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Precision-engineered drive system

Power is transmitted from the engine, through a continuously variable clutch system, to a transaxle. Power is transmitted from the transaxle directly to the rear axle.


Key elements of the drive system are as follows:

Variable-speed drive


The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches connected by a drive belt:

  • Drive clutch is attached to and rotated by the engine.
  • Driven clutch is attached to and drives the transaxle.

Features include:

  • Infinite selection of speeds (0 km/h to 32 km/h [0 mph to 20 mph])
  • No shifting necessary as operator increases speed
  • Adjusts speed to the load to avoid bogging down when going up a hill or through challenging conditions because the wrong gear was selected

How the 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 the drive speed upward or downward, so the engine rpm remains constant at constant throttle position.



The transaxle is fully enclosed and runs in oil for reliability.


Helical gears are used for quiet operation.


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:

  • Allows locking the rear drive wheels together
  • Provides increased traction in tough spots

A neutral start safety interlock is provided for the engine ignition system.

Heavy-duty rear axle housings


Gator TS 4X2

Bolt-on cast-aluminum rear-axle housings provide an extremely strong supporting structure.

  • Large, sealed bearings are located inside the housing for better protection
  • Forged-splined shaft for increased torsional strength

Gator TX 4X2

One-piece forged axles are splined for maximum strength.

  • Large, sealed bearings for better protection and load-carrying capabilities
  • Forged-splined shaft for increased torsional strength
  • Nodular cast-iron housing for increased durability


NOTE: The TS 4X2 is not sold in Australia/New Zealand.

Features operating conveniences such as cushioned bucket seating, cup holders, 12-V outlet, glove box, and fuel gauge

Numerous features offer the operator and passenger a comfortable ride and provide many operating conveniences.

  • Side-by-side bucket seating provides room for one operator and one passenger
  • Hip restraints serve as a handhold and help keep the operator and passenger in their seats over rough terrain
  • Both seats tilt forward for dry storage and ease of service
  • Choice of adjustable or non-adjustable driver's seat
  • Hour-meter is standard to assist in maintaining regular service intervals
  • Integrated cup holders
  • 12-V outlet is located on the instrument panel

The control location and walk-through platform provide easy entry/exit for the operator and passenger.

  • All models feature a park brake indicator light, hour-meter, and tank-mounted fuel gauge as standard equipment
  • Traction assist (differential lock) is hand operated and conveniently located between the operator and passenger seats
  • Traction assist indicator light (Gator™ TH 6X4 only)
  • Glove box is located in the dash to provide a convenient storage area for small tools and operator's manual
  • Grab bar is provided for the passenger
  • Center-mounted key switch
  • Additional storage is provided between the seats


Large, durable cargo box for heavy hauling

The strong, 16-gauge cargo box allows hauling heavy and bulky cargo.


The load of the box is placed directly over the rear wheels, where the load is in the most stable position. The 63.5-com (25-in.) load height for the Gator TS allows easy loading and unloading of material.

Box capacity

Gator TS


286 cu L
(10.1 cu ft)


227 kg (500 lb)

The cargo box can be manually tilted up to allow access to the drive system or to assist in cleaning out the box.

  • A prop rod is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience.



Box dump angles (degrees)




 Gator TS

Manual dump

48.5 degrees

Power dump

47.5 degrees


The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items.


The box design includes tie-downs on load guard and box sides.

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


Key Specs

Engine power 10.1* kW
13.5 hp
Maximum traveling speed 0-20 (0-32 km/h) forward, 0-19.4 (0-31.2 km/h) reverse
Cargo box dimensions 39.5 (L) x 49 (W) x 9 (H) in.
Cargo box capacity 227 kg
500 lb
Towing capacity 408 kg
900 lb
Front suspension Independent spring over shock, single A-arm
Rear suspension Two high-floatation, low pressure tires (solid axles)
Final drive Fully enclosed; oil bath
Four wheel drive No
Fuel capacity 5 g


Type 4-cycle gas
Displacement 400 cc
24.4 cu in.
Power 10.1* kW
13.5 hp
Cooling system Air


Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Final drive Fully enclosed; oil bath
Four wheel drive No
Traction assist Mechanically Activated Differential Lock
Descent control No
Maximum traveling speed 0-20 (0-32 km/h) forward, 0-19.4 (0-31.2 km/h) reverse


Front Independent spring over shock, single A-arm
Rear Two high-floatation, low pressure tires (solid axles)


Type Wet disk in transaxle
Park brake Wet disk, hand operated


Front Two 22.5x10.00-8, 2 PR hi-flotation
Rear Two 25x12.00-9, 2 PR hi-flotation
Dry weight 915 lb

Dimensions / Capacities

Wheelbase 1770 mm
69.7 in.
Front tread centers 1270 mm
50 in.
Rear tread centers 1220 mm
48 in.
Height 1108 mm
43.6 in.
Width 1525 mm
60 in.
Length 104 in.
Ground clearance 6.0 (under transaxle) in.
9.8 (foot platform) in.
Fuel capacity 5 g
Cargo box dimensions 39.5 (L) x 49 (W) x 9 (H) in.
Cargo box capacity 227 kg
500 lb
Payload capacity 408 kg
900 lb
Towing capacity 408 kg
900 lb
Hitch 1.25in hitch is available as an option (BM23839)


Color Green/Yellow
Power steering No
Battery 340 @ -18 C (0 F) CCA
Alternator 16.6 @ 3700 rpm (regulated) amp
Instrumentation Fuel Gauge, Hour Meter listed in the Sales Manual
Storage Cup Holder, Glovebox
Seating Bucket Seats