XUV835M

Crossover Utility Vehicle

  • Three person cockpit
  • Power steering for maneouvrability
  • Over 57 L (16 gal.) of enclosed storage
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Features

Superior terrain capability

The Gator™ XUV Crossover Series Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system that fully utilizes engine power, optimizing acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted from the engine through a continuously variable clutch system to the transaxle.

Key elements of the drive system include:

Variable-speed drive
Variable-speed driveVariable-speed drive

The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt:

  • Drive clutch is attached to the engine.
  • Driven clutch is attached to the transaxle.

Features include:

  • The engine braking system utilizes a tight belt for operation, requiring an idler sleeve on the primary clutch for neutral. The secondary clutch is a build- on-shaft design that utilizes a cam to tune the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The clutch stays engaged, providing deceleration until approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
  • The continuously variable transmission (CVT) air intake draws in cool air to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system. The system reduces belt slippage and improve durability.
  • A two-range transmission provides:
    • Ability to maneuver in tight spaces and increased pulling torque in low range
    • Faster speeds and reduced transport time in high range
  • Standard full-clutch enclosure with high speed fan provides longer belt and clutch life
  • High-ratio clutches with three cam weights for maximum belt-clamp load in high torque conditions


How the variable-speed drive works:

  1. As 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 drive speed upward or downward so that engine rpm remains optimal.
Transaxle, mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD), and constant velocity (CV) shafts
Side view of CVT intake and clutch enclosure (XUV835M shown)Side view of CVT intake and clutch enclosure (XUV835M shown)
Differential lock switch and MFWD switchesDifferential lock switch and MFWD switches
Rear view of transaxle, suspension components, and CV shafts (XUV865M shown)Rear view of transaxle, suspension components, and CV shafts (XUV865M shown)
CV boot protectionCV boot protection

Operator interface features:

  • Selectable four-wheel drive (4WD) system with a limited slip front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch
    • Provides exceptional traction in challenging conditions
    • Near instantaneous torque to the front wheels once rocker switch is engaged
    • Maintains turf-friendly operation in two-wheel drive (2WD) mode
    • Combined with rear traction assist (differential lock), provides excellent traction in challenging conditions
    • More control descending hills with 4WD engaged as all four wheels help slow the vehicle down
      • Clutch engagement still necessary to prevent free coasting

Transaxle features:

  • Low, high, neutral, reverse, and park transaxle
  • Automotive-style, integrated park position in transmission
  • Low range for maximum torque delivered to the wheels for hauling, pushing, and pulling
  • High range for maximum vehicle speed
  • To shift out of park, service brake must be pressed to release the parking solenoid. An audible click will be heard and allows the vehicle to shift out of park into the desired gear.

NOTE: Differential design reduces scuffing of the turf during turns because it allows the inside wheels to turn slower than the outside wheels.

  • Start in gear, neutral, or park position for quick starting. The service brake must be engaged to start when in gear or neutral.
  • For operators living in regions with homologation requirements or certain bid language stating the need for a secondary park brake, such as governmental or municipalities, a secondary park brake is available as a factory-installed option. A secondary brake attachment is not available for field installation.
  • Large, sealed bearings are located inside the housing for better protection and durability
  • Contains gear case for transferring power to the MFWD
  • Splined shaft interfaces for maximum torque transfer and durability
  • All drive gears machined from highest grade gear steel
  • Protected by a skid plate

MFWD features:

  • Electronically selectable by the operator
    • Offers limited slip functionality for precision steering and great traction while pointing and shooting out of a corner.
  • Vertically oriented oil drain for easy maintenance
  • Protected by a steel skid plate and frame

Drive shaft features:

  • Rear CV shaft diameter measures 27 mm (1.1 in.) and is designed for peak engine and braking torque
  • Front CV shaft diameter measures 23 mm (0.91 in.) and is designed for peak engine torque
  • Propshaft is designed for peak engine torque
  • All CV shaft and propshaft joints are maintenance free and protected by exclusive thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) boots for durability

Equipped with power steering

This Gator™ XUV Crossover Utility Vehicle is equipped with power steering and a dual A-arm front suspension. These automotive-type systems exhibit excellent handling characteristics, as well as responsive steering and low steering effort:

  • Steel ball bearings secure the steering shaft and deliver smooth, responsive operation
  • Completely sealed rack-and-pinion for long life
  • Low steering ratio (lock-to-lock) provides more responsive steering and less operator input
  • Shaft U-joints are phased for a smooth, uninterrupted motion of the steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel with 15 degrees of travel (XUV835M, XUV835R, XUV865M, and XUV865R models only; S4 models do not have tilt steering)
Electric power-assist steering systemElectric power-assist steering system

Electric power-assist steering (EPAS) system has advanced features:

  • Anti-kickback feature reduces the amount of steering unwinding when traversing 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 road feel.
    • As speed decreases, steering assist increases to give lower steering efforts for improved maneuverability.
  • A warning/functional light on the instrument panel provides self-diagnostics and a warning light in the situation of no assist.
  • Torque sensor measures steering wheel input so the on-board computer can provide the appropriate output for various driving situations.

