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John Deere’s legendary Gator Utility Vehicles are built to work and play as hard as you do. Top to bottom, these iconic green machines are engineered for best-in-class performance and reliability.

The lineup includes a wide variety of models and options. So you’re sure to find a Gator that’s a perfect partner to help you get more done and have more fun in the great outdoors.

The selection process doesn’t have to be complicated, either. Your friends at Minnesota Equipment are always happy to listen to your needs and recommend ideal solutions in Gator Utility Vehicles and other hard-working John Deere machinery.

Before you call or stop in, here are a few tips on selecting the right Gator that can get you started.

Meet The Gators

Make no mistake, Gators are true utility players. They’re capable of tackling a variety of chores and making all kinds of outdoor recreation more enjoyable. But even so, identifying how you plan to use your new Gator is an important step in helping you make the best choice.

Considering the types of work or recreational activities you plan to use it for can help steer you toward the right model for your needs. For example, if you’re mostly going to use a Gator for farming and ranching, your dream machine may be different from that of someone primarily interested in activities such as trail riding, fishing, hunting, golf, or property management.

Don’t forget the attachment factor. John Deere offers more than 100 attachments for Gators, including everything from cargo organizers, sprayers, and suspension systems to cabs, winches, and windscreens. If you plan to use certain attachments, be sure to choose a Gator that’s compatible with them.

It’s also handy to familiarize yourself with John Deere’s three Gator families, which include Full-Size Crossover Gator Utility Vehicles, Mid-Size Crossover Gator Utility Vehicles, and Work Series Gator Utility Vehicles.

Full-Size Crossover Gator Utility Vehicles (XUVs) are the heavy hitters of the family, engineered for rugged trails and serious payloads with powerful engines and incredible rides. And whether you need to haul a 3- or 4-person crew, there’s a model that can comfortably get everyone to your destination—and home again afterward.

Full-Size Gators are built for towing and hauling, offering up to 1,500 pounds of payload capacity and up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. Plus, 11 inches of ground clearance keeps these 4x4s moving through tough jobs and rough terrain.

Mid-Size Crossover Gator Utility Vehicles are no slouches, either. Agile and affordable, these 4WD powerhouses feature a 900-pound payload capacity and 1,500-pound towing capacity. As a bonus, they can fit in the back of a full-size pickup.

If you need a machine with a work ethic as strong as yours, check out the Work Series Gator Utility Vehicles. Available in gas, diesel, and electric, with 2WD, 4WD, and a 6-wheel design. With exceptional cargo capacity, it’s built to make more of your money, and your workday, no matter where it takes you.

Buy From A Dealership Like Minnesota Equipment

One final tip: Buying from a reputable dealer like Minnesota Equipment is a great way to remove the stress, risk, and hassle from the process of buying an off-road utility vehicle.

Their experienced sales staff can help you choose a Gator that’s right for you. And if you decide to purchase a used machine, you can rest assured the service department has given it a thorough inspection and performed any required maintenance. And whether you opt for new or used, the dealership will be there to assist with questions, parts, and service for years to come. Visit our main page for more