Posted: July 13th 2015 @ 9:10 AM in John Deere Gator
Power steering available
The model year 2016 John Deere Gator RSX860i High-Performance Utility Vehicle 
Enhancements to the model year 2016 Gator RSX860i include:
 
  • Power steering option to reduce efforts and kickback
  • All RSX860i configurations equipped with power steering come prewired for a winch
  • Top speed to 60 mph (97 km/h) to cover long distances fast
  • 12-month warranty or 1000 hours, same as other Gator Utility Vehicles
  • Winch-ready chassis available for reduced winch installation times
  • Backlit toggle switches for easy to find switches in the dark
  • Spiral bevel front differential to reduce noise
  • Painted steering knuckles and control arms to reduce visible discoloration
 
Power steering option:
 
Electric power assist steering (EPAS) is an option on the  John Deere Gator RSX860i . This option can be ordered in one of the priority replenishment (PR) base codes, or as a build-to-order option. All EPAS equipped vehicles are prewired for a winch. Features of the EPAS system include:
  • Anti-kickback feature reduces the amount of steering unwinding when operating in difficult terrain
  • The system is speed sensing and adjusts steering effort as the speed of the vehicle changes
    • As speed increases, there is less steering assist for improved terrain feel
    • As speed decreases, the steering assist increases to give lower steering effort for improved maneuverability.
 
 John Deere Gator RSX860i Top speed of 60 mph (97 km/h):
 
The maximum engine speed on the John Deere Gator RSX860i  increased from 7250 rpm to 7750 rpm, giving the RSX860i a 10 percent increase in top speed over the RSX850i, from 53 mph (85 km/h) to 60 mph (97 km/h).
 
Increased warranty:
 
Give operators the assurance that the Gator RSX860i High-Performance Utility Vehicle will be ready when it is needed most. The RSX860i comes with a 12-month or 1000-hour factory warranty to align with other Gator Utility Vehicles.
 
Winch-ready chassis available:
 
Having the  John Deere Gator RSX860i  come prewired for a winch from the factory greatly reduces the winch install time. Two of the  John Deere Gator RSX860i chassis come from the factory prewired for a winch; all power steering models utilize the winch-ready chassis.
 
Components factory installed in the winch ready chassis:
  • Winch wiring harness
  • Negative winch battery cable
  • Winch disconnect wiring harness
 
Backlit toggle switches:
 
Backlit toggle switches
The factory-installed toggle switches are now backlit for ease of use at night. No more fumbling around the dash trying to find the headlight switch.
 
Spiral bevel front differential:
 
The front differential on the  John Deere Gator RSX860i  is a spiral bevel design. The helical design of this gear set is stronger and produces less vibration and noise compared to the straight cut gears found on many competitive vehicles.
 
Painted steering knuckles and control arms:
 
 John Deere Gator RSX860i painted front control arms
The steering knuckles and control arms are painted post machining for maximum rust prevention.
 
Ordering information:
 
The John Deere Gator RSX860i  can be ordered from the factory starting 22 June 2015.
 
The following PR configurations are targeted for faster replenishment:
 
PR15 -  John Deere Gator RSX860i power steering with Warn® winch and protection package
  • Green and yellow or REALTREE HARDWOODS HD® camouflage
  • Power steering
  • 26–in. (66-cm) Maxxis® Bighorn® tires on 14–in. (35.6-cm) alloys
  • Sport seats
  • Fox® monotube shocks
  • 2–in. (5.08-cm) front receiver with recovery loops
  • Warn 3500-lb (1587.6-kg) ProVantage winch
  • Prerunner bumper
  • Rear bumper
  • Cargo box rails
 
PR15 -  John Deere Gator RSX860i power steering winch ready with FOX performance shocks and protection package
  • Green and yellow
  • Power steering
  • Winch ready
  • 26–in. (66-cm) Maxxis Bighorn tires on 14–in. (35.6-cm) yellow alloys
  • Sport seats with sport steering wheel
  • Fox 2.0 performance series shocks with piggy back reservoir
  • Prerunner bumper
  • Rear bumper
  • Cargo box rails
 
Other configurations are available as build to order, which will be sourced and a FDD assigned based on availability.
 
Build-to-order models can be built off of a base chassis, winch ready chassis, or power steering winch ready chassis. Options include color, wheels/tires, seats, shocks, winch, and protection components.
 
Please review the ordering plan and align stocking plans with the PR15 units listed above for faster replenishment.
 
Availability
 
Shipments are scheduled to begin in early July.
 
REALTREE HARDWOODS HD is a trademark of Jordan Outdoor Enterprises Limited. Warn is a trademark of Warn Industries Incorporated. Maxxis Bighorn is a trademark of Maxxis International. Fox is a trademark of Fox Factory Incorporated.

 

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