The original transforming utility vehicle adds digital fuel injection and electric power steering to its repertoire.
A real two-for-one deal, the Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® is a one of a kind utility vehicle, with the ability to transform from a short bed four-passenger 4x4 into an extended bed two-passenger 4x4 in a few quick steps. Trans4x4 users can fold down the rear bench seat and extend the cargo bed forward into the cab for increased cargo capacity. When more than two seats are needed, the Trans4x4 can be quickly converted back to four-passenger mode by reversing those same easy steps.
The wheelbase of the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 is 11.6 inches longer than a standard 4010, yet still offers a tight turning radius and excellent rough terrain capabilities. New digital fuel injection (DFI) and electric power steering (EPS) systems work in conjunction with selectable four-wheel drive, a fully-automatic transmission and a locking rear differential to make the versatile Mule 4010 Trans4x4 an outstanding choice for just about any utility vehicle need. Bold new truck-like styling is complimented by smooth car-like controls, a revised dashboard layout and a tilting cargo bed.
The new 2009 Mule 4010 Trans4x4 is powered by a liquid-cooled 617cc four-stroke V-twin engine with DFI. Managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU), its DFI system compensates for variations in atmospheric pressure, engine and air temperature. This promotes easy starting and gives the engine more precise and consistent fuel metering for better throttle response and reduced fuel consumption. The system incorporates an automatic fast idle speed control which activates when the engine is cold, eliminating the need for a manual choke. The system also regulates maximum engine speed, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor.
The powerful engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is fine-tuned for the Trans4x4s higher passenger and cargo capacity. The transmission features both high and low ranges, plus reverse. Utilizing a durable, low-maintenance shaft drive system, power is transmitted to a dual-mode rear differential that can be locked to maximize traction, or unlocked for improved handling and reduced ground disturbance when making tight turns. The driver can also select four-wheel drive for extra pulling power in difficult conditions.
The addition of EPS means the low effort rack-and-pinion steering on the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 is even easier to use than before. EPS reduces turning effort by up to 30 percent, especially in 4x4 mode or low speeds. The system uses inputs from vehicle speed and torque sensors to determine how much steering assistance is required from the electric motor. With the high/low-range, forward/reverse gear lever and the four-wheel drive selector located on the dash within easy reach, the operator is able to devote more attention to driving and/or negotiating rough or fragile terrain.
A smooth-riding MacPherson strut front suspension works in conjunction with a heavy duty DeDion type leaf spring rear suspension system to provide the Trans4x4 with a bed-extended 800 pound cargo capacity, or a 400 pound cargo capacity when in four-passenger mode.
Stopping power is provided by four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting sealed drum brakes that are designed to resist intrusion from water, mud or debris. 23-inch low-pressure tires provide a comfortable ride and maximum traction over a variety of surfaces, while minimizing impact on fragile terrain.
In addition to bold new body styling, the Trans4x4 also features a new dashboard with dual glove boxes, driver and passenger cup holders, retractable rear seat belts, and padded rear-passenger grab handles. Its front hood can be lifted with the pull of a dash-mounted knob and allows access to a now deeper storage space, which has convenient D-rings to help secure cargo. Additionally, two lever latches make opening and closing the tailgate a secure and easy process. The extendable cab on the Trans4x4 is surrounded by the large-diameter steel tube frame structure that meets federal Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) requirements.
Convenience features on the new Mule 4010 Trans4x4 arent just limited to easy-access latches or controls; they also extend to owner-friendly features like the winch-ready tabs located under its front grille. These tabs significantly reduce the hassle of installing a winch.
In addition to its stellar payload capacity, the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 utility vehicle can tow up to 1,200 pounds with an optional draw bar. Other popular accessories include an enclosed cab, cab heater, snow plow, and soft or hard tops. These and many other Authentic Kawasaki Accessories are available through Kawasaki dealers.
