John Deere XUV855M S4 (2021) Crossover Utility Vehicle

  • Multi-passenger capability for four people
  • Easier shifting, with integrated park position
  • Electronic switch for instant 4WD engagement
  • Diesel engine and improved power steering
$17,549.00
John Deere XUV855M S4 (2021) Crossover Utility Vehicle

Additional Details

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 drive Variable-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 new 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 cool air 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 40 km/h (0 mph to 25 mph), XUV825E and XUV825M S4
    • Low range is 0 km/h to 24 km/h (0 mph to 15 mph), XUV855E and XUV855M S4
    • High range is 0 km/h to 72 km/h (0 mph to 45 mph), XUV825E and XUV825M S4
    • High range is 0 km/h to 45 km/h (0 mph to 28 mph), XUV855E and XUV855M S4
  • 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
  • Powertrain reduction ratios:
    • The complete reduction ratios range for high gear is 8.6:1 at top speed and 42:1 at initial clutch engagement. This varies between the vehicles listed above.
    • The complete reduction ratios range for low gear is 17.9:1 at top speed and 86.8:1 at initial clutch engagement. This varies between the vehicles listed above.

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

How the variable-speed drive works:

  • As engine speed increases, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights being forced out by centrifugal force.
  • As the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up to the largest diameter of the drive clutch and forces open the driven clutch.
  • With the belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch, the speed being transferred to the transaxle is increased.
  • 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 on closure (XUV855 shown) Side view of CVT intake and clutch on closure (XUV855 shown)
Differential rocker switch Differential rocker switch
Rear end shot of transaxle/CV shafts Rear end shot of transaxle/CV shafts

Operator interface

  • Selectable four-wheel drive (4WD) system with a limited slip front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch
    • Provides exceptional traction in challenging conditions
    • Maintains turf-friendly operation in two-wheel drive (2WD) mode
    • Illuminated for visibility in low-light conditions

Transaxle features

  • Low, high, neutral, reverse, and park transaxle
  • Automotive-style, integrated park position in transmission
  • Low range for maximum torque delivered to the wheels for hauling, pushing, and pulling
  • High range for maximum vehicle speed
  • To shift out of park, service brake must be pressed to release the parking solenoid. An audible click will be heard and allows the vehicle to shift out of park into the desired gear.

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

  • Start in gear, neutral, or park position for quick starting. The service brake must be engaged to start when in gear or neutral.
  • 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
  • Electronically selectable by the operator
    • Offers limited slip functionality for precision steering and great traction while pointing and shooting out of a corner
  • Vertically oriented oil drain for easy maintenance
  • Near instantaneous torque to the front wheels when electronic switch is engaged
  • Protected by a steel skid plate and frame

Drive shafts

  • Rear CV shaft diameter measures 27 mm (1.1 in.) and is designed for peak engine and braking torque
  • Front CV shaft diameter measures 23.9 mm (0.94 in.) and is designed for peak engine torque
  • Propshaft (transaxle to MFWD shaft) diameter measures 23 mm (0.91 in.) and is designed for peak engine torque
  • All CV shaft and propshaft joints are maintenance free and protected by exclusive Neoprene boots for durability

Powerful diesel engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response

XUV855 engine XUV855 engine
Remote intake and restriction indicator Remote intake and restriction indicator

The machine is powered by an 854-cc (52.1-cu in.), 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-cycle diesel engine. It produces 5.1 kgm (36.9 lb-ft) of torque at 2400 rpm.

The advanced engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation. With minimal noise vibration and harshness (NVH), the XUV855 is the smoothest and quietest running diesel in its class.

 

The engine offers the following performance and reliability features:

  • Indirect injection diesel with glow plugs ensures fast starts in cold temperatures
  • 30.6 kW (22.8 hp*) at 2400 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
    • Sealed radiator compartment keeps trash and debris on the outside of the grille

* 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 detail XUV front suspension detail
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To complement the most capable frame available in a high-performance utility vehicle, 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 no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.

