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JD Gator 4x2 or 6x4 ?
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rhudson    Posted 12-27-2001 at 18:57:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You would think i can't make a move with out asking you fellows what to do....maybe you're right. anyone have experience with strong points and weak points of 4x2 VS 6x4 Gators. the 6x4 has almost double torque and HP cost $1500 more. all the dealers are pushing the 4x2. why is that?

Thanks for your ideas.

rhudson-Thanks    Posted 12-31-2001 at 23:54:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the comments and ideas. i think they were correct. the mule is more of a ATV, the gator is a glorified golf or go cart. i needed a platform for moving loads. i wanted an army mule, (anyone remember them?). i chose the gator because the bed was more my height for loading and unloading and was longer. the JD dealer sold a lot cheaper than the motorcycle dealer that had the mules. how will i ever enjoy it with the price i paid? its more than i paid for my largest tractor.

Keil555    Posted 12-30-2001 at 08:16:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
For what its worth I purchased a Kawasaki Mule in 98. This vehicle lives up to its name.It is a mule it will go anyplace, hills mud through water whatever. The only problem I have with it the Mule hates the cold weather as much as I do.You really have to warm it up before you go.I believe they have corrected the problem with the new model....Good Luck on whatever you purchase.

mike    Posted 12-29-2001 at 05:55:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a 4x2 gator and really like it.The 6x4
gator is great if your going into the swamp or
something,but for using around the farm the 4x2
works great.The gator is NOT jap made as someone
replied,made in Canada.I looked at the mule also,
it is a lot better built than the deere,with
spring suspension,regular tranny,but I don't need
all of that,the deere was cheaper,and I think a
lot better looking.The Deere also has a better
resale value than a mule.

Mudcat49    Posted 12-28-2001 at 05:44:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Forget the Gator and go get a 4x4 mule. It will go places a Gator never dreamed of. The Gator is Jap also!!!!!

ron g    Posted 12-28-2001 at 16:51:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
seen both the gator and the mule
heres how it goes
gator is a golf cart thats all
the mule is in a whole different world- not the golf world
if ya want a golf cart with the lift kit=gaytor
if ya want the real deal mule

Franz    Posted 12-27-2001 at 22:27:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1, they got them in stock.
2, they are sick of paying the floor plan on them
3, they have to buy so many 4x2 to get each 6x4
4, if you have the use for a machine like that, get the 6x4
5, tell the dealer you'll only buy after you try, at your location. A couple weeks ought to be about right as a trial period.

JoeK    Posted 12-28-2001 at 20:20:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I looked at Gators,golf carts,mules,ATVs awhile back.I was somewhat impressed by the Polaris 6x "truck",can't remember the model nomeclature,but a couple local loggers have em to scout timber with and seem to like em.

Dave Covelli    Posted 08-03-2003 at 20:21:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to buy a Gator 4x2 for use in Buffalo, NY. Any help will be much appreciated.

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