Just don’t call it a tractor.
You know John Deere, right? Big US firm that makes tractors. Green; bright yellow wheels. Farmers go up and down fields in them. Well, the John Deere Gator RSX850i is different. With its camo/Dark Knight-black colour scheme, this 4WD “recreational utility vehicle” is designed to tackle off-road terrain, and we don’t mean the lower paddock: dirt tracks, trails and “harsh” deserts are its specialty.
With an 839cc V-twin engine, four-wheel suspension, alloy wheels and Maxxis tyres, it does 0–30mph in three seconds. “It’s a huge evolutionary step forward,” John Deere’s David Gigandet says. Farmer Giles would surely agree.
Essential because: Even a top speed of 53mph is going to feel pretty fast bouncing about in this.