Kawasaki MULE™ 520 designed for work on smooth or
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
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
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 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
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™ 520 SPECIFICATIONS
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,
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
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
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618