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John Deere showcases additions to CUTs and Gators
Beth Hyatt | September 7, 2017
John Deers 2025R

John Deere says its 2025R compact utility tractor is designed to tackle a variety of jobs. 
Photo: John Deere

The John Deere 2025R compact utility tractor, according to the company, provides professional landscapers with a versatile, easy-to-use machine designed to tackle a variety of jobs. The redesigned 2025R is equipped with a Final Tier 4-complient diesel engine, which the company says improves productivity, serviceability and uptime.

Able to reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity, according to the company, the 2025R is equipped with TwinTouch foot controls that allow the operator to select the speed and direction of travel. Additionally, it features an optional Auto-Throttle, which John Deere says allows the operator to automatically increase or decrease engine speed while pressing on either of the TwinTouch pedals.

It also features equal forward and reverse ground speed, which allows for faster direction change when combined with the TwinTouch pedals.

“Comfort, reliability and productivity are key considerations impacting our customer’s decision when purchasing a compact utility tractor,” said DeMark Cole, product specialist for compact utility tractors. “When redesigning the 2025R, we focused on incorporating features that met these needs to provide professional landscapers with a powerful, durable machine. The 2025R is designed to offer versatility and comfort to ensure landscapers are able to efficiently move from task to task with ease, whether mowing, digging or transporting.”

The operating station is equipped with features to increase visibility and comfort, and the controls are repositioned and color coded for easy identification and convenient operation.

With a seat cushion that’s 2-inches thicker than on previous models, the 2025R also features armrests and full-seat suspension. The company says that operation is made more enjoyable by the rubberized floor mats that reduce vibration and noise, and by the standard cruise control that John Deere says reduces operator fatigue.

The 2025R also features a newly designed toolbox, which provides lockable on-board storage and the ability to remove it from the tractor. John Deere says that the design of the 2025R improves operator visibility with its sloping hood design similar to the other models in the John Deere compact utility tractor line.

Productivity is further maximized and visibility is increased by the standard work lights and the optional LED work lights. The 2025R is available with one of three tire options, which includes the new R3 Radial Tire. The company says this tire provides an ideal solution for applications that require an improved ride. Other tire options are the R3 Bias Ply Tire and the R4 Industrial Tire.

Operators can quickly remove and install implements on the 2025R, which reduces time spent switching between tasks. A total of seven different customized implement configuration combinations are available, which the company says decreases the time spent installing and removing implements in preparation of a task.

John Deere says that the Quik-Park loader makes installation and removal simple and effortless, and the integrated parking stand provides an easy storage solution that allows operators to spend more time working on the task at hand.

In addition, the 2025R features the AutoConnect mid-mount mower deck, which allows the operator to attach or remove the deck with minimal effort in a matter of minutes, according to the company. John Deere also says that the updated Height of Cut system allows for quick and easy adjustment of the mower deck with the push of a button.

The quarter turn fasteners have improved daily service by allowing owners to quickly and easily remove the engine side panels in less than one minute. Additionally, the air filter restriction indicator alerts the operator when the air filter needs to be cleaned or changed.

3E Series compact utility tractors

John Deere has updated its 3E Series compact utility tractors, and the company says the redesigned 3025E, 3032E and 3038E are more versatile, durable and easier-to-use than ever.

John Deere 3E Series

John Deere’s 3E Series compact utility tractor Photo: John Deere

“The John Deere 3E series of tractors are each powerful and easy to use for professional landscape contractors,” said Michelle Smith, program manager at John Deere. “Customers will immediately notice that we are giving the 3E the same sleek styling as the other models in the John Deere CUT portfolio, while still offering the same high quality straight out of the factory. We’re pleased to reintroduce one of our customer favorites as an even more capable and intuitive machine.”

John Deere says that the updated 3E Series models will provide a tighter turning radius for operators who need to maneuver their tractors within small spaces, such as landscaped properties.

Even with a loader, the company says these machines are extremely maneuverable, and these enhancements ensure obstacles can be easily avoided without needing turning brakes or to stop and reverse. The company has also increased the wheelbase and weight to improve machine stability.

The updated models will continue to feature color coded controls in the operator stations that are ergonomic and intuitive. This increases overall convenience and comfort during operation.

The independent Power Take Off (PTO) system eliminates the need to stop and clutch to engage or disengage the PTO, and the company says an easy-to-use, two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) increases tractor performance while eliminating clutching for fast and easy direction change. John Deere says that the TwinTouch foot controls also reduce operator fatigue and offer an automobile-like experience.

