The machine is powered by an 812-cm3 (49.6-cu in.), 3-cylinder, dual overhead cams, liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engine. It produces 6.5 kgm (47 lb-ft) of torque at 3200 rpm. The advanced electronic controls and fuel-injection system deliver superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.
The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:
40.3 kW (54 hp*) at 6000 rpm
72-km/h (45-mph) top speed
Electronic fuel injection for superb performance, altitude adjustment, and cold-weather starting (tested to -28.9°C [-20°F])
Electronic ignition is continuously variable for optimum engine power and provides fast, reliable starts
Exclusive electronic ground-speed governor and throttle body
Auto-compensates by providing more power when going up a hill or through difficult terrain
Eliminates top-speed degradation from belt wear
Overhead valve design provides greater efficiency and fuel economy
Full-pressure lubrication system
Spin-on oil filter with drain bracket and oil drain plug enable easy servicing
Dry, replaceable, single-element air cleaner with remote intake
See-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without having to remove the radiator cap
Open front grille allows air flow and proper ventilation to the radiator
Standard high-capacity alternator - 85 amps for maximum accessory capability
* The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.
The Gator™ XUV Crossover Series Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system that fully utilizes engine power, optimizing acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted from the engine through a continuously-variable clutch system to the transaxle.
Key elements of the drive system include:
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt:
Drive clutch is attached to the engine.
Driven clutch is attached to the transaxle.
The engine braking system utilizes a tight belt for operation, requiring an idler sleeve on the primary clutch for neutral. The secondary clutch is a build-on-shaft design that utilizes a cam to tune the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The clutch will stay engaged, providing deceleration until approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
The continuously variable transmission (CVT) air intake draws in 50 percent more air versus previous designs to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system. The system will reduce belt slippage and improve durability.
A low- and high-speed forward gear offering:
Low range is 0 km/h to 47 km/h (0 mph to 29 mph), XUV835
Low range is 0 km/h to 24 km/h (0 mph to 15 mph), XUV865
High range is 0 km/h to 72 km/h (0 mph to 45 mph), XUV835
High range is 0 km/h to 51 km/h (0 mph to 32 mph), XUV865
Ability to creep along slowly to maneuver in tight spaces
Standard full-clutch enclosure with high speed fan provides longer belt and clutch life
High-ratio clutches with three cam weights for maximum belt-clamp load in high torque conditions
NOTE: Delivery and torque to the ground depends on tire size, which is a function of nominal size and pressure.
How the variable-speed drive works:
As engine speed increases, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights being forced out by centrifugal force.
As the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up to the largest diameter of the drive clutch and forces open the driven clutch.
With the belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch, the speed being transferred to the transaxle is increased.
The driven clutch is designed to sense varying loads (inclines, mud, etc.) and constantly adjusts drive speed upward or downward so that engine rpm remains optimal.
Transaxle, mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD), and constant velocity (CV) shafts
Side view of CVT intake and clutch enclosure
Differential lock lever and MFWD switch
Rear view of transaxle and CV shafts
CV boot protection
Operator interface features:
On-demand true four-wheel drive (4WD) system with an auto-locking front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch is best in class. When the rocker switch is in the on 4WD position, the front differential will automatically lock for extra traction when needed, but when the rocker switch is in the off two-wheel drive (2WD) position, the vehicle will remain in 2WD.
Provides exceptional traction in challenging conditions
Maintains turf-friendly operation in 2WD mode
Illuminated for visibility in low-light condition
Two-speed, fully-enclosed oil bath transaxle allows for superior pulling ability
Cast-aluminum design is the most robust in the industry
Helical forward and reverse gears are used for quiet operation
Rear traction assist (differential lock) is built in and can be engaged on demand
Allows locking the rear drive wheels together
Provides increased traction in tough spots
NOTE: Differential design reduces scuffing of the turf during turns because it allows the inside wheels to turn slower than the outside wheels.
