John Deere XUV865M HVAC
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  • Enhanced cab comfort


    • Functioning door windows – roll up and down
    M cab doorR cab door 
    • Fully opening front window with vent position
    Side windows and front window Venting position
    • Automotive-style sealing
    Door sealing
    • Styled roof with channels designed-in to move water to the outside edges
    Styled roof (R roof shown) 
    • Molded-in pockets for front and rear light mounting
      • Keeps lights below the roof line for protection
    Front roof light Rear roof light 
    • Easy-opening door handles and mechanisms
    Inner door handle Outer door handle 
    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) – if equipped
    M-trim HVAC controls 
  • Efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system
    HVAC details

    Automotive-style controls on the center of the dash - easy and convenient to reach for the operator or passengers

    • Four dash vents
      • Adjustable louvers and face plates
    • Windshield vents mounted on the top of the dash
      • Fast defrost
      • Efficient air flow
    • Air filter on the passenger side of the cab at foot level
    • Three fan speeds
      • 0: off
      • 1: low
      • 2: medium
      • 3: high
    • Temperature adjustment knob
      • Counterclockwise for cooler temperature
      • Clockwise for warmer temperature
    • Four air flow modes
      • Dash vents
      • Dash and floor vents
      • Defroster vents and floor vents
      • Defroster vents
    • HVAC compressor on/off button
      • Pushing the button once turns the air conditioning on - indicator light illuminates blue
      • Push the button again to turn off the air conditioning
    • Air flow constant with compressor on or off
    • Turn compressor off for full engine power
    • Gas machines have an idle bump to raise rpms to assist driving more power for the HVAC system
      • 1075 rpm in any gear at idle with air conditioning on
      • 1400 rpm when in neutral and the park brake is engaged
    • HVAC - if equipped
  • 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 XXXX in of travel
    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 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
  • 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.

    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)
  • Roomy and quiet operator station
    Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) dash shownHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) dash shown
    Operator stationOperator station

    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 shifter to the dash
    HVAC dash shown (M trim)
    • Tilt steering
    Tilt steeringTilt steering (up position)Tilt steering (down position)
    • Bench seat with diver adjustment
    Bench seat adjustment
    • Three-wide seating


  • 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
    XUV835 Cab shownXUV835 Cab shown
    XUV835M Cab shownXUV835M Cab shown

    Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box:

    • See attachment Sales Manual information




     Length 1143 mm (45 in.)
     Width 1320 mm (52 in.)
     Depth 304 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.

  • Powerful diesel engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response
    854-cc (52.1-cu in.) diesel engine854-cc (52.1-cu in.) diesel engine

    The machine is powered by an 854-cc (52.1-cu in.), 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-cycle diesel engine. It produces 48 Nm of torque (35.5-lb-ft) of torque at 2600 rpm.


    The advanced engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation.


    The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:

    • Indirect-injection diesel with glow plugs ensures fast starts in cold temperatures
    • 17.1 kW (22.9 hp*) at 3600 rpm
    • Overhead valve design for greater efficiency and fuel economy
    • Spin-on oil filter for easy servicing
    • Quiet operation through the entire rpm range
    • Molybdenum-coated pistons
    • High-stiffness cylinder block and gearcase
    • High-flow water pump and optimized water jackets maintain a steady operating temperature and eliminate hot spots
    • Full-pressure lubrication system
    • In-line mechanical fuel pump
    • Five-point, rubber isolated for quiet operation and minimal vibration
    • Dry replaceable dual-element air cleaner with remote intake and a restriction indicator
    • See-through coolant recovery tank permits the operator to check the coolant level without removing the radiator cap
    • Open front grille allows proper air flow and ventilation to the radiator.


    * 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 cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.


    M-trim cab units (factory installed) 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:
    • 200.7 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 detailXUV rear suspension detail

    Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:

    • Unequal length and dual A-arm construction for superior wheel control and travel
    • 231.14 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
  • 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 will stay engaged, providing deceleration until approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
    • The continuously variable transmission (CVT) air intake draws in 50 percent more air versus previous designs to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system. The system will reduce belt slippage and improve durability.
    • A low- and high-speed forward gear offering:
      • Low range is 0 km/h to 47 km/h (0 mph to 29 mph), XUV835
      • Low range is 0 km/h to 24 km/h (0 mph to 15 mph), XUV865
      • High range is 0 km/h to 72 km/h (0 mph to 45 mph), XUV835
      • High range is 0 km/h to 51 km/h (0 mph to 32 mph), XUV865
    • Ability to creep along slowly to maneuver in tight spaces
    • 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


    NOTE: Delivery and torque to the ground depends on tire size, which is a function of nominal size and pressure.


    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 enclosureSide view of CVT intake and clutch enclosure
    Differential lock lever and MFWD switchDifferential lock lever and MFWD switch
    Rear view of transaxle and CV shaftsRear view of transaxle and CV shafts
    CV boot protectionCV boot protection

    Operator interface features:

    • On-demand true four-wheel drive (4WD) system with an auto-locking front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch is best in class. 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
      • Illuminated for visibility in low-light condition


    Transaxle features:

    • Two-speed, fully-enclosed oil bath transaxle allows for superior pulling ability
    • Cast-aluminum design is the most robust in the industry
    • Helical forward and reverse gears are used for quiet operation
    • Rear traction assist (differential lock) is built in and can be engaged on demand
      • Allows locking the rear drive wheels together
      • Provides increased traction in tough spots

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

    • Neutral start safety interlock for engine ignition system
    • 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:

    • Electronic design is auto-locking for ease of use
      • Performs like a locking differential when engaged, but like an open differential when cornering
      • Offers positive engagement of both front wheels in forward and reverse as a differential package
      • Automatic engagement on the fly—no shift linkages required
      • Protected by a 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
  • 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 lightsSpeed limiter kitBase radioHeater4500 lb winchPremium radio (base radio kit needed)LED lights - front OPSWindshield wiperWindshield washerLED lights - brushguardLED headlightsTrun 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 



Type Front/rear hydraulic disc with twin piston front calipers
Park brake Driveline, internal wet multi-disc, foot operated (hand release)