2014 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

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The 2014 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4 is a practical four wheel drive vehicle that can deal great with a wide range of tough jobs.

This compact workhorse is equipped with a spacious rear cargo bed which features a sturdy tailgate for enhanced practicality. Other features worthy of being mentioned include a protective tubular steel front brush guard, a 2“ receiver hitch that enables towing of up to 1,200 lbs and an electric power steering system (EPS).

In terms of power, the Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4 comes with a 617 cc, four stroke, liquid cooled, overhead valve V-twin engine which is managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and is fed by a DFI system.

The vehicle’s engine is combined with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that features both high and low range, plus a reverse gear.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4.


Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

An Industrial Strength 4X4 Side x Side to Get the Job Done!

Whether working hard on the construction site or tackling the trail, the reliable 2014 Mule™ 4010 4x4 is the Side x Side that makes work seem like play. Loaded with awesome features and four wheels to replace the hooves of old, it will help workers get their jobs done no matter the task. Besides the convenience of selectable four-wheel drive, this modern machine mounts a fully automatic transmission and reliable 617cc V-twin engine onto a heavy-duty chassis. Yesterday’s pioneers would wish their pack animals were as easy to maneuver as this tough Mule, thanks to its electric power steering (EPS) and Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®).

The 2014 Mule 4010 4x4’s rear cargo bed and sturdy tailgate allows it to haul everything from gravel to groceries. Protecting its nose, a strong tubular steel front brush guard improves durability. Details to streamline the job include an easy-to-read digital fuel gauge and hour meter, a dash-mounted horn button that eliminates unintended honking while turning and a sport-style steering wheel designed for enhanced ergonomics. Finishing the package is a 2” receiver hitch that enables towing of up to 1,200 lbs.

Paying homage to Kawasaki’s strong engineering heritage, the Mule 4010 4x4’s torque-rich liquid-cooled V-twin is managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and is fed by a DFI system that compensates for variations in atmospheric pressure, engine and air temperature. This combination results in consistent starts and ultra-precise fuel metering, both of which help reduce fuel consumption and limit emissions. An automatic fast idle speed control activates when the engine is cold, eliminating the need for a manual choke. The ECU also electronically regulates engine rpm, which means the Mule doesn’t need a mechanical governor.

This powerful V-twin engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that features both high and low range, plus a reverse gear. A dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive system transmits power to a dual-mode rear differential that can be locked to maximize traction or unlocked to improve handling and minimize ground disturbance when negotiating tight turns. Mule 4010 drivers can easily engage four-wheel drive for extra traction in tricky conditions.

The Mule 4010 4x4’s rack-and-pinion steering is assisted by an electric power steering (EPS) system that can reduce turning effort by up to 30 percent while offering a significant boost at low speeds in four-wheel drive when it’s needed most. The EPS system automatically determines how much assistance is needed using input from vehicle speed and torque sensors.

2014 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4 Key Features:

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• Selectable four-wheel drive
• 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 port-style steering wheel
• 2” hitch receiver hitch allows towing of up to 1,200 lbs.
• Powerful and torquey digital fuel injected V-twin engine
• Modern styling and low operating costs
• User friendly dashboard and controls
• Electric power steering system (EPS)
• 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 4010 4x4 Features and Benefits:

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

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 4010 4x4

• 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 4010 4x4

• 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

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• DFI precision reduces fuel consumption and cuts exhaust emissions
• Positive crankcase ventilation system sends blow-by gases 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)

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• Fully automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features forward high/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
• An open-sided drive pulley runs cool for maximum belt life
• Offers adjustable belt deflection

Electric power steering (EPS)

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• The EPS system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest
• The electric motor’s 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 system’s motor
• No power steering pump means there is no power loss from the engine
• EPS only operates when the engine is running to keep from draining the battery

Four-wheel drive with 2-speed transfer case

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• Selectable 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 differential

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

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

Independent strut-type front suspension

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• MacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provide a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
• Stiffer springs prevent bottoming and increase ground clearance

Dedion rear suspension

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• Overload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is empty
• Semi-independent action

Four-wheel, self-adjusting sealed hydraulic drum brakes

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• 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
• Low maintenance and powerful

Wheels and tires

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• 23-inch tires with stiff sidewalls improve the ride and add ground clearance
• Rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
• Wheel bearing seals on all four wheels have three lips for better protection

Front hood with storage tub

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• Deep under hood storage tub holds cargo out of sight
• Offers quick, easy access with a push-button latch
• Includes four D-rings for securing loads

Tilting cargo bed

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• Steel cargo bed can carry up to 800 pounds and tilts for easy access to service and maintenance items
• Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduce vibration and noise, and add durability

Rugged and capable

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• 2” receiver hitch allows towing of up to 1,200 pounds 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
• Sturdy chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation

Simple maintenance

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• The 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 features

Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

• 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
• Comfortable sport-style steering wheel
• The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
• Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easy to see
• Plush bench seat can carry up to three occupants
• Dashboard has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger
• 12V DC outlet with 10-amp capacity
• Shift lever with Y-gate pattern eliminates need for High-Low switch lever
• Push-button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights

Popular accessory items

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


EngineFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
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 high and low range, forward, and reverse, 2WD/4WD
Final driveShaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-model 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
SteeringElectric power assisted rack-and-pinion
BrakesFour-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
Fuel capacity6.3 gal.
Curb weight1,430.4 lbs.
Overall length116.7 in.
Overall height75.8 in.
Overall width62.0 in.
Wheelbase73.6 in.
Ground clearance6.9 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 /15.6 cu. Ft.
Load capacity1,330 lbs.
Cargo Bed Capacity800 lbs.
Towing capacity1,200 lbs.
Turning radius11.2 ft.
Top speed25 mph, governed
Lighting(2) 35-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt tail/brake lights
Instruments Parking 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

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