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#6975286 - 11/28/17 02:09 PM Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew
ftworthian Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/21/17
Posts: 9
Loc: Fort Worth TX
what say you? I've run a ranger 500 since 03, but want/need a crew cab. Mule warranty 3 years sounds attractive. I use for running around the ranch, some work some play, no mud bogging on purpose.

Thoughts from those who own one or the other?

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#6976924 - 11/29/17 06:24 PM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
arandy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 242
Loc: SW Arkansas
3 years vs 6 months is evidence that is hard to deny.

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#6977066 - 11/29/17 08:13 PM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
grimreapor Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/20/07
Posts: 417
Loc: Denton,TX
I was back and forth on both. I ended up buying the ranger. The price was better. I also like the carrying capacity with out taking away the back seats. I use mine primarily to hunt as it rides well. Do your research on what add one you may want on it. To me, there are a lot more/better options for the ranger. Good luck!

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#6977365 - 11/30/17 08:05 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
Brother in-law Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 26614
I would buy the mule again over the ranger.

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#6977423 - 11/30/17 08:51 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: Brother in-law]
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 1845
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I would buy the mule again over the ranger.

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#6977511 - 11/30/17 10:04 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
TxAg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3568
Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
I don't own either, have an electric. But, if I were to buy one tomorrow it would be the Mule Pro FXT. I've spent considerable time on both. The Ranger is faster, and roomier in capacity. But the Mule rides better, has a tighter turning radius, and just generally seems built stouter IMO. And, spoken to alot of folks that say Ranger quality is not what it once was.

Spent 3 days on a big ranch down near Uvalde, really rough country. The ranch had both Mule Pro FXTs and Ranger Crews. By the end everybody wanted to be on the Mule Pros.


Edited by TxAg (11/30/17 10:07 AM)
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#6978795 - 12/01/17 10:11 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
ftworthian Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/21/17
Posts: 9
Loc: Fort Worth TX
great feedback, i plan to go look at Pro FXT tomorrow. Brother in Law, any negatives since you are an owner? Seat comfortable for all day cruising etc?

man i am getting old caring about seat comfort....

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#6979091 - 12/01/17 02:32 PM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
cheetah577 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/13
Posts: 204
Loc: Dallas, TX
I have the Mule Pro FXT and I love it. I abuse the hell out of it and it runs like a champ. The seats are comfortable, the steering is awesome and the ride is very nice. I didn't think the seating for 6 would be important, but it has come in very handy. I will buy a Mule again.
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#6979106 - 12/01/17 02:44 PM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 2074
Loc: Hunt in Cass County, live in T...
Bad thing about a mule is that when you get one, you are stuck with it for the rest of your live. At least that is what it seems like to me. I got a 2006 one and it just will not stop working. I want a new one so bad I can taste it, but when the wife asks, "what's wrong with this one?" I just have to hang my head and say, "nothing." Darn my old mule.....I'm talking about the machine, not my wife.
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#6980133 - 12/02/17 03:34 PM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
Brother in-law Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 26614
Originally Posted By: ftworthian
great feedback, i plan to go look at Pro FXT tomorrow. Brother in Law, any negatives since you are an owner? Seat comfortable for all day cruising etc?

man i am getting old caring about seat comfort....


I'm am a larger guy with big feet. It just a boring bench but I found the mule to be most comfortable as far as seating goes. I have not spent longer than 30-45 minutes at a time due to a small lease. I have the single row seat but the 4 would be great. A plus is the overall length doesn't get longer like the ranger.

The only negative would be the fsctory tires allow some body roll , not really a problem but will be my next upgrade

The factory plastic roof is garbage. I quickly upgraded to an eagle MT TX roof with prewires for front and rear light bars. I added a 12" light bar for utility and backing up. Great investment

I would also get a windshield asap. I bought a used plastic one off thf and it has been great. If you go glass make sure it will work with any upgraded roof you get

I have the LE edition that came with crappy plastic roof and extra LED headlights. If I did it again I woukd go base model with eps, add roof and light bars

Honestly that's all one would need to do

In my opinion , ranger rides like a old single cab truck, the mule rides like a Cadillac Deville or Lincoln town car. Smooth and quiet. I find a good open cruisingnspeed at 23. Tops out mid 40's. I also like the metal bed and the built in headache rack and bed rails.

Hope this helps

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#6980625 - 12/03/17 05:04 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: Brother in-law]
arandy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 242
Loc: SW Arkansas
Brother in-law that body roll is not the tires, it is the springs. I had to install HD springs because I was hauling a lot of weight and the roll is gone. Really wasn't that bad but I prefer the stiffer suspension even empty.

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#6980879 - 12/03/17 10:11 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 41763
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
I'd go with the Mule because of the larger bed alone. My box will not fit in the Ranger.

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#6980897 - 12/03/17 10:37 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
The Duke Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/14/11
Posts: 70
Loc: Outside!
I have been on the UTV market for many years owning all the major brands. John Deere Gator, Mule, Ranger, and this time around I went Can-am. It costs more than any of the others just mentioned and the features and reliability walk all over any other brands.


Edited by The Duke (12/03/17 10:37 AM)

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#6980937 - 12/03/17 11:02 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: arandy]
Brother in-law Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 26614
Originally Posted By: arandy
Brother in-law that body roll is not the tires, it is the springs. I had to install HD springs because I was hauling a lot of weight and the roll is gone. Really wasn't that bad but I prefer the stiffer suspension even empty.


10-4
I've read about several going with heavier duty springs. I have no need right now but I might consider it later

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#6981885 - 12/04/17 08:17 AM Re: Mule Pro FXT EPS VS Ranger XP 900 Crew [Re: ftworthian]
jim1961 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 5903
Loc: Richmond, Texas
I have had both. Switched off of a Ranger due to what seemed like continuous A-arm issues from my unit and others in our rocky terrain. The Mule Pro is two years in and has been excellent! Both are good, it just comes down to preference

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