John Deere Gator 4X2 Utility Vehicle Category

Original Model: Kawasaki FE290D

The model number of this engine was FE290D-BS08. The engine height is 15.5" NOTE: THESE ENGINES LISTED WILL NOT FIT IN THE JOHN DEERE TRAIL GATOR, NOR THE TS GATOR, THEY ARE SETUP TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN THE NORMAL 4X2 GATOR. These engines are not internally balanced, so some vibration is to be expected. If your 4X2 gator automatically engages the electric starter when you press on the gas pedal like a golf cart application please check out this link: John Deere Turf Gator

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GX270 8.5 HP Engine, Electric Start, New Replacement Clutch, (49-state emissions) Made for John Deere Gator


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While we may have sold many engines listed above to be used for a John Deere Gator 4X2 Utility Vehicle Category, we are NOT claiming these are exact replacements unless the product notes explicitly say so. Many original equipment engines may no longer be in production because of obsolescence or EPA regulations, so in some cases there may not be an exact replacement available. Our intention here is to show that other customers have utilized these in the equipment shown, but may have had to make some modifications to do so. If we know of any required changes, we will list those, however, some adapting during installation should be expected.