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2011 Mule 4010 TRANS4x4

The ultimate in people-moving and cargo-hauling flexibility, the Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® transforms from a short-bed four-passenger vehicle to a long-bed two-passenger cargo hauler with just a few easy steps. Two-passenger mode is as easy as folding the rear seat down and extending the cargo bed into the cab. Have extra passengers? The Trans4x4 can be turned back into a four-passenger carrier by reversing those same easy steps.

Its selectable four-wheel drive, electric power steering system and fuel injected engine work in conjunction with a fully automatic transmission and locking rear differential to make the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 an outstanding choice for just about any utility vehicle need.

The Mule 4010 4×4’s liquid-cooled four-stroke V-twin features digital fuel injection that provides smooth and consistent engine starting, crisp throttle response and more precise fuel metering, helping reduce fuel consumption. The electronic control unit regulates maximum engine speed, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor.

The dual-mode rear differential 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. Speed-sensitive electric power steering makes the rack-and-pinion steering system even easier to turn. Inputs from vehicle speed and torque sensors help the system determine how much assistance is needed from the system’s electric motor.

The cab, surrounded by a large-diameter steel tube frame structure, also features retractable rear seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handle. A parking brake, dual sealed glove boxes plus retractable rear seat belts and a padded rear-passenger grab handle round out the cab features.

Maintenance chores are simplified with an air restrictor gauge in the cab that indicates when the air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced, and the fuse box and oil dipstick are conveniently located under the seat for quick access.

The front hood allows access to a deep storage space that’s equipped with convenient D-rings to help secure cargo. Additionally, two levers make opening and closing the tailgate a secure and easy process. Winch-ready tabs located under the front grille greatly simplify the winch mounting process.

Effective stopping power is provided by four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting, sealed drum brakes.

With the bed extended, the Trans4x4 has an 800-pound cargo capacity, or a 400-pound cargo capacity in four-passenger mode. In addition, the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 can tow up to 1,200 pounds with an optional draw bar.


•  Can be transformed from a short-bed four-passenger to long-bed two-passenger mode and can carry 400 pounds of cargo with four passengers or 800 pounds of cargo with two passengers

•  Maximum engine speed is controlled by the electronic control unit, eliminating the need for a  mechanical governor

•  Can tow up to 1,200 pounds with an optional Kawasaki draw bar

•  Electric power steering system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds

•  The continuously variable transmission has a wide spread of drive ratios for quick acceleration and ample pulling power and is tuned to accommodate higher loads

•  Selectable four-wheel drive and dual-mode rear differential give the operator traction options

•  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

•  Simple maintenance: the oil dipstick and filler tube are under the seat, while the engine air cleaner has meter to indicate when to replace the filter

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP: $10,899


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

Displacement: 617cc

Bore x Stroke: 76 x 68mm

Compression ratio: 10.3:1

Carburetor: 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, 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

Front suspension / wheelbase: Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.

Rear suspension / wheelbase: 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:  1,564.8 lbs.

Overall length: 130.1 in.

Overall height: 75.8 in.

Overall width: 58.5 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

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, speedometer

Color Choices: Dark Royal Red, Woodsman Green, painted two-tone Metallic Nocturne Blue & Galaxy Silver

Warranty: 12 Months

Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12 or 24 months

Source: Kawasaki

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