Neutral start safety interlock for engine ignition system
Large, sealed bearings are located inside the housing for better protection and durability
Contains gear case for transferring power to the MFWD
Splined shaft interfaces for maximum torque transfer and durability
All drive gears machined from highest grade gear steel
Protected by a skid plate
Electronic design is auto-locking for ease of use
Performs like a locking differential when engaged, but like an open differential when cornering
Offers positive engagement of both front wheels in forward and reverse as a differential package
Automatic engagement on the fly—no shift linkages required
Protected by a skid plate and frame
Drive shaft features:
Rear CV shaft diameter measures 27 mm (1.1 in.) and is designed for peak engine and braking torque
Front CV shaft diameter measures 23 mm (0.91 in.) and is designed for peak engine torque
Propshaft is designed for peak engine torque
All CV shaft and propshaft joints are maintenance free and protected by exclusive thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) boots for durability
This Gator™ XUV Crossover Utility Vehicle is equipped with power steering and a dual A-arm front suspension. These automotive-type systems exhibit excellent handling characteristics, as well as responsive steering and low steering effort:
Steel ball-bearings secure the steering shaft and deliver smooth, responsive operation
Completely sealed rack and pinion for long life
Low steering ratio (lock-to-lock) provides more responsive steering and less operator input
Shaft U-joints are phased for a smooth, uninterrupted motion of the steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel with XXXX in of travel
Electric power-assist steering system
Electric power-assist steering (EPAS) system has advanced features:
Anti-kickback feature reduces the amount of steering unwinding when traversing difficult terrain.
The system is speed-sensing and adjusts steering effort as the speed of the vehicle changes.
As speed increases, there is less steering assist for improved road feel.
As speed decreases, steering assist increases to give lower steering efforts for improved maneuverability.
A warning/functional light on the instrument panel provides self-diagnostics and a warning light in the situation of no assist.
Torque sensor measures steering wheel input so the on-board computer can provide the appropriate output for various driving situations.
With the EPAS system, the operator maintains a direct mechanical linkage from the steering wheel to the front wheels. The power steering system interfaces mechanically with the steering system by being inserted between the steering wheel and the rack-and-pinion assembly.
A differential torque sensor is integrated into the power steering assembly. The circuit board assembly is also integral with the power steering assembly.
Power steering does not reduce turning radius but significantly reduces steering effort by approximately 85 percent compared to models without power steering.
EPAS interface diagram
EPAS interface diagram
The numbered descriptions refer to the EPAS interface diagram shown above:
The M trim adds electrical power-assist steering (EPAS) and brings in the main wiring harness for easier attachment hook-up. Cabs are available in this trim level. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is also an option within the M-trim level.
Roof standard on all units – can order less roof on open station units
Available factory-installed winch on M- and R-trim units
Available factory-installed front glass windshield on M Trim open station units
Available factory-installed rear glass panel on M Trim open station units
Available factory-installed brush guard
Available factory-installed brush guard extensions
Available factory-installed rear cargo box fender guards (rear bumper required, also factory installed)
Compare the specifications of up to 4 models
xuv835m-utility-vehicle Current Model
43* kW 54* hp
Cargo box dimensions
1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm 45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight)
454 kg 1000 lb
907 kg 2000 lb
Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils; 7.9 inches (200.7 mm) of travel
Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils and sway bar; 9.1 inches (231.14 mm) of travel
Two speed, oil bath
Four wheel drive
On-demand true four-wheel drive system
42.4 L 11.2 U.S. gal.
4-cycle gas, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
43* kW 54* hp
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with clutch enclosure
¹Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 07 July 2020 to 04 August 2020. This offer is for new XUV, HPX, and RSX only. Subject to approved credit on a Revolving Plan account, a service of John Deere Financial, f.s.b. For consumer use only. No down payment required. 0% APR is for 48 months only, regular Revolving Plan rates will apply after that. The regular Revolving Plan rate, which varies over time, is currently 18.25% APR. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.
²Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 07 July 2020 to 04 August 2020. This offer is for new XUV, HPX, and RSX only. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial, for consumer and ag use only. Down payment may be required. Average down payment is 10%. $20.83 per month for every $1,000 financed. 0% APR for 48 months only. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.
³Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 07 July 2020 to 04 August 2020. This offer is for new XUV, HPX, and RSX only. Subject to approved credit on a Revolving Plan account, a service of John Deere Financial, f.s.b. For consumer use only. No down payment required. 1.9% APR is for 60 months only, regular Revolving Plan rates will apply after that. The regular Revolving Plan rate, which varies over time, is currently 18.25% APR. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.
⁴Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 07 July 2020 to 04 August 2020. This offer is for new XUV, HPX, and RSX only. Subject to approved credit on a Revolving Plan account, a service of John Deere Financial, f.s.b. For consumer use only. No down payment required. 1.9% APR is for 60 months only, regular Revolving Plan rates will apply after that. The regular Revolving Plan rate, which varies over time, is currently 18.25% APR. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.
