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Work Series Utility Vehicle

  • 4-wheel drive, standard
  • 16.4 cu ft (.56 cu m) cargo box with a 1,000 lb (450 kg) capacity
  • Pickup-style tailgate
  • Powerful diesel engine system
Starting At:16,599.00
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Precision-engineered drivetrain systemPrecision-engineered drivetrain system

The Gator™ HPX Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system to better utilize engine power and to improve 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:

  • Transaxle with high and low ranges, neutral, and reverse
  • Engine
  • Variable-speed drive
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 and rotated by the engine.
  • Driven clutch is attached to and drives the transaxle.


How 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 drive speed upward or downward so that engine rpm remains constant at constant throttle position.
Transaxle and mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD)
Transaxle and MFWDTransaxle and MFWD
  • Two-speed, fully-enclosed, oil bath transaxle allows superior pulling ability
    • Low range is 0 km/h to 19 km/h (0 mph to 12 mph)
    • High range is 0 km/h to 40 km/h (0 mph to 25 mph)
  • MFWD and rear transaxle are protected by skid plates
  • Helical forward and reverse gears are used for quiet operation
  • On-demand four-wheel drive (4WD) system with an auto-locking front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch; when the rocker switch is in the on 4WD position, the front differential will automatically lock for extra traction when needed, but when the rocker switch is in the off, two-wheel drive (2WD) position, the vehicle will remain in 2WD 
    • Provides exceptional traction in challenging conditions
    • Maintains turf-friendly operation in 2WD mode
    • Combined with rear traction assist - (differential lock) can provide full, locking 4WD 
Operator's station with 457-mm (18-in.) high-back bucket seatsOperator's station with 457-mm (18-in.) high-back bucket seats
Bench seatBench seat
Center console with 12-V direct current (VDC) power portCenter console with 12-V direct current (VDC) power port

The Gator™ HPX is equipped with many standard features that provide for comfortable and convenient operation:

  • Side-by-side, 457-mm (18-in.) high-back bucket or bench seating provides room for one operator and one passenger
  • Hip restraints serve as convenient and comfortable handholds
  • Driver's seat is mounted on a slide-rail system that allows for fore-aft positioning
  • Occupant protective structure (OPS) with three-point seat belts and passenger side grab handles, located on the front post, front dash, and on the outside of the seats
  • Both seats (buckets only) tilt forward for ease of service and to keep them dry during outdoor storage
  • Operator platform provides easy entry/exit for the operator and passenger
  • Cup holders are located within reach of the operator's station
  • Hour meter comes standard to assist in maintaining regular service intervals
  • Traction assist (differential lock) is hand operated and conveniently located between the operator and passenger seats
  • Glove box is located in the dash to provide a convenient storage area for small items
  • Standard 12-VDC outlet conveniently located on the instrument panel as well as in the center console between the seats (buckets only)
  • Tank-mounted fuel gauge is easily viewed from the left side of operator's seat
  • Large, 76-mm (3-in.) diameter fuel tank fill opening allows easy fuel fill and helps to eliminate spillage
  • Storage compartment is located under the front hood for extra storage space
  • On-dash manual choke provides easy accessibility and convenient choke moderation for smooth engine warm-up (gas models only)
Heavy-duty rear suspensionHeavy-duty rear suspension

The Gator™ HPX is equipped with heavy-duty, coil-over shock, semi-independent rear suspension with 89 mm (3.5 in.) of suspension travel. This provides a comfortable ride with the cargo box unloaded while also minimizing suspension sag when the cargo box is loaded.

Independent front suspensionIndependent front suspension

The Gator HPX is equipped with a MacPherson strut, independent front suspension, providing a comfortable ride and excellent work capability. The heavy-duty, ductile cast-iron, single A-arm provides 131 mm (5.15 in.) of suspension travel for excellent handling and ride quality.

Standard OPS with netsStandard OPS with nets
HPX815E with cab frame and netsHPX815E with cab frame and nets

The Gator™ HPX is configured from the factory with OPS and standard occupant side retention (OSR) nets or deluxe cab frame.

  • The OPS performance is certified to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J219 standards.
  • Glass doors can be dealer installed to complete the cab enclosure.
  • Certified to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B71.9 standards

Nets are standard equipment on the Gator HPX.  Features of the nets include:

  • One-handed operation
  • Easy entry/exit
  • Great visibility
Extra-durable deluxe cargo box ensures hard-working performance and longevity

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 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 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 flat bed

The deluxe cargo box easily converts to a flat bed. The flatbed configuration allows operators to load larger cargo

Cargo box specifications
Length 1143 mm (45 in.) 
Width 1320 mm (52 in.) 
Depth 304 mm (11 in.) 
Volume 0.46 m3 (16.4 cu ft) 
Weight capacity454 kg (1000 lb) 
Dump angle 47 degrees 


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


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Key Specs hpx815e-utility-vehicle
Current Model
Engine power13.57* kW
18.2 hp
Maximum traveling speed0-25 mph (0-40 km/h) forward
0-12 mph (0-19 km/h) reverse
Cargo box dimensions1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight)454 kg
1000 lb
Towing capacity590 kg
1300 lb
Front suspensionIndependent with McPherson Strut
Rear suspensionCoil over shock
Final driveTwo speed, oil bath
Four wheel driveYes
Fuel capacity20.1 L
5.3 U.S. gal.
Type3 cyl, 4-cycle diesel
Displacement854 cc
Power13.57* kW
18.2 hp
Cooling systemLiquid
TransmissionContinuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Final driveTwo speed, oil bath
Four wheel driveYes
Traction assistPositive locking, mechanically actuated (hand-operated)
Descent controlNo
Maximum traveling speed0-25 mph (0-40 km/h) forward
0-12 mph (0-19 km/h) reverse
FrontIndependent with McPherson Strut
RearCoil over shock
TypeHydraulic Disc brakes
Park brakeRear mechanical disk, hand operated
Tires / Wheels
Front24 x 9.5-10
Rear24 x 12.0-10
Dimensions / Capacities
Wheelbase1910 mm
75.2 in.
Dry weight681 kg
1526 lb
Length2743 mm
108 in.
Width1506 mm
59.3 in.
Height1867 mm
73.5 in.
Tread centersFront: 1257.3 mm
Front: 49.5 in.
Rear: 1219.3 mm
Rear: 48 in.
Ground clearance152.4 mm
6 in.
Fuel capacity20.1 L
5.3 U.S. gal.
Cargo box dimensions1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight)454 kg
1000 lb
Payload capacity635 kg
1400 lb
Towing capacity590 kg
1300 lb
HitchStandard 2-in receiver
Power steeringNo
Battery / Alternator / Power port480 CCA 40 amp @ 3200 rpm
StorageCup Holders, Glovebox
SeatingBucket Seats (Bench Available)



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John Deere Quality


I grew up on a family farm driving John Deere A’s, B’s & G’s. I remember quality! The HPX 815e reminds me of the John Deere from long ago. It is not flashy but it is dependable. We use this gator almost daily on our cattle farm. It is dependable and holds to the tradition that was established years ago. We have used other brands of UTV’s, but all have failed in one way or another. The 815e was not designed for trail riding, but it was designed for work! This is a working man’s machine! I have no doubt I will be using this piece of equipment for many many years.




From: Quitman, AR

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

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