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Kawasaki MULE™ 520 designed for work on smooth or delicate surfaces

The MULE™ 550 continues to be one of the best-selling compact off-highway utility vehicles on the American market due to its versatility, maneuverability and attractive purchase price. However, since businesses that operate primarily on tarmac or delicate surfaces such as golf courses need a utility vehicle that is gentle on the terrain, Kawasaki offers the MULE 520.

Available in Firecracker Red, the Kawasaki MULE 520 utilizes the same chassis as the ubiquitous MULE 550, but it rides on smooth tread tires designed to provide excellent grip on smooth surfaces, such as tarmac, while minimizing disturbance to turf. Its 882-pound vehicle capacity allows the MULE 520 to carry more than 350 pounds in the tilting cargo bed. An additional 900-pound towing capacity can be utilized when it is equipped with an optional trailer hitch. Its compact overall dimensions of 50.9 x 103 x 69.5 inches and dry weight of just 789 pounds allow it to be hauled in the cargo bed of a full-sized pickup truck.

Powering the MULE 520 is Kawasaki’s durable 286cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke industrial engine, featuring an internal balancer to reduce vibration. The air intake is located high in the cab frame to draw air from the cleanest, driest and coolest place for strong performance and reduced maintenance.

The Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System, a continuously-variable transmission with forward and reverse gears, transfers power to a dual-mode differential, allowing rear wheels to be locked for maximum traction in slippery conditions or unlocked to make tight turns.

MULE™ 520The MULE 520 has room for two occupants on the wide bench seat. The seat has separate bottom and back cushions and two seat belts. A forward-neutral-reverse shift lever is conveniently located beside the seat within easy reach.

A single A-arm front suspension and unit swing-axle rear suspension make the ride comfortable and aid turning by keeping the wheel angle constant during suspension movement. Operators will appreciate the convenience and precision of the rack and pinion steering system.
Maintenance-saving features on the MULE 520 include a spin-on oil filter, dual-element air cleaner and electronic ignition. It also comes equipped with a quiet, large-volume muffler with a U. S. Forest Service (USFS) approved spark arrestor. Maintenance intervals on the MULE 520 can be conveniently tracked with the standard hour meter. Routine checks are made simple with an easily accessible battery and brake fluid reservoir, fuel level gauge mounted atop the 4. 2-gallon fuel tank, and flip-up bench seat that allows easy access to the fuel tank and engine air cleaner.

Those who want to customize their MULE 520 can choose from a vast array of accessories available through Kawasaki MULE dealers. Consumers can also purchase accessories through the internet at

The MULE 520 has a suggested retail price of $5,699 and comes standard with a 12-month, unlimited mileage warranty that can be extended up to three years.


  • MULE™ 520Engine: Four-stroke, single-cylinder
  • Displacement: 286cc
  • Bore x stroke: 78 x 60mm
  • Carburetor: Mikuni BV24-18
  • Cooling: Forced air
  • Ignition: Transistorized electronic
  • Drive train: Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS) automatic torque converter; forward, neutral, reverse
  • Final drive: Dual-mode rear differential
  • Wheelbase: 66.2 in.
  • Overall length: 103 in.
  • Overall width: 50.9 in.
  • Overall height: 69.5 in.
  • Ground clearance: 6.3 in.
  • Tires: front/rear Tubeless 20.5 x 8-10/Tubeless 20 x 10-10
  • Suspension: front/rear Independent A-arms wit adjustable shock absorbers/unitized swing-axle with shock absorbers
  • Brakes: front/rear Four-wheel hydraulic drums
  • Turning radius: 10.5 ft.
  • Load capacity: 882 lbs.
  • Bed capacity: 353 lbs.
  • Towing capacity: 900 lbs.
  • Dry weight: 789 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal.
  • Color: Firecracker Red
  • Suggested retail price: $5,699
  • Wholesale distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
    9950 Jeronimo Road
    Irvine, California 92618
    (949) 770-0400

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