Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Alabama
Re: Mule PRO FX VS. JD Gator / Opinions please
Just my opinion, but I would go with the mule. I owned a Mule 610 for 11 years and it went back to the dealership one time for trash in the carb. I replaced a starter myself and some batteries over the years. Got a chance to sell it along with some other equipment in 2017 and never looked at anything else seriously except a Mule. I bought a Mule SX XC in 2018 and have been very pleased. I know you are looking at larger machines than I'm talking about but Mules are made to work and last. They are not fast but I'm 66 and 25 mph is fast enough for me. The tailgate latches are not a problem. They are simple and provide a positive latch. I did buy a year too early because the same unit now is fuel injected. Other than that I would like power steering but overall, I am very satisfied. I am a JD tractor owner and operate large JD tractors for a friend when he needs help with his large farm so I am definitely not against JD I just think Mules are better built and built for the long haul. I wouldn't worry about having to haul it to a dealership and if you do you need to have confidence in your dealership. That is my free opinion so take it for what it is worth.
JD 1025R w/120R Loader, Forks, 60"driveover mower deck, 4' boxblade, 4' rotary cutter
Kubota T1760 w/48" deck
1972 Suburban 10 hp Brigs