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  • Quiet electric operation
  • Wide stance for enhanced stability
  • Best in class cargo box
  • Zero emissions/zero fuel consumption

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On-board battery charger

On-board battery charger (detail)On-board battery charger (detail)
Battery charger located under passenger seatBattery charger located under passenger seat

The Gator™ TE is equipped with an Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)-approved on-board charger. Located under the passenger seat, the on-board charger allows the user to charge their TE from any location containing a wall receptacle. This saves the user time, as they do not have to travel back to their maintenance area for charging; charging can be done anywhere.

The on-board charger is designed with a wide input voltage range from 85 - 265 VAC, making it capable for worldwide application. Power factor correction and 12A maximum current draw ensures the charger will work reliably from any power outlet in the world, even through surges and sags.

Improved run time

The on-board charger features advanced temperature sensor technology that improves the information flow coming in and out of charger. The batteries are allowed to charge more fully than they were ever able to before; this can improve run time by up to 75 percent (depending on use cycle).


Important safety features of the charger are as follows:

  • Vehicle ignition interlock
    • Prevents the vehicle from being driven while connected to the charger
  • Automatic shutoff
    • Battery charger automatically shuts off after reaching the full charge

The Gator TE is equipped with an external AC input IEC connector on the driver side of the vehicle to allow the flexibility of where the charger cord is stored. Multicolor LED indicator for low charge, more than 80 percent charge, full charge, or fault.

Drive system provides plenty of power to accelerate faster and climb hills better

Drive systemDrive system
Directional change control switchDirectional change control switch

The Gator™ TE Utility Vehicle features a motor powered by a 48-V electrical system.

  • This electrical system provides plenty of power to accelerate faster, carry loads, climb hills better, and perform evenly until recharge

Through the use of a separately excited controller, the Gator TE offers the following unique features:

  • Dynamic braking
    • The motor brakes when the operator lets off the accelerator; it is not a substitute for the brakes
  • Overspeed control
    • Reduces exposure to high-speed situations even when descending a hill; under normal conditions with a light load, the vehicle will not freewheel down an incline
  • Roll away
    • The electronic brake limits the vehicle speed to approximately 3.2 kph (2 mph) and prevents the vehicle from freewheeling down a grade when left unattended
  • Reduced speed in reverse
    • Controls the vehicle speed to approximately 13 kph (8 mph) without the loss of torque
  • Anti-rollback
    • When stopped on a grade, this feature prevents the vehicle from freewheeling in the opposite direction of the original travel direction
  • Regeneration
    • Energy is transformed back into the batteries when the vehicle travels faster than the set maximum speed; regeneration also occurs when dynamic braking is engaged; an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent regenerative energy is put back into the batteries during a day of work
  • Diagnostics
    • An onboard computer diagnoses the electrical system; using a flashing indicator light, a sequence of flashes indicates where the controller is having problems communicating
  • Speed control
    • The controller is set for a vehicle speed of 24.1 kph (15 mph)
  • Key-off control
    • Permits the function of the interlock and safety features with the key in the off position
  • Directional change control
    • When switching from forward to reverse, the machine will come to a complete stop and then changes directions; this prevents a whiplash effect and potential high stress on the drivetrain

Power is transferred through a transaxle with helical gearing for low gear noise.

Features operating conveniences such as high-back cushioned seats, glove box, and automotive-style controls

Side-by-side seatingSide-by-side seating

Many of the Gator™ TE's standard features offer the operator and passenger a smooth, comfortable ride.

  • Side-by-side seating provides room for the operator and one passenger
  • Hip restraints serve as a handhold and help to keep the operator and passenger in their seats over rough terrain
  • Professional high-back cushioned seats are position-adjustable and provide additional comfort and support
  • Both seats tilt forward for dry storage and ease of service 
Walk-through platformWalk-through platform

The Gator TE's controls and improved walk-through platform provide easy entry/exit for both operator and passenger.

  • Glove box is located in the dash to provide a convenient storage area for small tools and the operator's manual
  • Grab bar is provided for the passenger
  • Automotive-style controls for easy operation
  • Center-mounted key switch
  • Steering wheel is moved forward to provide more room for the operator 

Durable deluxe cargo box is spacious and allows for easy loading and unloading

Deluxe cargo box (TX 4X2 shown)Deluxe cargo box (TX 4X2 shown)
Deluxe cargo box, tailgate lowered (TX 4X2 shown)Deluxe cargo box, tailgate lowered (TX 4X2 shown)

The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust and dents and reduces noise.

Tailgate handleTailgate handle
Tailgate lowered to 150 degreesTailgate lowered to 150 degrees

The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate has been improved, features truck-like performance, and can be operated with one hand.


The standard installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.