The updated 3E Series models are equipped with features that can significantly save them in maintenance costs over the lifetime of the machines. The 3E Series models also come standard with industry-exclusive onboard diagnostics.

John Deere says that critical components are protected to mitigate the risk of costly repairs, and wet disk brakes and the PTO clutch design help maximize wear life.

The company says that costs spent on routine maintenance and upkeep are dramatically decreased because of an increased service interval of 1,200 hours between fluid changes.

Other changes include:

  • A relocated fuel tank
  • Side panels and cowling
  • Additional factory-installed options
  • More tire offerings, including larger R4 size
  • Telescoping draft links
  • A 12-volt outlet on the operator station to keep electronics charged

The 3E Series models include a 300E loader, which the company says will incorporate a curved boom and compact stance for improved operator visibility and larger knee plates for added strength.

The 3E Series tractors can transform from box blades to rotary cutters, and the company says that the optional iMatch Quick-Hitch or telescoping draft links provide easy rear implement hookup in seconds.

“The new 3E models will exceed our customer’s expectations,” said Smith. “These nicely equipped, hardworking machines go beyond the industry standard offerings, providing reliable performance, versatility and maneuverability at an affordable price.”

Gator XUV835 and XUV865

John Deere Gator XUV835

John Deere’s Gator XUV835
Photo: John Deere

John Deere has introduced the new gas-powered Gator XUV835 and diesel-powered Gator XUV865 utility vehicles.

The company says it offers the quietest cab, exceptional heating and air conditioning and three-wide seating. John Deere adds that the new full-size Gator utility vehicles help professional landscape contractors maximize productivity and comfort.

“The new Gator XUV models combine versatility, durability and comfort into a machine that can increase productivity in all types of conditions,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager. “It’s a workhorse that can tackle any job with features designed to save landscaper contractors time and energy.”

When faced with tough terrain, John Deere says that the 54-horsepower XUV835 and 23-horsepower XUV865 offer tight turning and optional weight distribution for superior off-road performance.

The XUV835 can reach speeds of over 45 mph, and the XUV865 can reach a top speed of over 30 mph. The machines are compatible with over 90 attachments, and they also feature a large, 11-gallon fuel tank to keep the vehicle running longer between fill-ups.

According to John Deere, these new units include an adjustable driver’s seat, ample legroom and tilt steering to reduce operator fatigue during long workdays.

Available HVAC systems and pressurized cabs offer year-round weather protection, which provides cooler operating conditions in the summer, and heating capabilities during harsh winters and snow. The heating feature will also defrost the windshield, and John Deere says noise isolation and sound dampening features in the cab provide a quieter experience.

According to the company, these machines deliver sleek styling and increased payload capacity with a versatile, durable cargo box. The company adds that landscaper contractors will be able to haul more in less time when the cargo box is combined with a towing capacity up to 2,000 lb. and 16 gallons of storage.

With the launch of the new units, John Deere says this signals the transition of current models into new naming conventions. All XUV models will switch to an “E,” “M” or “R” designation.

Both the Gator XUV835 and the XUV865 come standard with a climate-controlled cab with premium cloth seating. The company says that its R trim level also includes upgraded attachment ready wiring to allow quicker installation of roof lights and other electrical attachments. The company adds that the R models come standard with brighter, longer lasting LED headlights.

Gator HPX615E, HPX815E

John Deere’s Gator HPX615E
Photo: John Deere

John Deere introduced two new utility vehicles to its lineup: the gas-powered Gator HPX615E and the diesel-powered Gator HPX815E.

The company says that both models offer four-wheel drive for improved terrain capability and superior payload, towing, cargo capacity and overall stability.

“These new models offer even more cargo handling versatility,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator Utility Vehicles. “Our HPX vehicles are fine-tuned with excellent hauling and handling characteristics to help you get any job done.”

With removable sides and tailgate, a one-handed, pickup style opening, the company says that the cargo box is designed to last with durable composite construction that makes it dent, rust and rattle-resistant. The new models can handle more cargo volume, up to 16.3 cubic feet. The cargo box’s transformative features also allow it to transition to a flatbed.

John Deere says that both models boast sleek styling and an impressive 1,000 lb. cargo capacity, 1,300 lb. towing capacity and a 1,400 lb. payload capacity. The company says that with optimal weight distribution, 6-inches of ground clearance and four-wheel drive ensure the new models handle challenging terrain with ease.

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