Economical and versatile, with healthy diesel torque and proven Mule toughness
With diesel engines powering most of the vehicles operating on job sites and farms, the Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 4x4 Diesel utility vehicle is a natural fit. This muscular workhorse is a proven performer with its reliable and robust diesel engine, full-size chassis and selectable four-wheel drive. Wrapped in rugged bodywork, the Mule 4010 4x4 Diesel makes the job easier with features like electric power steering (EPS), a fully-automatic transmission, locking rear differential and a tilting cargo bed.
Producing high torque at low engine rpm is the Mule 4010 4x4 Diesels liquid-cooled, 953cc three-cylinder diesel engine, which is matched to a Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS). This is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that features a high and low range, reverse, and helps maintain engine rpm in its most efficient range for any selected vehicle speed, load, or terrain. It yields a wide drive ratio spread for ample pulling power and quick acceleration.
Large torque converters maximize belt engagement area for optimal heat dissipation, strength and durability. Wear is reduced by the use of a thick, strong drive belt and sheaves with high silicon-type material. Durability is further aided by cooling the torque converter with filtered air via a special air cleaner that uses an easily replaceable filter element and an efficient intake cooling fan to draw sufficient air into the CVT. A high-flow cover also helps cool the CVT, while providing superb splash protection and water-proofing.
The reliable drive system uses a dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive to transmit power to a dual-mode rear differential that can be locked to maximize traction, or unlocked to minimize ground disturbance when making tight turns. The operator can also engage four-wheel drive for extra traction and pulling power in difficult conditions.
A cyclone-type Donaldson® air filter system with a replaceable paper element supplies the engine with clean air. This efficient design needs less frequent cleaning, even with repeated use in extremely dusty off-road conditions. Helping the filter stay clean and last longerespecially in the rugged conditions for which this Kawasaki was builtthe engine air and converter cooling air are both drawn from the top of the cab frame, where there is less dust.
The electric power steering (EPS) system offers a more controlled ride by reducing steering effort at low speeds and harnessing its electric motors inertia to dampen much of the bump steer and kickback associated with front wheel impacts. Offering a significant boost at low speeds and in four-wheel drive, the EPS system uses input from vehicle speed and torque sensors to determine how much assistance is needed from the systems electric motor.
The Mule 4010 4x4 Diesels straightforward user-friendly controls allow drivers to focus more attention on negotiating rough or fragile terrain. The forward/reverse, high/low-range gear lever and the four-wheel drive selector are all within easy reach on the dash. 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 on the dash, a gauge on the fuel tank and an intake restriction gauge to indicate when the air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced.
The Mule 4010 4x4 Diesel features a roomy cab thats surrounded by a large-diameter steel tube frame structure. With its modern rugged bodywork, this four-wheel drive utility vehicle is completely at home in tough work environments. Its durable, color-molded plastic body panels are manufactured help 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 Mule 4010 4x4 Diesels list of owner-friendly features also includes winch-ready tabs located under the front grille, which greatly simplifies the winch-mounting process.
The Mule 4010 4x4 Diesel chassis includes a ladder-type frame riding on a DeDion type rear leaf-spring suspension. It 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.
SpecificationsEngine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder, overhead valve diesel
Bore x stroke: 72 x 78mm
Compression ratio: 24.8:1
Air filter: Snorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element
Oil filter: Automotive-type spin-on canister
Ignition: Compression with glow plugs for starting
Electrical: 12V DC, 52 amp-hour battery, 40 amp alternator
Transmission: Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS), with reverse, dual range, 2WD/4WD
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 / 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 steering assisted rack-and-pinion
Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
Fuel capacity: 6.4 gal.
Curb weight: 1,598 lbs.
Overall length: 118.3 in.
Overall width: 62.0 in.
Overall height: 75.8 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 in. / 15.6 cu. ft.
Load capacity: 1,632 lbs.
Cargo bed capacity: 1,100 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
Turning radius: 11.2 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, speedometer
Color choices: Woodsman Green, Dark Royal Red
At a glanceDiesel performance and economy
Fully automatic transmission with selectable two- or four-wheel drive
Electric power steering system (EPS)
Modern styling and user-friendly dashboard and controls
EngineLiquid-cooled, three-cylinder diesel engine produces incredible torque: 38.3 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm coupled with exceptional fuel economy
Perfect for commercial job sites where diesel fuel is readily available
Exhaust pipe routing allows easy hydraulic lift kit installation
Overhead valve design maximizes efficiency
Cast iron block and head provide extreme durability
Environmentally Friendly EmissionsPositive 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
Cyclone-Type Engine Air CleanerCyclone design is effective and needs less frequent cleaning even in extremely dusty conditions
Restriction gauge tells when to change the filter
Donaldson® air cleaner has a replaceable paper element
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
Heavy-Duty Battery and Alternator52 amp-hour battery ensures positive starts while the high-output, 40 amp alternator keeps the battery charged
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
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
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
Dual-Mode DifferentialStrong bevel gear set and rear axle for increased durability
Locked mode for maximum traction, unlocked mode to minimize ground disturbance
Limited-Slip Front DifferentialAllows great traction with low steering effort
Four-Wheel Drive with Two-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
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
Independent Strut-Type Front SuspensionMacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provide a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
DeDion Rear SuspensionOverload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is empty
Self-Adjusting, Sealed Hydraulic Drum BrakesFour wheel drum brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and debris
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 1,100 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 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 two
Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation
Simple MaintenanceCrankcase oil level dipstick under the seat
Automotive-type, spin-on oil filter
Coolant, battery electrolyte level sight gauges
Cab Features12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easy to see
Shift lever with Y-gate pattern eliminates need for High-Low switch lever
Push-button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights
Hour meter, fuel gauge and a horn are standard equipment
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