Work Series Utility Vehicle
.Electronic switch for instant 4WD engagement
.New dash display, including fuel gauge
.16.4 cu ft (.46 cu m) cargo box with a 1,000 lb (450 kg) capacity
.Real dumping cargo box with pickup-style tailgate
Precision-engineered drive system optimizes acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities
The Gator™ HPX Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system to better utilize engine power and to improve acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted from the engine through a continuously variable clutch system to the transaxle.
Key elements of the drive system include:
.Transaxle with high and low ranges, neutral, reverse, and park
The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt:
.Drive clutch is attached to and rotated by the engine.
.Driven clutch is attached to and drives the transaxle.
How variable-speed drive works:
1.As the engine speed increases, the spring-loaded drive clutch is closed by weights being forced out by centrifugal force.
2.As the drive clutch closes, the belt rides up to the largest diameter of the drive clutch and forces open the driven clutch.
3.With the belt running in the smallest diameter of the driven clutch, the speed being transferred to the transaxle is increased.
4.The driven clutch is designed to sense varying loads (inclines, mud, etc.) and constantly adjusts drive speed upward or downward so that engine rpm remains constant at constant throttle position.