Four-wheel drive, fuel-injected, powersteering: Reliable utility competence
When four-wheel-drive traction is a must for hauling cargo around farms, through fields or to remote job sites, the Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 4x4 is the off-road utility vehicle of choice. With its full-size chassis, selectable four-wheel drive and powerful, digital fuel injection (DFI®) equipped engine there is never a doubt it can get the job done. The Mule 4010 4x4 also features an electric power steering (EPS) system, a fully-automatic transmission, locking rear differential and a tilting cargo bed.
The Mule 4010 4x4s liquid-cooled 617cc four-stroke V-twin 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 engine 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 powerful 617cc V-twin engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that features both high and low range plus reverse. Power is transmitted through a dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive system to a dual-mode rear differential that can be locked to maximize traction, or unlocked to improve handling and minimize ground disturbance when making tight turns. Mule 4010 drivers can also engage four-wheel drive for extra traction in difficult conditions.
The Mule 4010 4x4s rack-and-pinion steering is boosted by an electric power steering (EPS) system, which can reduce turning effort by up to 30 percent, and offers a significant boost at low speeds in four-wheel drive. The EPS system automatically determines how much assistance is needed, using input from vehicle speed and torque sensors.
The forward/reverse, high/low-range and the four-wheel drive selectors are all within easy reach on the dash, so drivers can focus more attention on negotiating rough or delicate terrain. The coolant temperature warning light is easy to see, and a push-button control activates the headlights. Other standard features include an hour meter, a horn and an air restrictor gauge to indicate when the air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. The fuse box and oil dipstick are equally convenient, located underneath the seat for quick access.
A roomy cab is surrounded by the Mule 4010 4x4s large-diameter steel tube frame structure. With its modern rugged bodywork, the four-wheel drive utility is a natural in the tough pickup truck work environment. Its body panels are manufactured from a durable, color-molded plastic that 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 4010 4x4 extends beyond easy-access latches or controls; it also features owner-friendly touches like the winch-ready tabs located under the front grille, which greatly-simplify the winch mounting process.
The Mule 4010 4x4 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. Effective stopping power is provided by four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting, sealed drum brakes that are designed to resist contamination from water, mud and other debris. Large 23-inch low-pressure tires provide a comfortable ride, great traction and help minimize impact over a variety of terrain.
The Mule 4010 4x4 utility vehicle can carry 800 pounds in its steel cargo bed and is capable of towing up to 1,200 pounds with an optional draw bar.
SpecificationsEngine: 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 high and low range, forward, and reverse, 2WD/4WD
Final drive: Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-model 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.
Steering: Electric power assisted rack-and-pinion
Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
Fuel capacity: 6.2 gal.
Curb weight: 1,406 lb.
Overall length: 118.3 in.
Overall height: 75.8 in.
Overall width: 62.0 in.
Wheelbase: 73.6 in.
Ground clearance: 6.9 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): 46.3 x 51.6 x 11.3 /15.6 cu. Ft.
Load capacity: 1,330 lbs.
Cargo bed capacity: 800 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
Turning radius: 11.2 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, Smoky Blue
At a glanceDigital fuel injected V-twin
Modern styling and low operating costs
User-friendly dashboard and controls
Electric power steering system (EPS)
Liquid Cooled, V-twin EngineFour-stroke, 617cc industrial V-twin 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 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
An open sided drive pulley cools better for longer belt life
Offers adjustable belt deflection
Electric Power Steering (EPS)The EPS system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest
The electric motors inertia significantly reduces bump steer and kickback to the steering wheel caused by shocks to the wheels for a more comfortable and controlled ride
Input from vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required from the systems motor
No power steering pump, so there is no power loss from the engine
EPS only operates when the engine is running to keep from draining the battery
Four-Wheel Drive with 2-Speed Transfer Case
Selectable 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
Four-Wheel, Self-Adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum BrakesFour 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
Low maintenance and powerful
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 three lips for better protection
Front Hood with Storage TubDeeper under hood storage tub holds cargo out of sight
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 CapableBodywork is a rugged, modern design with truck-like styling
Can tow up to 1,200 lbs with optional Kawasaki Accessory draw bar
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 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
Cab FeaturesThe 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easy to see
Dashboard has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger
A horn and 12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
Shift lever with Y-gate pattern eliminates need for High-Low switch lever
Push-button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights
Standard equipment hour meter
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