Workman utility meets power and convenience
The foundation of Kawasakis full-size industrial-grade utility vehicle line, the two-wheel drive Mule™ 4000s full-size chassis and more powerful, digital fuel injection (DFI®) equipped engine offers a step up in cargo and towing capacity from the compact Mule 600 series. The Mule 4000 also features a fully-automatic transmission, locking rear differential and a tilting cargo bed.
The Mule 4000s liquid-cooled 617cc four-stroke V-twin engine is managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and features a DFI system that compensates for variations in atmospheric pressure, engine and air temperature. The result is smooth and consistent power, easy starting, crisp throttle response and precise fuel metering, which helps reduce fuel consumption. The ECU incorporates an automatic fast idle speed control that activates when the engine is cold, eliminating the need for a manual choke. Its electronics also regulate maximum engine speed, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor.
The Mule 4000 harnesses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to provide quick acceleration and efficient pulling power. Dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive transfers power to a dual-mode differential that can be locked to maximize rear-wheel traction, or unlocked to improve handling and minimize ground disturbance when making tight turns.
Like the accurate, light-steering rack-and-pinion system, the easy-to-operate controls on the Mule 4000 are equally user-friendly and positioned to maximize comfort and convenience. The gear selector is located on the dash within easy reach and the headlights are activated by a simple push-button switch. Instrumentation includes an easy-to-see coolant temperature warning light, an hour meter and a horn. The convenient air restriction gauge indicates when the Mule 4000 needs air filter cleaning or replacement. Located underneath the seat, the fuse box and oil dipstick are easily accessed, making maintenance chores a cinch.
The Mule 4000 also fields a roomy cab thats surrounded by the large-diameter steel tube frame structure. With its modern and rugged bodywork, the Mule 4000 is a natural in a tough pickup truck work environment. Its body panels are manufactured from a durable, color-molded plastic, which helps hide minor scuffs and scratches. The front hood can be opened with the pull of a dash-mounted knob and allows access to a deep storage space thats equipped with convenient D-rings to help secure cargo.
Additionally, two levers make opening and closing the tailgate a secure and easy process. The convenience factor on the Mule 4000 extends beyond easy-access latches or controls; it can also boast of owner-friendly features like the winch-ready tabs located under the front grille, which greatly-simplify the winch mounting process.
The Mule 4000 chassis includes a ladder-type frame riding on a DeDion type rear leaf-spring suspension, which is designed to carry heavy loads yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo bed is empty. MacPherson struts handle front suspension duties and provide a good balance of comfort and load capacity. Sealed, self-adjusting hydraulic drum brakes at all four wheels offer progressive stopping power, and large 23-inch tires at all four corners provide maximum traction for a variety of surfaces.
The Mule 4000 utility vehicle can carry 800 pounds in its steel cargo bed and tow up to 1,200 pounds when equipped with the optional draw bar.
SpecificationEngine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
Bore x stroke: 76 x 68mm
Compression ratio: 10.3: 1
Fuel system: 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 DC, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with forward and reverse
Final drive: Shaft, dual-mode rear differential
Exhaust: Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Tires: 23x11-10 tubeless
Front suspension / wheel travel: Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Semi-independent, DeDion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8 in.
Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
Fuel capacity: 6.2 gal.
Curb Weight 1,312 lb.
Overall length: 118.3 in.
Overall width: 62.0 in.
Overall height: 75.8 in.
Wheelbase: 73.6 in.
Ground clearance: 7.5 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 and also meets FMVSS 216 Roof Crush resistance requirement
Cargo bed dimensions (LxWxH): 46.3 x 51.6 x 11.3 in. / 15.6 cu. ft.
Load capacity: 1,330 lbs.
Cargo bed capacity: 800 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
Turning radius: 11.0 ft.
Top speed: 25 mph, governed
Instruments: Parking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn, 12V DC outlet, (2) 5/21-watt taillight, brake light, (2) 35-watt sealed-beam headlight
Color: Woodsman Green
At a glanceDigital fuel injected V-twin
Modern styling and low operating costs
User-friendly dashboard and controls
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
Cab Frame Air IntakeDraws engine air and converter cooling air from the top of the cab frame where there is less dust, so the air filter stays cleaner longer
Environmentally Friendly EmissionsDFI® precision reduces fuel consumption and cuts exhaust emissions
Positive crankcase pressure ventilation system sends blow-by gasses back through the intake tract to be burned by 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 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
An open sided drive pulley cools better for longer belt life
Offers adjustable belt deflection
Dual Mode DifferentialDual-mode rear differential can be locked for extra pulling power and maximum traction or unlocked for more-nimble handling, or when traversing delicate terrain
Independent Strut-Type Front SuspensionMacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provides a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
Stiffer springs help prevent bottoming and provide increased ground clearance
DeDion Rear SuspensionOverload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is empty
Semi-independent action offers improved handling over traditional leaf spring layouts
Four-Wheel, Self-Adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum BrakesFour wheel brakes are self-adjusting
The brake drums have an added flange and seal to resist mud and water contamination
Low maintenance design
Wheels and Tires23-inch tires with stiff sidewalls for extra ground clearance and an improved ride
The rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
The wheel bearing seals on all four wheels have three lips for better protection
Front Hood with Storage TubOffers quick, easy access with the pull of a dash-mounted knob
Deeper under hood storage tub holds cargo out of sight
Includes four D-rings for securing loads
Tilting Cargo BedSteel cargo bed can carry up to 800 pounds
Tilts for quick unloading
Thick tailgate panel and secure locking pins reduce noise and vibration, add durability
Adjustable bed latches
Rugged and CapableBodywork is a rugged, modern design with truck-like styling
Can tow up to 1,200 lbs with optional Kawasaki Accessory towing hitch
Meets 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 provides comfortable seating for two
Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation
Simple MaintenanceOil dipstick and filler tube are located under the seat, for quick, easy access
Cyclone-type engine air cleaner has flow meter to indicate when filter requires maintenance
Convenient automotive-style fuse box uses easy-to-find blade-type fuses
Cab FeaturesRack-and-pinion steering is light and precise
Dashboard has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger
Horn and 12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easier to see
Push button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights
Hour meter and fuel gauge included as standard equipment
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