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2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4
2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4

2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4x4
2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4

– 2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4 Review

2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4

Durable 4WD Utility Vehicle Receives Smart Upgrades for 2013

The Mule™ 4010 4×4 side x side utility vehicle features a sure-footed four-wheel drive system and is loaded with great features to help you arrive and get things done on the toughest job sites. Besides its convenient selectable four-wheel drive system, it also features a heavy-duty full-sized chassis, reliable digital fuel injection, electric power steering (EPS), fully automatic transmission, locking rear differential and a tilting cargo bed.

For 2013 the list of Mule 4010 features grows with the addition of a strong new tubular steel front brush guard that improves durability and helps protect the nose. Other new features include a new easy to read digital fuel gauge and hour meter, a new dash-mounted horn button that eliminates unintended honking while turning, a new sport-style steering wheel that’s 33% thicker and covered in softer material for enhanced comfort, and a new 2” hitch receiver hitch that enables towing of up to 1,200 lbs.

The Mule 4010 4×4’s industrial strength liquid-cooled 617cc V-twin engine is managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and is fed by a fuel injection 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 regulates top engine speed, 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. Power is transmitted through a dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive system 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 also engage four-wheel drive for extra traction in tricky conditions.

The Mule 4010 4×4’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. The EPS system automatically determines how much assistance is needed using input from vehicle speed and torque sensors.

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, dash-mounted 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.

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 requirement.

With its rugged and modern bodywork, this four-wheel drive utility is a natural in the tough pickup truck work environment. Its body panels are manufactured from a durable, color-molded plastic that helps hide minor scuffs and scratches. 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 4×4 extends beyond easy-access latches or controls; the machine also features owner-friendly touches like the winch-ready tabs located under the front grille, which greatly simplify the winch-mounting process.

The Mule 4010 4×4’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. 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-inch low-pressure tires provide a comfortable ride, superb traction and help minimize impact over a variety of terrain.

The Mule 4010 4×4 can carry 800 pounds in its steel cargo bed and is capable of towing up to 1,200 pounds with its standard 2” receiver hitch and an optional draw bar.

Other popular 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.

When 4-wheel-drive traction is a must the Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4 is the off-road utility vehicle of choice.

The full-size chassis, selectable 4-wheel drive and powerful, digital fuel injection (DFI) equipped engine leave no doubt the job will get done. The Mule 4010 4×4 features an electric power steering (EPS) system, a fully-automatic transmission, locking rear
differential and a tilting cargo bed making it one tough, powerful utility partner.

– 4-stroke, 617cc industrial V-twin engine produces exceptional torque at low engine speeds.
– Electric power steering (EPS) with speed sensitive system for natural handling.
– Sealed under-bonnet 60 litre front storage is easily accessible.
– Maximum traction with independent front MacPherson strut-type suspension.
– De Dion overload-style rear suspension handles maximum loads with ease.
– Updated cockpit-style dash with improved driver and passenger ergonimics and a new standard fuel gauge/hour meter.
– Digital Fuel Injection means stable power all the time – easy starting and no need to adjust engine settings to suit climate and varying altitude conditions.



2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4 Key Features

• Selectable four-wheel drive
• New strong tubular steel front brush guard improves durability and helps protect the nose from trail debris and minor impacts
• New easy to read digital fuel gauge and hour meter
• New dash-mounted horn button eliminates unintended honking
• New sport-style steering wheel is covered in softer material and 33% thicker than last year’s model for enhanced comfort
• New 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


2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4 Features and Benefits

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
• 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 bodies feature sub-throttle valves for optimum performance and drivability. The sub-throttles are located behind the main throttle valves and are 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 engine
• Muffler features a U.S. 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 cools better for longer belt life
• Offers adjustable belt deflection

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

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 two-wheel 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 capability
• 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 empty
• 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 debris
• The brake drums have an added flange and seal to keep out mud and water
• Low maintenance and powerful

Wheels and Tires
• 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
• Deeper 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
• Steel cargo bed can carry up to 800 pounds and tilts for quick unloading
• Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduce vibration and noise, and add durability

Rugged and Capable
• New 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
• New 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
• 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
• New digital fuel gauge and hour meter makes it easier to see how much fuel is in the tank
• New dash-mounted horn eliminates unintended honking while turning
• New sport-style steering wheel is 33% thicker than last year’s model
• The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
• Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easy to see
• Comfortable 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

2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4 – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $9,999 USD

Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin

Displacement 617cc

Bore x Stroke 76 x 68mm

Compression ratio 10.3:1

Fuel System Digital Fuel Injection

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

Oil filter Automotive-type spin-on canister

Ignition Digital electronic

Electrical 12V DC, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator

Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with high and low range, forward, and reverse, 2WD/4WD

Final drive Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-model differential

Exhaust Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor

Tires 23×11-10 tubeless

Front suspension / wheel travel Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel Semi-independent, De Dion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8 in.