Brake and taillight with protectorBrake and taillight with protector
Bedmat—protects the steel floor from dentsBedmat—protects the steel floor from dents

Optional accessories for the deluxe cargo box include:

  • Factory-installed brake and taillight
  • Factory-installed spray-in liner (not shown)
    • Improves skid resistance and surface abrasion protection
  • Cargo box bed mat
  • Cargo box power lift (not shown)
  • Wide variety of attachments that connect to cargo box rails
Integrated handle for manual cargo-box tiltIntegrated handle for manual cargo-box tilt
Gas assist (A) and prop rod (B) (TX 4X2 shown)Gas assist (A) and prop rod (B) (TX 4X2 shown)

The deluxe cargo box is now easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist (A). Optional factory- or dealer-installed cargo box power lift is also available.


A prop rod (B) is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel.

Integrated tie-down point in cargo-box bedIntegrated tie-down point in cargo-box bed
Additional tie-down points (TH 6X4 shown)Additional tie-down points (TH 6X4 shown)

The deluxe cargo box offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility. Tie-down points are located in the following areas:

  • Four corners inside the cargo-box bed
  • Four points on the load guard directly behind the operator station (A)
  • Tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box (B)
  • Six points on the underside of the cargo-box frame (circled)
Deluxe cargo box converted to a flat bedDeluxe cargo box converted to a flat bed

The deluxe cargo box easily converts to a flat bed. The flatbed configuration allows loading larger cargo.

NOTE: Cargo box shown on Gator TX. Gator TE rear axle configuration is different.



Box capacity

Volume 0.46 m3 (16.4 ft3)
Weight 227 kg (500 lb)

Box dump angles (degrees)

Manual dump 43 degrees +/-1
Power dump 43 degrees +/-1

CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.

Heavy-duty frame

The heavy-duty design with arc-welded uni-body construction provides strength and manufacturing tolerance control.


Drive system

Motor Wound direct drive, 48VDC separately excited      
Controller Separately excited, 400 amp max., Anti-roll away braking and alarm. Antistall motor protection. Regenerative braking. Diagnostic indicator. Full torque, reduced speed reverse.      
Transaxle 16.99:1 ratio with helical gearing      
Electrical system 48 volt w/8 Trojan T-145 batteries      
Speed 0-15 (Can be adjusted with handheld programmer) mph
24.1 km/h
Gear selection Forward, Neutral, Reverse      
Torque converter N/A      
Battery Trojan T-145      
Extended run time battery Not Available      


Type Dual rear wheel mechanical drum      
Park brake Hand operated, multi-latch      


Front 2 - 22x9.5-10, 4-ply high-flotation turf      
Rear 2 - 24x12-10, 4-ply high-flotation turf      

Suspension and Steering

Front Total Travel
5 in.
127 mm
Independent, spring over shock, single A-arm
Rear Total travel
Not Available
2 hi-flotation, low pressure tires
Steering Rack and pinion      


Height 44.5 in.
1130 mm
Width 60 in.
1524 mm
Length Without bumper
104.9 in.
2664 mmWith bumper
107.4 in.
2728 mm
Ground Clearance Under transaxle
Not AvailableUnder foot platform
7.3 in.
185 mm
Front tread centers 50 in.
1270 mm
Rear tread centers 48 in.
1219 mm
Wheelbase 69.7 in.
1770 mm
Vehicle weight 1470 w/ batteries lb
667 w/ batteries kg
Turning clearance circle 24.1 ft
7.3 m
Payload capacity 900 lb
408 kg
Towing capacity 500 lb
227 kg


Type Professional high back bucket, tilt forward      
Seating capacity 2      
Seat adjustment Optional      

Cargo box

Length 45 in.
1143 mm
Width 52 inside in.
1321 inside mm
Depth 12 in.
304.8 mm
Capacity 500 lb
227 kg
Volume 16.4 cu ft
0.46 m3
Height above ground 30 in.
762 mm
Material Polypropylene side panels and tailgate; steel floor and load guard      
Tailgate Hinged at bottom, removable; side panels are removable      
Dump Manual, power lift (optional)      

Ground pressure

With 200 lb. operator only 8.6 psi (fully loaded)      


Type Mig welded uni-body, high strength steel      


Type High frequency switched-mode      
Input voltage 85-265 VAC @ 45-65 HZ      
Input amperage (Nominal) 9.5 amp @ 120 VAC or 5 amp @ 230 VAC      
Output voltage 48 VDC nominal      
Output amperage 18 amps DC maximum      
AC input connector IEC320/C14      
AC power cord 1.8 m (972 in.) or longer, 16 AWG minimum      


Other standard features Battery discharge indicator, reverse warning indicator, operator presence switch, hour meter, headlight switch, two cup holders, glove box      

Fenders and hood

Type TPO - Rubber and Polypropylene