2015 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4

2015 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4
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2015 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 2015
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.
The 2015 MULE 4010 4x4’s rear cargo bed and sturdy tailgate allows it to haul
everything from gravel to supplies. Protecting its hood and front-end is a strong tubular
steel front brush guard improves durability. Details to streamline the job include an easyto-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
lb with an optional draw bar.
Besides the convenience of selectable four-wheel drive, this modern machine mounts a
fully automatic Continuously Variable 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®).
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 the 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
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choke. The ECU also electronically regulates engine rpm to limit speed to 25mph, which
means the MULE side x side 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, lowmaintenance 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.
The roomy cab is surrounded by an extremely strong large-diameter steel Roll Over
Protective Structure (ROPS) that meets SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5
requirements for wheeled tractors, and also meets the FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance
With its rugged and modern bodywork, this reliable four-wheel drive vehicle is a natural
in tough work environments. Its body panels are manufactured from a durable, colormolded plastic that helps hide minor scuffs and scratches. Customers can choose from
new Timberline Green and Dark Royal Red.
The front hood can be opened with the pull of a dash-mounted knob and allows access
to a deep storage space 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 MULE 4010 4x4 extends beyond easy-access latches or
controls. The machine also features owner-friendly touches like the winch-ready mounting
plate, which is located under the front grille and greatly simplifies the winch-mounting
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Effective stopping power is provided by four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting, sealed
drum brakes designed to resist contamination from water, mud and other debris. Large 23”
low-pressure tires provide a comfortable ride, superb traction and help minimize impact
over a variety of terrain.
The MULE 4010 4x4’s heavy-duty chassis includes a strong ladder-type frame riding
on a DeDion-type rear leaf-spring suspension designed to carry heavy loads yet provide a
smooth ride when the cargo bed is empty. MacPherson struts handle front suspension
duty and provide an optimum balance of comfort and load capacity.
The MULE 4010 4x4 is also extremely capable in the hauling department. It can
effectively carry 800 lb in its steel cargo bed and is capable of towing up to 1,200 lb with its
standard 2” receiver hitch, when equipped with an optional draw bar.
The forward/reverse, high/low-range and the four-wheel drive selectors are all within easy
reach on the dash so drivers can focus more attention on negotiating rough or tricky
terrain. The coolant temperature warning light is easy to see, and a push-button control
activates the headlights.
Other standard features include a digital combo fuel gauge and hour meter, dashmounted horn and an air restrictor gauge to indicate when the air filter needs to be cleaned
or replaced. The fuse box and oil dipstick are located beneath the seat for quick access.
Popular Kawasaki Genuine Accessories include an enclosed cab, cab heater, snow plow
and soft or hard tops. These and many other Genuine Kawasaki Accessories are available
through authorized Kawasaki dealers.
Completing the appeal of the MULE 4010 4x4 is Kawasaki’s promise to keep you running
Strong with our standard Three-Year Limited Warranty.
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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles,
ATVs, Side x Sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of almost 1,200
independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,400 retailers specializing in general
purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States,
with approximately 300 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki
brand is synonymous with powerful, stylish and category-leading vehicles. Information
about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be
found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.
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2015 Kawasaki MULE™ 4010 4x4
Features and Benefits
At a glance…
− 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 lb
− 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
Liquid-Cooled V-twin Engine
− Industrial strength four-stroke, 617cc V-twin engine produces exceptional torque at low engine
− 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
− 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
− 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 ventilation system sends blow-by gases to the intake tract to be burned in the
− Muffler features a US Forest Service-approved spark arrestor
Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS)
− 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
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Electric Power Steering (EPS)
− 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
− 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 twowheel drive and high range to cut gear wear and increase fuel economy
Dual Mode Differential
− 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
− MacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provide a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying
− Stiffer springs prevent bottoming and increase ground clearance
DeDion Rear Suspension
− Overload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is
− Semi-independent action
Four-Wheel, Self-Adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum Brakes
− Four wheel brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and
− The brake drums have an added flange and seal to keep out mud and water
− Low maintenance and powerful
Wheels and Tires
− 23” 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
− Deep under-hood storage tub secures cargo out of sight, protecting it from the elements
− Offers quick, easy access with a push-button latch
− Includes four D-rings for securing loads
Tilting Cargo Bed
− Steel cargo bed can carry up to 800 pounds and tilts for easy access to service and maintenance
− Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduce vibration and noise, and add
Rugged and Capable
− 2” receiver hitch allows towing of up to 1,200 lb with optional 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
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Simple Maintenance
− The oil dipstick and filler tube are accessible 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
− Digital fuel gauge and hour meter makes it easy 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
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2015 Kawasaki MULE™ 4010 4x4 Specifications*
Bore x stroke:
Compression ratio:
Fuel injection:
Air filter:
Oil filter:
Final drive:
Front suspension / wheel travel:
Rear suspension / wheel travel:
Fuel capacity:
Curb weight:
Overall length:
Overall height:
Overall width:
Ground clearance:
Roll over protective structure
Cargo bed dimensions (LxWxH):
Load capacity:
Cargo bed capacity:
Towing capacity:
Turning radius:
Top speed:
Color choices:
Good Times® Protection Plan
Wholesale distributor:
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
76 x 68mm
DFI w/ 34mm Mikuni throttle body
Snorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element
Automotive-type spin-on canister
Digital electronic
12V DC, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with high and low range,
forward, and reverse, 2WD/4WD
Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-model differential
Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
23x11-10 tubeless
Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9”
Semi-independent, DeDion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8”
Electric power assisted rack-and-pinion
Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
6.3 gallons
1,430.4 lb
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
46.3 x 51.6 x 11.3 /15.6 cu ft
1,330 lb
800 lb
1,200 lb
25mph, governed
(2) 35-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt tail/brake lights
Parking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn,
12V DC outlet
Dark Royal Red, Timberline Green
Kawasaki Strong 3-Year Limited Warranty
12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, Calif. 92618
949-770-0400 www.kawasaki.com
*Specifications are subject to change. Media are encouraged to visit www.kawasaki.com for most current
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