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Well it finally got me-Gator Fever, that is. I have been wanting to get a Gator for a long time for spraying and maintaining our home place where we are trying to restore the pastures to eventually cut for prairie hay.

The fever only got worse after we got a Gator up at our family farm. We had been using a Yamaha Big Bear for checking fences, spraying and general chores and it served us well but was limited to one person at a time. And my Bride refused to operate the Big Bear but took to the Gator at the farm immediately.

It only took about a year of not having a Gator here at home, and my Bride was on board for our own. We really liked the RSX 850, but bought another XUV 825i like the one we have at the farm because of the bigger payload for spraying and hauling. We got the full deluxe cab and doors, electric dump, lights and the full factory snow plow which I've used several times this winter. It's great to be out of the wind!

And my Bride loves it. She really likes the bed, and especially the electric dump. We ask ourselves why we waited so long to get it!

Reading this forum helped with deciding what options to get and for ideas on how to customize ours, so thanks to everyone for helping us get here.
 

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Gatordone, actually we'll have been married 19 years as of Valentine's Day. But she'll always be my Bride!

I'm a very lucky guy, and yes, I married up! Got a great Mother-In-Law and Brother-In-Law and his family, too. Life's good.
 

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Welcome to the forum and the addiction!!!!!!!!!
 

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Welcome !!
 

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Welcome.

Great place for info.
 

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My 2000 Yamaha Big Bear just died two weeks ago it worked hard for 14 years only stuck 1000 in break downs in that time I will miss it dearly and I hope the 825i will stand up to it I will pick up next weekend just have not decided new 2013 or 2014 good luck and enjoy
 
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