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2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel
2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel

2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel
2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel

2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel
2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel

– 2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel

2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel

A two-for-one deal. The Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® Diesel is able to satisfy varying job needs as a four-person crew transporter, or as a two-person extended bed cargo hauler. Its powerful and torquey diesel engine, selectable four-wheel drive, electric power steering (EPS) system, fully-automatic transmission and locking rear differential make the handy Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel an outstanding choice for practically every utility vehicle role.


2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel Details & Features

At a glance…

– Diesel performance and economy
– Two or four seats with revolutionary transformable design
– Fully automatic transmission with selectable two
– or four-wheel drive
– Modern styling and low operating costs
– Electric power steering system (EPS)

Engine – Liquid-cooled, three-cylinder diesel engine produces incredible torque: 38.3 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm and exceptional fuel economy
– Perfect for commercial job sites where diesel fuel is readily available
– Exhaust pipe routing allows easy hydraulic lift kit installation
– Overhead valve design maximizes efficiency
– Cast iron block and head ensure extreme durability

Environmentally Friendly Emissions

– Positive crankcase ventilation system sends blow-by gasses to the intake tract to be burned in the engine
– Muffler has a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor

Cyclone-Type Engine Air Cleaner

– Cyclone design is effective and needs less frequent cleaning even in extremely dusty conditions
– Restriction gauge tells when to change the filter
– Donaldson® air cleaner has a replaceable paper element

Cab Frame Air Intake

– Draws engine air and converter cooling air from the top of the cab frame where there’s less dust, so the air filters last longer

Heavy-Duty Battery and Alternator

– 52 amp-hour battery ensures positive starts while the high-output, 40 amp alternator keeps the battery charged

Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS)

– Fully automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features forward high and 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
– 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 add durability
– High-flow cover helps cool the CVT while providing superb splash protection and water proofing
– Sheaves with high silicon type material for increased durability
– An open sided drive pulley cools better for longer belt life
– Offers adjustable belt deflection

Torque Converter Air Filter

– 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

Dual-Mode Differential

– Strong bevel gear set and rear axle for increased durability
– Locked mode for maximum traction, unlocked mode to minimize ground disturbance

Limited-Slip Front Differential

– Allows great traction with little steering effort

Four-Wheel Drive with Two-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 two-wheel drive and high range to cut gear wear and increase fuel economy

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, so there is 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

– Stiffer springs prevent bottoming and increase ground clearance
– Comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability

DeDion Rear Suspension

– Overload-style leaf springs allow a good unladen ride and is durable under maximum loads
– Semi-independent action

Four-Wheel, Self-Adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum Brakes – The brake drums have an added flange and seal to keep out mud and water
– Low maintenance and powerful
– Keep productivity up and operating costs down

Wheels and Tires

– The 23-inch tires have stiff sidewalls to improve the ride and add ground clearance
– The rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
– The seals on all four wheels have three lips to better protect the wheel bearings

Front Hood with Storage Tub

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

Tilting Cargo Bed

– Steel tilting cargo bed can carry up to 1,100 pounds
– Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduces vibration and noise, and adds durability

Rugged and Capable

– Bodywork is a rugged, modern design with truck-like styling
– Can tow up to 1,200 lbs with optional Kawasaki draw bar
– Meets Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5, and also meets FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance requirement
– Bench seat can carry up to three
– Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation

Simple Maintenance

– An automatic-style fuse box is convenient and uses blade-type fuses
– Crankcase oil level dipstick under the seat
– Automotive-type, spin-on oil filter
– Coolant, battery electrolyte level sight gauges

Cab Features

– 12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
– The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easier access
– 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

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

2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel Technology


The Mule 4010 Diesel models are powered by a 953 cc, 4-stroke, OHV, 3-cylinder, fuel injected, diesel engine which develops a high level of low-rpm torque, making it ideal for hauling and towing heavy loads and performing other low-speed, high-load work.

Enabling fuel compatibility amongst workplace machines, Kawasaki’s diesel MULEs are well suited for use in working environments where diesel is the primary fuel, such as in agriculture, inside factories, on military bases and construction sites.