Steering Electric power assisted rack-and-pinion

Brakes Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed

Fuel capacity 6.2 gal.

Curb weight 1,406 lbs.

Overall length 118.3 in.

Overall height 75.8 in.

Overall width 62.0 in.

Wheelbase 73.6 in.

Ground clearance 6.9 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 capacity 1,330 lbs.

Cargo Bed Capacity 800 lbs.

Towing capacity 1,200 lbs.

Turning radius 11.2 ft.

Top speed 25 mph, governed

Lighting (2) 30-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt taillight/stoplight

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

Color Choices Dark Royal Red, Scout Green

Warranty 12 Months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months



2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 4×4 – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $11,499 CDN

Type 4-Stroke, OHV, 90º V-twin
Displacement 617cc
Bore and Stroke 76.0 x 68.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Cooling Liquid
Ignition Electric
Lubrication Forced Lubrication (wet sump)
Fuel System Fuel Injection, Mikuni AC34
Electrical 12-volt DC; 18-amp hour battery, 23-amp alternator
Air Filter Snorkel-type with 2-stage dry replaceable element
Oil Filter Automotive-type spin-on canister
Exhaust Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor


Transmission Kawasaki Automatic Power Drive Systems (KAPS): dual-range forward, neutral, reverse
Final Drive Gear (Selectable 2WD/4WD) with limited slip front differential and dual-mode locking rear differential
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.9~0.85 (Belt drive torque converter)
Gear Ratio: Forward (High) 1.821 (51/28)
Gear Ratio: Forward (Low) 3.750 (51/28 x 25/20 x 28/17)
Gear Ratio: Reverse (Low) 4.220 (41/20 x 25/20 x 28/17)
Final Reduction Ratio 5.4 (81/15)


Type Ladder Type, Tubular Steel
Wheel Travel: Front 100 mm (3.9 in.)
Tires: Front 23 x 11.00-10 Tubeless
Wheel Travel: Rear 70 mm (2.8 in.)
Tires: Rear 23 x 11.00-10 Tubeless
Caster (Rake) 7.5º
Trail 35 mm (1.4 in.)


Suspension, Front Independent, MacPherson Strut
Suspension, Rear Semi-Independent, De Dion Axle


Front: Type Hydraulic Drums
Rear: Type Hydraulic Drums
Parking: Type Mechanical Drum


Overall Length 3,005 mm (118.3 in.)
Overall Width 1,575 mm (62.0 in.)
Overall Height 1,925 mm (75.8 in.)
Wheelbase 1,870 mm (73.6 in.)
Ground Clearance 175 mm (6.9 in.)
Seat Height 865 mm (34.1 in.)
Curb Mass** 638 kg (1,407 lbs.)
Fuel Tank Capacity 23.5 L (5.2 gal.)
Cargo box (inside) L x W x H 1,175 x 1,310 x 288 mm (46.3 x 51.6 x 11.3 in.)
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)


Maximum Power‡ 14.7 kW {20 PS} @ 3,600 tr/min
Maximum Torque‡ 47.0 N·m {4.8 kgf·m} @ 2,500 tr/min
Top Speed 40 km/h (25 mph) governed
Turning Radius (differential unlocked) 3.4 m (11.2 ft.)
Vehicle Load Capacity 603 kg (1,330 lbs.)
Cargo Bed Load Capacity 363 kg (800 lbs.)
Seating Capacity 2
Towing Capacity 544 kg (1,199.3 lbs.)
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.


Warranty 12 months warranty


Good Times Protection Plan 12 or 24 months (Kawasaki GTPP coverage begins after the standard limited warranty expires)


Dark Royal RedKAF620MDF $11,499
Scout Green KAF620MDF $11,499

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