2014 Kawasaki Mule 4000

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The 2014 Kawasaki Mule 4000 is a tough partner than can deal effortless with everything you ask of it. This Japanese Side x Side is built on a tough chassis and is powered by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve, V-twin engine with a displacement of 617cc.

The engine features digital fuel injection and I capable to tow up to 1,200 pounds and to carry 800 pounds. The engine’s power is transferred to the wheels through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with forward and reverse.

When times get tough, a solid front brush guard made of tubular steel is ready to protect you from small impacts.

Once inside you’ll be welcomed by a digital fuel gauge and hour meter, a dash-mounted horn button, and a sport-style steering wheel.

The Kawasaki Mule 4000 is offered with a starting price of $8,949.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Mule 4000.

Overview

Kawasaki Mule 4000

Engineering Heritage Evident in the Foundation of Kawasaki’s Full-Size Mule Line

Those looking for a full-sized Side x Side should start with the 2014 Kawasaki Mule™ 4000. With durable engineering and strong components throughout, it is a vehicle built to get the job done, no matter how big or how small. Another evolution of Kawasaki’s proud manufacturing heritage, the Mule 4000’s heavy-duty chassis and industrial grade four-stroke V-twin engine with digital fuel injection offer enough torque to haul seriously heavy loads. With a towing capacity of 1,200 pounds and the ability to carry up to 800 pounds of almost anything in its cargo bed, there’s a reason this Mule is the cornerstone of Kawasaki’s 4000 series Side x Side line.

A fully automatic transmission and locking rear differential allow the Mule 4000 to tackle tough terrain with ease, while a burly front brush guard of tubular steel helps protect the nose from debris and minor impacts. Cabin features such as a combination digital fuel gauge and hour meter are easy to read, while attention was paid to details including a dash-mounted horn button that eliminates unintended honking while turning. A sturdy sport-style steering wheel enhances driver comfort for those long days at work or those longer days escaping from it.

If there’s one thing the Mule 4000 is not lacking, it’s power. Its liquid-cooled 617cc four-stroke V-twin is managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and features a Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) system that compensates for variations in atmospheric pressure, engine and air temperature. The result is smooth and consistent power, easy starting, crisp throttle response and precise fuel metering, which helps reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. The ECU incorporates an automatic fast idle speed control that activates when the engine is cold, eliminating the need for a manual choke. Maximum engine speed is regulated electronically, so there’s no need for a mechanical governor.

2014 Kawasaki Mule 4000 Key Features:

Kawasaki Mule 4000

• Strong tubular steel front brush guard improves durability and helps protect the nose from trail debris and minor impacts
• Easy-to-read digital fuel gauge and hour meter
• Dash-mounted horn button eliminates unintended honking
• Comfortable sport-style steering wheel
• 2” hitch receiver hitch allows towing of up to 1,200 lbs.
• Cargo bed can haul up to 800 lbs.
• Digital fuel injected four-stroke V-twin engine
• Modern styling and low operating costs
• User friendly dashboard and controls
• Extremely strong large-diameter steel Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) meets SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5 requirements for wheeled tractors, and also meets FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance requirement

2014 Kawasaki Mule 4000 Features and Benefits:

Kawasaki Mule 4000

Liquid cooled, v-twin engine

• Industrial strength four-stroke, 617cc 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 injection

Kawasaki Mule 4000

• Computer-controlled Digital Fuel injection (DFI®) 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 body features a sub-throttle valve for optimum performance and drivability. The sub throttle is located behind the main throttle valve and is 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 intake

Kawasaki Mule 4000

• Draws 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 emissions

• DFI precision reduces fuel consumption and cuts exhaust emissions
• Positive crankcase pressure ventilation system sends blow-by gases back through the intake tract to be burned by the engine
• Muffler features a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor

Kawasaki automatic power-drive system (KAPS)

Kawasaki Mule 4000

• Fully automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features forward 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

Dual mode differential

• Dual-mode rear differential can be locked for extra pulling power and maximum traction or unlocked for more nimble handling, or when traversing delicate terrain

Independent strut-type front suspension

• MacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provides a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
• Firm springs help prevent bottoming and provide increased ground clearance

Dedion rear suspension

• Overload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is empty
• Semi-independent action offers improved handling over traditional leaf spring layouts

Four-wheel, self-adjusting sealed hydraulic drum brakes

• Four wheel brakes are self-adjusting
• The brake drums have an added flange and seal to resist mud and water contamination
• Low maintenance design

Wheels and tires

• 23" tires with stiff sidewalls for extra ground clearance and an improved ride
• The rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
• The wheel bearing seals on all four wheels have three lips for better protection

Front hood with storage tub

• Offers quick, easy access with the pull of a dash-mounted knob
• Deeper under hood storage tub holds cargo out of sight
• Includes four D-rings for securing loads

Tilting cargo bed

• Steel cargo bed can carry up to 800 lbs.
• Tilts for easy access to service and maintenance items
• Thick tailgate panel and secure locking pins reduce noise and vibration, add durability
• Adjustable bed latches

Rugged and capable

• 2” receiver hitch allows towing of up to 1,200 lbs. with optional Kawasaki draw bar
• Durable bodywork features modern styling inspired by heavy-duty trucks
• Strong tubular steel front guard improves durability and helps protect the nose from brush, trail debris and minor impacts
• Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) meets SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5 requirements for wheeled tractors, and also meets FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance requirement
• Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation

Simple maintenance

• Oil dipstick and filler tube are located under the seat, for quick, easy access
• Cyclone-type engine air cleaner has flow meter to indicate when filter requires maintenance
• Convenient automotive-style fuse box uses easy-to-find blade-type fuses

Cab features

• Digital fuel gauge and hour meter makes it easier to see how much fuel is in the tank
• Dash-mounted horn eliminates unintended honking while turning
• Sport-style steering wheel is 33 percent thicker than last year’s model
• Rack-and-pinion steering is light and precise
• Dashboard has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger
• Comfortable bench seat can carry up to three occupants
• 12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
• Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easier to see
• Push button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights

Popular accessory items

• Soft or Hard Top
• Windshield
• Winch
• Enclosed Cab
• Snow Plow

Specifications

Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
Displacement617cc
Bore x Stroke76 x 68mm
Compression ratio10.3: 1
Fuel injectionDFI® w/ 34mm Mikuni throttle body
Air filterSnorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element
Oil filterAutomotive-type spin-on canister
IgnitionDigital electronic
Electrical12V DC, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
TransmissionContinuously variable transmission (CVT) with forward and reverse
Final driveShaft, dual-mode rear differential
ExhaustMuffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Front suspension / wheel travelIndependent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelSemi-independent, De Dion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8 in.
Front Tire Size23x11-10 tubeless
Rear Tire Size23x11-10 tubeless
SteeringRack and pinion
BrakesFour-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
Fuel capacity6.3 gal.
Curb Weight1,336 lbs.
Overall length116.7 in.
Overall width62.0 in.
Overall height75.8 in.
Wheelbase73.6 in.
Ground clearance7.5 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 capacity1,330 lbs.
Cargo Bed Capacity800 lbs.
Towing capacity1,200 lbs.
Turning radius11.0 ft.
Top speed25 mph, governed
Lighting(2) 35-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt tail/brake lights
InstrumentsParking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn, 12V DC outlet
Color ChoicesDark Royal Red, Woodsmen Green
WarrantyKawasaki Strong 3 Year Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus12 or 24 months
Price$8,949

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