Kawasakis new diesel Mule Pro-DX and DXT
Buggy Hire UK welcomes Kawasaki’s new diesel Mule Pro-DX and DXT; this new addition is a useful heavy duty machine great for use on events, industrial sites, farms and many other environments.
With a lineage that dates back to the 1800s, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) is the rigid backbone of the Kawasaki four-wheel brand. It’s this heavy industries heritage of innovation that lends itself to our powerful, long-lasting vehicles that will let you take on tough challenges and conquer them with ease. Strength is in our DNA. And that is the foundation of the new 2016 line of MULE™ utility vehicles, beginning with the 2016 MULE PRO-FXT™ and MULE PRO-FX™ side x sides.
The Mule Pro Diesel series consists of two configurations: the Pro-DX, where D stands for diesel and X stands for extreme; and the Pro-DXT, where the T stands for trans, or its ability to transform from a 1-row to a 2-row in under 1 minute.
Top speed is 50kph and the tank holds 30 litres of diesel. Disc brakes are fitted front and rear and a speed-sensitive steering system adjusts the amount of steering assistance according to vehicle speed.
The most striking thing is the clever way in which the second set of seats on the DXT can be either hidden away under the rear load area or pushed upwards to give four-seat capability.
Cargo bed dimensions are 1.08m long, 1.36m wide and 0.28m high when you want the maximum carrying space. Max loading is 453kg.
If, on the other hand, you need room for four people, you slide a divider backwards and the seats flip up. That reduces payload area to 0.56m long by 1.36m wide and 0.28m high. Max loading is 158kg.
The cab of the Kawasaki Mule Pro FX is comfortable for long rides, and the slip-through design allowed us to get in or out on either side without hanging our feet on any intrusive flooring channels or consoles. The seat base and back support are flat and padded, which works well although a slightly bolstered seat to define and support each rider would be worth looking into.
Article published: 19/01/2016