The hardy Mule 4010 Diesel 4×4 and Diesel Trans4x4 also represent a practical choice for more traditional utility vehicle users who simply wish to opt for the lower operating costs, durability and reliability that a diesel-powered vehicle offers. Whether for industrial or general usage, the diesel MULE meets the needs of a broad range of utility vehicle customers.

Liquid-cooled engine ensures optimum operating temperatures, either while working hard or idling for extended periods. Ideal for stop-go applications, with low fuel costs and efficient cooling negating the need to constantly turn off and restart the engine.

Exhaust pipe routing allows the accessory lift kit to be installed without changing the standard exhaust pipe.

Spark arrester equipped muffler enhances operating safety while lowering noise levels.

Liquid-cooled engine ensures optimum operating temperatures, either while working hard or idling for extended periods. Ideal for stop-go applications, with low fuel costs and efficient cooling negating the need to constantly turn off and restart the engine.

Large diameter cooling hoses and pipes are used for low resistance in the coolant

A cyclone-airflow-type air cleaner draws air from one of two snorkel intakes in the tubing of the overhead frame to provide the engine with a steady supply of clean air, even in dusty operating conditions. The second intake supplies cooling air to the CVT.

Belt-driven automatic transmission with a Hi-Lo dual-range transfer caseand selectable 4WD with manually operated differential lock for highversatility.

Lightweight CVT System features a cover with a trim seal for water and mud resistance.

A belt-deflection adjuster reduces maintenance and a double-cogged belt reduces flex wear.

Belt converter case is well sealed to prevent entry of dust and water.

CVT aircleaner with easily replaceable filter element reduces CVT wearby cooling it with filtered air taken in through the overhead frame(asper the engine intake).


All the MULE 4000 Series models are adorned with a new,no-nonsense big-truck styling package. The serious work image is emphasized by the squared-off, wide design, oversize bumpers and fenders, and a greater wheel-fender clearance. Steel diamond-plate flooring and steel cargo beds contribute to the tough image.

Sealed under-bonnet front storage (now similar to that on the KAF400A)is easily accessible using the hood-release lever on the dash. The front storage capacity is 60 liters.

Practical cab layout puts all controls within reach.

Dual sealed glove boxes (located on the left and right side of the dashboard) provide additional storage for small items.

Driver and passenger-side cup holders are located on either side of the bonnet.

Round 35W headlights throw plenty of light when the job goes past sundown.

Kawasaki’s high-grade electric power steering (EPS) system works best when you need it most: at extremely slow speeds and when stopped.

Turning the wheel causes a signal to be sent to the EPS ECU, initiating assistance. The ECU uses input from a vehicle speed sensor and torque sensor to determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s electric motor.

At slow speeds or when stopped, assistance is greatest; assistance is reduced as vehicle speed increases to ensure stable handling.

The EPS system also enhances ride comfort and control by acting as a damping system. The inertia of the electric motor significantly reduces bump steer and kickback to the steering wheel caused by shocks to the wheels.

Because the EPS system does not rely on power steering fluid pumped by the engine, there is no engine power loss. Fuel efficiency is also uncompromised.

Ladder-type tubular steel frame features reinforced gussetting and shock mounting brackets for high load capacity and great durability.

Ackerman rack-and-pinion steering provides precise, easy handling, and a tight turning radius while reducing tire wear.

Limited-slip front differential allows great traction with low steering effort.

Dual-mode rear differential provides maximum traction when in locked mode and minimizes ground disturbance when unlocked.

Cargo bed features a two-lever tailgate release system for easy opening and closing.

Large plastic fuel tank gives the fuel-efficient 4000 Series MULEs a great operating range.

All Mule models are approved for Roll Over Protection System (ROPS). The construction meets ROPS requirements for wheeled tractors under SAEJ1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4 and 7.5. The structure also meets the FMVSS216 Roof Crush resistance requirement.

Front and rear brake drum seals are triple-ribbed for water and mud resistance.

Rear wheel incorporates a sealed double-bearing unit for durability and water and mud resistance.

Beefy 23″ tires provide great off-road traction, ensure ample ground clearance and complement the rugged styling.


Front suspension selected to prevent bottoming-out under full load without sacrificing ride comfort.

