A multifunction utility vehicle with enough torque to be a workload master
A two-for-one deal. The Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® Diesel is able to satisfy varying job needs as a four-person crew transporter, or as a two-person extended bed cargo hauler. Its powerful and torquey diesel engine, selectable four-wheel drive, electric power steering (EPS) system, fully-automatic transmission and locking rear differential make the handy Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel an outstanding choice for practically every utility vehicle role.
It only takes a moment to convert this off-road work horse into the two-passenger long-bed configuration from its four-passenger short-bed mode. The cargo payload expands from 400 to 1,100 pounds in the two-person configuration, giving users the flexibility to handle the specific job-at-hand. Bold, truck-like styling is complimented by user-friendly controls to help make the most out of a tough work day.
This versatility is coupled with a liquid-cooled, three cylinder diesel engine, making the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel a strong contender for the MVP spot on any job site. The diesel engines overhead valve design maximizes efficiency, while its cast iron block and head help ensure durability. Producing 38.3 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2,800 rpm, this 953cc engine has enough low-end pulling power to tackle the heaviest workloads.
The diesel engine is matched to the Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS). Its a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that features a high and low range, reverse, and helps keep engine rpm in the 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. Tuned specifically to accommodate higher payloads, the KAPS durability is further aided by cooling the torque converter with filtered air from a special air cleaner with an easily replaceable element and an efficient fan to move sufficient cooling air through the CVT. A high-flow cover also helps lower CVT temperatures while still providing superb splash protection and resistance to water intrusion.
This reliable system transmits power to a dual-mode locking rear differential through a dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive. The Trans4x4 Diesel also sports a limited slip front differential and two-speed transfer case for the four-wheel drive system, allowing the operator to 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 builtis a design in which engine air and converter cooling air are both drawn from the top of the cab frame, where theres less dust.
The wheelbase of the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel may be 85.2 inches, 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. It also harnesses the electric motors inertia to dampen much of the bump steer and kickback associated with front wheel impacts. The system works immediately after the engine is started, but doesnt create a power drain on the engine.
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 operator-friendly Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel dashboard also features a digital hour meter, horn, speedometer, a 12-volt, 10-amp DC outlet and a push-button switch for the headlights. A parking brake and coolant temperature warning light in plain view, dual sealed glove boxes plus retractable rear seat belts and a padded rear-passenger grab handle round out the cab features.
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 vehicle 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 is surrounded by the 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 Diesel 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.
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 extended-bed 1,100 pound cargo capacity, or a 400-pound cargo capacity when in four-passenger mode. Large 23-inch low-pressure tires provide additional ride comfort, great traction and help minimize impact over a variety of terrain. Effective stopping power is provided by four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting, sealed drum brakes designed to resist contamination from water, mud and other debris.
SpecificationEngine: Four-stroke, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled, OHV, diesel
Bore x stroke: 72.0 x 78.0mm
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: Tubeless 23 x 11-10
Suspension, front: Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
Suspension, rear: 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: 1737 lbs.
Overall length: 130.1 in.
Overall width: 58.5 in.
Overall height: 75.8 in.
Wheelbase: 85.2 in.
Ground clearance: 7.0 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. (2-person)
30.3 x 47.7 x 11.3 in. (4-person)
Load capacity: 1,632 lbs.
Cargo bed capacity: 400 lbs. (4-person mode) / 1,100 lbs. (2-person mode)
Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
Turning radius: 12.5 ft.
Top speed: 25 mph, governed
Lights: (2) 35-watt sealed-beam headlight, (2) 5/21-watt taillight/brakelight
Instruments: Parking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn, 12V DC outlet, speedometer
Color choices: Woodsman Green, Dark Royal Red
At a glanceDiesel performance and economy
Two or four seats with revolutionary transformable design
Fully automatic transmission with selectable two- or four-wheel drive
Modern styling and low operating costs
Electric power steering system (EPS)
Four-Passenger, Off-Road, Four-Wheel Drive Utility Vehicle with Transformable Cargo BedTwo rows of seats easily accommodate up to four persons
Rear seat can be folded down and the cargo bed expanded to carry larger payload (1,100 lbs. with two passengers, 400 lbs. with four passengers)
EngineLiquid-cooled, three-cylinder diesel engine produces incredible torque: 38.3 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm and 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 help ensure extreme durability
Environmentally Friendly EmissionsPositive crankcase ventilation system sends blow-by gasses to the intake tract to be burned in the engine
Muffler has 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 filters last longer
Heavy-Duty Battery and Alternator52 amp-hour battery provides 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
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
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 little 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 SuspensionStiffer springs prevent bottoming and increase ground clearance
Comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
DeDion Rear SuspensionOverload-style leaf springs allow a good unladen ride and is durable under maximum loads
Four-Wheel, Self-Adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum BrakesThe brake drums have an added flange and seal to keep out mud and water
Low maintenance and powerful
Keep productivity up and operating costs down
Wheels and TiresThe 23-inch tires have stiff sidewalls to improve the ride and add ground clearance
The rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
The seals on all four wheels have three lips to better protect the wheel bearings
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 three
Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation
Simple MaintenanceAn automatic-style fuse box is convenient and uses blade-type fuses
Crankcase 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 easier 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 and a horn are standard equipment
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