Cell phones, global positioning system (GPS), and other devices are key tools for farming today. John Deere has now made it easier than ever to incorporate these tools into the operator station.
RAM X-Grip holder
For proper machine operation, it is critical that accessory devices and tools be located and mounted where they are accessible but do not interfere with visibility and controls. The new RAM® mount kit has been specially developed to meet this need in John Deere tractors and now utility vehicles.
Simply remove the large wing nut from the assembly, insert the stud into any open hole in the occupant protective structure (OPS), and tighten down the jam nut.
Patented RAM X-Grip™ holder fits most cell phones and similar devices including iPod®, iPad®, iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Samsung Galaxy® and others.
Mounts to the holes in the OPS
Ball joints allow for variable positioning
Holds firm even in rugged terrain
The holder is compatible with many other RAM® products with their B size or 25.4-mm (1-in.) ball accessories
The RAM X-Grip has a clean and clever four-leg design that sports great holding power without hiding the phone behind foam pads and plastic.
High-strength composite and stainless-steel construction
Spring-loaded holder expands and contracts for custom fit
Minimum width: 1.875 in. (47 mm)
Maximum width: 3.25 in. (82 mm)
Depth: 0.875 in. (22 mm)
Rubber-coated tips will hold device firm and stable
Easy access grip knobs for quick release of your device
90 days, limited.
RAM and RAM X-Grip are trademarks of National Products Inc. iPad, iPod, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple, Inc. BlackBerry is a trademark of Research In Motion Limited (RIM). Samsung Galaxy is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co.
The 5-gal. (18.9-L) pail holder is ideal for operators who want to maximize the work capability of their Gator™ Utility Vehicle. The 5-gal. (18.9-L) pail holder keeps pails in place within the cargo box, ensuring that they stay safe and secure. Featuring the quick-clamp mounting system, it mounts easily to the cargo rails of the cargo box with just one clamp.
The cargo bed extender conveniently extends the rear of the cargo bed, and also acts as a cargo box divider when it is flipped inside of the cargo box. The cargo bed extender easily flips in or out with the use of quick-pull pins.
The Gator™ XUV Series can be equipped with an optional divider for the deluxe cargo box. The dividers can be positioned at the front or rear of the cargo box bed. To change positions of the dividers, simply release the speedrail locks by hand and slide into new position, then close the locks to secure the dividers.
The cargo box side extension kit expands the versatility of the Gator™ Utility Vehicles and is ideal for those who are enhancing their property and landscape. The extensions allow operators to haul twice the volume (not to exceed cargo box weight capacity) of light material such as grass clippings and mulch.
Product features include:
Four-sided structure that increases cargo box side height to 533 mm (21 in.) and volume to 0.74 m3 (26 cu ft)
Mounted on the sides and front with hardware, while the tailgate can be attached or removed without tools
Tailgate pivots at the top (similar to a dump truck) for ease of dumping loose material
The side tool rack enables the user to maximize the use of their cargo box by carrying long-handled tools, such as trimmers, shovels, and rakes, on the outside of the box. The holders are adjustable, allowing the users to carry a wide array of items in the racks.
The Gator™ XUV Series can be equipped with an optional power lift for the cargo box. This is one of the most important accessories for increasing work efficiency. It is an excellent complement to these highly capable utility vehicles.
Capable of lifting a maximum vehicle cargo box load of 454 kg (1000 lb)
Lifts box to 49 degrees from horizontal for ease of service and cargo box load removal
Quick horizontal-to-49-degree time
Can be installed in minutes using the vehicle's prewired connectors and mounting points
Compact design fits nicely around the transmission and linkages, providing full protection
Fully sealed and weatherproof design does not require maintenance and is built for maximum durability
Overload protection protects against misuse
Model year 2018 to current XUV825 and XUV855 Utility Vehicles
Model year 2018 to current XUV835 and XUV865 Utility Vehicles
The deluxe cargo box cover easily installs without tools and keeps the cargo secure and protected from the elements. It is compatible with Gator Utility Vehicles equipped with the all-new deluxe cargo box.
Compatible with all model year 2011 - current Gator XUV 625i, XUV 825i, XUV 855D, TX, TX Turf, TH 6X4, TE, M-Gator™ A2, and M-Gator A3 Utility Vehicles.
Compatible with all model year 2013 - current Gator XUV 825i S4 and XUV 855D S4 Utility Vehicles.
