The Gator™ TH 6x4 Diesel Utility Vehicle is powered by a 13.6-kW (18.2-hp)*, 993-cc (60.6-cu in.), 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-cycle diesel engine.
*The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.
The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:
The Gator™ TH 6X4's power is transmitted from the transaxle to the center axle. The rear axle is driven by roller chains from the center axle.
Key elements of the drive system are as follows:
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches connected by a drive belt:
Here is how the variable-speed drive works:
The transaxle is fully enclosed and runs in oil for reliability. Helical gears are used for quiet operation. The 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:
The neutral start safety interlock is provided for the engine ignition system.
Bolt-on cast-aluminum rear axle housings provide an extremely strong supporting structure.
Numerous features offer the operator and passenger a comfortable ride and provide many operating conveniences.
The control location and walk-through platform provide easy entry/exit for operator and passenger.
NOTE: Shown above with the optional front bumper, brush guard, front fender guard, and floor mat.
NOTE: The front bumper is standard on the Gator™ TH 6X4 Diesel.
The deluxe cargo box side panels and tailgate consist of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise. The cargo box floor and load guard (front panel) are made of steel.
The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate features a truck-like latch, 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.
The deluxe cargo box is easier to latch (A), unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design (B) and gas assist (C).
A prop rod (D) is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel.
The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:
The deluxe cargo box easily converts to a flat bed by removing ten bolts and unplugging rear lights (if equipped) at the harness pigtail at the rear of the machine. The flatbed configuration allows loading irregularly shaped cargo.
Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box include:
TH 6X4 gas
454 kg (1000 lb)
TH 6X4 diesel
550 kg (1200 lb)
Box dump angles (degrees)
43 degrees +/-1
43 degrees +/-1
Cargo box load height
63.5 cm (25 in.)
The cargo box load height allows for easy loading and unloading.
CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.