I really like what I've read and heard about these, but they're in short supply around here and haven't been able to test-drive one yet. Interested in any comments about them.
Exact unit the salesman went over with me today. I was impressed. I had in my head either a 6x4 or HPX. He says the 560 or 590 is way to go and he recommends the 590. The bed was bigger than I thought it would be. I need to get my business up and going first. When I'm ready though, the 0% for 60 months will be just a memory I'm sure.Checked out the 590i w/ power steering today at dealer.
Anyone have any updated reviews of them?
Nice looking Gator. I agree on the accessories, expensive and hard to get info on. I would get the power steering and that option also includes being "winch ready", which as far as I could determine just means the wiring is there, does not appear to include a winch mount. But I would get the front receiver hitch anyway and use a mount for it if I ever wanted a winch.My 590i has logged 39 hours in a pretty short period. It has performed well with no issues. It has more than enough power and plenty of speed. It has been used to skid some big logs out of the woods, and act as a mule for the trailer hauling stone and dirt. I'll surprise others when I pull up to the hardware store rather than taking my car. We opted for the bench seat to allow the dog or grandchild to sit with us. Maintenance is very easy with ample space to work.
I am disappointed at a number of things. For example, I am dismayed that I have to buy an expensive part or fabricate something to mount a winch. That's like having to buy an extra part to mount the steering wheel....come on, Deere! Accessories are very expensive. Plus the online parts catalog doesn't return much in the way of 590-specific accessories and add-ons In hindsight, I do wish I had purchased power steering. It's a bit difficult to maneuver on our twistie path through the woods. The turning radius is a bit larger than expected, making turn-arounds a bit wide. I don't think any of these issues are unique to the 590.
Would I buy again? Betcha. I would also negotiate in a few extras at purchase.
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YOU, my friend, are going to cost me a lot of money. :lol:Nice looking Gator. I agree on the accessories, expensive and hard to get info on. I would get the power steering and that option also includes being "winch ready", which as far as I could determine just means the wiring is there, does not appear to include a winch mount. But I would get the front receiver hitch anyway and use a mount for it if I ever wanted a winch.
The original brochure I had showed an optional set of wheels that I wanted, but when I asked a salesman about them he said Deere had already discontinued them.:banghead:
I would also want a top and windshield but would probably look at aftermarket since Deere's offerings are so limited and expensive. Plus I don't even like the windshields they offer, I just want a fold-down like on golf-carts.
Hey, I'd be happy to help you spend some money, better yours than mine. :laugh:YOU, my friend, are going to cost me a lot of money. :lol:
I'm very interested in the front hitch and after driving down the road yesterday in 37° weather, a windshield.
Do you have any info/recommendations on either?