1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Deere Utility VehicleNew from Deere and Co. is a 5 wheel "almost a truck" utility vehicle called the AMT600.
Equipped with a 62 to 1 gear ratio, it has 600 lbs. load carrying capacity, plus an additional 1,000 lbs. towing capacity.
"We think it's an exciting new product for the farm ATV market," says Deere dealer David Pearce, vice president of Triangle Equipment, Raleigh, N.C., who managed to acquire one of the first-available AMT's to display at the recent Southern Farm Show in Raleigh. "It was one of the hottest new products at this year's show," David told FARM SHOW. He feels it's competitively priced ($3,000 suggested retail) and has features that "put it well ahead of our competition in this market. I think it's safer and a lot more functional for chore work than 3 or 4 wheel ATV's."
Here are other key features of the new AMT:
8 hp Kawasaki engine with 341 cc displacement;
Peerless transmission with reverse and posi-traction 4 wheel drive;
A 48 by 43 by 11 in. bed, rated at 600lbs capacity (tips manually);
10 in. of ground clearance;
A turning radius of 100 in.;
Top speed of 20 mph;
The new AMT600 is equipped with 25 in. turf -type tires and carries a 1 yr.
warranty. It measures 51 in. wide, 101 in. long and 41 in. high. Weighs 800 lbs.
For more information, see your nearest Deere dealer.
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