Google Kawasaki’s latest offering, the PRO-FXT, and you will find dozens of reviews floating around the Web. This should not be a surprise. I was just at Kawasaki’s test ride with a “freeload” of outdoor writers. (Like a sounder of pigs or a gaggle or geese, a freeload of outdoor writers is the correct term.)
So it stands to reason that the Web would be alive with technical articles on Kawasaki’s newest machine. While I can write technical as well as the next guy, unless you are a motor journalist, gear junky, or an industry insider, who really wants to read an entire article composed of specs, numbers, and acronyms?
You (like me) want to know what this machine will do that will help you as a hunter. So I have outlined all the features the King of Mules brings to the table and provided a glimpse of what a year in a sportsman’s life would be like if you owned the Mule PRO-FXT. Check it out:
- One of the coolest hunting features I found on the PRO-FXT was the Trans Cab. The Trans Cab allows the Mule to be converted from a six-seater with a 350-pound-capacity bed to a three-seater with a 1,000-pound-capacity bed. And it’s simple, as about anyone can walk around the vehicle once, flip a couple of latches, and convert the PRO-FXT from a six-seater to a three-seater with an extended cargo bed. It takes less than a minute. This is huge…think about it. One weekend you are hunting South Dakota with a group of buddies. There is very little cargo, other than dog boxes and dead pheasants, but there must be room for six rotund gents to ride in comfort from cornfield to cornfield. The following weekend you are hunting Colorado’s rifle season for elk. It’s just you and a buddy, but you need to have the space to hopefully haul out a dead bull. Did I mention the tilting cargo bed can carry a 1,000-pound payload? Yeah, that will work for the biggest trophy.