Ordering information Please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.
Deluxe cargo box cover - Camo Order number: LP19879
Kit includes a 51-mm (2-in.) drawbar, 10-mm (0.39-in.) pin, and hair cotter pin
Steel construction has a 25-mm (1-in.) ball hole size
Can be mounted in the standard rear receiver hitch or the optional front receiver hitch
Compatible with all Gator model year 2011-current XUV560, XUV560 S4, XUV590, XUV590 S4, XUV 625i, XUV 825, XUV 855, RSX860, and M-Gator™ A2 Utility Vehicles
Compatible with HPX 615 and 815 Utility Vehicles
Compatible with XUV 620i and XUV 850D Utility Vehicles
NOTE: Compatible with all Gator HPX Utility Vehicles if equipped with an optional 51-mm (2-in.) front receiver hitch. An optional 51-mm (2-in.) rear receiver is not available for the Gator HPX models. A 32-mm (1-1/4-in.) rear receiver hitch and drawbar are available for the Gator HPX models.
Kit includes two comfort straps for the left and right seat belts.
Provides relief to the operator's and passenger's upper body when driving over rough terrain by allowing the seat belt to stretch when the seat belt locks
Moves the upper mounting point of the seat belt down 6 in. (152 mm)
Can be mounted to both the driver- and passenger-side upper mounting point of the three-point seat belt
Compatible with all model year 2017 - current Gator™ HPX, XUV625i, XUV825i, XUV825i S4, XUV855D, XUV855D S4, XUV560, XUV560 S4, XUV590i, XUV590i S4, and RSX860i Utility Vehicles when equipped with standard Occupant Protective Structure (OPS)
Compatible only with standard Occupant Protective Structure (OPS), for deluxe cab frame, order BM22703
Gator toolbox shown on TH 6x4 with deluxe cargo box
Gator toolbox - open
Quality constructed from 16 gauge steel, this industrial tool box is durable enough to handle wear and tear even from the toughest contractors. This tool box keeps tools, equipment, and other valuables secure, clean, dry, and protected from outside elements - due to full weather seal locks and a rust-resistant, powder-coat paint application. Twin commercial-grade gas shocks automatically lift lid for effortless one-handed open/close. Comes complete with key locks to guard against theft.
Two lids hinged at the middle allows access from both sides of the vehicle
Extra-wide lid opening allows easy access to tools and valuables
Key locks guard against theft (two keys provided)
Compatible with Gator TX, TH, TE, XUV 625i, XUV 825i/E/M, XUV 825i/E/M S4, XUV 855D/E/M, and XUV 855D/E/M S4, XUV835E/M/R, XUV865E/M/R Utility Vehicles equipped with the deluxe cargo box as shown in the picture above
Also compatible with Model Year 2018 and newer HPX615 and HPX815
Ordering information Please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.
This custom toolbox was specifically designed for users desiring more integrated sealed storage in a cargo box.
Top door opening toolbox features:
125-L (33-gal.) sealed storage
Heavy-gauge sheet metal
D-rings for tie downs
Fully sealed lockable latch
Removable tool tray
Can be mounted on either side of the cargo box
Top door opening toolbox
32.7 kg (72 lb)
32.7 kg (75 lb)
-Tray: 27.4-cm (10.8-in.) long x 21.8-cm (8.6-in.) wide x 7.1-cm (2.8–in.) deep -Left-hand side compartment: 46.2-cm (18.2–in.) long X 32.5-cm (12.8–in.) wide X 35.3-cm (13.9–in.) tall -Right-hand side compartment: 62.7-cm (24.7–in.) long X 32.5-cm (12.8–in.) wide X 35.3-cm (13.9-in.) tall
-125-L (33-gal.) total volume
The toolbox can be installed in minutes by simply removing the cargo box sides and tailgate, and bolting the toolbox onto the cargo box.
The toolbox requires the tailgate with brake and tail lights kit (BM26161) and optional label kit:
BM26220 – green and yellow
BM26218 –olive and black
BM26219 – Camo
This toolbox is compatible with the following Gator™ Utility Vehicle models:
We upgraded to the 835m from a 590e. Cannot believe the difference in all aspects. Love it!
Length of Ownership: 1month
Usage Frequency: Daily
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
The extra wide cab is wonderful. It seems you always need another seat for the second buddy. Before, someone always had to ride in the bed. I prefer the single cab because I maneuver through trees much of the time. So the extra wide cab is great. Love it!