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Old 09-22-2018, 09:19 PM   #1
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Anyone own one? Thinking about buying one. Sick of having to fix the Polaris. Just curious to hear how owners like them.


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Old 09-22-2018, 09:24 PM   #2
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Dont have an FXT but I a FXR and love it. Same drivetrain just shorter wheelbase than FXT. Its been very reliable & trouble free.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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Have had mine for a couple years now and love it. Tough as nails and we put it through hell and she's still going strong.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:34 PM   #4
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In... I’m on the fence between those two and maybe the Pioneer
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:38 PM   #5
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Yep, love mine. I’ve had it right at a year now. Hard to beat that 3 year warranty. Do a search on here there’s a few good threads to read through on the FXT.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:40 PM   #6
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A buddy of mine has one and he really likes it. He says it’s quiet, smooth ride and reliable. And he does not baby it either
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:43 PM   #7
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Mine is a 15 and it’s been great, way smoother, quieter and more dependable.. my ranger did nothing but sit in the shop.. the mule tops out at the same as my ranger 800 but takes longer to get there which I don’t care to go that fast or that it would take longer to get there.. we hunt an 18k acre lease and what I care about is getting back to camp.. 3 year warranty says a lot to me too..
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:56 PM   #8
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Sold the ranger last year and bought the mule pro fxt. Wouldnít go back to a ranger ever.....
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:56 PM   #9
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Own a mule pro fxt after two rangers. I will look hard at the can ams next. I like my mule. Just hate the bed size and lack of storage space and cup holders.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:57 PM   #10
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Tons of threads on this topic. They’re great machines. Love my 2017 mule pro fxt
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:32 PM   #11
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Absolutely love mine


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Old 09-22-2018, 10:42 PM   #12
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Have a 2015 that I bought from another member on here last spring & love it!
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:51 PM   #13
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Just bought one today lol. Really like it so far. But it's my first SxS. Got it because of all the praise it gets on here.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:20 PM   #14
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Got an 18 about 8 months ago and it has been the best ranch rig ive ever had. Yea, its a bit slower and heavier feeling, but i didnt buy it to compete with side by sides, its a UTV and is great for its purpose. If youre looking to hot rod, the mule is not your friend. If you want to have a reliable rig that will handle anything you throw at it out on the ranch, get the mule. Rides smooth, is quiet, and never breaks down. The mule has more than enough get up and go even for a young guy like me. I have rarely gotten it above 30, as thats plenty fast for me. Get the mule, you wont be disappointed! If not for you, give the can am a look too. They're sweet, but i like the mule more for what im doing.

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Old 09-23-2018, 12:10 AM   #15
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Have a 2015 that I bought from another member on here last spring & love it!
You still enjoying it?
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:39 AM   #16
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Would not trade mine for the world.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:41 AM   #17
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Have. 2016 and will never own a ranger again. Love ours
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:41 AM   #18
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You spelled Yamaha wrong

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Old 09-23-2018, 12:43 AM   #19
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Pro Fxt is the greatest riding best utv ever.
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:01 AM   #20
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Don't even think, Just make the switch, We got one and i can't believe the difference. So much more quiet and a better ride.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:43 AM   #21
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I've got one, the ranch edition, and it's been great for going on two years now. absolutely no complaints here
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:31 AM   #22
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I have a 2015 fxt, use it everyday on my ranch, it is quiet, strong and dependable.

Two weeks ago, I had to have a fuel pump replaced on it. Which was done under warranty at the dealership, they said they had never had to replace one before on an fxt. This has been the only issue with the machine in three years.

I highly recommend them, two friends that had rangers after riding in my fxt, sold their rangers and got fxts.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:15 AM   #23
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I bought a 2018 early this summer and have taken it to NM twice in rough country and love it! The dealer told me the Mule is the way to go and he can own any of the major brands. I bought some after market accessories, so if anyone needs a factory roof, I have one for sale $100. The camo pro FXT does not have a roof. I bought the LE edition which does.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:39 AM   #24
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Does the Mule have a locking front diff?
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:55 AM   #25
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Kawasaki mules are definitely hard to beat.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:08 AM   #26
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If you are looking for something to take to the mud parks, with 14Ē lift and 147Ē tires, or put a turbo on it and hit 100mph........get a Polaris. If you need something to do WORK, get the mule. Like said above, itís not a speed demon, and thereís not a world of aftermarket parts for it. But itís tough, dependable, quiet and dadgum SMOOOOOTH!!!


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Old 09-23-2018, 10:09 AM   #27
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Does the Mule have a locking front diff?


Unfortunately, no.


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Old 09-23-2018, 10:18 AM   #28
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I’ve had one since 2016. No issues out of it. My dad sold his ranger and bought a mule after driving mine
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:11 PM   #29
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I really like them but the one turnoff is the dang seats, I feel like I will slide right off. I have been also looking at the can am commander
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:16 PM   #30
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If you are looking for something to take to the mud parks, with 14Ē lift and 147Ē tires, or put a turbo on it and hit 100mph........get a Polaris. If you need something to do WORK, get the mule. Like said above, itís not a speed demon, and thereís not a world of aftermarket parts for it. But itís tough, dependable, quiet and dadgum SMOOOOOTH!!!


