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John Deere Gator XUV550 S4 4×4

John Deere Gator XUV 550 S4

 John Deere Gator XUV 550 S4


John Deere Gator XUV 550 S4The Gator XUV550 S4 Crossover Utility Vehicle is designed for customers who desire comfort, customization, multi-passenger capability, and 4WD for a great value. With its roomy occupant station, independent four-wheel suspension, and availability of over 75 attachments, the Gator XUV550 provides an unparalleled balance of performance and work capability in the mid-duty class.

“These new vehicles provide an unparalleled balance of off-road performance and work capability at a very affordable price,” said David Gigandet, tactical marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles. “The new John Deere Gator XUV 550 and 550 S4 are a great compliment to our popular line-up of XUVs, and offer the most comfortable way to get you, your crew, and all your supplies to those hard-to-reach destinations.”

With best-in-class, fully independent, double wishbone suspension, the Gator XUV 550 and 550 S4 provide 9-inches of wheel travel, and up to 10.5-inches of ground clearance to smooth out the ride. In addition, for the 550, you can choose from either standard high back bucket seats or bench seats. The 550 S4 comes standard with 2 rows of bench seats.

“Operators will not only appreciate the smooth ride, they’ll love the all new ergonomically designed operator station,” continued Gigandet. “The development of these new Gators started in the operator’s station, so they offer ample leg room, storage and dash mounted, automotive-type, controls.”

John Deere Gator XUV 550 S4The Gator XUV 550 and 550 S4 deliver mid-duty work capability with speed and ease. Both vehicles have a top speed of 28 mph, and 4-wheel drive to quickly traverse all types of terrain. The 16-hp, 570 cc, air-cooled, v-twin gas engine provides greater speed and horsepower than most vehicles in its class, and the cargo box can carry up to 400 lbs of gear. In addition, the 550 is small enough to fit in the bed of a standard pick-up truck.

For a larger crew and cargo versatility, the 550 S4 provides rear seat flexibility. Two additional passengers can be transported in the rear seat, or if more cargo capacity is needed, the rear seat flips down to become a cargo rack.

“The rear seat flexibility in the Gator XUV 550 S4 is truly innovative,” said Gigandet. “The S4 can transport up to 4 people, but for the times when you need to carry more gear, the back seat can become more useful in seconds and increase your cargo space by 32 percent.”

The new Gator XUV 550 models are available in Realtree Hardwoods™ HD Camo or traditional John Deere green and yellow.

There are also over 75 available attachments and accessories to customize all Gator XUV models, such as, cabs, brush guards, and custom alloy wheels.

In addition to the XUV 550 and 550 S4, John Deere also offers theXUV 625i,XUV 825i and theXUV 855D to round out its full line of crossover utility vehicles.

John Deere Gator™ XUV 550 S4 Features:

  • 570-cm3, v-twin, carbureted gas engine with 16 hp* (Delivers 0 to 15 mph acceleration in 3.2 sec.)
  • 28-mph (45-km/h) maximum forward speed
  • Two-range continuously variable-speed transmission (CVT)
  • Operator’s station that possesses best-in-class ergonomics and comfortable high back bucket and bench seat options
  • Best-in-class sealed storage volume of 1.82 ft3 (0.052m3) with a large in-dash glove box and under hood storage
  • Four-wheel independent suspension which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction and vehicle control
  • Best-in-class 10.3-in. (26-cm) ground clearance clears more obstacles on the trail without getting hung up
  • All-terrain capable 4WD system with lever engagement
  • Four-wheel hydraulic disk braking with stainless steel rotors
  • Sealed CVT drive case with high engine and CVT air intakes keep water and debris out and prevents overheating


