10 places you might find a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle

10 places you might find a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle

With their versatility and reliability, John Deere Gator utility vehicles (Gators) are the ultimate workhorse companion to make many a job easier and more enjoyable. With a wide array of options and low environmental impact, whether navigating across a pristine golf course or thriving on tough terrain, a gator will get the job done without churning up the land and leaving damage in its wake. Here are some of the places you can find the various John Deere Gators at work.

1. John Deere Gators on the farm

Gator FarmWhether fixing fencing, transporting animal feed or working the land, a gator makes an invaluable companion to the hardworking farmer. We’ve seen farmers use 4×4 diesel gators like the Gator XUV 855D to travel around wet and cold hill and mountain farms, carrying young cattle or sheep in the back of the Gator or even lifting young lambs in to the cosy, warm cab to help warm them up.

2. John Deere Gators in the garden

Gator GardenYou don’t have to have a business to make good use of a Gator. If you have a few acres of private land that you need to look after, whether a smallholding or large garden, Gators are put to excellent use to carry tools and equipment around to help make the job of keeping large grounds in excellent condition a little easier.

3. John Deere Gators in Local Authorities

Council buildings, schools, parks, roadsides, there is no end to the land that comes under the local authority’s remit to look after. Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion local authorities all use John Deere Gators to help get the job done.

4. John Deere Gators in Country Parks

Gator ParkWhether crossing acres of grass or navigating sand dunes, Gators prove invaluable at Pembrey Country Park for maintaining footpaths, fire patrols, beach clean ups and all the numerous jobs the wardens and staff have to manage and maintain the vast, beautiful park.

5. John Deere Gators at large sites

Around the vast sites of Pembroke Power Station and Milford Haven Oil Refinery John Deere Gators prove their worth not just for carrying tools and equipment but also, with some of the XUV models being able to carry 4 people comfortably and safely,  for transporting staff from one area to another efficiently.

6. John Deere Gators on the golf course

When out on the golf course it can be easy to take for granted the hard work that goes in to keeping the course pristine. John Deere Gators are used on our local golf courses to help make that hard work a bit easier. Used for transporting golfers, getting sprinklers to where they need to be, digging holes around the course, and a host of other essential jobs, most importantly they travel about the course without causing any damage to the land in their wake so it is in ship shape for play time.

7. John Deere Gators in hard to reach places

Gator RainingTrinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers. Gators are used at lighthouses to ferry tools and food for lighthouse keepers over difficult terrain within tidal time limits. Some Gators have even been delivered to lighthouses by helicopter.

8. John Deere Gators with the electricity board

When incremental weather causes power outages, Gators have proved invaluable for Western Power’s electrical engineers, linesmen, and their equipment to be transported safely and quickly across fields to find cables that have come down and fix them.

9. John Deere Gators with Welsh Water

Burst water mains can happen anywhere and Gators allow Welsh Water engineers and their equipment to reach places that other larger vehicles can’t possibly get to in order to get supplies up and running as soon as possible.

10. John Deere Gators in the military

Whether to transport military personnel and equipment around large camps or navigate tricky terrain, military gators are air dropped behind enemy lines to be put to good use.

GatorWhile not everyone will need a military Gator, one thing is for certain – the broad collection of John Deere Gator utility vehicles and accessories are extensive, versatile and exceptionally useful. Add to this the fact that all the Gators have intuitive controls and are comfortable to ride, and you have the ideal vehicle to take the load off your working life. Speak to the professionals at Powercut for more information on how a Gator utility vehicle might transform your workplace.

Super six John Deere lawn mowers for landscape contractors

The super six John Deere lawn mowers for landscape contractors

A John Deere mower means the best in power, performance and quality.

But the question is – which John Deere mower is right for you?

To find the right, reliable mower for your business a number of factors need to be considered. What size landscapes do you work with? What types of landscapes? What sort of environment do you work in? What is your budget?

Efficiency is key to any business from a time and budget standpoint. A ride on can cover a larger area in a fraction of the time a walk behind mower would, but, if you’re tackling tricky slopes or delicate edges, a walk-behind mower may be exactly what you need.

