t own it, so I didn’t have to explain what happened to John Deere when things were a little gnämlich.
During my entire journey I found the gator impressively capable. It was able to wirn easily through some frame deep mud. The tyre and Radpaket cleaned the mud with ease. The gator really shone when I got it in some narrow, curvy paths. These narrow areas are when the compact size becomes a huge asset.
The 32 horsepower engine had more than enough power to get me where I wanted to go, and with surprising ease I managed some very steep/rocky gradients. I was also impressed by the smooth power steering. If you add all this, the gator is a blast on the paths. It was comfortable, smooth to use and able to go almost anywhere I wanted to go.