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Thoughts on using Tracks on a John Deere Gator?

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Hey everyone!

We have been receiving more and more curiosity and interest from customers across the US about adding tracks to their John Deere Gator to replace the tires. We have never carried any in-stock before, nor really tested out a Gator with tracks equipped on it. While doing some research into them, we have come across a few major players in the tracks market, but were looking for expert opinions from our favorite John Deere fans.

Has anyone on this site ever used, or owned, a set of tracks for their John Deere Gator? While we can listen to the features and benefits from the supplier's salesmen all day, nothing beats the honest word of those who have used or owned them before. We are aware of a few major companies producing these wheel-replacement tracks, and have listed them below. One of the biggest companies, and one that John Deere seems to work with more often, is a business called Camoplast. They produce tracks for not only John Deere Gators, but a variety of ATVs, UTVs, Tractors, and more. Unfortunately, not every website can be super flashy with pics and videos, so we are really unsure about total performance with these pieces of equipment.


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If you have any experience with Gator tracks, either using them or owning a set yourself, we'd love to hear from you! We are always looking to expand our business and offer more products that our customers want. This could potentially be a new venture for us, but we never undertake anything unless John Deere fans will like it. I couldn't think of a better community of John Deere enthusaists and friends than the GreenTractorTalk forum, so you guys are officially the first to know.

Feel free to comment on this thread with your input and advice. Whether it be good or bad, we want to hear reviews and stories either way! If you wish to talk to us directly, you can always give us a call toll-free at 1-888-284-9606 or visit us online at

Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing everyone's responses!

Jon K.
Mutton Power Equipment
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I did test drive a Polaris with tracks at a car/equipment show. A couple things that I noted:

The turning radius sucked! From a 3 lane road (small down town area with a turn lane and parking a long side the road) I could not make a 180 degree turn to go back. I had to stop and back up.

It was extremely difficult to turn until you got going a decent speed (which I could not as there were quite a few kids in the way). I couldn't turn the wheel (tracks) while sitting still. I definitely would not buy one with tracks unless it had power steering. Which even then I don't know how practical it would be, because while sitting still and turning you might just turn it and pull the track off/tear up the lawn/dirt.

I didn't have any off road experience, but the salesman said he'd sold a couple and everyone had been pleased with how it performed. I think it would definitely be cool to have a couple out front of your place. The yard definitely a unique item and would bring some questions in and some interest around them.
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