John Deere Gators

John Deere History: A Timeline of How We Got Here

February 18, 2019

Today, John Deere is known for its award-winning innovations, but have you ever really thought about how we got here? The most critical moments in John Deere history date back to 1837 when the man himself, John Deere, was a blacksmith in Grand Detour, IL who wanted to make farmers’ jobs a bit easier. Fast forward over 180 years, and this company is still manufacturing equipment with the same purpose in mind – helping customers be as productive as possible. While Deere is widely known for its various tractor models, these machines were not being produced until 1918 – this is when the company purchased the Waterloo Engine Gas Company.

An Overview of John Deere Gators: From Traditional to Rugged

January 14, 2019

Since the announcement of the Gator TH in 1992, John Deere Gators have provided customers with the opportunity to take on a range of tasks, from gardening to off-roading. Inspired by the 1987 John Deere All Materials Transport (AMT), the first family of all-terrain utility vehicles was developed and took the company in a slightly different direction than usual.  

The traditional John Deere Gators, or The Work Series, provide all of the basic functions and amenities you would expect in a utility vehicle. These models are known for being easy to use, hardworking, and providing unmatched productivity. 

Video Gallery: John Deere RSX860 Gator Towing and Handling Features

December 14, 2017

Whether you’re looking for a utility vehicle for work or play, the John Deere RSX860 is designed to be built tough. These Gators have an impressive towing capacity as well as handling capabilities that make them useful for a number of jobs.

For rough terrain, the ground clearance and control gives them the ability to climb over rocks and other obstacles, while allowing them to continue on their journey. Let’s take a look at some of the other key features below and in action.

John Deere Gator RSX860 Towing

John Deere Gator TS Overview: Key Features and Benefits

September 7, 2016

The John Deere Gator TS is a very commonly used piece of equipment among property owners. Ranging from the front yard to the rental yard, its ability to haul a large amount of cargo while also staying light on the turf at speeds up to 20 mph makes it a unique type of workhorse.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features and benefits offered by the 13.5 horsepower John Deere Gator TS, and how they can contribute to the success of any project being taken on.

Video Gallery: Overviews of 2015 John Deere Gators

October 29, 2015

The well-known and well-liked John Deere Gator is an all-purpose utility vehicle that incorporates a variety of innovative features to take productivity across all terrains the next level.

2015 John Deere Gator

For more than 25 years, John Deere has been evolving the utility vehicle. Today, there are more than 16 models of utility vehicles for customers to choose from, each embodying unique features and capabilities. Whether on a job site, farm or at home, these 2015 John Deere Gators offer the productivity and reliability needed to succeed.

Video Gallery: John Deere Gator Comparisons Highlight the Advantage

August 20, 2015

Welcome to the proving grounds, and a center for third party utility vehicle testing and evaluations! This gallery features four videos that will explain the results of a few John Deere Gator comparisons tests, further proving their reliability and uniqueness when compared against industry competition.

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How do the 2015 John Deere XUV825i and 855D stack up against the competition when considering the cargo box, terrain capability, pulling force and turning radius? Browse this video gallery below to find out everything that John Deere Gators can do. Enjoy!

John Deere Gator Comparisons: The Cargo Box

Video Gallery: John Deere Customer Stories to Inspire Your Farming Operations

April 9, 2015

Much like other agriculture enthusiasts, we’re deeply fascinated with the many John Deere customer stories out there. Whether spreading wisdom, sharing unique techniques or telling a success story, we genuinely enjoy hearing stories from John Deere customers around the country and world.

For this reason, we’ve put together a video gallery of some of our favorite John Deere customer stories. These videos explain the deep-rooted history of farms and ranches across the country, while displaying the John Deere equipment behind their daily operations. Enjoy!

The Story of the Rancher

50 John Deere Gator Photos that Define Versatility

May 29, 2014

For more than 20 years, John Deere has been producing its all-terrain utility vehicles, the John Deere Gator. During this period of time, models have evolved to offer customers a steady blend of work and play, making them the perfect companion for those who spend the majority of their time and energy on farms, work-sites, and ranches.

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Rather than explaining all the ways they can be used and in what locations, we’ve taken the time to put together a collection of 50 John Deere Gator photos that speak louder than words when defining versatility the John Deere way. Enjoy!

John Deere Gator Engines: The Forces behind Recreational and Crossover Utility Vehicles

April 7, 2014

John Deere’s crossover utility vehicles are designed to provide operators with a vehicle that is tough and versatile enough to handle even the toughest terrain, while tackling a variety of tasks. Deere’s recreational utility vehicles on the other hand, are the perfect vehicle for those who want the thrill of exploring the outdoors, but still need the capability of a dumping cargo box for occasional farm or yard-related chores.

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Though these series are designed with varying uses in mind, both include unique engines that serve as the muscle to power through tough terrain or demanding projects. Let’s take a closer look at the John Deere Gator engines that can be found within the crossover and recreational series.

Interview with John Cothren, Grissoms LLC: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

February 19, 2014

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Cade Smith of East Coast Equipment. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with John Cothren, general manager of various Grissoms locations in Oklahoma, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a chain of John Deere dealerships.

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