Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1

    Default RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    Hi there, i'm a fellow "tractor-men" from Portugal.

    I want to ask if anyone have tried this two vehicles. Here in Portugal the options are less then in North America or so, and a lot more expesive. For exemple the two vehicles I'm asking about cost around 15.000 (aprox 20.600 dollars...), And gas cost around 1,86 dollars per liter, so it has to be diesel, who cost less then half.
    And the new xuv from john deere is yet to become avaiable.

    Well, but that kind of problems aside, I'm down to this two choices, and they are to be used in a farm, with some mud and sand, mostly to wonder around, not to do really hard work. I want the fastest possible on diesel. It has to be diesel, or I would buy a rhyno.

    I'll get a better deal on the rtv900, but it has less power then the mule and it's heavier and uglier. On your experience what do you think? Wish one is more reliable? Is there any significant speed diference? Do this utv's really have enough power to climb hills for ex? (I'm replacing an yamaha 4x4 atv 400, so I'm afraid I'll be really disapointed).

    Thanks for the attention!

  2. #2
    Platinum Member TWO GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    577
    Location
    SWAMPS OF LOUISIANA

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    My RTV is used alot on the farm. It is not a speed demon. Will go about 25mph. The RTV not that fast. BUT STRONG AS A OX !!! And I know for a fact, it is much stronger than the any mule. Reason being, a good friend of mine purchased a mule last year, and sold it to get a RTV 900 last month, for reason he witnessed the RTV in service and seen what it will do !!!!!
    The mule will run faster in speed, but that's all it has on the rtv.

    The RTV will last you forever if you service it right. I love the Hydrostatic tranmission in the kubota. As far as climbing hills, I never had any trouble with mine. Know another man who lives in the hills, and he loves his .....

    Once you learn how the transmission works on the RTV, you will never own nothing else. The more I work my RTV, the more it suprises me for what it will do. I cannot imagine living without My RTV 900 ~~~~~~~~

  3. #3
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,015
    Location
    midwest
    Tractor
    JD 4520, Toolcat 5610, Bobcat S300, Case-IH 125 Pro, Case-IH 245, IH 1086, IH 806

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    I don't think the mule is much faster than the RTV if at all. Mules run about 25-30 mph in gas version.

  4. #4
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    178
    Location
    Southern MD
    Tractor
    Kubota B3030

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    I don't own either one, but my brother has a mule and I found it annoying that it does not compression brake when going down hill if you let your foot all the way off of the throttle. It just goes into neutral and accelerates. Can't seem to get your foot to the brake fast enough!

  5. #5
    Platinum Member TWO GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    577
    Location
    SWAMPS OF LOUISIANA

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    THE kubota RTV WOULDN'T DO THAT TO YOU ~~~~

    IT HAS ONE H*** OF A ENGINE BRAKE, THAT THING IN WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN GOLD !!!!!!!!

  6. #6
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    152
    Location
    Garden Valley, Idaho
    Tractor
    Kubota RTV 900

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS
    THE kubota RTV WOULDN'T DO THAT TO YOU ~~~~

    IT HAS ONE H*** OF A ENGINE BRAKE, THAT THING IN WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN GOLD !!!!!!!!

    Another vote for a "Bota" 900. It has been a real workhorse for me. If you get one, make sure you also get the snorkle air cleaner as it makes a big difference in performance and ease of cleaning the air filter.

  7. #7
    Silver Member Partsman2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    182
    Location
    South-Central Ohio
    Tractor
    2003 John Deere 4710 - 2004 Kubota BX2230 - 2006 Kubota RTV-900

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    Another vote for the RTV! It's like a Sherman tank!

    Right now I'm trying to see if I can use up a tank of fuel. It really amazes me how little fuel it uses.
    Work smart - not hard!

  8. #8
    Platinum Member TWO GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    577
    Location
    SWAMPS OF LOUISIANA

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    That is the Truth !!!! This RTV 900 of mine don't burn no fuel, heck, at first I thought my fuel guage wasn't working, until FINALLY it moved very, very little. Several times, I took a flashlight and looked down the tank to make myself feel comfortable ~~~~~~ Wish my automobiles got the milage the RTV gets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by TWO GUNS; 07-18-2007 at 01:45 PM.

  9. #9
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    505
    Location
    Iowa

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    how many hours are you guys getting to a tank ? Are you running full throttle most of the time ?

  10. #10

    Default Re: RTV900 vs Mule 3010 Diesel

    Thanks for the infos!

    I'm from today a happy owner of a "bota" 900!

    It'll be delivered tomorrow at the farm, I'm going to Really test drive it around by then. Now it's still the base version, later on let's see if I'll add any modifications.

    About the snorkle, how does it get better performance? I know the natural advantages, like less dirt and deeper water, but performance??

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.