Engine and Electrical  
Type 4-cycle gas, Dynamically tuned Carb
Cylinders V-Twin
Valving OHV
Horsepower* 16 (11.9 kw)*
Displacement 570 cc
Maximum torque, ft.-lb. (Nm) 28.6 (38.8) @ 2400 rpm
Iginition type Solid state 12V
Lubrication Full pressure
Oil filter Screw on filter
RPM, idle (no load) 1150
RPM, fast (no load) 4100
Cooling system Air cooled
Air cleaner Dry replaceable single element w/remote intake
Muffler Spark-arresting
Battery 340CCA
Alternator 16 amp @ 4100 rpm, regulated
Headlights Two 37.5 watt halogen
Fuel System  
Capacity, U.S. gal. (L) 4.9 (18.5)
Consumption (half load at avg. speed), U.S. gal./hr. (L/h) 0.8 (3.06)
Fuel pump type Pulse
System Type Four-wheel drive system
Front Differential (Engagement) Limited Slip – lever engagement
Rear Differential (Engagement) Positive locking, mechanically actuated (hand-operated)
Type Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with clutch enclosure
Drive belt Spun top cog, 31 mm wide
Ground speed, mph (km/h) 0-28 (0-45) Hi Forward, 0-21 (0-34) Lo Forward, 0-16 (0-26) Reverse
Transaxle Two speed, oil bath
Gear Selection Forward (hi-lo), Netural, Reverse
Overall Reduction Ratio:
Low NA
High NA
Reverse NA
Brakes Four wheel hydraulic disk
Park brake Foot operated, mechanical disk
Bearings Sealed, double-row ball
Axle 27 mm dia., forged CV-shaft with Double Offset Joint
Suspension and Steering  
Suspension, front Fully Independent Dual A-Arm with adjustable coils
Front Susp. Travel (total), in. (mm) 9 (229)
Suspension, rear Independent; H-arm and control link with adjustable coil over shock
Rear Susp. Travel (total), in. (mm) 8 (203 mm)
Steering Rack and Pinion
Turning radius, ft. (m) 19.7 (6.0)
Front Optional 2-in receiver w-recovery loops
Rear Standard 2-in receiver
Occupant Protective System (OPS)  
Tubular overhead structure 1.75 in (44.4 mm) steel tube
Passenger grab handles Front OPS post, front dash
Seat belts 3-point seat belts
Certification SAE J2194 and OSHA ROPS
Ground Pressure (max):  
With 200-lb. Operator Only, psi (kg/cm2) NA
Fully Loaded Vehicle, psi (kg/cm2) NA
Ground Clearance  
Ground Clearance, in. (mm) 9.3 min (236)
Under Foot Platform, in. (mm) 9.3 min (236)
Length (w/out bumper), in. (mm) 144 (3658)
Length (with bumper), in. (mm) 146(3708)
Width, in. (mm) 56.5 (1435)
Front-tread Centers, in. (mm) 48(1220)
Rear-tread Centers, in. (mm) 46(1170)
Height (overall with OPS), in. (mm) 74 (1880)
Wheelbase, in. (mm) 79 (2007)
Weight (incl. fuel/fluids), lb. (kg) 1455 (660)
Seating Capacity 4
Seat Type Professional high back bench
Towing Capacity, lb. (kg) 1100 (499)
Payload Capacity, lb. (kg) 1200 (544)
Sound rating (at operator’s ear), dB(A) NA
Cargo Box  
Material High-density polyethylene copolymer composite
Dimensions, in. (cm) 32.3L x 47.6W x 11.7D (82L x 120.9W x 29.7D)
Volume, cu. ft. (m3) 8.9 (0.25)
Weight, lb. (kg) 400 (181)
Dump 2-sided – Manual release (optional power lift)
Tailgate 1 handed release; Hinged at bottom; Removeable without tools
Convertible Cargo Rack  
Dimensions, in. (cm) 23.5L x 38.8W x 8.1D (59.7L x 98.6W x 20.6D)
Volume, cu. ft. (m3) 4.3 (0.12)
Weight, lb. (kg) 200 (90.7)
Front 25×8-12 Ancla M-T (Extreme Terrain); 25×8-12 Terrahawk AT (All Terrain); Optional 25×8-12 Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
Rear 25×10-12 Ancla M-T (Extreme Terrain); 25×10-12 Terrahawk AT (All Terrain); Optional 25×10-12 Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
Available Tread Types Ancla M-T (Extreme Terrain), Terrahawk AT (All Terrain), Maxxis BigHorn 2.0 Radials (Extreme Terrain) – Front: 25×8-12, Rear: 25×10-12
Options Green/Yellow, REALTREE HARDWOODS HD Camo

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Manufacturer Info:

John Deere


Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.

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