The Kawasaki Mule 600 is a compact but practical tool, designed to get the job done with minimum costs and maximum efficiency.
The 2013 Kawasaki Mule 600 is powered by a reliable 401 cc single-cylinder engine combined with a continuously variable transmission. Other features include a spacious cab, dual-mode rear differential, independent front suspension, a steel-tube frame and beefy hydraulic brakes.
The cockpit consists of a practical dashboard fitted with easy to use, automotive-type controls, an easy to reach gear selector, two cup holders, a passenger-side glove box and a passenger grab handle. An extra storage place can be found under front hood.
The Kawasaki Mule 600 stays on large 22-inch tires which enhance ride quality and help you deal with the tough tracks with ease. The stopping power is assured by hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels.
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Kawasaki Mule 600
Compact Utility Vehicle is Hard Working and Easy to Manage
Kawasaki’s Mule™ 600 utility vehicle offers an unbeatable combination of durability and value. It is a great tool for getting things done, whether your day calls for hauling tools around a construction site, delivering needed supplies to far-flung parts of a farm, or just enjoying some time out in the woods. The Mule 600 can help make every job quicker and easier. With a price tag that makes it easy on the wallet, the Mule 600 offers great value. And with its compact size, the Mule 600 fits easily into the bed of a full-sized pickup.
The Mule 600 is powered by a strong and dependable single-cylinder engine. And the durable construction doesn’t stop there: it also features an easy-to-use continuously variable transmission, a spacious cab, dual-mode rear differential, comfy-riding independent front suspension, a strong, steel-tube frame and beefy hydraulic brakes. User-friendly hardware abounds, and includes automotive-type controls and a gear selector within easy reach on the dashboard, two large cup holders, a passenger-side glove box and passenger grab handle. Even more storage space is located beneath the Mule 600’s hinged front hood.
The Mule 600’s air-cooled, 401cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine maintains ideal operating temperatures with help from an efficient cooling fan. An enrichener that partially opens the throttle during ignition allows easy engine starts. The Mule 600 can be started in forward or reverse gear, provided the brake is applied, and it incorporates mud flaps by the rear tires to minimize mud clogging the engine area.
Owners will also appreciate the knowledge that the Mule 600 comes equipped with an efficient and durable CVT and a long-lasting drive belt coupled with a dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive system. The dual-mode differential can be locked to maximize traction on slippery or adverse terrain.
The Mule 600 rides on a MacPherson strut suspension up front, while a unit swing-axle handles rear suspension duties. Large 22-inch tires enhance ride quality, and serious stopping power comes via sealed, hydraulic drum brakes on all four wheels.
Bright 35-watt headlights mean the job can start before sunrise or continue after sunset. Increasing its work versatility is a 400-pound-capable tilting cargo bed that features secure, easy to fasten tailgate latches. The Mule 600 can tow up to 1,100 pounds with an optional Kawasaki trailer hitch installed. Other popular Kawasaki accessories available through Kawasaki dealers include an enclosed cab, snow plow, winch, and soft or hard tops.
At A Glance
Rugged and compact off-road utility vehicle
Easy to use, with low operating costs
Can be easily transported in the bed of a full-size pickup
Can tow up to 1,100 lbs. with optional Kawasaki trailer hitch installed
Fan-Cooled, Single-Cylinder Engine
Durable, lightweight, uncomplicated and quiet 401cc four-stroke engine
Modern four-stroke overhead valve design for great fuel economy
Cooling fan helps the engine maintain an ideal operating temperature
Choke opens throttle during starting so accelerator pedal does not need to be depressed
Can be started in gear by depressing brake pedal
Gear-Driven Engine Balancer
Balance weight moves opposite the piston, dramatically reducing vibration, minimizing noise and wear
Maximizes operator comfort and diminishes fatigue
Environmentally Friendly Emissions
Carburetor settings reduce exhaust emissions
Positive crankcase ventilation system recycles blow-by gases to the intake tract to be burned in the engine
Muffler has USFS-approved spark arrestor
California models have a check valve on the fuel tank/charcoal canister connector hose to prevent gasoline from entering the canister when operating on inclines or over rough terrain
Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS)
Simple and lightweight CVT is fully automatic and keeps engine speed in the most efficient range for any selected vehicle speed, load or terrain
An open-sided drive pulley keeps cool for longer belt life
Belt deflection can be easily adjusted by changing shim thickness of the adjuster bolt located on the outside of the driven converter
Cooling air flows in from a vent in the cab frame through a special air filter, which keeps out water and dust for increased belt life
Long-wearing double cog CVT belt
Locked mode for maximum traction in difficult conditions
Unlocked mode decreases turning radius and minimizes ground disturbance – great for use on grass.
Rack-and-pinion steering helps to keep steering light and accurate, which makes maneuvering in tight working quarters a snap
Durable, simple and easy to maintain
MacPherson Strut Independent Front Suspension
Comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
Simple, rugged single A-arm design offers tight turning radius for extra maneuverability
Unit Swingarm Rear Suspension
Unique design places engine and rear wheels on a sub-frame with a mid-point pivot
Can handle heavy loads, yet provides a comfortable ride even with an empty cargo bed
Special tread pattern and 22-inch tires enhance off-road traction and ride quality while reducing tire wear
Self-adjusting, hydraulic drum brakes at all four wheels provide ample stopping power
Front grille includes space for mounting a 3000-pound capacity winch
Compact, lightweight and easy to transport to the job; easily fits in the bed of a full-sized pickup
Bench seat is spacious and comfortable for two
Durable plastic body panels resist dents, while color is molded in for long-lasting good looks
Meets Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5; also meets FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance requirement
Speed limited to 25 mph
Large storage tub under the hood with four D-rings to secure the load
Passenger side glove box
Cup holders located at each side of the front hood by the dash
Tilting Cargo Bed
Steel cargo bed can carry up to 400 pounds
Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduce vibration and noise, and add durability
Crankcase oil level dipstick
Dual element air cleaner
CVT cover has a convenient drain plug
Automotive-style dash designed for ease of use with easy reach controls
Standard equipment hour meter makes maintenance intervals easy to track
Oil temperature warning light
Gear selector for Forward, Neutral and Reverse
Differential locking lever
Convenient parking brake
Headlight switch for powerful and stylish 35w headlights
Popular Accessory Items
Soft or Hard Top
Four-stroke, air-cooled single
Bore x Stroke
82 x 76mm
Snorkel-type with two-stage dry replaceable element
Automotive-type spin-on canister
Magneto and transistor
12VDC, 14 amp-hour battery, alternator
Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS), with reverse
Shaft, dual-mode rear differential
Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Front Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
Front suspension / wheel travel
MacPherson struts / 3.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel
Unit swing axle, adjustable shocks / 3.1 in.
Rack and pinion
Four-wheel hydraulic drum
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)
41.1 x 35.4 x 9.6 in. / 8.08 cu. ft.
Cargo bed capacity
25 mph, governed
Hour meter, 35w headlights, taillight and stoplight