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John Deere HPX615E

Work Series Utility Vehicle

  • Electronic switch for instant 4WD engagement
  • New dash display, including fuel gauge
  • 16.4 cu ft (.46 cu m) cargo box with a 1,000 lb (450 kg) capacity
  • Real dumping cargo box with pickup-style tailgate

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Precision-engineered drive system optimizes acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities
Precision-engineered drivetrain system Precision-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, reverse, and park
  • Engine
  • Variable-speed drive
Variable-speed drive
Variable-speed drive Variable-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.
  5. Start in gear, neutral, or park position for quick starting. The service brake must be engaged to start when in gear or neutral.
  6. To shift out of park, the service brake must be pressed to release the parking solenoid. An audible click will be heard and then the vehicle can shift out of park into the desired gear.
Shift lever Shift lever
Transaxle and mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD)
Transaxle and MFWD Transaxle 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
  • Selectable four-wheel drive (4WD) system with a limited slip front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch
    • Provides exceptional traction in challenging conditions
    • More control descending hills with 4WD engaged – all four wheels help slow the vehicle down, and clutch engagement is still necessary to prevent free-coasting
    • Near instantaneous torque to the front wheels once electronic switch is engaged
    • Maintains turf-friendly operation in two-wheel drive (2WD mode)
    • Combined with rear traction assist - (differential lock) can provide excellent traction in challenging conditions
Electronic rocker switch for 4WD and rear differential lock Electronic rocker switch for 4WD and rear differential lock
Features operator conveniences such as bench seat, cup holders, glove box, and 12-V outlet
Operator's station Operator's station
Updated display Updated display
Bench seat Bench seat
Center console Center console

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

  • Bench seating provides room for one operator and one passenger
  • Hip restraints serve as convenient and comfortable handholds
  • 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
  • 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 operated by electronic switch and conveniently located on the dash
  • 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 
  • 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)
  • Display features include:
    • Speed
    • Fuel gauge
    • Mechanical front wheel drive (MFWD)/rear diff-lock
    • Gear position
Heavy-duty suspension delivers excellent heavy hauling capabilities
Heavy-duty rear suspension Heavy-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 suspension Independent 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.

Factory-installed occupant protective structure (OPS) or deluxe cab frame
Standard OPS with nets Standard OPS with nets
HPX815E with cab frame and nets HPX815E 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
Durable, versatile cargo box for hard-working performance
Deluxe cargo box Deluxe cargo box
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 handle Tailgate handle
Tailgate lowered to 150 degrees Tailgate 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 tilt Integrated 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 bed Integrated 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)
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 capacity 454 kg (1000 lb) 
Dump angle  47 degrees 


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

Converting deluxe cargo box to a flat bed
Convert the cargo box to a flat bed Convert the cargo box to a flat bed
Haul larger cargo on the flat bed Haul larger cargo on the flat bed

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

Specs & Compare


Key Specs

Current Model
Engine power15.7* kW
20 hp
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.


Type2-cylinder, 4-cycle gas
Displacement617 cc
Power15.7* kW
20 hp
Cooling systemLiquid


TransmissionContinuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Final driveTwo speed, oil bath
Four wheel driveYes
Traction assistPositive locking, mechanically actuated (hand-operated)
Descent controlNo


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 10.5-10

Dimensions / Capacities

Wheelbase1910 mm
75.2 in.
Weight681 kg
1500 lb
Length3022 mm
119 in.
Width1486 mm
58.5 in.
Height1867 mm
73.5 in.
Tread centersFront: 1257.3 mm
49.5 in.
Rear: 1219.3 mm
48 in.
Ground clearance152.4 mm
6.0 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 receiver, 5.1 cm
2 in.


Power steeringNo
Battery / Alternator / Power port480 CCA
40 amp at 3200 rpm
StorageCup holders, glove box
SeatingBucket seats (bench available)

Additional information

Country of ManufactureU.S.
Date collected

Offers & Discounts

No current offers.


Location: Windham, Maine
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
Does all I need it to!

Ive owned my HXP615E for a few years. I use it around my home in Maine to move loam, crushed stone, yard waste, tree debris etc. The hydraulic dump body is a must. The turf tires are fine for me, I do not plow with it.

HopsNBarley FishNFarm
Location: Westminster. aC
Length of Ownership: 1month
Usage: Daily
So far good machine

Recently acquired. A few “Covid year” issues such as two left doors shipped instead of left and right. Pins on the bed extender didn’t match up. Otherwise, performs as expected so far and look forward to years of productivity and fun!

Location: Mn.
Length of Ownership: 1month
Usage: Daily
Great UTV

Bought a 2022 after owning a Polaris Ranger for many years . Love it simple operate and love the larger box and hydraulic lift option . I live in Mn. so changing out the turf tires is only issue.

Location: Cedar Crest, NM
Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage: Weekly
Worth the wait!

I ordered my HPX615E in late October 2021 and it arrived just before New Year's 2022. I wanted it for two primary uses: plowing snow in the winter and hauling tree cuttings in the spring, summer, and fall. I bought it with HD suspension, hydraulic lift, and a snow blade. I have plowed snow off my lengthy gravel driveway three times and it works great!

Location: Jones Mills, PA
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Daily
Great features

I bought this a few months ago, I love it, I have a farm and with the winter weather we have had in PA, the snow was too deep for my manure spreader so I have been using my gator to haul manure out the barn and dump it in a pile.

Location: Calvert tx
Length of Ownership: 1month
Great machine

Bought it for my wife and she loves it. Makes her job feeding our horses and cows much easier. Machine is quiet enough that she can sneak in the pasture and dump the feed before the animals know what’s going on… lol

Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage: Daily
Like the doors

Couldn't get the work done around here without it. It is a wonderful machine.

Location: Southeast Minnesota
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
The Billy Goat

We bought a diesel Gator HPX in 2005. Have used it our weekend hobby farm since then. It's been our family's best friend, accomplishing every task needed. While perhaps overlooked, the lower center of gravity and the more controlled/limited speed of the diesel has served our growing family very well. This is important, as I think one tends to focus on how fast rather than how slow when we consider practical utility use. It feels safer than the larger and faster UTVs out there (especially as kids start driving it). After 16 years of hard use, we'll be placing an order on another new identical unit.

Wild Westie
Location: Mio, MI
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
Handy vehicle to have around!

Had ours for 8 years and love it. Never a complaint!

Location: Bettendorf Iowa
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Daily
Fuel in the oil after 12 hr

I bought the 615 after having a smaller gator without a role cage in it was a older model, but I wound up selling it. I figured the 615 would be the perfect one, I could never be so wrong. The first incident happened when I was going down the road and it suddenly lost power and shot out white smoke after that the oil would be high after 5-10 hrs. Then I would have to change the oil. I talked to my dealer they said it was a carb issue, they said that they fixed it and it’s no cost to me because of the warranty, but it did not fix it. So I got tired of spending money on oil and gave up and traded it in for half of what I payed and bought the 835M which is electronically fuel injected that I am very happy with and have had no issues what so ever I also appreciate the 50 mph that it can go. I liked the 615 just not the engine I had the Kawasaki engine in it so if you have the option to not get the Kawasaki get the other engine.