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2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Camo Review
2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Camo
Strong & Stealthy, this Versatile Mule Does it All
When several buddies want in on the hunting party, you can feel confident the Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® Realtree® APG™ HD® can comfortably get up to four adults – and their gear to remote hunting grounds or tough job sites. This full sized utility vehicle easily transforms from a two-person tool and gear hauler into a four-person off-road transport, offering the toughness and flexibility to invite more friends to share the adventure.
Whether hunting or fishing, the premium quality Realtree APG HD camouflage coating on the 4010 Trans4x4 means this tough Mule side x side will blend into its environment. Blaze Orange model badging adds additional Realtree styling. Packed with all the great features of a Mule 4010 Trans4x4, this vehicle will get you where you need to go in any off-road environment.
The 2013 Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Realtree APG HD is loaded with upgrades like a strong new tubular steel front brush guard that improves durability and helps protect the nose. Other new features include an easy to read multi-function 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 allows towing of up to 1,200 lbs.
Its 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 handy Mule 4010 Trans4x4 an outstanding choice for just about any utility vehicle need. Bold styling and the outdoor-motif graphic package are complemented by user-friendly controls and dashboard layout, and a tilting cargo bed allows simple unloading.
The Mule 4010 Trans4x4 features a liquid-cooled 617cc four-stroke V-twin that is managed by a digital Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and features a DFI system that compensates for variations in atmospheric pressure, engine and air temperature. The result is smooth and consistent engine starting, crisp throttle response and more precise fuel metering, which helps reduce fuel consumption and reduce emissions. The ECU incorporates an automatic fast idle speed control that activates when the engine is cold, eliminating the need for a manual choke. Its electronics also regulate maximum engine speed, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor.
The powerful 617cc V-twin engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that features both high and low range plus reverse. 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 making tight turns. Mule 4010 Trans4x4 drivers can also engage four-wheel drive for extra traction in difficult conditions.
The wheelbase of the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 may be 11.6 inches longer than a standard 4010, but still offers a tight turning radius and excellent rough terrain capabilities. An electric power steering (EPS) system makes the low-effort rack-and-pinion steering even easier to turn. The EPS reduces steering effort by up to 30 percent, and is a significant boost at low speeds in four-wheel drive, using input from vehicle speed and torque sensors to determine how much assistance is required from the system’s electric motor.
With the forward/reverse, high/low-range gear lever and the four-wheel drive selector all within easy reach on the dash, drivers can focus more attention on negotiating rough or fragile terrain. The Mule 4010 Trans4x4 dashboard features an easy-to-see coolant temperature warning light, hour meter, a horn, dual glove boxes, driver and passenger cup holders and a push-button control that activates the headlights. The cab also features retractable rear seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handles.
With its rugged camouflaged bodywork, this four-wheel drive utility vehicle is a natural in the great outdoors. Its body panels are manufactured from a durable, color-molded plastic that helps hide minor scuffs and scratches. The extendable cab on the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 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.
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 Trans4x4 extends beyond easy-access latches or controls; it also boasts owner-friendly features like the winch-ready tabs located under the front grille, which greatly simplify the winch-mounting process.
Maintenance chores are simplified with an air restrictor gauge in the cab to indicate when the air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced, and the fuse box and oil dipstick are conveniently located underneath the seat for quick access.
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, great traction and help minimize impact over a variety of terrain.
A smooth-riding MacPherson strut front suspension works in conjunction with a heavy duty DeDion-type leaf spring rear suspension system to provide the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 with an extended-bed 800-pound cargo capacity, or a 400-pound capacity when in four-passenger mode. In addition to its stellar payload capacity, the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 utility vehicle can also tow up to 1,200 pounds with 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.
2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Camo Key Features
At a glance… • Stealthy Realtree® APG™ HD® camouflage covered body panels with Blaze Orange colored model branding help this tough utility vehicle blend-into the great outdoors
• 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
• Seating for two or four passengers via its easily transformable design
• Digital fuel injected V-twin power
• Fully automatic transmission with selectable two
• or four-wheel drive
• Modern styling and low operating costs
• 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 Trans4x4 Camo Features and Benefits
Transformable Cargo Bed
• Two rows of seats easily accommodate up to four people
• Can be transformed from a four-passenger to a two-passenger off-road utility vehicle with the rear seat folded down and the cargo bed expanded to carry larger payload – from 400 pounds with four passengers to 800 pounds with two passengers
• Rear bench seat includes retractable seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handle
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
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
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
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
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 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
• Open sided drive pulley offers efficient cooling for longer belt life
• Offers adjustable belt deflection
Dual-Mode Rear Differential
• Dual-mode rear differential can be locked for extra pulling power and maximum traction, or unlocked when negotiating delicate terrain
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 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
• MacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provides a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
• Firm 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
• 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 keep out mud and water
Wheels and Tires
• 23-inch tires with stiff sidewalls offer an improved 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
• 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
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
• Rugged and modern styling is wrapped in Realtree® APG™ HD® camouflage
• 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 requirementBench seat can carry up to three
• Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation
• 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
• 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
• Rack-and-pinion steering is light and precise
• Dashboard has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger
• Comfortable bench seat can carry up to three occupants
• 12V DC outlet with 10 amp capacity
• Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easier to see
• Push button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights
Popular Accessory Items
• Soft or Hard Top
• Enclosed Cab
• Cab Heater
• Snow Plow
Digital Fuel Injection
• Computer-controlled Digital Fuel injection (DFI®) system automatically compensates for atmospheric pressure, and air/engine temperature for easy, prompt 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
2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Camo – Unitied States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $11,499 USD
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
Bore x Stroke 76 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Air Filter Snorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element
Oil Filter Automotive-type spin-on canister
Ignition Digital electronic
Electrical 12V, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with high and low range, forward, neutral and reverse
Final Drive Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-mode rear differential
Exhaust Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Tires 23×11-10 tubeless
Suspension, front Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
Suspension, rear Semi-independent, DeDion 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 1,563 lbs.
Overall Length 130.1 in.
Overall Width 58.5 in.
Overall Height 75.8 in.
Wheelbase 85.2 in.
Ground clearance 7.1 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 47.7 x 11.3 in. / 15.6 cu. ft. (2-passenger mode) 30.3 x 47.7 x 11.3 / 10.2 cu. ft. (4-passenger mode)
Load capacity 1,330 lbs.
Cargo Bed Capacity 400 lbs. (4-passenger mode) / 800 lbs. (2-passenger mode)
Towing capacity 1,200 lbs.
Turning radius 12.8 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 Realtree® APG™ HD® Camouflage
Warranty 12 Months
Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
2013 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Camo – Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $NA CDN
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