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By: CJ Rena Johnson

John Deere

2011 John Deere Gator XUV 855D 4x4: Crossover for the New Year

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2011 John Deere Gator XUV 855D 4x4
2011 John Deere Gator XUV 855D 4x4

Favorite and Least Favorite

The cargo box with the exclusive Quick-Clamp rail-based system that John Deere uses is my favorite aspect of the 855D as well as all the other John Deere XUVs. They are very simple to use and only take seconds to use and change. The steel reinforced load guard and bed cargo box has 20 tie-down points and a pickup-style tailgate for easy access. It even has gas-assist lift for easier load dumping. The entire cargo area is also easy to convert to a flatbed in a matter of minutes for those larger loads.

My least favorite part of the John Deere 855D is the low maximum speed. However, that is typical for a diesel-powered crossover, so for those people that plan to work as much as they play, that would not be as big of a concern.


The John Deere XUV 855D 4x4 is an awesome vehicle to have on a farm no matter how large with a bit more rugged terrain or to be used as a work vehicle on an off-road trail system to keep the trails maintained and everything running smoothly. Even though the 855D is less sporty than the Gator 825i gas-powered model, its diesel engine has the extra power to get the job done. It also has the capability to tackle some of the rougher terrain and the power to take on steeper hills, which makes it fun out on the trail, too. The John Deere heavy-duty engineering makes this one of the strongest and most durable crossover vehicles on the market for 2011.



  • Type: 4-cycle diesel
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Horsepower: 24.6 (18.3kw)
  • Displacement 854 cc
  • Maximum torque, ft-lb. (Nm) : 36.9 (50) @ 2400 rpm
  • Cooling system: Liquid
  • Ignition type: Compression ignition
  • Lubrication: Full Pressure
  • Oil Filter: Screw On Filter
  • RPM, idle (no load): 1050 +/- 25
  • RPM, fast (no load): 3700 +/- 25
  • Air Cleaner: Dry, replaceable single element with remote intake
  • Battery: 480CCA
  • Alternator: 40 amp @ 3200 rpm regulated, 540 watts
  • Headlights: Two 37.5 watt halogen
2011 John Deere Gator XUV 855D 4x4 cargo area
2011 John Deere Gator XUV 855D 4x4 cargo area

Fuel System

  • Capacity, U.S. gal (L): 5.3 (20.1)
  • Consumption: (half load at avg. speed), U.S. gal/hr (L/h): 0.5 (1.89)
  • Fuel pump type: Electric


  • System Type:  On-demand true four-wheel drive system
  • Front Differential (engagement): Auto-locking (On/off rocker switch)
  • Rear Differential (engagement): Positive locking, mechanically actuated (hand operated)


  • Type: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with fully enclosed clutch
  • Drive belt: Spun top cog, 31 mm wide
  • Ground Speed, mph (km/h): 0-32 (o-51) Hi Forward, 0-15 (o-24) Lo Forward, 0-17 (0-27) Reverse
    Transaxle: Two speed, oil bath
  • Gear Selection: Forward (hi-lo), Neutral , Reverse
  • Brakes: Front/rear hydraulic disk
  • Park Brake: Hand-operated, sealed wet disk
  • Bearings: Sealed, double-row ball
  • Axle: 27mm dia., forged CV-Shaft with Double Offset Joint

Suspension and Steering

  • Suspension, front: Fully Independent Dual A-Arm with adjustable coils
  • Front Suspension, Travel In. (mm): 8 (203)
  • Suspension, rear: Fully Independent Dual A-Arm with adjustable coils and sway bar
  • Rear Suspension, Travel In. (mm): 9 (229)
  • Steering: Rack and Pinion
  • Turning Radius, ft (m) : 12.4 (3.8)


  • Front: Standard 2-inch receiver
  • Rear: Standard 2-inch receiver

Occupant Protective System (OPS)

  • Tubular overhead structure: 1.75 in (44.4 mm) steel tube
  • Passenger grab handles: Front OPS post, front dash and on both sides of seat
  • Seat belts: 3-point
2011 John Deere Gator XUV 855D 4x4 warn winch
2011 John Deere Gator XUV 855D 4x4 warn winch


  • Length : 119 in (3021 mm)
  • Width : 62 in (1571 mm)
  • Front-tread centers: 44.8 in (1137 mm)
  • Rear-tread centers: 47.9 in (1216 mm)
  • Height: 75 in. (1903 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 79 in. (2007 mm)
  • Weight: 1650 lb (748.42 kg)
  • Seating Capacity: 2
  • Seat Type: Professional high back bucket, tilt forward
  • Towing Capacity: 1500 lb (680 kg)
  • Payload Capacity: 1400 lb (635 kg)
  • Sound rating (at operator’s ear) 91.1 dB(A)

Cargo Box

  • Material : Polypropylene side panels and tailgate, steel floor and load guard
  • Capacity: 45 in length x 52 in weight x 12 in deep (1143 mm L x 1320 mm W x 304.8 mm D)
  • Volume:  16.4 cu. Ft (0.46 m3)
  • Weight: 1,000 lb (454 kg)
  • Dump: Manual with lift assist shock (factory installed power life option)
  • Tailgate: Hinged at bottom, removable


  • Front : 26x9-12 Ancla M-T (Extreme Terrain) or 25x9-12 Terrahawk AT (All Terrain)
  • Rear : 26x11-12 Ancla M-T (Extreme Terrain) or 25x11-12 Terrahawk AT (All Terrain)


  • Green and yellow, Olive and Black and REALTREE HARDWOODS HD Camo


  • The MSRP for this vehicle begins at $11,299.00 (USD)

For more information about the John Deere Gator XUV 855 D and all their other models, please visit their website at

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