Gator for sale
Here's your chance to buy our 2014 John Deere Gator 825i with Camoplast tracks.
The Blue Hills Trail Association is selling its John Deere Gator 825i with 2020 Camoplast tracks. Purchased new in 2014, this has been our trusty workhorse UTV for wintertime ski trail grooming (pulling a 7-foot Tidd Tech snow groomer), summertime trail mowing (pulling a 57" AcrEase rough cut mower), and general trail maintenance. Because we needed to rely on it to keep our trails in great shape, it’s been very well maintained, and now is ready for resale when it can provide many more years of use.
Asking price is $14,800 - or best offer. A similarly outfitted 2021 Gator 835 (with tracks) would be selling for $33,000+. Following are the many pertinent details regarding our Gator. If you have questions or are interested in purchasing the Gator, email email@example.com
- Odometer shows 1712 hours, 7071 miles, 11377 kilometers.
- The Camoplast (Camso) tracks have been left on the Gator year round. The current set of tracks was installed September 2019, and has been used 527 hours.
- The original wheels and tires have never been used.
- Typically the Gator has worked 250 hours each winter while grooming ski trails, and 50 hours each summer while trail mowing.
- Dimensions = 79" high, 71" wide (across rear tracks), 61" cab width, 138" long (with tracks).
Factory equipped with
- power steering
- extreme all terrain tires
- yellow bench seat
- deluxe cargo box with heavy duty polyurea liner
- brake, tail, reverse lights with light protector
- deluxe cab with glass windows and doors, windshield wiper
- manual lift of the cargo box
- heavy duty front brush guard
Options added at purchase in 2014
- Cab heater
- Interior light (dome light)
- Cargo box divider
- Horn kit
- Rear light kit
- Front CV guards
- Rear CV guards
- WARN ProVantage 4500 lb winch with wired remote
- Dashboard switches wired to control two actuator motors on grooming implements
- Camoplast tracks (model year 2014)
Options added since the original purchase
- Long extension hitch (24 inches)
- Hitch supports welded to the hitch and bolted to the rear suspension
- Front LED work lights
- Rear view mirror
- Side mirrors
- New improved Camso tracks (2020 Camso 4S1 tracks installed September 2019)
Spare John Deere Gator parts to be included
- 3 oil filters (AM107423 - worth $9 each)
- Air filter (M113621 - $36 value)
- Fuel filter (AM117584 - $17 value)
Spare Camso (Camoplast) parts to be included
- One spare hub/spindle ($165 value)
- Four spare hub bearing kits ($45 each, $180 value total)
- Many extra bolts, washers and bearings - including specialty machined washers ($200+ value for these various parts)
Very important to note: this Gator, and its tracks, have been very well maintained. Recommended service intervals have been closely followed. Because we have several individuals that share the operation of the Gator, our maintenance records have compulsively recorded information meant to help any of our current or future operators. The entire maintenance file will be shared with the buyer.
Significant problems identified and repaired
- April 2016 – Gator overheated due to broken coolant temperature sensor. Easily replaced.
- Replaced drive belt when worn – every 1-2 years or more often as needed.
- December 2017 (693 hours). The FWD didn’t seem to engage reliably. Tractor Central replaced the solenoid located on top of the front differential hub assembly that engages the AWD.
- January 2018 (723 hours). Power steering Product Improvement / Product Recall: Tractor Central placed a retainer over the nut that could potentially loosen and cause a failure of the power steering mechanism. This retainer will prevent separation of the steering shaft from the steering rack assembly.
- February 2018 (840 hours). Engine was running rough due to a faulty spark plug wire on cylinder #3. Tractor Central replaced all 3 spark plug wires.
- April 2018 (920 hours). Due to intermittent ‘check engine light’ and excessive gas consumption, the oxygen sensor was replaced. Good results.
- Replaced rear brake pads multiple times – most recently October 2020 (1492 hours).
- February 2019 (1119 hours). Gator overheated due to broken alternator belt. Replaced the belt.
- June 2019 (1151 hours). Repaired leaking gas line where it joins the fuel pump. Replaced the pinch clamp.
- July 2020 (1457 hours). Gas throttle failed. Replaced original throttle arm with new improved redesigned throttle arm.
- October 2020 (1492 hours). Replaced driven clutch because it was cracked.
- October 2020 (1492 hours). Replaced stretched timing belt & belt tensioner.
- January 2021 (1630 hours). Gator ran rough. Fuel pump was malfunctioning. Replaced fuel pump, regulator, wiring harness, fuel filter, and housing.
- January 2021 (1630 hours). Exhaust leak discovered. Identified cracks and pitting in the first two pieces of the exhaust line. Replaced exhaust pipe manifold (part # AM146294), and intermediate exhaust pipe (2nd part of exhaust line – part # AM146297), and heat shield.
- February 2021 (1647 hours). Engine seemed to be missing, and was underpowered. Spark plug wires were grounding out, installed new wires. Drive belt was cracked & slipping – probably the result of ice buildup inside the clutch housing – replaced the belt, removed all the ice, dried off the clutches.
- February 2021 (1647 hours). Discovered a worn tie rod end right front – replaced the ball joint.
- February 2021 (1647 hours). Repaired the weak parking brake by replacing the rear parking brake assembly (‘front tower’) & adjusting the cable. Works like new.
During the past six months, as we've been planning to sell the Gator, we’ve identified items in need of repair. Since October 2020 this Gator has new brake pads, new drive belt, new driven clutch, new timing belt & belt tensioner, new fuel pump setup, new exhaust line (front 2/3), new spark plug wires, new tie rod right front, new parking brake assembly. It’s due for an oil change in about 20 hours.
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