3000 UTILITY VEHICLE
BEST CHOICE FOR
HEAVY INDUSTRIAL WORK
Industrial-grade utility vehicles have increasingly
become popular for municipalities, airports, factories
and other businesses that need to transport cargo
or equipment within a specified work area, and the
utility vehicle best suited to meet those needs
is the Kawasaki MULE™ 3000.
Kawasaki’s two-wheel drive, off-highway utility
vehicle features the body design and many of the
same standard features as the four-wheel drive MULE
3010. This includes a steel tilting cargo bed, bench
seat, the Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System
(KAPS) and automotive-type controls.
in new Aztec Red or traditional Hunter Green, the
MULE 3000 has aggressive styling and a rugged grille
with rounded fenders. The body panels of the cab
are made of durable, color-infused plastic to help
hide scuffing, and the front hood of the MULE 3000
can be lifted with the touch of a button to reveal
a large storage space, which also has convenient
D-rings to help secure cargo. Located beneath the
front grille are winch-ready tabs for easy winch
mounting, and a passenger-side grab rail is mounted
on the cab frame. Plus, two lever latches make opening
and closing the tailgate easy.
Controls on the MULE 3000 are ergonomically located
for comfort and convenience. The forward/reverse
shift lever is located within easy reach on the
dash. The coolant temperature warning light is easy
to see, and a push-button control activates 35-watt
cat-eye headlights. Additional features include
an hour meter, fuel gauge and horn.
A liquid-cooled four-stroke V-twin engine provides
power for the MULE 3000. A large radiator and fan
help maintain consistent engine temperature, even
in hot climates, for increased durability. A digital
electronic ignition enhances engine response and
helps to prevent spark plug fouling. A double-barrel
carburetor with dual intake tract accurately meters
fuel and air flow for more complete combustion.
There is a cyclone-type air cleaner and air restriction
gauge to indicate when the filter needs to be cleaned
or replaced. The fuse box, oil dipstick and oil
filler tube are located underneath the seat for
MULE 3000 utilizes KAPS, Kawasaki’s highly refined
continuously-variable transmission, to provide a
wide operating range for abundant pulling power
and quick acceleration. Dependable, low-maintenance
shaft drive transfers power to a dual-mode differential
that can be locked to maximize rear-wheel traction,
or unlocked to minimize ground disturbance when
making tight turns.
The chassis of the MULE 3000 has stiff front springs
to maintain optimum ground clearance and the De
Dion rear leaf-spring suspension is designed to
carry heavy loads, yet provides a smooth ride when
the cargo bed is empty. Self-adjusting hydraulic
drum brakes at all four wheels provides progressive
stopping power and have extra flanges with upgraded
seals to keep out mud and water. Rear wheel bearings
are highly durable and have special seals for better
protection from water. Completing the chassis are
23-inch tires that provide a comfortable ride and
maximum traction for a variety of surfaces.
MULE 3000 can carry 803 pounds in its steel cargo
bed and can tow 1,200 pounds. Those who want to
customize their MULE 3000 can choose from a vast
array of accessories available through Kawasaki
MULE dealers. Consumers may also purchase accessories
through the internet at
The MULE 3000 has a suggested retail price of $7,499
and comes standard with a 12-month, unlimited mileage
warranty that can be extended up to three years.
MULE™ 3000 SPECIFICATIONS
Four-stroke, overhead valve V-twin
Bore x stroke: 76 x 68mm
Carburetor: Mikuni BW26-18
Ignition: Digital electronic
Drive train: Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive
System (KAPS) automatic torque converter; forward,
Final drive Shaft, dual-mode rear differential
Wheelbase: 73.6 in.
Overall length: 112.6 in.
Overall height: 76.2 in.
Ground clearance: 7.2 in.
Tires: front/rear Tubeless 23 x 11-10
Suspension: front/rear Independent, MacPherson
strut-type/semi-independent, De Dion axle with
leaf-springs and shocks
Brakes: front/rear Four-wheel sealed
Turning radius: 11.2 ft.
Load capacity: 1,330 lbs.
Bed capacity: 803 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
Dry weight: 1,200 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
Colors: Aztec Red, Hunter Green
Suggested retail price: $7,499
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618