R-Gator

USA John Deere UGV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UGV    Company:  John Deere   
R-Gator
Manufacturer: John Deere Status: low-rate initial production Background: a COTS system, R-Gator can be operated in either manned or unmanned mode, in day or night missions. Application: 8hr stationary silent reconnaissance mode, point man reconnaissance, roving patrols, transportation of ammunition and other supplies, casualty evacuation, remote deployment of smaller UGVs and UAVs Characteristics: length: 121.5in, width: 65in, height: 84in, seating: two professional high-back seats, engine: 25hp, overhead valve, three-cylinder, liquid- cooled, four-cycle diesel, transmission: continuously variable (CVT), 4WD switch (selectable), differential lock (standard) Performance: ground clearance: 11 in, ground speed: 35mph with high/low range, 0-18mph in manual mode, 0-5mph in tele-operation mode, 0-5mph in autonomous mode Mission Payloads: optional EZY-Lift system with attachments for tray and fork lift for resupply and Marsupial deployment of smaller EOD UGVs Control: rugged laptop, Windows-based, game technology control system, displays four video streams, optional video recording, position and path playback displayed on user interface, records multiple paths, ability to pause path, reverse path, repeat path



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