Independent MacPherson strut-type suspension allows each wheel to track over unevenground for maximum traction with light steering effort.

De Dion overload-style rear suspension allows good unladen ride, yet is rugged and durable under maximum loads.

Optional Parts

Authentic Kawasaki Accessories

See the current applicable Kawasaki accessory catalog or for all of the latest Authentic Kawasaki Accessories available for this model.

Woodsman Green

Dark Royal Red




2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel – USA Specifications
US MSRP* $11,999 USD

Engine Four-stroke, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled, OHV, diesel

Displacement 953cc

Bore x Stroke 72.0 x 78.0mm

Compression Ratio 24.8:1

Transmission Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS), with reverse, dual range, 2WD/4WD

Top Speed 25 mph (Governed)

Final Drive Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-mode rear differential

Rear Tire Size Tubeless 23 x 11-10

Wheelbase 85.2 in.

Turning radius 12.5 ft.

Brakes Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed

Suspension, front Independent MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.

Suspension, rear Semi-independent, DeDion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8 in.

Ground clearance 7.0 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

Fuel capacity 6.4 gal.

Steering Electric power steering assisted rack-and-pinion

Towing capacity 1,200 lbs.

Load capacity 1,632 lbs.

Cargo bed dimensions (LxWxH) 50.4 x 47.7 x 11.3 in. (2-person) 30.3 x 47.7 x 11.3 in. (4-person)

Cargo Bed Capacity 701 lbs. (4-person mode) / 1,100 lbs. (2-person mode)

Exhaust Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor

Curb weight 1737 lbs.

Air Filter Snorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element

Oil Filter Automotive-type spin-on canister

Ignition Compression with glow plugs for starting

Electrical 12V DC, 52 amp-hour battery, 40 amp alternator

Overall Length 130.1 in.

Overall Width 58.5 in.

Overall Height 75.8 in.

Lighting (2) 35-watt sealed-beam headlight, (2) 5/21-watt taillight/brakelight

Instruments Parking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn, 12V DC outlet, speedometer

Color Choices Woodsman Green, Dark Royal Red

Warranty 12 Months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12 or 24 months

*Note: Specifications and pricing are subject to change.


2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP* $14,699 CDN

Type 4-Stroke, 3-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, OHV, Diesel
Displacement 953 cc
Bore and Stroke 72.0 x 78.0 mm
Compression Ratio 24.8:1
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump

Transmission Automatic, Forward (Hi/Lo) and Reverse
Primary Drive Belt Converter
Final Drive Gear (selectable 2WD/4WD), Dual-Mode Differential
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.7~0.98 (belt converter)
Final Reduction Ratio 5.429 (76/14)

Type Ladder Type, Tubular Steel
Front Suspension Independent, MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension DeDion Axle, Leaf Springs, Shocks
Front Wheel Travel 100 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 70 mm
Front Tire 23 x 11.00-10 T/L
Rear Tire 23 x 11.00-10 T/L

Front Hydraulic Drums
Rear Hydraulic Drums
Parking Mechanical Drum

Overall Length 3, 305 mm
Overall Width 1, 486 mm
Overall Height 1, 925 mm
Wheelbase 2165 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Seat Height 855 mm (Front), 880 mm (Rear)
Curb Mass 788 kg
Fuel Capacity 24.2 L
Bed Length x Width x Height 2-Passenger Mode 1280 x 1212 x 287 mm (2-Passenger)
Bed Length x Width x Height 4-Passenger Mode 770 x 1212 x 287 mm (4-Passenger)

Maximum Power 17.7 kW @ 3,600 RPM
Maximum Torque 52.0 Nom @ 2,800 RPM
Turning Radius 3.9 m
Top Speed (Governed) 40 km/h (Governed)
Bed Load Capacity 2-Person Mode 499 kg
Bed Load Capacity 4-Person Mode 318 kg
Seating Capacity 2 or 4
Maximum Permissible Load 740 kg (Trailer + Cargo)

MSRP* $14,699
Colours Woodsman Green, Dark Royal Red
Warranty 12 months

Good Times Protection Plan 12 or 24 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)
* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.