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Diesel vs Gas Mule Pro FXT Ranch #7935214 08/14/20 02:51 PM
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What's the THF opinion on which engine to go with? I currently have a diesel tractor and gas ATV. The mule will be replacing the ATV.

Also are there any other crew cab UTV's I should consider?

Re: Diesel vs Gas Mule Pro FXT Ranch [Re: huck18] #7935251 08/14/20 03:11 PM
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It depends. I have a diesel 4010 and really like it. I've had zero issues and it's a 2012. If noise is an issue with you then you might think twice about the diesel. The lease I was on was large and I could park a good distance from my blinds and walk a fair distance. If you don't have that luxury then gas may be better. Diesels are obviously a little heavier.

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I asked my dealer this question since he sell a lot of UTV's. He told to go with a gas engine in the ones he sold...Kawasaki or Polaris. A lot will depend on how and what you use it for. Kubota would different if you wanted one.


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I’ll be using it mainly to run around the farm and haul hunters to and from duck blinds. Any heavy work is done with the tractor.

Might haul a water tote on rare occasions.

Re: Diesel vs Gas Mule Pro FXT Ranch [Re: huck18] #7936072 08/14/20 11:51 PM
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I bought a diesel mule pro because I don’t use it that much outside hunting season. And not that much really since I bought it, only about 120 hours in 3 years. The diesel fuel doesn’t go bad like the ethanol gas. And it’s very fuel efficient.

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Never have to change spark plugs in them diesels.. ....
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I’ve been around both and neither owner have any trouble with theirs. The dorsal is louder in my opinion.

Sorry, that’s al I got.


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I've had both and prefer the gas over diesel due to noise and smell and I only run non ethanol fuel.


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Re: Diesel vs Gas Mule Pro FXT Ranch [Re: huck18] #7937478 08/16/20 01:35 AM
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Where I hunt I usually use a Kioti diesel UTV.
It’s a bit noisy so as said above I park a ways away and walk in. I can see the UTV from the tripod stand, I was checking that way a see a group of hogs milling around the UTV!! With binoculars I can see one is licking the diesel that was spilled on the fuel tank!
I should park under the feeder!

When we go out in the noisy Kioti to spread corn the game camera shows the hog and deer come within a few minutes. Using the quiet gas powered truck it is much longer. Rattling sound has become a dinner bell.

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yep, love my Kubota RTV but it is not a dual row seating. I have looked at those but when utilizing the 2nd row seat, makes the bed pretty small front to back when in that configuration. If you aren't in a rush to get places and have fairly smooth roads, it's a great workhorse of a UTV. The deer are all my places are used to the diesel engine sounds and it doesn't seem to bother them.

If I was going to a gas rig, I would highly recommend the CanAm Defender. My son has one of those and it is really nice along with a fairly big bed for a dual row seating unit.


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Re: Diesel vs Gas Mule Pro FXT Ranch [Re: huck18] #7939803 08/17/20 09:18 PM
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I got tired of having to go get gas for my Ranger and bought a new 18 Diesel Mule. I have a farm tank at my house and one on other side of ranch. Very efficient. Is a little noisy but I was told to put a car muffler on it just never got it to town to do it,

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The diesel is very loud. Listen to them both before you decide.

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