Dual A-arm front suspension features include:
  • 203.2 mm (8 in.) of travel provides ample compression and wheel extension, which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction and vehicle control
  • 17.5-mm (0.6875-in.) solid anti-roll bar with fully rubber isolated connecting links and pivots for minimal vehicle body roll and quiet operation
  • Heavy-duty, nodular cast-iron knuckles to support the strut, 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
XUV rear suspension detail XUV rear suspension detail
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Dual A-arm independent rear suspension features include:

  • Unequal length, dual A-arm construction for superior wheel control and travel
  • 228.6 mm (9 in.) of total travel provides ample compression and wheel extension, which 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

Extra-durable deluxe cargo box ensures hard-working performance and longevity

Deluxe cargo box Deluxe cargo box
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The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust, 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 to 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
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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)
Converting deluxe cargo box to a flat bed
Deluxe cargo box converted to flat bed (XUV825 shown) Deluxe cargo box converted to flat bed (XUV825 shown)

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

Optional accessories
Brake and taillight with optional protector Brake and taillight with optional protector
Bedmat—protects the steel floor from dents Bedmat—protects the steel floor from dents
Cargo box power lift Cargo box power lift
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Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box include:

  • Factory-installed brake and taillight
  • Factory-installed spray-in liner (not shown)
    • Improves skid resistance and surface abrasion protection
  • Cargo box bed mat
  • Cargo box power lift
Specifications

 

 Length  1143 mm (45 in.)
 Width  1320 mm (52 in.)
 Depth  304 mm (11 in.)
 Volume  0.46 m3 (16.4 ft3)
 Weight capacity  454 kg (1000 lb)
 Dump angle  47 degrees

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

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
Electric power-assist steering system Electric 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 those models without power steering.

 

EPAS interface diagram
EPAS interface diagram EPAS interface diagram

The numbered descriptions refer to the EPAS interface diagram shown above:

  • Torque sensor
  • Engine control unit (ECU)
  • Fail-safe relay
  • Current/thermal control circuit
  • Reduction gears
  • DC motor
  • Rack and pinion
  • Function/warning light
  • Key power and ground
  • Vehicle speed sensor
  • Instrument cluster
  • Relay module

Seating for four and rear under-seat storage

Seating for four Seating for four

The XUV825M S4 and XUV855M S4 models feature seating for four. The rear seat will convert to provide a flat surface for extra payload and there is sealed under-seat rear storage for additional cargo.

Rear seat down Rear seat down
Storage for additional cargo under rear seat Storage for additional cargo under rear seat

Technical Specifications

Key Specs

Engine power 22.8 hp
17.0* kW
Cargo box dimensions 1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight) 454 kg
1000 lb
Towing capacity 680 kg
1500 lb
Front suspension Fully independent dual A-arm with adjustable coils
Rear suspension Fully independent dual A-arm with adjustable coils and sway bar
Final drive Park, high, low, neutral, reverse transaxle
Four wheel drive Dash switch actuated four-wheel drive system with limited slip front differential plus locking rear differential
Fuel capacity 27.6 L
7.3 U.S. gal.

 

Engine

Type 4-cycle diesel
Displacement 854 cc
Power 17.0* kW
22.8 hp
Cooling system Liquid

 

Drivetrain

Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with clutch enclosure
Final drive Park, high, low, neutral, reverse transaxle
Four wheel drive Dash switch actuated four-wheel drive system with limited slip front differential, plus locking rear differential
Traction assist Positive locking, switch actuated rear differential lock
Descent control Yes

 

Suspension

Front Fully independent dual A-arm with adjustable coils
Rear Fully independent dual A-arm with adjustable coils and sway bar

 

Brakes

Type Front/rear hydraulic disc with twin piston front calipers
Park brake Optional factory installed secondary, hand operated

 

Tires / Wheels

Front 27×9-R14 Maxxis® Bighorn® radials on alloy rims, or Maxxis Bighorn radials on steel rims
Rear 27×11-R14 Maxxis Bighorn radials on alloy rims, or Maxxis Bighorn radials on steel rims

 

Dimensions / Capacities

Wheelbase 2895.6 mm
114 in.
Operating weight (includes fuel/fluids) 957 kg
2109 lb
Length 3911 mm
154 in.
Width 1571 mm
62 in.
Height 1903 mm
75 in.
Tread centers 1305 mm
51.4 in.
Ground clearance 280 mm
11 in.
Fuel capacity 27.6 L
7.3 U.S. gal.
Cargo box dimensions 1143 x 304.8 x 1320 mm
45 x 12 x 52 in.
Cargo box capacity (weight) 454 kg
1000 lb
Payload capacity 588 kg
1297 lb
Towing capacity 680 kg
1500 lb
Hitch Standard receiver: 5.1 cm
2 in.

 

Features

Color Green and yellow, camouflage, olive and black
Power steering Yes
Battery / Alternator / Power port 480 CCA
55 amp @ 7000 rpm regulated, 660 watts
Instrumentation Digital display (gear position, system diagnostic light, speed, rpm, 4WD indicator, rear differential indicator, fuel level, coolant temperature, hour meter, miles, and service interval warning light)
Storage Two cup holders, under hood, glovebox, under rear seat
Seating Front and rear bench
Headlights

 

Additional information

Country of Manufacture U.S.
Date collected