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The ultimate outdoors work vehicle

Kawasaki Motor Corp.The Kawasaki MULE™ 3010 Diesel 4x4 has all features of the gasoline-powered MULE 3010 4x4 off-road utility vehicle, but with added benefit of a diesel engine. Like its siblings, it features a bench seat, tilting cargo bed, automatic transmission and selectable four-wheel drive, but its 953cc diesel engine provides exceptional torque and fuel economy, making it the ultimate outdoor work vehicle.

The MULE 3010 Diesel 4x4 utility vehicle 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 winchready 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. The MULE 3010 Diesel 4x4 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 air cleaner.

The diesel engine is matched to the Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS) which features high and low range, plus reverse. This dependable continuously variable transmission is combined with dependable, low-maintenance shaft drive to transmit power to a dual-mode rear differential that can be locked to maximize traction, or unlocked to minimize ground disturbance when making tight turns. The operator can also select four-wheel drive for extra pulling power in muddy conditions.

Controls on the MULE 3010 Diesel 4x4 are also easy to operate. The high/lowrange, 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 pushbutton control activates the headlights. Other standard features include an hour meter, fuel gauge and horn. The chassis of the MULE 3010 Diesel 4x4 is a ladder-type frame that rides on a De Dion rear leafspring 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 and maximum traction over a variety of surfaces.

The MULE 3010 Diesel 4x4 utility vehicle 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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Liquid-cooled, three-cylinder diesel engine produces incredible torque and exceptional fuel economy. Perfect for commercial job sites where diesel fuel is readily available

  • Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System, Kawasaki’s continuously variable transmission, features high and low ranges, plus reverse, giving the operator the right “gear” for every job and extra pulling power when needed

  • Selectable four-wheel drive gives the operator extra traction in adverse conditions. Plus, the dual-mode differential can be “locked” for even more pulling power, or unlocked when traveling across delicate terrain

  • Durable rear differential with a large, 2.50mm-diameter pinion shaft and 10mm ring gear mounting bolts

  • Rack-and-pinion steering is light and more 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 drum brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and debris

  • Bench seat provides comfort for two

  • The steel cargo bed can carry up to 1,100 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 spark arrestor


  • Engine: Four-stroke, three-cylinder, overhead valve diesel

  • Displacement: 953cc

  • Bore x stroke: 72 x 78mm

  • Compression ratio: 24.8.1

  • Cooling: Liquid

  • 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 hydraulic drum

  • 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: 1505 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 headlight, speedometer

  • Colors: Hunter Green, Aztec Red

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