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  1. Travis, I have not seen one of these, but Wow they have it all, but yes pricey. I have seen copycat units used by Forrest Service and Game Department personnel, I did not ask if they were personal equipment or owned by their departments. I can see that the smaller more affordable (?) unit drafting from a couple of blue barrels on a trailer would be within the Mule's specs and should be highly effective. I would like the drafting feature due to concerns about clearing/cleaning the tank and pump rig when switching from herbicide to say garden watering. It would be easier to use a separate tank exclusively for herbicide. Thanks it was fun to look at this and a great option if I can stand the price.
  2. To Dan B, Travis, Yes, pretty small scale, we would not likely burn more than 25 to 50 acres at a time. I would be one of several units with tanks, but if it gets out of hand we would be totally ineffective to help. Mostly what I am looking for is for mop-up of dead trees, logs, trash, etc that continue to burn and could cause a later problem. Also, maybe as Travis thought, a tow rig's added capacity would likely offset any issues of maneuverability and provide a little more effectiveness. All of these burns would be under the control and guidance of professional burn management. Cost will rear its ugly head and the blue barrel and drop in pump may look really good. Guys your thoughts and reply are appreciated.
  3. I need help and idea's on the best options for a water tank/spray rig for a Mule Pro 6 passenger, used in the 3 passenger mode. This will be for support of prescribed burns, once called controlled burns, to clear under brush and slash after logging operations and wildfire prevention. Occasionally used to apply fertilizer, insecticide or herbicide on pasture. Also to provide supplemental water for crops, gardens/landscaping. Ideally it would be about 50 gal, with both a boom and hand held sprayer, and with a high volume pump. It would be nice to be able to suction pump to load the tank from surface water. There are a lot of dealers, brands and units to choose from but I hope to hear from those that have some real world experience with this.
  4. Hi to all that answered this, lot of knowledge and experience out there. Treeman1042 thanks for your thoughts. My mule and my dealer are all OK so far?? You and Nate T feel the Mule is good for the long haul. I also agree with Willy M, without parts support there will not be a long haul. AirsenseOO, likely you have already gotten a unit. After going through just buying a machine I would say to buy from a big name brand for long term parts support, tech support, recalls, safe design, nation wide dealer locations and more likely they will be in business when you want service, repair or just to trade up. Second, unless you are going to move before your unit gets old, your dealer and relationship with them can be a curse or a blessing. Hopefully you may have a choice, I had four dealers all at about the same distance. I chose the lowest price dealer, it was a significantly lower price, or I might have spent a lot more time researching the 'best' dealer. Finally on the bolt in seats. I explored that option because I thought I could get into a lower priced two passenger unit and add seats for passengers. I found that the weight of the seats and passengers, even kids, will alter the unit's center of gravity far beyond its design specifications making it highly unstable. That said I see a lot of units with bolt in seats? What ever you do I wish you well. .
  5. Thanks guys for your reply on this. I got one $500 but I am still waiting on the $500 for accessories and parts but will not give up. Thanks again.
  6. Treeman1942 saw your post. I was caught in the stop sale for 140 days waiting on delivery of the 2020 Kawa Pro- FXT. I am pretty much a newbie. I wish I had gotten an Owners Manual and read what the service requirements were to satisfy 3 yr factory plus the 3 yr extended warranty I bought. There are so many service items that require taking the unit to a Dealer or performed by someone equally competent. Who is equally competent? Farther disclaimer "Kawa cannot assume any responsibility for damage resulting from incorrect maintenance or improper adjustment". If I follow taking the unit to a dealer as required to keep the warranty by the time the 6 years are up I will have taken it to the dealer about 40 times. That is not bad if the Dealer is a block away, I have a 54 mile round trip to take it and 54 miles to return to pick it up. I really don't blame Kawa, I understand their position and likely I would still buy the ext. warranty. How would you more experience guys handle this?
  7. I hope all have received their unit. How many of you, who were caught in this stop sale, were offered and actually received the $500 dealer incentive? A more important question is how many were offered and have actually received the incentive for $500 dollars off of accessories or parts? This is per letter from the Sr. V.P. of sales and operations on Feb. 19, 2020 (copy of letter is included about one half way through this thread). It was to be paid by dealer and then would be reimbursed and credited to the dealers parts account. Did anyone actually receive this accessories and parts incentive?


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