Kawasaki’s 2016 Mule PRO-DX side by side gets a 3-cylinder diesel


The 2016 Kawasaki Mule PRO-DX is still six months way from being at dealers, but it appears to be a good choice for anyone looking for a  dependable and capable side by side jobsite workhorse.

This new model uses a Tier 4 993cc three-cylinder diesel engine that provides ample power and torque, capable of hauling up to 2,000 pounds.

The lean-running diesel engine meets Tier 4 Final emissions regulations and uses an air pressure sensor to help prevent excess fuel delivery when operating at high altitude.

It also has dual external fuel filters (one is a water/fuel pre-filter) ahead of the main fuel filter, and an electromagnetic fuel pump, making manual priming unnecessary should you happen to run out of fuel.

Other than the inclusion of a new 993cc three-cylinder diesel engine, the 2016 Pro-DX remains largely unchanged from the 2015 model that was launched to great acclaim last year thanks to independent four-wheel suspension, wide bench seating, selectable four-wheel drive traction with rear differential lock and a rugged chassis to soak up all kinds of punishment.