My John Deere Gator: Like A Boss

About 24 inches of snow last week.  Another four inches Friday night. Then about eight inches last night.  The first snow was light and fluffy. The second wasn’t bad.  The snow last night was wet and heavy. Very heavy.

And so, I offer an homage to John Deere, the makers of my 6×4 Trail Gator with its 12 inch plow.


It’s sleeping now, having been hard at work at 5 a.m. this morning. It deserves a good rest, as it did its job magnificently.

This is what it looks like when it’s on vacation at the lake.


This isn’t actually my Gator, as mine is kept cleaner and treated with love

Thanks, John Deere. You built one hell of a machine, and it has served me well.


13 thoughts on “My John Deere Gator: Like A Boss

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  2. Richard G. Kopf


    I am terribly jealous. My little JD tractor with plow is a great machine, but nothing compared to the mighty Trail Gator.

    All the best.


    PS Two summers ago a local farmer, who had lost his license, decided to drive his JD tractor throughout the county while staying on the side of the gravel roads. Local law enforcement were perplexed.

  3. EH

    OK, really stupid question: in a vehicle that small what’s the advantage of 6×4 over 4×4? Or does it just mean that the back 4 wheels are all drive wheels?

    1. SHG Post author

      Both the back 4 wheels are drive wheels, when locked, and increases the weight bearing load. Plus, it just looks really badass.

  4. Patrick Maupin

    Is “snow” some legal term of art, or is it a word you just made up?

    And what’s all that white stuff in that picture? Dandruff from the sky?

  5. Ross

    That is far more cool than the Kawasaki Mule I use while hunting on a friend’s ranch, although I can’t complain too much since I don’t have to pay for it. SHG, kudos for great taste in outdoor vehicles!

  6. marty d.

    As one who lives in the heart of Deere country, I am disappointed I didn’t see a skidsteer. Functional,fun and great for moving snow, dirt, drilling postholes (with the optional auger) as well s being available in a tracked model. Maybe a nice Arbor Day gift to yourself?

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