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Are the beds that small on all of them or are there different ones with larger?
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:22 PM   #31
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Are the beds that small on all of them or are there different ones with larger?
Itís converts from a single bench to a double bench so the bed gets bigger
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:29 PM   #32
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Are the beds that small on all of them or are there different ones with larger?


Long bed mode


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Old 09-23-2018, 08:34 PM   #33
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:37 PM   #34
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Have one of each. Mule all the way.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:49 PM   #35
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Have a 2015 Pro Fxt they are not real good in mud. Only problem I had was getting stuck several times do to low ground clearance and not enough power. Yes, I can fix the ground clearance but not the lack of power. Well as far as I know. Maybe they will come up with something for the 1st models of the pro. Heard new model have more power and a better ground clearance. Mine also squeaks like crazy and gets on my nerves. Several points on the bed and rear seat are metal on metal in certain positions and will drive you crazy. Iíve use mine. Thought about selling and trying a Can-Am. But a lift and winch would be cheaper. Itís is smooth and the engine is quiet as stated.


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Old 09-23-2018, 08:57 PM   #36
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Have a 2015 Pro Fxt they are not real good in mud. Only problem I had was getting stuck several times do to low ground clearance and not enough power. Yes, I can fix the ground clearance but not the lack of power. Well as far as I know. Maybe they will come up with something for the 1st models of the pro. Heard new model have more power and a better ground clearance. Mine also squeaks like crazy and gets on my nerves. Several points on the bed and rear seat are metal on metal in certain positions and will drive you crazy. Iíve use mine. Thought about selling and trying a Can-Am. But a lift and winch would be cheaper. Itís is smooth and the engine is quiet as stated.


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I have a 2017 model and it has plenty power with 3 inch lift and 31 inch tires, cannot imagine getting stuck.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:52 PM   #37
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We had had our camo fit for just over a year. It is a way better machine than my crew ranger. Everyone that rides in it comments about how smooth and quiet it is.


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Old 09-23-2018, 09:59 PM   #38
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My parents have one and I have tried getting it stuck before and never have been able. Iíve never gone through some stuff that yíall have probably gone through but muddy creeks havenít been a problem for me, even in 2 wd high.

As for speed, yíall must be a bunch a speed demons, after 30 I call it quits on most roads anyways.


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Old 09-23-2018, 10:04 PM   #39
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that it had step to get in the bed, to make if easier to get in
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Not to hijack but does not having a locking front differential make that much difference? Ive been looking and really like the Mule but this is holding me up.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:57 AM   #41
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I have a 2017 model and it has plenty power with 3 inch lift and 31 inch tires, cannot imagine getting stuck.
Would 29.5s fit with no lift?
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I do not know, I think they would rub, you can get on one of the kawasaki ATV forums and probably find out everything you need to know.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:46 AM   #43
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I really like them but the one turnoff is the dang seats, I feel like I will slide right off. I have been also looking at the can am commander
They have the contoured seats as well. The FXR I bought on Saturday has contoured seats.
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Anyone own one? Thinking about buying one. Sick of having to fix the Polaris. Just curious to hear how owners like them.


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Man, I bought mine on Saturday (FXR) and got to test drive it first. It was one smooth machine. The salesman drive it over a curb to show us how we would barely feel it and man I was surprised. This is my first sxs but it is dang quiet and beyond smooth. Not a speed demon, but I didnít buy it for that reason.








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Old 09-24-2018, 08:55 AM   #45
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I really like them but the one turnoff is the dang seats, I feel like I will slide right off. I have been also looking at the can am commander
I actually like the seats, they are pretty comfortable and allow for easy entry/exit. I find myself getting in and out about 10 million times a ride and love the bench seat for doing so. I could see where if youre just cruising, bucket seats would be sweet, but i like the bench seat for using the mule around the ranch.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:59 AM   #46
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Have 28Ē on mine and itís close without a lift. They do rub in certain situations on front bumper. I bought it from a guy on here with the 28ís Iím going to look into other options when ready to change tires


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Got an 18 about 8 months ago and it has been the best ranch rig ive ever had. Yea, its a bit slower and heavier feeling, but i didnt buy it to compete with side by sides, its a UTV and is great for its purpose. If youre looking to hot rod, the mule is not your friend. If you want to have a reliable rig that will handle anything you throw at it out on the ranch, get the mule. Rides smooth, is quiet, and never breaks down. The mule has more than enough get up and go even for a young guy like me. I have rarely gotten it above 30, as thats plenty fast for me. Get the mule, you wont be disappointed! If not for you, give the can am a look too. They're sweet, but i like the mule more for what im doing.
I converted from a ranger also. Very happy, no issues.
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