2014 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

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The Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4 is loaded with useful features which make it a reliable and practical workhorse. Thanks to its flexible configuration, the Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4 has the ability to change from a two-seater hauler to a four-passenger vehicle without using additional tools or removing parts. The entire operation can be done by simply folding the cab’s cargo walls and rotating the rear seat into place.

For enhanced practicality, the Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4 is equipped with a rear cargo bed with a sturdy tailgate. It is also worthy of being mentioned that up front you’ll find a strong tubular steel front brush guard which protects you if things are getting tougher.

The side-x-side is propelled by a liquid-cooled, V-twin engine which is managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU).

The Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4 can be yours for no less than $11,149.

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


Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

Transforms from a Two- to a Four-Seater... No Tools Required!

With today’s work environments requiring ever-increasing flexibility, the need for a reliable vehicle that can multi-task has never been greater. That’s where the durable 2014 Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® side x side comes in. When large amounts of supplies, gravel or grain need to be moved, the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 has the strength to make the haul while also carrying two passengers. But when the necessity for carrying cargo shifts to ferrying people, this rugged Mule quickly transforms into a four-seater.

The ability to change without using additional tools or removing parts is what makes the Trans4x4 one of the most versatile vehicles in its class. Moving from a two-seater hauler to a four-passenger transport is done simply by folding the cab’s cargo walls and rotating the rear seat into place. Reverse this process and the side x side returns to a two-seater with additional cargo space. Ease and efficiency are the results of such an innovative design.

The strength of the 2014 Mule 4010 Trans4x4 can be seen from beginning to end. A strong tubular steel front brush guard that improves durability is coupled with a 2” hitch receiver that allows towing of up to 1,200 lbs. Cabin features include an easy-to-read multi-function digital fuel gauge and hour meter, a dash-mounted horn button that eliminates unintended honking while turning and a comfortable, sporty steering wheel.

The 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 the go-to choice for just about any task. Truck-like styling is complemented by smooth car-like controls, a user-friendly dashboard layout and a tilting cargo bed.

2014 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Key Features:

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• Easily transformable design allows seating for two or four passengers
• Straightforward selectable four-wheel drive
• Optional SE two-tone paint for maximum style
• 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.
• Digital fuel injected V-twin power
• Fully automatic transmission with selectable two- or four-wheel drive
• Electric power steering system (EPS)
• Modern styling and low operating costs
• 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 Trans4x4 Features and Benefits:

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

Transformable cargo bed

• Two rows of seats easily accommodate up to four people
• Transformable from a four-passenger short-bed into a two-passenger long-bed with the rear seat folded down and the cargo bed expanded to carry larger payload – from 400 pounds of cargo with four passengers up to 800 pounds with two passengers
• Rear bench seat includes retractable seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handle
• Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduce vibration and noise, and add durability

Liquid cooled, v-twin engine

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• 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

Environmentally friendly emissions

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• 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 Trans4x4

• Fully automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features forward high and low and reverse, which 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 added durability
• High-flow cover helps cool the CVT while providing superb splash protection and waterproofing
• Sheaves with high silicon type material for increased durability
• An open-sided drive pulley offers better cooling for longer belt life
• Offers adjustable belt deflection

Cab frame air intake

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• 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

Torque converter air filter

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• Efficient 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 case

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• 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 rear differential

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

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

Electric power steering (EPS)

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• The EPS system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest
• 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 no power loss from the engine
• EPS only operates when the engine is running to keep from draining the battery

Independent strut-type front suspension

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• 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 Trans4x4

• 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 Trans4x4

• Powerful, low maintenance four wheel brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and debris
• Brake drums have an added flange and seal to resist mud and water

Wheels and tires

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

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

Front hood with storage tub

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• Large 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

Rugged and capable

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• 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 and is available in a SE version with a high-quality two-tone finish
• 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

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

• 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 Trans4x4

• 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
• 12V 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

Popular accessory items

Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4

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

Digital fuel injection

• 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


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, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
TransmissionContinuously variable transmission (CVT) with high and low range, forward, neutral and reverse
Final DriveShaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-mode rear differential
ExhaustMuffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Front suspension / wheel travelIndependent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelSemi-independent, DeDion 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 weight1,587 lbs.
Overall Length128.5 in.
Overall Width58.5 in.
Overall Height75.8 in.
Wheelbase85.2 in.
Ground clearance7.1 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. This structure also meets FMVSS 216 Roof Crush resistance requirement
Cargo bed dimensions (LxWxH)50.4 x 47.6 x 11.2 in. / 15.6 cu. ft. (2-passenger mode); 30.3 x 47.6 x 11.2 / 10.2 cu. ft. (4-passenger mode)
Load capacity1,330 lbs.
Cargo Bed Capacity400 lbs. (4-passenger mode) / 800 lbs. (2-passenger mode)
Towing capacity1,200 lbs.
Turning radius12.8 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, Woodsman Green, Super Black/Vibrant Blue
WarrantyKawasaki Strong 3 Year Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus12 or 24 months

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