I've had a 610 mule for about 4 years. Not a speed demon, about 20 mph top end, but 20 through the timber is too fast. It's a workhorse too. Got a small enough footprint you can load it in the back of a full size truck & it fit between the wheel wells, but it's still big enough to haul 2 grown men comfortably. Parker & I have rode side by side many times. I'm not small & he's huge.
i dont own but have rode in / drove several.... the rhino is ok.... not exactly the best in my opinion.... makes for a good work horse..... but if you want a good fun side by side.... the polaris ranger rzr is where its at.... great power/ speed goes anywhere does anything.... but not the great for hauling..... just my
It depends on what you need it for. Work? Sport? How many people you want to carry? Versatility? I have a Kawasaki Mule 3010. It is a work machine, yet still fun to ride (especially for the kids). It is by no means a 'sporty' ATV. It is extremely versatile because it has 2 bench seats (Only Polaris Ranger also offers this) which seats 4- 6 people depending on size. The rear seat also lays down to dramatically increase the payload capacity when needed (Something the Polaris Ranger does not do). All in all it fit my needs well.
I'm really most interested in its utility, I don't need to win races with whatever I get, and I probably won't buy new, the price tag is just to high for me.
610 mule is probably the cheapest name brand new machine you'll buy. Last I heard, the were under 7K for green or red. I bought mine to work with mainly. Pulled an 8' disc one summer. Worked 8 acres about 3 times. Has tow ability of 1000# & cargo capacity of 400# plus 2 riders.
Last winter, at the pheasant hunt, I was pulling a trailer behind it with 2 hunters in wheelchairs, had longbow on the trailer with them & 1 guy in bed. Myself, shedhead & his son were in the front. The only time we got stuck was when we high centered. It's a workhorse, that's for sure.