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#5638607 - 03/06/15 07:45 PM Any John Deere gator owners?
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Anyone own the john Deere gator SxS's? Looking at buying one for a very good price, but I have been seeing very mixed reviews.

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#5639294 - 03/07/15 09:03 AM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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#5639496 - 03/07/15 10:51 AM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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I have an 05 and have had only two problems with it. The hand brake never did really work and the bed is loose. I drilled a hole and fixed the bed with a wing nut. The hand brake still does not work. I plan to take it back to the dealer for that. It has around 800 hours on it and has never been in the shop. I've changed the oil a few times myself.
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#5639499 - 03/07/15 10:53 AM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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Need to be more specific. There are huge differences in between the one cast has to oxners
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#5639581 - 03/07/15 11:32 AM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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Hey Bill, my hand brake doesn't take until the very last click. I'm thinking its time for a trip to AG power.
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#5639667 - 03/07/15 12:32 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Hey Bill, my hand brake doesn't take until the very last click. I'm thinking its time for a trip to AG power.


There's an adjustment with a spring. I adjusted mine all the way up and it still doesn't work. You can go to a Gator forum and find the problem with no answers. A friend ran my with the break part of the way up. Other UTVs have a kill switch. The Gator might and should by now. I think they have fixed the loose beds on the newer models.
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#5641696 - 03/08/15 06:41 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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I have a 625i and just don't use it as much as my ranger. I like it a lot. It just doesn't have the power as my 900xp.
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#5643350 - 03/09/15 04:17 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Need to be more specific. There are huge differences in between the one cast has to oxners


It is an 825i. It has been garage kept other than its 2 hours of use since purchase.

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#5643356 - 03/09/15 04:18 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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WHoa that might be a good grab
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#5643625 - 03/09/15 06:33 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: Navasot]
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I have heard they are gas guzzlers. Anyone know?

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#5643654 - 03/09/15 06:43 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: PROLINE19]
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I have heard they are gas guzzlers. Anyone know?


No way.
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#5644232 - 03/09/15 11:10 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
WHoa that might be a good grab


2013 model in condition I described above for $7500? It's the camo model with windshield, roof, and some other extras. I figure that a pretty good deal, but wasn't sure on John Deere's XUV's after reading so many mixed reviews?

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#5644245 - 03/09/15 11:14 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: PROLINE19]
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Originally Posted By: PROLINE19
I have heard they are gas guzzlers. Anyone know?


i think they have the same gas engine as the Kawasaki Mule. If that is the case and compared to mine, I burn about 3 gallons a day with a 3 hole dog box and four hunters and gear plus a 7 gallon water tank. Seems pretty economical to me.

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#5644947 - 03/10/15 12:50 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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I love mine.Of course I got it for free from a friend of mine so I may be biased.... Very easy on gas. And yes, its the same Kawasaki Engine. Now if I can only find a reasonably priced forward shift cable for it that would be great. mad

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#5645255 - 03/10/15 04:40 PM Re: Any John Deere gator owners? [Re: JThoele]
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Originally Posted By: JThoele
Originally Posted By: Navasot
WHoa that might be a good grab


2013 model in condition I described above for $7500? It's the camo model with windshield, roof, and some other extras. I figure that a pretty good deal, but wasn't sure on John Deere's XUV's after reading so many mixed reviews?


They just have so many different models it comes with the nature.

is it a high speed model?
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