Glad I noticed this part of the forum
Anyways, about 2 months ago, I broke down & bought a Kawasaki side by side. I was coming from a Kawasaki Prairie that I had bought new in 2008. It was a good machine, & served me well for 10yrs. My boys loved it, & we certainly had some fun on it.
These days, my boys are all gone. Youngest left for boot a year ago. We're fortunate that two are stationed in NC, & see them fairly regular while my youngest is in Cali. Bottom line, empty nesters now. My other half tolerated the standard 4 wheeler but, she sure didn't love it. She's a much bigger fan of the 1025
I'd been thinking about a side by side for some time. Really wanted one of those Gators with the diesel engine. Well, at least until I saw the price. I mean, I still want/wanted one, just couldn't my wallet to agree. Being as I had such good luck with my Kawasaki, I went & looked at em. I was immediately sold on the Mule. Seems perfect for our needs, & semi friendly to the back pocket, comparatively speaking. So, after selling my Prairie, I picked up this ....
Very happy with it so far. Picked it up beginning of May, & have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. It's no speed demon but, sure is useful. Makes way more sense for us, & pretty handy for maintaining, & getting to all of our property. I live on about 30 acres which is mostly wooded. I am a hunter, & have several hunting areas, a couple of em, I'm currently developing with my 1025.
Bonus is, my wife LOVES it..! She routinely is wanting to "tour" the property now. Granted, makes tending to the orchard, garden, etc... much easier but, I find her joy riding too.
Only thing I've added so far is, the heavy canvas seat cover. Wouldn't ya know... it came in camo too...lol.
One question I've got for those with similar units..... I'm looking for good ideas for clamps, holders, etc. I plan on using the Mule for bow season this year, & possibly rifle season. Looking forward to putting bambi in the back vs. trying to bungee to standard rack.
I'm specifically looking for something that can secure/hold a bow safely, & or something to hold/secure a rifle or two. Other items like lawn maintenance, chainsaw, etc.. would be a bonus. I know plenty have gotten pretty handy with their tractors, & carry all's (planning on doing a custom carry all for the 1025 soon). Was hoping I could tap into the genius minds of the forum, & come up with some ideas, & or solutions that work for me.
Anyways.... thought I'd share my new toy, & look forward to sharing experiences, & or ideas with some of y'all.