UNVEILS ALL-NEW MULE™ 3010 DIESEL OFF-HIGHWAY UTILITY
New MULE combines 3000-series body style and chassis
with popular diesel engine
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., has extended its
lead over the competition and set yet another standard
for the off-highway utility vehicle industry with
the unveiling of the all-new MULE™ 3010 Diesel.
The MULE 3010 Diesel combines the stylish body work
and refined chassis of the gasoline-powered MULE
3010—introduced in 2001—with the popular diesel
engine. As such, the new MULE 3010 Diesel has the
convenient features, smooth ride and hard-working
powertrain that make it the undisputed leader of
diesel-powered utility vehcles.
in all-new Aztec Red or traditional Hunter Green,
the MULE 3010 Diesel features the rugged grille,
headlights and rounded fenders of its 3000-series
siblings. Body panels of the cab are made of durable,
color-infused plastic to help hide scuffing, and
the front hood of the MULE 3010 Diesel can be lifted
with the touch of a button to reveal a large storage
space, which also has convenient D-rings to 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
Controls on the MULE 3010 Diesel are also easy to
operate. The high/low-range, forward/reverse shift
lever and the lever for selecting four-wheel drive
operation are placed 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. Other standard features include
an hour meter, fuel gauge and horn.
The MULE 3010 Diesel powerplant is a liquid-cooled,
953cc three-cylinder diesel engine that produces
high torque at low engine rpm. Air for the engine
is drawn through an intake located at the top of
the cab frame and passes through a cyclone-type
diesel engine is matched to the Kawasaki Automatic
Power-Drive System (KAPS) that features a 2mm-thicker
drive belt and revised cog shape for improved durability.
Combined with dependable, low-maintenance shaft
drive, power is transmitted to a dual-mode rear
differential that maximizes traction, yet minimizes
ground disturbance when making tight turns. When
four-wheel drive operation is selected, a two-speed
transfer case gives the operator the option of a
lower gear ratio for extra pulling power.
The chassis of the MULE 3010 Diesel is a ladder-type
frame that rides on a De Dion 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 duties, while rack and pinion
makes steering light and maneuverable over rough
terrain. Four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting
drum brakes that are sealed to protect from water,
mud and other debris provide stopping power, and
23-inch tires provide a comfortable ride as well
as maximum traction over a variety of surfaces.
MULE 3010 Diesel can carry up to 1,100 pounds in
its steel cargo bed and can tow up to 1,200 pounds.
Other standard features include a 5.3-gallon fuel
tank, spin-on oil filter and a United States Forest
Service-approved spark arrestor in its muffler.
Those who want to customize their MULE 3010 Diesel
utility vehicle can choose from a vast array of
accessories available through Kawasaki MULE dealers.
Consumers may also purchase accessories through
the internet at
The MULE 3010 Diesel has a suggested retail price
of $9,999 and comes standard with a 12-month, unlimited
mileage warranty that can be extended up to three
MULE™ 3010 DIESEL SPECIFICATIONS
Four-stroke, three-cylinder, overhead valve
Bore x stroke: 72 x 78mm
Compression ratio: 24.8.1
Drive train: Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive
System (KAPS) automatic torque converter; high/low
range; forward, neutral, reverse
Final drive: Selectable four-wheel drive,
dual-mode rear differential
Wheelbase: 73.6 in.
Overall length: 112.6 in.
Overall width: 57.5 in.
Overall height: 76.0 in.
Ground clearance: 6.9 in.
Tires: front/rear Tubeless 23 x 11-10
Suspension: front/rear Independent, MacPherson
strut-type/semi-independent/De Dion axle with
leaf and coil springs and hydraulic shocks
Brakes: front/rear Four-wheel sealed
Turning radius: 11.2 ft.
Load capacity: 1,632 lbs.
Bed capacity: 1,100 lbs.
Towing capacity: 1,200 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
Dry weight: 1500.9 lbs.
Instruments/Lighting: Parking brake warning
light, coolant temperature warning light, horn,
12V DC outlet, (2) 5/21-watt
Taillight/Brakelight: (2) 35-watt sealed-beam
Colors: Aztec Red, Hunter Green
Suggested retail price: $9,999
Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618