New digital fuel injection (DFI) system
New electric power steering (EPS) system
Two or four seats with revolutionary transformable design
Fully Automatic Transmission with Selectable 2- or 4-Wheel Drive
Transformable Cargo BedTwo rows of seats easily accommodate up to four people
It can be transformed from a four-passenger to a two-passenger off-road utility vehicle with the rear seat folded down and the cargo bed expanded to carry larger payload (From 400 lbs. with 4 passengers to 800 lbs. with 2 passengers,)
Rear bench seat includes retractable seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handle
Liquid Cooled, V-Twin EngineFour-stroke, 617cc V-Twin industrial engine produces exceptional torque at low engine speeds
Modern four-stroke design with overhead valves for efficient running and good fuel economy
Large capacity radiator and fan maintain consistent engine temperatures, even in hot climates
Rubber engine mounts minimize vibration, noise and wear to maximize operation comfort and diminish fatigue
Digital Fuel InjectionComputer controlled fuel injection system automatically compensates for atmospheric pressure, air and engine temperature, for easy, prompt engine starting under a variety of conditions
Automatic fast idle speed control eliminates the need for a choke, allowing the operator to drive off immediately after a cold engine start
Throttle bodies feature sub-throttle valves for optimum performance and drivability. The sub throttles are located behind the main throttle valves and controlled by the ECU for smooth throttle response
Automatic digital ignition system helps ensure smooth efficient operation
Maximum engine speed is controlled by the ECU, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor
Offers easy engine operation and reduced maintenance requirements
Environmentally Friendly EmissionsDFI precision reduces fuel consumption and cuts exhaust emissions
Positive crankcase ventilation system sends blow-by gasses to the intake tract to be burned in the engine
Muffler features a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor
Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS)Fully automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features forward high and low and reverse, and helps keep the engine in the right operating rpm for a variety of vehicle speeds, loads, or terrain
The CVT has a wide spread of drive ratios for quick acceleration and ample pulling power
Tuned to accommodate higher loads
Large drive and driven torque converters maximize engagement area of the thick and strong drive belt for improved heat dissipation and add durability
High-flow cover helps cool the CVT while providing superb splash protection and water proofing
Sheaves with high silicon type material for increased durability
An open sided drive pulley cools better for longer belt life
Offers adjustable belt deflection
Cab Frame Air IntakeDraws engine air and converter cooling air from the top of the cab frame where theres less dust, so the air filter stays cleaner longer
Torque Converter Air FilterEfficient intake cooling fan draws plenty of air into the CVT
Special air cleaner with easily replaceable filter element cuts torque converter wear by cooling it with filtered air
New Electric Power Steering (EPS)The EPS system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest
Input from a vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required from the systems electric motor
To keep from possibly draining the battery, the EPS only operates when the engine is running
When engine is stopped, more force is needed to turn the steering wheel even if the ignition is switched on
4-Wheel Drive with 2-Speed Transfer CaseSelectable four-wheel drive gives the operator traction options
Shift to four-wheel drive and low range for maximum traction in adverse conditions or select two-wheel drive and high range to cut gear wear and increase fuel economy
Dual Mode DifferentialDual-mode rear differential can be locked for extra pulling power and maximum traction or unlocked when traveling across delicate terrain
Independent Strut-Type Front SuspensionMacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provide a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
Stiffer springs prevent bottoming and increase ground clearance
DeDion Rear SuspensionOverload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is empty
4-Wheel, Self-Adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum BrakesPowerful, low maintenance four wheel brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and debris
The brake drums have an added flange and seal to keep out mud and water
Wheels and Tires23-inch tires with stiff sidewalls for an improved the ride and added ground clearance
The rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
The wheel bearings seals on all four wheels have 3 lips for better protection
Front Hood with Storage TubLarge under hood storage tub holds cargo out of site
Offers quick, easy access with a push-button latch
Includes four D-rings for securing loads
Tilting Cargo BedSteel cargo bed can carry up to 800 pounds and tilts for quick unloading
Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduces vibration and noise, and adds durability
Rugged and CapableCan tow up to 1,200 lbs with optional Kawasaki draw bar
Meets federal Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5, and also meets FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance requirement
Bench seat can carry up to three
Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation
Simple MaintenanceThe oil dipstick and filler tube are accessed under the seat
Cyclone-type engine air cleaner has meter to indicate when to replace the filter
An automotive-style fuse box is convenient and uses blade-type fuses
All-New BodyworkNew body features rugged, modern truck look styling
New DashboardIncludes dual glove boxes
Includes cup holders for both the driver and passenger
Cab Features12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
Relocated parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easy to see
Shift lever with Y-gate pattern eliminates need for Hi-Lo switch lever
Push-button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights
Hour meter and a horn are standard equipment
Popular Accessory ItemsSoft or Hard Top
SpecificationsEngine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
Bore x stroke: 76 x 68mm
Compression ratio: 10.3:1
Carburetor: Digital Fuel Injection
Air filter: Snorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element
Oil filter: Automotive-type spin-on canister
Ignition: Digital electronic
Electrical: 12V, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with high and low range, forward, neutral and reverse
Final drive: Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-mode rear differential
Exhaust: Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Tires: 23x11-10 tubeless
Front suspension / wheelbase: Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheelbase: Semi-independent, DeDion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8 in.
Steering: Electric power assisted rack-and-pinion
Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
Fuel capacity: 6.2 gal.
Curb weight: 1,563 lbs.
Overall length: 130.1 in.
Overall height: 75.8 in.
Overall width: 58.5 in.
Wheelbase: 85.2 in.
Ground clearance: 7.1 in.
Roll over protective structure (ROPS): This structure meets ROPS requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, and 7.5. This structure also meets FMVSS 216 Roof Crush resistance requirement
Cargo bed dimensions (LxWxH): 50.4 x 47.7 x 11.3 in. / 15.6 cu. ft. (2-passenger mode) 30.3 x 47.7 x 11.3 (4-passenger mode)
Load capacity: 1,330 lbs.
Cargo bed capacity: 400 lbs. (4-passenger mode) / 800 lbs. (2-passenger mode)
Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
Turning radius: 12.8 ft.
Top speed: 25 mph, governed
Lights: (2) 30-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt taillight/stoplight
Instruments: Parking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn, 12V DC outlet, speedometer
Color choices: Woodsman Green, Dark Royal Red
Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12 or 24 months
Warranty: 12 Months