My family purchased our first Gator years ago and it quickly became a part of our permanent collection. While most of our tractors are for sale shortly after we fix them up, the Gator proved its usefulness so quickly that we couldn’t bear to part with it. At my home, the Gator is used most frequently when we cut firewood. The compact size means we can easily maneuver into the woodlot. It’s surprisingly lightweight, making it an excellent choice for marshy ground and for driving across the lawn without damage. The Gator is easy to drive, too – the continuously variable transmission means no messing with a clutch and gear shifts. My favorite feature is the optional electrical dump box, which makes clearing out a heavy load easy. If you can find (or order a new) Gator with this feature, go for it. Out of all the options available, it’s the one I use and appreciate the most. They’re fun to drive and come in handy for all sorts of chores. The Gator offers plenty of features and options that make it a great choice, but what really sets the Gator apart is the reliability and ease of service. John Deere is known for the exceptional.
Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two juveniles and an 18-year-old accused of stealing and setting fire to a St. Martin Girls Softball League utility vehicle. The John Deere Gator was stolen from the league’s storage shed Monday night. A volunteer with the league said the door to the shed was kicked in, the building was vandalized, and the Gator was stolen, along with candy for the concession stand. Investigators said 18-year-old Caleb Griffin and two juveniles were arrested Wednesday and charged with arson, motor vehicle theft, and two counts of commercial burglary. Griffin is being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center on a $20,000 bond. One of the NFL's all-time greats will be visiting the Saints next week. Adrian Peterson is scheduled to visit New Orleans, according to former Saint Heath Evans of the NFL Network. Peterson only played in three games last year but in 2015 finished with 1,485 yards. Peterson has spent his entire career in Minnesota where he compiled 11,747 yards, which is 16th in NFL history. Peterson visited the Patriots but left town without a contract.