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Roomy and quiet operator station

Whether it is a completely open operator station or a factory installed cab, the interior has been redesigned with comfort and ergonomics in mind.

  • Gear shift control and differential shifter to the dash

  • Tilt steering

  • Bench seat with diver adjustment

  • Three-wide seating

Enhanced cab comfort


  • Functioning door windows – roll up and down

  • Fully opening front window with vent position

  • Automotive-style sealing

  • Styled roof with channels designed-in to move water to the outside edges

  • Molded-in pockets for front and rear light mounting

    • Keeps lights below the roof line for protection
  • Easy-opening door handles and mechanisms

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) – if equipped

Powerful diesel engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response

The machine is powered by an 854-cc (52.1-cu in.), 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-cycle diesel engine. It produces 48 Nm of torque (35.5-lb-ft) of torque at 2600 rpm.

The advanced engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.

The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:

  • Indirect-injection diesel with glow plugs ensures fast starts in cold temperatures

  • 17.1 kW (22.9 hp*) at 3600 rpm

  • Overhead valve design for greater efficiency and fuel economy

  • Spin-on oil filter for easy servicing

  • Quiet operation through the entire rpm range

  • Molybdenum-coated pistons

  • High-stiffness cylinder block and gearcase

  • High-flow water pump and optimized water jackets maintain a steady operating temperature and eliminate hot spots

  • Full-pressure lubrication system

  • In-line mechanical fuel pump

  • Five-point, rubber isolated for quiet operation and minimal vibration

  • Dry replaceable dual-element air cleaner with remote intake and a restriction indicator

  • See-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without removing the radiator cap

  • Open front grille allows proper air flow and ventilation to the radiator.


* The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.

Dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics

To complement the robust frame, the XUV is equipped with four-wheel independent suspension.

A dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics.

The entire suspension system has been optimized to handle cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.

M-trim cab units (factory installed) and R-trim units have heavy-duty front and rear shocks installed from the factory.

  • A higher spring rate and higher preload force versus standard springs prevent the vehicle from sagging with a heavy payload.

  • These heavy-duty shocks help with the heavier weight of the cab and when attachments are installed, like blades.

Dual A-arm independent front suspension features include:

  • 200.7 mm (7.9 in.) of travel provides ample wheel travel to keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction, excellent ride quality, and vehicle control

  • Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron knuckles support the constant-velocity (CV) shaft and wheel

  • Maintenance-free rubber torsional A-arm pivots for long life and quiet operation

  • CV shaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot

  • Coil-over shocks absorb the most demanding terrain

Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:

  • Unequal length and dual A-arm construction for superior wheel control and travel

  • 231.14 mm (9.1 in.) of total travel provides ample wheel travel to keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction, excellent ride quality, and vehicle control

  • Coil-over shocks absorb the most demanding terrain

  • A-arms made from square/rectangular tubing reduce weight while remaining rigid

  • Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron uprights support wheel loads with a double row of ball bearings

  • CV driveshaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot

  • Rear sway bar for lateral stability

Superior terrain capability

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:

Variable-speed drive

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.

Features include:

  • 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:Ability to creep along slowly to maneuver in tight spaces

    • 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
  • 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:

  1. As engine speed increases, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights being forced out by centrifugal force.

  2. As the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up to the largest diameter of the drive clutch and forces open the driven clutch.

  3. With the belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch, the speed being transferred to the transaxle is increased.

  4. 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

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

Transaxle features:

  • 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

MFWD features:

  • 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

Extra-durable deluxe cargo box ensures hard-working performance and longevity

The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise.

Deluxe cargo box tailgate

The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate has been improved, features truck-like performance, and can be operated with one hand.

The standard-installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.

Deluxe cargo box tilt

The deluxe cargo box is easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist.

A prop rod is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel.

Integrated tie-down points

The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:

  • Four corners inside the cargo box bed

  • Four points on the load guard directly behind the operator station (A)

  • Tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box (B)

  • Six points on the underside of the cargo box frame (circled)

Converting deluxe cargo box to a flatbed

Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box:

  • See attachment Sales Manual information



 1143 mm (45 in.)


 1320 mm (52 in.)


