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Kawasaki Mule 610 4x4 vs Yamaha Rhino 700

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Hi Guys and Girls,

Liking what've read in the forum so far, but need some advice.

I live in northern NSW, Australia on 23 hectares (55 acres) and I'm sick of how long it takes to get around our admittedly hilly terrain on our tractor, so a SxS just seems to be the answer.

My problem is the question. Yamaha and Kawasaki are the best represented dealers that I trust in the area, so I'm choosing between a Rhino 700 and a Kawasaki Mule 610 4x4, both used.

There is a rhino available with 550 hours on it that has a good service history, but for a similar price I can get a Mule with around 100 hours.

Thoughts anyone?

My concern with the Mule is the 400cc motor vs 668cc. Carby vs EFI. Drum vs disc brakes. But the rhino has 500 more hours.... As I mentioned, we have really hilly terrain.

Or do I double my budget and buy new?

Cheers,

Bill

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Newbie in Aus

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I'd get the rhino. You're never gonna be satisfied with the mule's power.

Hey, thanks for the response. The research I'm doing seems to indicate that. I notice you have a Mule Diesel, how do you think this compares with a Rhino? I think I've found a Mule Diesel that might be within my budget, and I'm anticipating it mightn't be as sporty, but it should have heaps of torque for the hills i'm on....

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Hey, thanks for the response. The research I'm doing seems to indicate that. I notice you have a Mule Diesel, how do you think this compares with a Rhino? I think I've found a Mule Diesel that might be within my budget, and I'm anticipating it mightn't be as sporty, but it should have heaps of torque for the hills i'm on....

Mine is okay on slight incline, but it's not good for wheelin. The motor's willing, up to a point, but the traction just isn't there. I'm afraid if I put enough traction on it, it'd be hard on the rest of the drivetrain. But I don't need more than what it comes with. You're right about the sporty part, the rhino has a huge after market. The mule not so much. If I did it over, I'd likely go with the kubota R9000. It's not very sporty either, nor is there much after market accessories available. But that's a well put together machine, with three forward gears, that's the way to go for work. For any mixed use, I'd get the rhino. I've seen people put a Turbo on em, that's just cool.

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