Honda’s first-ever multi-purpose utility vehicle, Big Red, is a 4WD unit with a 675-cubic-centimetre, fuel-injected engine. A fully transistorized, electronic advance ignition and electric starter assure reliable starting. The vehicle comes with a liquid-cooled, OHV, semi-dry-sump engine. The Hondamatic transmission has a hydraulic torque converter with three forward gears and one reverse gear. Front and rear suspensions are an independent, double-wishbone design sitting on 25-inch x 10- to 12-inch bias tires, which provide 10.3 inches of ground clearance. The cargo box capacity is 500 pounds and total vehicle towing capacity is 1,200 pounds. American Honda Motors Company #5029 Reader Reply Card John Deere Gator The John Deer Gator has a 617 cubic centimetre liquid-cooled, electronically fuel-injected Kawasaki gas engine that produces 23 horsepower. The Gator has a Standard Occupant Protection System with a passenger-side hand-hold and three-point seat belts that are SAE and OSHA ROPS-certified. The two-range CVT transmission has superior low-speed pulling and towing ability. A hydro-formed frame is made from engineered plastic that can be painted and provides improved scratch resistance. Independent rear suspension provides excellent ride quality and superior terrain capability. The seven-inch suspension and 11-inch ground clearance can travel over bumps, obstacles and rough terrain while maintaining traction. The Gator can carry 1,000 pounds and tow 1,300 pounds. Deere and Company #5030 Reader Reply Card Cub Cadet Volunteer The Cub Cadet Volunteer is available in three models: the 4x2 FIS, 4x4, and 4x4 Efiwith 18, 20 and 31 hp, respectively. They have a four-wheel, fully independent, dual A-arm suspension and a wide stance that offers increased stability and a smooth ride on rough terrain. The tight turning radius and rear anti-sway bar provide superb cornering. The Efimodel has an electronically fuel injected engine and a top speed of 32 miles per hour. Cargo box capacities for the 4x2 FIS and 4x4 models are 900 pounds, and 1,000 pounds for the 4x4 EFI. Towing capacities are 1,300 pounds for the former and 1,400 pounds for the 4x4 EFI.
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