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Old 04-02-2017, 06:34 AM
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Anyone have a Kubota RTV-900? How are they compared to a Kawasaki Mule?
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:49 AM
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I can offer an opinion on which is uglier, if that helps.

Fwiw, take a look at tractorhouse.com for pricing on new or used. Good luck with whatever you buy. They are a lot of fun.
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I can offer an opinion on which is uglier, if that helps.

Fwiw, take a look at tractorhouse.com for pricing on new or used. Good luck with whatever you buy. They are a lot of fun.
It's what my daughter wants. She is an awesome kid and kicks ass in school. It's the least I can do. She wants a golf cart, but these are more versatile.
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they are both well built

for a daughter (in hs I assume from grade talk) that would be happy with a golf cart I would say go with the less expensive one

there are a ton of different mule models out there so hard to make a straight comparison to the specific kubota model

one thing with the kubota unless they have changed them with the diesel they really kind of throw you forward is you let off the accelerator peddle rapidly

it is almost like an engine break kicks in

I do not know if the mule diesel does the same

the kubota is a lot more for work thought I am sure any kid would be happy running around in it

the mule has of course models for really hauling A which you might not want for a kid to start out with
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It's what my daughter wants. She is an awesome kid and kicks ass in school. It's the least I can do. She wants a golf cart, but these are more versatile.
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They are both more work machines than they are riding machines. They both are well built but don't really handle faster rough terrain with much comfort. They aren't designed for that purpose really.
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I have used all of these you mention and currently own one. My choice would be 1# Mule pro fxt, 2# Kubota, 3# Mule 3000 or 4000 series. Make sure they wear seat belts, these are not toys. If you are looking for more specifics let me know which model and I can probably help.

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We used both gas Mule and diesel Kubota RTV on a wildlife refuge. They were run on beaches and on sand roads. The vehicles were used to haul maintenance materials, pull small trailers with light loads and provide general transportation.They were driven by adults and college interns. The gas powered Mules gave far less problems, were able to climb sand dunes better and were easier to keep running.
The RTVs were replaced with diesel Mules with a back seat which would convert to bed.
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Originally Posted by turquoiseblue View Post
I have used all of these you mention and currently own one. My choice would be 1# Mule pro fxt, 2# Kubota, 3# Mule 3000 or 4000 series. Make sure they wear seat belts, these are not toys. If you are looking for more specifics let me know which model and I can probably help.

I'm looking at the Mule 4010 because of the fuel injection, water cooling and v-twin. I test drove one and it was a lot quieter and smoother than the 1 cyl Mule.




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We used both gas Mule and diesel Kubota RTV on a wildlife refuge. They were run on beaches and on sand roads. The vehicles were used to haul maintenance materials, pull small trailers with light loads and provide general transportation.They were driven by adults and college interns. The gas powered Mules gave far less problems, were able to climb sand dunes better and were easier to keep running.
The RTVs were replaced with diesel Mules with a back seat which would convert to bed.
Thank you, this is what I was looking for.
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Originally Posted by HarleyFLHP View Post
I'm looking at the Mule 4010 because of the fuel injection, water cooling and v-twin. I test drove one and it was a lot quieter and smoother than the 1 cyl Mule.
Gotcha, they're ugly and slow compared to the others. That being said these things have been beaten on farms and around camps for decades and just won't die. Seriously they are nearly indestructable! I would recommend at a minimum you get one with the EPS(electronic power steering). Unless things have changed, the old 4010 trans mule we had was kinda hard to steer.
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I have a kubota rtv1100 I love it I use it at my shop all the time kubota makes good stuff.
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