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.
There’s a gear shift control and differential shifter to the dash, tilt steering, and a bench seat with diver adjustment.
This unit features a three-person cockpit.
Powerful petrol engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response
The machine is powered by an 812-cm3 (49.6-cu in.), 3-cylinder, dual overhead cams, liquid-cooled, four-cycle petrol 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.
Delivering 40.3 kW (54 hp*) at 6000 rpm and top speeds of up to 72km/hr, the electronic fuel injection provides superb performance, altitude adjustment, and cold-weather starting (tested to -28.9°C [-20°F]). The electronic ignition is continuously variable for optimum engine power and provides fast, reliable starts, and the overhead valve design provides greater efficiency and fuel economy.
An exclusive electronic ground-speed governor and throttle body suto-compensates by providing more power when going up a hill or through difficult terrain and eliminates top-speed degradation from belt wear.
A spin-on oil filter with drain bracket and oil drain plug – as well as a dry, replaceable, single-element air cleaner with remote intake – enable easy servicing. The see-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without having to remove the radiator cap.
* 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 no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.
200.7 mm (7.9 in.) of travel in the front and 231.14mm (9.1 in.) in the rear 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, and the vehicle is fitted with maintenance-free rubber torsional A-arm pivots for long life and quiet operation. Coil-over shocks absorb the most demanding terrain, and there’s a 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.
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt: the drive clutch to the engine, and a driven clutch 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 new 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 vs. previous designs to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system.
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, dents, and reduces noise.
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 – and the standard installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.
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. It also offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility – in the corners inside the bed, on the load guard behind the operator station, and on the underside of the cargo box frame. There are also tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box.
The deluxe cargo box also easily converts to a flat bed. The flatbed configuration allows loading larger cargo.
A range of optional accessories are available.
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.
Some examples include speed limiters, premium radios, sprayers, spreaders and AMS integration kits.
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.
The electric power-assist steering (EPAS) system has advanced features designed to make behicle use simpler and more comfortable. An anti-kickback feature reduces the amount of steering unwinding when traversing difficult terrain, and 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, and a 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.
Power steering does not reduce turning radius but significantly reduces steering effort by approximately 85 percent compared to those 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.