 304 mm (12 in.)


 0.46 m3 (16.4 cu ft)

 Weight capacity

 454 kg (1000 lb)

 Dump angle

 47 degrees

CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.

Attachment-ready electrical system

On M- and R-trim vehicles, adding attachments and accessories is made easier by the inclusion of some main wiring harnesses that facilitate efficient hook-up.

Equipped with power steering

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 (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.A warning/functional light on the instrument panel provides self-diagnostics and a warning light in the situation of no assist.

    • 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.
  • 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.

M trim details

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.

Build-to-order options

  • 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)


Key Specs

Engine power 17.0* kW
22.8 hp
Maximum traveling speed 0-32 hi forward, 0-15 lo forward, 0-18 reverse mph
0-51 hi forward, 0-24 lo forward, 0-29 reverse km/h
Cargo box dimensions 1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight) 454 kg
1000 lb
Towing capacity 907 kg
2000 lb
Front suspension Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils; 7.9 inches (200.7 mm) of travel
Rear suspension Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils and sway bar; 9.1 inches (231.14 mm) of travel
Final drive Two speed, oil bath
Four wheel drive On-demand true four-wheel drive system
Fuel capacity 42.4 L
11.2 U.S. gal.


Type 4-cycle diesel
Displacement 854 cc
Power 17.0* kW
22.8 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 0-32 hi forward, 0-15 lo forward, 0-18 reverse mph
0-51 hi forward, 0-24 lo forward, 0-29 reverse km/h


Front Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils; 7.9 inches (200.7 mm) of travel
Rear Fully independent dual A-Arm with adjustable coils and sway bar; 9.1 inches (231.14 mm) of travel


Type Front/rear hydraulic disc with twin piston front calipers
Park brake Driveline, internal wet multi-disc, foot operated (hand release)

Tires / Wheels

Front 25x9-12 Terrahawk AT, 27x9-R14 Maxxis Big Horn Radials (on Alloy Rims), or Maxxis Big Horn Radials (on Steel Rims)
Rear 25x11-12 Terrahawk AT, 27x11-R14 Maxxis Big Horn Radials (on Alloy Rims), or Maxxis Big Horn Radials (on Steel Rims)

Dimensions / Capacities

Wheelbase 2146 mm
84.5 in.
Dry weight 839 kg
1845 lb
With Cab and HVAC: 1001 kg
With Cab and HVAC: 2202 lb
*Additional Attachments and Accessories will add weight
Length 3228 mm
127 in.
Width 1618 mm
63.7 in.
With doors: 1763 mm
With doors: 69.4 in.
Height 1981 mm
78 in.
With roof: 1987 mm
With roof: 78.25 in.
Tread centers Front: 1341 mm
Front: 52.8 in.
Rear: 1259 mm
Rear: 49.6 in.
Ground clearance 284 mm
11.2 in.
Fuel capacity 42.4 L
11.2 U.S. gal.
Cargo box dimensions 1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight) 454 kg
1000 lb
Payload capacity 680 kg
1500 lb
Towing capacity 907 kg
2000 lb
Hitch Standard 2-in. receiver


Color Green/Yellow, Camouflage, Olive and Black
Power steering No on E Trim; Yes on M and R Trim
Battery / Alternator / Power port 480 CCA 55 amp @ 7000 rpm, regulated, 660 watts (85 amp @ 7000 rpm, 1020 watts, for HVAC units)
Instrumentation Digital Display (system diagnostic light, speed, rpm, 4WD indicator, fuel level, coolant temperature, hour meter, miles, park brake light, glow plug indicator)
Storage 4 Cup Holders (2 additional for cab units), in dash, Under Seat (56.69 L), Glovebox (3.85 L), Optional Under Hood - except for HVAC units or units with the dealer installed heater kit
Seating Bench (Available Bucket Seats on E and M Trim)
Headlights Halogen - Single Beam (LED Dual Beam on R Trim)

