4 Gator UTV Tools for New Adventurers

posted on Monday, December 7, 2020 in Dealer News

Gator™ UTVs play just as hard in the great outdoors as they work on the farm.

With the hunting season underway, we’ve put together this list of John Deere Gator™ accessories, tools and add-ons every outdoor adventurer could benefit from. It doesn’t matter if you’re trail riding or preparing for a hunting excursion, you’ll be able to get even more out of your tough UV equipment when it’s outfitted with the best possible gear. Below you’ll find four starter tools to help you get the most out of your fall Gator™ adventures.

1. John Deere Gator Accessories to Get You Out of a Bind


While a Gator™ UTV can handle a number of terrains and conditions, sometimes nature gets the best of us. One of the most important tools to have onboard is a winch. If you’re riding miles into the unknown, a winch is useful for getting you out of a number of sticky situations. It attaches to your UV and can be wrapped around a nearby tree to help you out of a ditch and can even connect to a fellow rider’s Gator™ so you can be pulled safely to better ground. You can also use it to move an obstruction, like a fallen tree, out of your path.

2. Gator UTV Cargo Box Options and Storage

Whether you’re taking some of the outdoors back home with you, or you’re transporting camping gear into the woods, there are a number of cargo box options to maximize your Gator™ UTV storage capabilities. Some considerations include a cargo bed extender, cargo box side extensions that allow you to transport twice as much by way of increasing height and volume capacity, and additionally, a front hood rack that can manage up to a 100 lb load.

3. Hauling Capabilities with a Ball Mount

If you’re needing to accomplish towing or hauling of any kind, a ball mount is a crucial addition to your John Deere Gator™ accessories kit. It’ll attach to either your rear hitch or drawbar and make it possible for you to affix the utility cart that makes the most sense for your task.

4. Guards and Additional Protection for Your Gator UTV


Half the fun of riding trails is kicking up a lot of dirt and debris while dodging obstacles. The rougher your terrain is, the handier additional guards are for your Gator™ UTV. There are a number of options to consider, but one of the most crucial protective accessories is an underbody armor kit. This kit consists of a skid plate that offers extra protection for your frame as well as the critical powertrain components located on the underside of your UTV. A few additional protective measures to consider are a rear screen and brush guard.

Now, it’s worth noting that this is just a starter list. There are attachments, add-ons, and accessories for a great number of outdoor activities. If you have bigger plans for your off-the-beaten-path adventures and need help getting outfitted for the endeavor, we’re here and ready to help at your local Sunshine dealership. Thinking about getting a new Gator™? We’re always happy to schedule a test drive, answer questions, and generally talk shop.