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#6963300 - 11/16/17 07:52 PM 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good.
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I've had it almost 3 weeks. Once I got it home, I filled it with red diesel. Now the odometer is reading 55 miles. The fuel gauge has not moved off "full".

No it is not loud at idle.
No it is not loud while running cross country. At idle, and while throttled up it is quieter than my 2007 Ranger gasser.

High gear top speed is 30 mph, and it'll get there plenty quick. Low gear top speed is 15 mph, and I really think it'll pull my 10,000 pound truck.

The ride is quite good.

Converting from one bench seat to two is pretty easy.

The bed size in the long bed configuration is quite generous, 55" wide X 43 1/2" long.

Only rattle I've noticed is the bed floor when nothing is in the bed. I think I'll add a few welds. If that doesn't fix it, I'll add another cross member. Course, the bed hasn't been empty since the second day I had it.
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#6963317 - 11/16/17 08:05 PM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: FiremanJG]
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I like my mule DX too. Single seat, a little longer bed. I think itís loud, but Iíve got nothing to compare it to. It make the neighborhood deer stampede. It is a fuel miser!

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#6963352 - 11/16/17 08:39 PM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Compared to my 2005 Yamaha Grizzy 660, and the 2007 Polaris Ranger 700 I did have, this one is quiet.
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#6964548 - 11/18/17 04:30 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: FiremanJG]
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I have a 2016 DX and so far I like it better than anything I've had. Just did the 200 hour maintenance on it and no problems. Only complaint is it's loud. Maybe from what you say they fixed that problem with the new model. I'm on diesel machinery a lot so used to engine noise but if mine was a bit quieter I'd like it even better.

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#6964566 - 11/18/17 06:07 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Mine is a 2016 model also

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#6965442 - 11/18/17 11:19 PM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: FiremanJG]
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#6965498 - 11/19/17 06:34 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: leswad]
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Originally Posted By: leswad


Sir. I clicked on your link, where did you put it.... pics might help.
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#6965593 - 11/19/17 08:53 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: leswad]
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Originally Posted By: leswad


You mean loud exhaust, or something rattling?
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#6965604 - 11/19/17 09:01 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Has the fuel gage moved at all? 55 miles is a lot lol this is time of year we see sending units get stuck
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#6965608 - 11/19/17 09:03 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Thereís gona be a difference in what people consider loud. If you never owned an old ranger or ryno then you donít know loud
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#6965669 - 11/19/17 10:21 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: leswad


Sir. I clicked on your link, where did you put it.... pics might help.


Here you go:



I might put some more here for further reduction of exhaust noise::


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#6965686 - 11/19/17 10:38 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Has the fuel gage moved at all? 55 miles is a lot lol this is time of year we see sending units get stuck


Yesterday, it fimally dropped down 10% from full.
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#6965688 - 11/19/17 10:40 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: leswad]
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Leswad, now I see. The bed sheet metal did rattle at idle, with an empty bed. I contemplated adding more square tubing, to the skeleton, and adding some welds. Looks to be aluminum, but I have the ability to weld aluminum. I think Kawasaki needs to address this as it seems to be common in all Mules.
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#6965689 - 11/19/17 10:41 AM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Thereís gona be a difference in what people consider loud. If you never owned an old ranger or ryno then you donít know loud


That's right.
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#6965761 - 11/19/17 12:31 PM Re: 2017 Mule DXT (D for diesel) so far so good. [Re: FiremanJG]
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On my Kubota I got one of those 3/8 inch thick rubber bed liners they use in pickup beds. Cut out a piece for the bed.Also used the rest to line the floor boards. It helped a lot.

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