Accessories and Attachments

Ag Management Solutions

+ AMS Integration - BUC10634


Backup Alarm

+ Backup Alarm - BM24726



+ Rear Bumper - BM22767


Cargo Box

+ 19 L (5 gal) Pail Holder - BM23849

+ Cargo Bed Extender - BM25700

+ Cargo Box Bed Mat - BM22772

+ Cargo Box Divider - BM22769

+ Cargo Box Side Extension Kit - BM24901

+ Cargo box side extensions cover - BUC10156

+ Label kit for toolboxes (Green & Yellow) - BM26220

+ Rear Fender Flare - BUC10567

+ Side Tool Rack - BM22775

+ Spare Tire Carrier - BM25577

+ Sportsman Gear Bag - LP67754


Cargo Box Lift

+ Cargo Box Power lift - BM26414


Cold Start Packages

+ Adaptor Parts for Engine Coolant Heater - AM882530

+ Engine Coolant Heater (110 V) - AR87167



+ Deluxe Cargo Box Cover- Camo - LP19879

+ Vehicle storage cover - LP68148



+ 48mm (1 7/8-in.) hitch ball for ball-type hitch. Ball Mount sold separately. - PM05101

+ 51mm (2-in.) hitch ball for ball-type hitch. Order ball mount separately. - PM05201



+ Drawbar/ ball mount for 51mm (2 in.) receiver hitch. Hitch Ball sold separately. - BM22290


Floor Mat

+ Floor Mats (2) - BM26462


Front Rack

+ Front Hood Rack - BM26109

+ MOLLE Device Pouch - Black - LP66151

+ MOLLE Device Pouch - Camo - LP66150

+ MOLLE Fire Extinguisher Pouch - Black - LP66153

+ MOLLE Fire Extinguisher Pouch - Camo - LP66152

+ MOLLE Large Pouch - Black - LP66149

+ MOLLE Large Pouch - Camo - LP66148

+ MOLLE Small Pouch - Black - LP66147

+ MOLLE Small Pouch - Camo - LP66146



+ Brushguard - BUC10679

+ Brushguard extensions - BUC10141

+ CV Guards - Front & Rear - BUC10759

+ CV Guards - front & rear - BM25863

+ Cargo Box Fender Guard - BM26129

+ Front Fender Guard - BUC10247

+ Rear CV Guards - BUC10605

+ Rear panel glass protector - BUC10245



+ CAN Bridge Control Kit - BUC10316

+ Front Attachment Harness - BM26265

+ Front Attachment Harness (dash port) - BM26268

+ Hydraulic Blade and Winch Harness Kit - BUC10604

+ Rear Cab Attachment Harness - BM26739



+ Heater - BM26642



+ Horn Kit - BM26391



+ Beacon Light - BM26185

+ LED Driving Lights (2 Lights) - BM26215

+ LED Headlights (2) - BM26589

+ LED Work Lights (2 Lights) - BM26216

+ Tail Light Protectors - BM22773



+ Rear View Mirror - BM26477

+ Side Mirrors (open station & cab doors) - BUC10310


Operator's Station

+ Accessory mount bracket - BUC10176

+ Sun Visors (2) - BM26478

+ Tablet mount - BUC10175



+ Base radio kit - BUC10615

+ Premium speaker kit - BUC10619



+ Roof Headliner - BUC10550



+ Bench seat cover (black) - LP68162

+ Bench seat cover (camo) - LP68420

+ Bench seat cover (yellow) - LP68149

+ Seat-Belt Comfort Strap (2) - BM26583



+ Sprayer Conversion Kit - LP68195



+ Gator Toolbox - LP19886

+ Label kit for toolboxes (Camo) - BM26219

+ Label kit for toolboxes (Olive & Black) - BM26218

+ Side Opening Toolbox - BM26160

+ Tailgate w/ brake and tail lights for toolboxes - BUC10393

+ Top Opening Toolbox - BM26162

+ Underhood storage tub with removable tool tray - BUC10167


Turn Signals

+ Front Turn Signal Light Kit - BUC10608



+ WARN ProVantage 2041 kg (4500 lb) Winch - BM26251

+ Winch Accessories Kit - BM21392

+ Wireless Winch Remote - BM26662

+ Winch Mounting Kit

+ 4500LB Winch Mounting Kit - BM26252

+ 4500LB Winch Receiver Mount - BM26393



+ Windshield Washer Kit - BM26390

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