KAWASAKI MULE™ 3000 UTILITY
Powerful, Durable and Rugged
full-sized Kawasaki MULE™ 3000 off-road utility
vehicle is larger, has a more powerful engine, and
more hauling and towing capacity than the compact
MULE 550 model. With features that include a tilting
cargo bed, bench seat, fully automatic transmission
and locking differential, it is Kawasaki’s “industrial
grade” utility vehicle. The MULE 3000 utility vehicle
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.
In addition to light and accurate
rack-and-pinion steering, the easy-to-operate 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 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 and features
an air restrictor gauge to indicate when the air
filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. Plus, the
fuse box and oil dipstick are located underneath
the seat for easy access.
The MULE 3000 utilizes the Kawasaki
Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS) –Kawasaki’s
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 rearwheel traction,
or unlocked to minimize ground disturbance when
making tight turns.
The chassis of the MULE 3000 features
MacPherson strut front suspension for a smooth,
comfortable ride. On the rear, the De Dion rear
leaf-spring suspension is designed to carry heavy
loads, yet provides a smooth ride when the cargo
box is empty. Self-adjusting hydraulic drum brakes
at all four wheels provides progressive stopping
power, and 23-inch tires provide maximum traction
for a variety of surfaces.
The MULE 3000 utility vehicle can
carry 803 pounds in its steel cargo bed and can
tow 1,200 pounds.
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2005 KAWASAKI MULE™ 3000
Features and Benefits
- The four-stroke, V-twin industrial engine
produces exceptional torque at low engine speeds
- The Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System,
Kawasaki’s continuously variable transmission,
features forward and reverse, and helps to keep
the engine in the right operating rpm for every
- The dual-mode differential can be “locked”
for extra pulling power or unlocked when traveling
across delicate terrain
- Rack-and-pinion steering is light and precise
- MacPherson strut long-travel front suspension
and De Dion rear suspension can handle heavy
loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo
box is empty
- Four wheel brakes are self-adjusting and
feature extra sealing for protection against
mud, dust and debris
- Bench seat provides comfortable seating
- The steel cargo bed can carry more than
800 pounds and tilts for quick unloading
- With an optional Kawasaki tow hitch, it
can tow 1,200 pounds
- The muffler features a U.S. Forest Service-approved
2005 KAWASAKI MULE™ 3000 SPECIFICATIONS*
Engine: Four-stroke, overhead valve
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
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: 1,234 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
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 headlight
Color: Hunter Green, Aztec Red
*Specifications are subject to change.
www.kawasaki.com for most current specifications.