A special interest-free finance programme is now available to anyone ordering a new John Deere XUV 855D S4 Gator 4×4 utility vehicle and any John Deere Gator attachments.

According to John Deere, the scheme will run until further notice and is based on 60 per cent of the recommended retail price, with purchasers able to make one and two annual payments at zero per cent interest.

The company says the XUV 855D S4 is versatile addition to the Gator family and is particularly suitable for anyone needing to transport extra people in addition to carrying materials, tools and equipment such as pedestrian mowers.

It says the S4 combines versatile off-road performance, work capability and comfort for up to four passengers. It has the same cargo box, towing and payload capacities as the new XUV 825i model, at 454kg, 680kg and 635kg respectively, and features fully independent suspension.

John Deere says the new option is powered by the same, proven 22hp three-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine featured on the current XUV 855D Gator; the S4 also has a top speed of 32mph, and comes with power steering as standard.

To allow for extra passengers or cargo space, an easily convertible rear bench folds down to provide a flat surface for extra storage. A spacious under-seat storage compartment is also included.

The vehicle’s base list price starts at €16,773 plus Vat in Ireland.