With the EPAS system, the operator maintains a direct, mechanical linkage from the steering wheel to the front wheels. The power-steering system interfaces mechanically with the steering system by being inserted between the steering wheel and the rack-and-pinion assembly.

A differential torque sensor is integrated into the power steering assembly. The circuit board assembly is also integral with the power-steering assembly.

Power steering does not reduce turning radius but significantly reduces steering effort by approximately 85 percent compared to those models without power steering.

EPAS interface diagram
EPAS interface diagramEPAS interface diagram

The numbered descriptions refer to the EPAS interface diagram shown above:

  1. Torque sensor
  2. Electronic control unit (ECU)
  3. Fail-safe relay
  4. Current/thermal control circuit
  5. Reduction gears
  6. DC motor
  7. Rack and pinion
  8. Function/warning light
  9. Key power and ground
  10. Vehicle speed sensor
  11. Instrument cluster
  12. Relay module

Roomy and quiet operator station

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) dash shown with model year 2021 tan interiorHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) dash shown with model year 2021 tan interior

Whether it is a completely open operator station or a factory-installed cab, the interior has been redesigned with comfort and ergonomics in mind.

  • Gear shift control and differential switch on the dash
HVAC dash shown with model year 2021 tan interior (R trim)HVAC dash shown with model year 2021 tan interior (R trim)
  • Tilt steering
Tilt steeringTilt steering
Tilt steering (up position)Tilt steering (up position)
Tilt steering (down position)Tilt steering (down position)
  • Bench seat with driver adjustment
Bench seat adjustmentBench seat adjustment
  • Three-wide seating
SeatingSeating

Powerful gas engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response

812-cm<sup>3</sup> (49.6- cu in.) gasoline engine812-cm3 (49.6- cu in.) gasoline engine

The machine is powered by an 812-cm3 (49.6-cu in.), 3-cylinder, dual overhead cams, liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engine. It produces 6.5 kgm (47 lb-ft) of torque at 3200 rpm. The advanced electronic controls and fuel-injection system deliver superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.

The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:

  • 40.3 kW (54 hp*) at 6000 rpm
  • Electronic fuel injection for superb performance, altitude adjustment, and cold-weather starting (tested to -28.9°C [-20°F])
  • Electronic ignition is continuously variable for optimum engine power and provides fast, reliable starts
  • Exclusive electronic ground-speed governor and throttle body
  • Auto-compensates by providing more power when going up a hill or through difficult terrain
  • Eliminates top-speed degradation from belt wear
  • Overhead valve design provides greater efficiency and fuel economy
  • Full-pressure lubrication system
  • Spin-on oil filter with drain bracket and oil drain plug enable easy servicing
  • Dry, replaceable, single-element air cleaner with remote intake
  • See-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without having to remove the radiator cap
  • Open front grille allows air flow and proper ventilation to the radiator
  • Standard high-capacity alternator - 85 amps for maximum accessory capability

*The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.

Dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics

XUV front suspension detailXUV front suspension detail

To complement the robust frame, the XUV is equipped with four-wheel independent suspension.

A dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics.

The entire suspension system has been optimized to handle no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.

M-trim units with factory-installed cabs and R-trim units have heavy-duty front and rear shocks installed from the factory.

  • A higher spring rate and higher preload force versus standard springs prevent the vehicle from sagging with a heavy payload.
  • These heavy-duty shocks help with the heavier weight of the cab and when attachments are installed, like blades.
Dual A-arm independent front suspension features include:
  • 201 mm (7.9 in.) of travel provides ample wheel travel to keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction, excellent ride quality, and vehicle control
  • Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron knuckles support the constant-velocity (CV) shaft and wheel
  • Maintenance-free rubber torsional A-arm pivots for long life and quiet operation
  • CV shaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot
  • Coil-over shocks absorb the most demanding terrain
XUV rear suspension detailXUV rear suspension detail
XUV rear suspension detail (shown on XUV865M)XUV rear suspension detail (shown on XUV865M)

Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:

  • Unequal length and dual A-arm construction for superior wheel control and travel
  • 231 mm (9.1 in.) of total travel provides ample wheel travel to keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction, excellent ride quality, and vehicle control
  • Coil-over shocks absorb the most demanding terrain
  • A-arms made from square/rectangular tubing reduce weight while remaining rigid
  • Heavy-duty nodular cast-iron uprights support wheel loads with a double row of ball bearings
  • CV driveshaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot
  • Rear sway bar for lateral stability

Extra-durable deluxe cargo box ensures hard-working performance and longevity

Deluxe cargo box with optional light protectorsDeluxe cargo box with optional light protectors
Top view of cargo boxTop view of cargo box

The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise.

Deluxe cargo box tailgate
Tailgate handleTailgate handle
Tailgate openTailgate open
Tailgate lowered to 150 degreesTailgate lowered to 150 degrees

The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate has been improved, features truck-like performance, and can be operated with one hand.

The standard-installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.

Deluxe cargo box tilt
Integrated handle for manual cargo box tiltIntegrated handle for manual cargo box tilt

The deluxe cargo box is easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist.

A prop rod is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel.

Integrated tie-down points
Integrated tie-down point in cargo-box bedIntegrated tie-down point in cargo-box bed
Additional tie-down points (TH 6X4 shown)Additional tie-down points (TH 6X4 shown)

The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:

  • Four corners inside the cargo box bed
  • Four points on the load guard directly behind the operator station (A)
  • Tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box (B)
  • Six points on the underside of the cargo box frame (circled)
Converting deluxe cargo box to a flatbed
XUV835M Cab shownXUV835M Cab shown
XUV835M Cab shownXUV835M Cab shown

Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box:

  • See attachment information in the Sales Manual
Specifications

 

 Length 1143 mm (45 in.)
 Width 1320 mm (52 in.)
 Depth 305 mm (12 in.)
 Volume 0.46 m3 (16.4 cu ft)
 Weight capacity 454 kg (1000 lb)
 Dump angle 47 degrees

CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.

Attachment-ready electrical system

On M- and R-trim vehicles, adding attachments and accessories is made easier by the inclusion of some main wiring harnesses that facilitate efficient hook-up.

Roof harness electrical portRoof harness electrical port
Main vehicle harness – winch connectionMain vehicle harness – winch connection
 Cargo box liftBackup alarmBrake / tail / reverse lightsBase radioHeater2041-kg (4500-lb) winchPremium radio (base radio kit needed)LED lights - front OPSWindshield wiperWindshield washerLED lights - brush guardLED headlightsTurn signalsHornBeacon lightLED lights - rear OPSSprayersSpreadersAMS integration kit
     aa,ca,c,da,c,da,c,da,ba,ba,ba,ba,c,e a,c,ea,fa,fa,c,e,f 
M open       cc,dc,dc,dbbbbc,ec,effc,e,f
M cab           bbbbeffe,f 
R                ff f

 

                = connections in base harness 
E-spec attachment harness 
Front attachments harness 
Roof attachment harness 
Front cab harness 
Rear cab harness 
Dash port harness
If blank, the base chassis harness has the connector for the attachment 

If dual beam headlights are desired, the following bundles are required:

XUV835E/865E:

  • BM26589 – dual beam LED headlights, including three-position rocker switch
  • BUC10809 – front light harness kit
  • BUC10810 – E-spec attachment harness

XUV835M/865M:

  • BM26589 – dual beam LED headlights, including three-position rocker switch
  • BUC10809 – front light harness kit

XUV835R/865R:

  • BM26589 – dual beam LED headlights, including three-position rocker switch

M trim details

The M trim adds electrical power-assist steering (EPAS) and brings in the main wiring harness for easier attachment hook-up. Cabs are available in this trim level. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is also an option within the M-trim level.

XUV operator stationXUV operator station
M-trim dashboardM-trim dashboard
Build-to-order options
  • Roof standard on all units – can order less roof on open station units
  • Available factory-installed winch on M- and R-trim units
  • Available factory-installed front glass windshield on M-trim open station units
  • Available factory-installed rear glass panel on M-trim open station units
  • Available factory-installed brush guard
  • Available factory-installed brush guard extensions
  • Available factory-installed rear cargo box fender guards (rear bumper required, also factory installed)
  • Available factory-installed cargo box power lift
  • Available factory-installed deluxe cargo box with spray-in liner, brake lights, and taillights