John Deere TS Gator

John Deere TS Gator


John Deere TS Gator for sale in Bloomington IL, Peoria IL, Springfield IL, Morton IL from Cross Implement your John Deere Dealer Since 1978.


The affordable Gator TS offers an amazing capacity for cargo, combined with a surprisingly light footprint on turf (only 7.5 psi – less than a human foot). It's powered by a 400 cc gas engine, comes complete with classic mid-back bucket seats and a rugged cargo box in back. No wonder it's a favorite from the rental yard to the front yard.



The TS Gator Utility Vehicle is designed with productivity and value in mind. For customers who are looking for a heavy-use, basic utility vehicle for work around the home or the jobsite, the TS Gator gives them wanted capabilities, without the needed extras.

Many customers need a small vehicle to get to off-road locations in the yard, the barn or on a jobsite that will not damage the turf, but that has the capability to get the job done. They often have employees drive the vehicle, and appreciate a lower speed vehicle.

Features include:

  • 401-cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine with 13.5 hp* (10.1 kW)

  • Dash-mounted choke location

  • 227 kg (500 lb) of box capacity

  • 1003-mm (39.5-in.) x 1245-mm (49-in.) x 229-mm (9-in.) cargo box

  • 340 kg (900 lb) of towing capacity

  • 32 km/h (20 mph) of maximum speed

  • 3.5-m (11.25-ft) turning radius

  • Standard medium-back seats

  • Wet internal disk brakes (rear only)


How the variable-speed drive works:

  1. As the engine speed increases, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights being forced out by centrifugal force.

  2. As the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up to the largest diameter of the drive clutch and forces open the driven clutch.

  3. With the belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch, the speed being transferred to the transaxle is increased.

  4. The driven clutch is designed to sense varying loads (inclines, mud, etc.) and constantly adjusts the drive speed upward or downward, so the engine rpm remains constant at constant throttle position.


The transaxle is fully enclosed and runs in oil for reliability.
Helical gears are used for quiet operation.
Differential design reduces scuffing of the turf during turns because the inside wheels turn slower than the outside wheels (vehicles that have a solid axle shaft must skid the inside wheel when making a turn).
Traction assist (differential lock) is built into the transaxle:

  • Allows locking the rear drive wheels together

  • Provides increased traction in tough spots

A neutral start safety interlock is provided for the engine ignition system.

Heavy-duty rear axle housings
Gator TS 4X2
Bolt-on cast-aluminum rear-axle housings provide an extremely strong supporting structure.

  • Large, sealed bearings are located inside the housing for better protection

  • Forged-splined shaft for increased torsional strength

Gator TX 4X2
One-piece forged axles are splined for maximum strength.

  • Large, sealed bearings for better protection and load-carrying capabilities

  • Forged-splined shaft for increased torsional strength

  • Nodular cast-iron housing for increased durability


With a 32-km/h (20-mph) maximum forward speed, wet internal disc brakes (rear), and a 3.5-m (11.25-ft) turning radius, the Gator™ TS 4X2 provides an exceptional ride quality.

Automotive-type rack and pinion steering features include:

  • Smooth, responsive operation

  • Tight turning radius for excellent maneuverability

    • 3.5 m (11.25 ft) for Gator™ TS 4X2

    • 3.75 m (12.3 ft) for Gator TH 6x4 gas

    • 3.8 m (12.4 ft) for Gator TH 6x4 diesel 

  • Completely sealed for long life


Fully independent, single A-arm suspension features include:


  • 127 mm (5 in.) of total travel for better off-road control

  • Spring-over-shock dampening

  • Cast nodular iron 25-mm (1-in.) diameter spindles

  • Automotive-type maintenance-free rubber torsional pivots for long life and quiet operation


Rear wet-disc brakes on both output shafts are enclosed in the transaxle:

  • Provides positive stopping and long life

  • Activated by master pedal or a park brake lever that is conveniently located between the seats


Designed for the comfort of its occupants, the Gator™ TS 4X2 is equipped with many operator conveniences.


John Deere TS Gator for sale in Bloomington IL, Peoria IL, Springfield IL, Morton IL from Cross Implement your John Deere Dealer Since 1978.


*Qualifies for Low Rate JDF Financing Plus Applicable Participation Fees & Taxes.  Additional Terms and Conditions Apply.  Subject to John Deere Credit Approval with Qualified Down Payment. Not everyone will qualify for low rate option. Residency restrictions may apply. All pricing is figured with all applicable cash discounts applied. Additional charges may apply if transaction involves credit card, financing or trade. Purchase or Renew Only offers a fixed purchase option without surrender option. Customer may purchase, trade, or renew at end of lease. All Sold Equipment is FOB Minier unless otherwise noted. Equipment is sold on as/is basis with no dealer warranty. Cross Implement Assurance Discounts are good exclusively at the Minier location for the current use season defined as a Spring Use or Fall Use. Product features are based on published information at the time of publication. Product features are subject to change without notice. Horsepower ratings are for comparison purposes only and are estimates.  Ag & Commercial use only. Some Restrictions Apply.  Subject to Availability.  See Dealer for details. This schedule is only an estimate.