The John Deere Horicon Works produced the company’s 500,000th Gator utility vehicle. The company marked the milestone by building one of John Deere’s latest models, the XUV825i.
“Reaching this milestone of building 500,000 Gators is a significant accomplishment for our company, our employees and our customers,” says Dan Hoffman, factory manager, John Deere Horicon Works.
The heritage of the Gator product began in 1987 when John Deere first built utility machines that preceded the Gator’s design and creation. In 1993, John Deere launched its Gator utility vehicle, which now has 17 different models and is sold to customers in agriculture, construction, turf care, recreation and the military.