John Deere recently introduced two new utility vehicles to its lineup: the gas-powered Gator HPX615E and the diesel-powered Gator HPX815E.

The cargo box has removable sides and tailgate and a one-handed, pickup style opening. These new models handle more cargo volume, up to 16.3 cubic feet. Additionally, the cargo box’s features allow it to transition to a flatbed.

“These new models offer even more cargo handling versatility,” says Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles. “Our HPX vehicles are fine-tuned with excellent hauling and handling characteristics to help you get any job done.”

Both new models boast a 1,000-pound cargo capacity, 1,300-pound towing capacity and 1,400-pound payload capacity. Optimal weight distribution, 6-inches of ground clearance and four-wheel drive ensures the new models handle challenging terrain with ease, the company says.

Additionally, John Deere has also recently rolled out the new gas-powered Gator XUV835 and diesel-powered Gator XUV865 utility vehicles.

The 54-hp XUV835 and 23-hp XUV865 offer tight turning and optimal weight distribution for off-road performance, John Deere says. The XUV835 reaches speeds of more than 45 mph and the XUV865 has a top speed of 30 mph. Both models are compatible with a full range of more than 90 attachments. They also feature a 11-gallon fuel tank.

“The new Gator XUV models combine versatility, durability and comfort into a machine that can increase productivity in all types of conditions,” Davey says. “It’s a workhorse that can tackle any job with features designed to save landscaper contractors time and energy.”

As the first units in the Gator lineup to have three-wide seating, the new XUV835 and XUV865 include an adjustable driver’s seat, ample legroom and tilt steering to reduce operator fatigue, according to John Deere.

The launch of the new units also signals the transition of current models into new naming conventions. All XUV models will switch into an “E,” “M,” or “R” designation to signal the power and level of features with each unit.

Available HVAC systems and pressurized cabs offer year-round weather protection. Additionally, a heating feature defrosts the windshield. The new vehicles also feature a durable cargo box and a towing capacity up to 2,000 pound and 16 gallons of storage.

The Gator XUV835R and Gator XUV865R come standard with a climate-controlled cab with premium cloth seating, similar to their tractor siblings. The R trim level also includes upgraded attachment ready wiring to allow quicker installation of roof lights or other electrical attachments, plus the R models come standard with brighter LED headlights, the company says.