Whatever your mowing needs, here are our super six of John Deere mowers:

Best walk behind mower – JX90CB

JX90CB lawn mowerSmaller, delicate areas or steep garden slopes will need the precision offered by a walk-behind mower. John Deere’s range of tough, commercial grade walk-behinds are designed for fatigue-free operation all day long. Just like you, they’re not afraid of hard work.

Their advanced engineering means you can enjoy corrosion-resistant aluminium decks and an anti-vibration system across all models.

A lot of your decision will come down to size and budget but our favourite model is the JX90CB with its Blade Brake Clutch (BBC). This stops the blade but not the engine, making it much easier to move your machine from A to B, saving you time and making life just that little bit easier.


Best zero turn mower – Z997R

Z997RJohn Deere’s Z997R offers incredible manoeuvrability. At least 20% faster than a front mower, it saves you time every time you use it, and its outstanding quality will give you years of productive service.

Not only does it have a maximum power of 28.6 HP (21 kW) and a three cylinder diesel engine but the ease of control is unrivalled. With padded grip control levers, simply press a switch to raise or lower the mower deck and disengage the blades, or conveniently adjust the cutting height using the control panel.

As an added bonus, you can work in comfort with a high back chair, adjustable armrests and suspension seat that adjusts to your weight and personal preferences.


Best front rotary mower – 1585

1585For a fast, quality performance, John Deere’s 1500 series TerrainCut commercial front rotary mowers deliver an outstanding combination of speed and cut quality.

The exceptional 4WD system uses a mechanical axle and has a differential lock as standard meaning kerbs, slopes and slippery grass are no problem. This along with their high capacity 7-IRON decks and efficient high torque diesel engines means they can mow thick grass at high speed and still produce enviable cut quality.

In addition to mowing, their 60” front blade can be fitted instead of the mower deck to tackle a whole host of additional activities.

The top of this range is the 1585 which boasts a 38.2 HP (28.1 kW) engine, cutting width of 60 or 72 inches, a 60 litre fuel tank for up to 10 hours non-stop mowing, and the option of a 600 or 900 litre grass and leaf hydraulic collection system.


Best wide area rotary mowers – 1505/1515

1515If you want to make light work of long, dense grass or uneven terrain, you would be hard-pressed to beat the 1505 and 1515 wide-area rotary mowers.

Their powerful 4-cylinder engines and hydraulic mower decks ensure swift and great cutting performance in any conditions while the adjustable steering wheel, air-suspended comfort seat, optional comfort cab (think air conditioned / heated, quiet, spacious working) and ergonomic CommandArm armrest with finger trip controls makes for happy operators too.


Best diesel mowing tractors – X700 series

X700John Deere’s diesel mowing tractors provide the perfect combination of performance, ease of use and comfort. They deliver uncompromising reliability and productivity for years on end, and with higher uptime and lower operating costs, you profit from steady, predictable profitability as well as a consistent high performance.

We couldn’t select one model because which of the X700 models you go for will depend on whether you need 2-Wheel Drive, 4-Wheel Drive or 4-Wheel Steer. Road homologation is also an option available to the X750 and X758 should you require to use it on public roads.

In addition to precision mowng, the right attachment helps bring driveways and paths up to standard, and the optional MCS 580 material collection system collects grass clippings while you go before letting you dump them quickly.

Diesel mowing tractor X950R

X950RThe top of the range X950R mowing tractor has a forward speed of 16.1 km/h and cruise control. A full welded steel frame; a commercial grade, stamped steel mower deck; a high torque, 3-cylinder diesel engine; and heavy-duty wheel motors offers unrivalled strength and performance.

Its operations are simple with a multi-function lever giving you fingertip control, and great ergonomics allowing for operator comfort too.

Advanced ‘tail follows trail’ technology means mowing near fences, walls or other obstacles is easy and safe.

With high and low dump options, a 650 litre capacity collector, and optional road homologation kit or rear deflector, this mowing tractor means business for your business.

These super six are just a glimpse of the extensive John Deere mower range. You can find the full range of John Deere commercial mowing equipment on their website and Powercut’s specialist staff are on hand to help you make the right decision for your business.