News Releases   August 29, 2017

John Deere Introduces the Gator™ HPX615E and Gator™ HPX815E for Heavy Duty Applications

CARY, N.C. (August 29, 2017) – Built for varied work applications, John Deere introduces two new and affordable utility vehicles to its lineup. The gas-powered Gator HPX615E and the diesel-powered Gator HPX815E models offer four-wheel drive for improved terrain capability and superior payload, cargo capacity, towing and overall stability.

"These new models offer even more cargo handling versatility," said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator Utility Vehicles. "Whether you're on a construction site or working on the farm, our HPX vehicles are fine-tuned with excellent hauling and handling characteristics to help you get any job done."

Most notably, the cargo box is one of the industry's best, with removable sides and tailgate, a one-handed, pickup style opening, and is designed to last with durable composite construction that makes it dent, rattle and rust-resistant. These new models handle more cargo volume, up to 16.3 cubic feet (0.462 cubic meters). Plus, the cargo box's transformative features allow it to transition to a flatbed – perfect for carrying large, irregular shaped cargo.

Both new models boast sleek styling and an impressive 1000-lb. (454 kg) cargo capacity, 1300-lb. (590 kg) towing capacity and 1400-lb. (635 kg) payload capacity. Optimal weight distribution, 6-inches (152.4 mm) of ground clearance and four-wheel drive ensures the new models handle challenging terrain with ease. Additionally, it is easy to service on its own or through John Deere's dealer network.

The Gator HPX615E and Gator HPX815E utility vehicles will begin shipping to John Deere dealers in Fall 2017. For more information, visit www.JohnDeere.com/Gator.

Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) (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. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

Maureen McCormack
Segment Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 919-804-2246
E-mail: McCormackMaureenA@JohnDeere.com


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