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    ilmo's new Mule

    After looking at several different models and test driving a few, I saved my dollars and finally decided to get a SxS.

    It's a Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT Ranch Edition.
    It had some nice features that I was looking for, including safety. I wanted something with EPS (power steering) that my wife could use for her outdoor hobbies, flowers pots, and yard/landscaping work, use it for hauling and pulling a trailer, go faster than 25mph, and pleasure so that all of us could enjoy for a long ride.

    First, it can be use as s a 1 seat/3 passenger with a huge bed for hauling. The corrugated sides can utilize 2x studs for dividing the bed into sections
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    Second, I can change the configuration in a matter of a minute to a 2 seat/ 6 passenger with a small bed.
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    Third, and most important, we plan to have some fun with these three.
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    Front and back.
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    I think this will get used more than I first thought.
    Last edited by ilmo; 01-01-2018 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Edit to change from original post; add new pictures and comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmo View Post
    Sorry about that. It's a mule.
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    Looks good . Now next time don't hold out on us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcabe5 View Post
    Looks good . Now next time don't hold out on us.
    I'll do better in case others might be interested in this brand and start a new thread in the Gator, UTV, and other recreational vehicles forum maybe later this evening when I get back from the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmo View Post
    I'll do better in case others might be interested in this brand and start a new thread in the Gator, UTV, and other recreational vehicles forum maybe later this evening when I get back from the airport.

    We always have people interested. ↓↓↓

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    I've been looking at the prices of these machines and wow, anywhere from 9K to the sky! I want to get one before spring for the wife so she doesn't ask me to get the backhoe out or other toys but having a hard time to figure out what I really want for her... Basic yard work on her behalf, carrying things around etc, we got a measly 5 acres but......... I would want it to go chase the golf balls I whack out back! I believe from spring to fall it would get used by her almost daily... Brand, price and has to be 4x4????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post

    We always have people interested. ↓↓↓
    We’ve actually been looking maybe to trade up to the new Honda. 4 seater but the back seats fold flat and give you a 5’ utility bed. But at a nice $19,000 very nicely equipped I might have to wait until I catch my breath first


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    We’ve actually been looking maybe to trade up to the new Honda. 4 seater but the back seats fold flat and give you a 5’ utility bed. But at a nice $19,000 very nicely equipped I might have to wait until I catch my breath first
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    We’ve actually been looking maybe to trade up to the new Honda. 4 seater but the back seats fold flat and give you a 5’ utility bed. But at a nice $19,000 very nicely equipped I might have to wait until I catch my breath first


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    etcallhome is your man.

    Sounds like he is looking at the 1000 not the 700 like we have. . Just posted in What I saw today, started ours for 1st time in guessing 2 months. Outside temp was -12° this morning . After the 4 th time it started, went for guessing 1 -1 1/2mile ride on neighbors property, played in the snow had some fun and then came home to get warm. Wasn't frozen but it was cold even with full cloth cab, windshield .
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    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Sounds like he is looking at the 1000 not the 700 like we have. . Just posted in What I saw today, started ours for 1st time in guessing 2 months. Outside temp was -12° this morning . After the 4 th time it started, went for guessing 1 -1 1/2mile ride on neighbors property, played in the snow had some fun and then came home to get warm. Wasn't frozen but it was cold even with full cloth cab, windshield .
    Yup, the couple I looked at were the 1000, still quite a price tag though


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    Yup, the couple I looked at were the 1000, still quite a price tag though


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    I thought and looked at the 1000 , just couldn't see paying that price for a little wider machine and a few more MPH speed. Yea it has things on it the 700 doesn't but with close to 1300 miles been back to the dealer for valve adjustments and nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonyPark View Post
    Well said you two!





    Pricey, but I think the fold flat rear seats are the best idea since sliced bread
    That was one of the things that sold me, but the main thing was the 3 speed transmission. Just this morning dropped off a steep hill at 5-6 MPH never touched the brakes . No shifting needed and very little brake pedal used when on a ride.
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    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

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