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#7116895 - 03/19/18 08:58 PM Mule Diesel Silencer Question
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Anyone ever put a silencer on a New mule diesel. Love the machine but would like to quieten it down a little but don't know if that's allowed on the Diesel.


Edited by cos (03/19/18 08:59 PM)

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#7117106 - 03/20/18 07:13 AM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
don k Offline
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I put a regular car muffler on my last Kubota. Also put a heavy bed mat in the bed. Helped a lot.
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#7118078 - 03/20/18 09:05 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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Thanks Don, will give that a try.

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#7118143 - 03/20/18 10:21 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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Do you need to get a nfa stamp for one?




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#7118221 - 03/21/18 05:36 AM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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cos, if your mule is still under warranty might want to check with your dealer before you start making changes to the exhaust system to see if it affects coverage.

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#7120035 - 03/22/18 06:02 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
cos Offline
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Probably a good idea arandy, just bought it last week. Will call scot in Canton where I bought.

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#7120390 - 03/23/18 05:59 AM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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Originally Posted By: cos
Probably a good idea arandy, just bought it last week. Will call scot in Canton where I bought.

If you find out a way to quiet down your DX let us know how you did it. I like mine but would like it better if it was a little quieter.

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#7120429 - 03/23/18 06:55 AM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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I've read some stuff online where some folks with the gas models are adding extensions to the exhaust pipe and getting some reduction on noise...theory being that where it dumps out now causes some extra reverb inside the cab.

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#7127159 - 03/29/18 12:47 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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Was told at the dealership that it will not affect warranty if I take it to muffler shop and have a car muffler fitted on it. Just have to see whats available that will quiten it down without affecting performance and fit where the stock muffler is now.

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#7129669 - 04/01/18 01:47 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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I always thought people bought diesels to hear them roar.
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#7129692 - 04/01/18 02:44 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: cos]
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Wait thirty days and you wonít hear it anymore. Considered it on my Gator until someone at deer camp bragged on how quiet it was.

Plus it will affect performance.

I can guarantee you the deer donít care.
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#7129813 - 04/01/18 06:29 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: bill oxner]
arandy Offline
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You buy diesel when you get fed up with gasoline engine problems. Really the only time a diesel is louder than gas is at idle. Seems to me once you start to work you have to run a gas engine harder so noise is about the same. And for sure you don't have to fuel up a diesel near as often which means less money and work for me and that makes that idle noise pretty insignificant.

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#7130034 - 04/02/18 07:10 AM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: arandy]
don k Offline
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Originally Posted By: arandy
You buy diesel when you get fed up with gasoline engine problems. Really the only time a diesel is louder than gas is at idle. Seems to me once you start to work you have to run a gas engine harder so noise is about the same. And for sure you don't have to fuel up a diesel near as often which means less money and work for me and that makes that idle noise pretty insignificant.
Very true. I put over 3000 hours on my Kubota. I put a new fan belt and water pump and 3 sets of tires on it in 6 years. I got a new one last year and gave that one to my son who now uses it. And I took off the original muffler and welded on a car muffler. Helped the sound a lot. And I now have 1800 miles and over 250 hours on the new Kubota I bought in July of last year.
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#7130527 - 04/02/18 03:48 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Wait thirty days and you wonít hear it anymore. Considered it on my Gator until someone at deer camp bragged on how quiet it was.

Plus it will affect performance.

I can guarantee you the deer donít care.

Mule Deer in Pecos County sure cared....run like heck from a Kubota a buddy was hunting out of.
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#7130610 - 04/02/18 05:12 PM Re: Mule Diesel Silencer Question [Re: stxranchman]
don k Offline
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: Cast
Wait thirty days and you wonít hear it anymore. Considered it on my Gator until someone at deer camp bragged on how quiet it was.

Plus it will affect performance.

I can guarantee you the deer donít care.

Mule Deer in Pecos County sure cared....run like heck from a Kubota a buddy was hunting out of.
That may be true that the mule may be faster and quieter if it was gas, but the Kubota will still be running when the mule is in the grave. On places that the Kubota have been used the Deer would be running from the mule. Deer get used to what ever they see or hear the most throughout the year.
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