One size really does fit all
Able to switch between two-seat cargo hauler and four-seat people mover in a few quick steps, the Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® utility vehicle is a genuine two-for-one bargain. Getting the increased cargo capacity of a two-passenger extended bed 4x4 is as easy as folding the rear seat down and extending the cargo bed forward into the cab. Need to move your crew? The Trans4x4 can be quickly converted back to four-passenger short bed mode by reversing those same easy steps.
Its selectable four-wheel drive, electric power steering (EPS) system and powerful, digital fuel injection (DFI®) equipped engine work in conjunction with a fully-automatic transmission and locking rear differential to make the versatile Mule 4010 Trans4x4 an outstanding choice for just about any utility vehicle need. Bold truck-like styling is complimented by smooth car-like controls, user-friendly dashboard layout 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 more 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 Trans4x4 drivers can also engage four-wheel drive for extra traction in difficult conditions.
The wheelbase of the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 may be 11.6 inches longer than a standard 4010, but it still offers a tight turning radius and excellent rough terrain capabilities. Electric power steering (EPS) makes the low-effort rack-and-pinion steering system even easier to turn. The EPS reduces steering effort by up to 30 percent, and is a significant boost at low speeds in four-wheel drive, using input from vehicle speed and torque sensors to determine how much assistance is provided by the systems electric motor.
With the forward/reverse, high/low-range gear lever and the four-wheel drive selector all within easy reach on the dash, drivers can focus more attention on negotiating rough or fragile terrain. The Trans4x4 dashboard features an easy-to-see coolant temperature warning light, hour meter, a horn, dual glove boxes, driver, passenger cup holders and a push-button control that activates the headlights. The cab also features retractable rear seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handle.
Maintenance chores are simplified with an air restrictor gauge in the cab to indicate when the air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced, and the fuse box and oil dipstick are conveniently located underneath the seat for quick access.
With its modern rugged bodywork, this four-wheel drive utility is a natural in tough work environments. Its body panels are manufactured from a durable, color-molded plastic that helps hide minor scuffs and scratches. The extendable cab on the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 is surrounded by a large-diameter steel tube frame structure.
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 Trans4x4 extends beyond easy-access latches or controls; it can also boast owner-friendly features like the winch-ready tabs located under the front grille, which greatly simplify the winch mounting process.
Effective stopping power is provided by four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting, sealed drum brakes 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.
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 an extended-bed 800 pound cargo capacity, or a 400 pound cargo capacity when in four-passenger mode. 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.
SpecificationsEngine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
Bore x stroke: 76 x 68mm
Compression ratio: 10.3:1
Injection: 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 and meets the 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: Dark Royal Red / Super Black
At a glanceTwo or four seats with revolutionary transformable design
Digital fuel injected V-twin power
Fully automatic transmission with selectable two- or four-wheel drive
Modern styling and low operating costs
Electric power steering system (EPS)
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 four passengers to 800 lbs. with two 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 there is 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
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
Dual Mode DifferentialDual-mode rear differential can be locked for extra pulling power and maximum traction or unlocked when traveling across delicate terrain
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
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 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 three 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 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 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 Features12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
Dashboard has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger
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 and a horn are standard equipment
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