by Jon Crowley on 08/12/10 at 12:00 pm
2011 Model Overview
When it comes to great tools, a “just the basics” approach is often your best bet. So it is with Kawasaki’s two-wheel-drive Mule™ 600, a utility vehicle so affordable, so durable and so capable you’ll wonder how you ever got along without one. Whether it’s wandering through the local woods with a picnic basket in the bed, working an inner-city construction job, or hauling tools, supplies and two adults to a job site on the other side of the ranch, the Mule 600 is up to the job. Even better, the Mule 600 is easily transportable, fitting nicely in the bed of a full-sized pickup.
The Kawasaki Mule™ 610 4×4 XC is a true go-anywhere worker, offering selectable four-wheel drive, large 26” Maxxis Bighorn II radial tires and proven MULE versatility. Like all 600 series Mule utility vehicles, the 610 4×4 XC fits in the back of a full-size pickup truck and is capable of hauling people and equipment to almost any worksite. New wheels and tires provide the XC with more traction, additional ground clearance and a wider track than the standard model. These factors help the Mule climb over larger obstacles than ever, while standard skid plates protect vital systems.
The foundation of Kawasaki’s full-size industrial-grade utility vehicle line, the two-wheel drive Mule 4000 is a step up in cargo and towing capacity from the compact Mule 600 series, thanks to its full-size chassis and a more powerful engine, now equipped with digital fuel injection (DFI). The Mule 4000 also features a fully-automatic transmission, locking rear differential and a tilting cargo bed.
When hills, mud, gravel and other natural obstacles get in the way of a job that just has to get done, four-wheel drive is the key feature in your utility vehicle’s repertoire. And when it comes to 4WD utility vehicles, Kawasaki’s 2011 Mule™ 4010 4×4 is a standout performer. The Mule 4010 4×4 offers a dizzying array of features, including a full-sized chassis, selectable four-wheel drive system, reliable digital fuel injection, electric power steering (EPS) system, fully automatic transmission, locking rear differential, a tilting cargo bed and much more.
When it comes to handling really big jobs, whether it’s interstate trucking, rail freight or large-scale excavation, diesel engines are the obvious choice. They’re powerful, durable and fuel-efficient. All of which explains the use of a strong and reliable diesel engine powering the 2011 Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 4×4 Diesel utility vehicle. Whether you’re hauling 1,000 pounds of fence posts and tools to the north forty or a half-ton of materials to an inner-city job site, the 4010 4×4 Diesel’s robust and long-lasting power, easy-to-use automatic transmission and electric power steering (EPS) will make short work of the task.
This muscular, full-sized workhorse features the sort of hardware and technology sure to make you more productive. Selectable four-wheel drive and a locking rear differential ensure traction and control in mud, gravel and hilly environs, while a tilting cargo bed makes unloading a simple affair.
The ultimate in people-moving and cargo-hauling flexibility, the Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® transforms from a short-bed four-passenger vehicle to a long-bed two-passenger cargo hauler with just a few easy steps. Two-passenger mode is as easy as folding the rear seat down and extending the cargo bed into the cab. Have extra passengers? The Trans4x4 can be turned back into a four-passenger carrier by reversing those same easy steps.