Do you have widely varied needs for your 4WD utility vehicle? Do you often need to transport more than two people to that construction site or maintenance job at the far end of the ranch? If so, the Kawasaki Mule™ 4010 Trans4x4® is the utility vehicle for you. Due to its uniquely designed chassis, the Trans4x4 allows you to switch between a two-seat cargo hauler and four-seat people mover in a few easy steps – all of which makes this one of the most useful and flexible utility machines available.
Details & Features

At a glance…
• Seating for two or four via its revolutionary transformable design
• Digital fuel injected V-twin power
• Fully automatic transmission with selectable two- or four-wheel drive
• Modern styling and low operating costs
• Electric Power Steering system (EPS)
Transformable Cargo Bed
• Two rows of seats easily accommodate up to four people
• Transformable from a four-passenger to a two-passenger off-road utility vehicle with the rear seat folded down and the cargo bed expanded to carry larger payload – from 400 pounds with four passengers to 800 pounds with two passengers
• Rear bench seat includes retractable seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handle
Liquid-cooled, V-twin Engine
• Four-stroke, 617cc V-twin industrial engine produces exceptional torque at low engine speeds
• Modern four-stroke design with overhead valves for efficient running and good fuel economy
• Large capacity radiator and fan maintain consistent engine temperatures, even in hot climates
• Rubber engine mounts minimize vibration, noise and wear to maximize operation comfort and diminish fatigue
Digital Fuel Injection
• Computer-controlled fuel injection system automatically compensates for atmospheric pressure, air and engine temperature for easy, prompt engine starting under a variety of conditions
• Automatic fast idle speed control eliminates the need for a choke, allowing the operator to drive off immediately after a cold engine start
• Throttle bodies feature sub-throttle valves for optimum performance and drivability. The sub-throttles are located behind the main throttle valves and controlled by the ECU for smooth throttle response
• Automatic digital ignition system helps ensure smooth, efficient operation
• Maximum engine speed is controlled by the ECU, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor
• Offers easy engine operation and reduced maintenance requirements
Environmentally Friendly Emissions
• DFI® precision reduces fuel consumption and cuts exhaust emissions
• Positive crankcase ventilation system sends blow-by gases to the intake tract to be burned in the engine
• Muffler features a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor
Kawasaki Automatic Power-drive System - KAPS
• Fully automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features forward high and low and reverse, which helps keep the engine in the right operating rpm for a variety of vehicle speeds, loads or terrain
• The CVT has a wide spread of drive ratios for quick acceleration and ample pulling power
• Tuned to accommodate higher loads
• Large drive and driven torque converters maximize engagement area of the thick and strong drive belt for improved heat dissipation and added durability
• High-flow cover helps cool the CVT while providing superb splash protection and waterproofing
• Sheaves with high silicon type material for increased durability
• An open-sided drive pulley offers better cooling for longer belt life
• Offers adjustable belt deflection
Cab Frame Air Intake
• Draws engine air and converter cooling air from the top of the cab frame where there is less dust, so the air filter stays cleaner longer
Torque Converter Air Filter
• Efficient intake cooling fan draws plenty of air into the CVT
• Special air cleaner with easily replaceable filter element cuts torque converter wear by cooling it with filtered air
Four-wheel Drive with Two-speed Transfer Case
• Selectable four-wheel drive gives the operator traction options
• Shift to four-wheel drive and low range for maximum traction in adverse conditions, or select two-wheel drive and high range to cut gear wear and increase fuel economy
Dual Mode Differential
• Dual-mode rear differential can be locked for extra pulling power and maximum traction, or unlocked when traveling across delicate terrain
Electric Power Steering - EPS
• The EPS system reduces steering effort, especially at low speeds when turning effort is greatest
• The electric motor’s inertia significantly reduces bump steer and kickback to the steering wheel caused by shocks to the wheels for a more comfortable and controlled ride
• Input from vehicle speed and torque sensors determine the amount of steering assistance required from the system’s motor
• No power steering pump means no power loss from the engine
• EPS only operates when the engine is running to keep from draining the battery
Independent Strut-type Front Suspension
• MacPherson strut long-travel front suspension provide a comfortable ride and excellent load-carrying capability
• Stiffer springs prevent bottoming and increase ground clearance
DeDion Rear Suspension
• Overload-style leaf springs can handle heavy loads, yet provide a smooth ride when the cargo box is empty
• Semi-independent action
Four-wheel, Self-adjusting Sealed Hydraulic Drum Brakes
• Powerful, low maintenance four wheel brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and debris
• Brake drums have an added flange and seal to resist mud and water
Wheels and Tires
• 23-inch tires with stiff sidewalls for an improved ride and added ground clearance
• Rear wheel bearings use two rollers in one large bearing for added durability
• Wheel bearings seals on all four wheels have three lips for better protection
Front Hood with Storage Tub
• Large under hood storage tub holds cargo out of sight
• Offers quick, easy access with a push-button latch
• Includes four D-rings for securing loads
Tilting Cargo Bed
• Steel cargo bed can carry up to 800 pounds and tilts for unloading
• Thick tailgate panel and secure latching tailgate locking pins reduce vibration and noise, and add durability
Rugged and Capable
• Bodywork is a rugged, modern design with truck-like styling
• Can tow up to 1,200 pounds with optional Kawasaki draw bar
• Meets Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.4, and 7.5, and also meets FMVSS 216 roof crush resistance requirement
• Bench seat can carry up to three
• Durable chassis includes winch-ready mounts to simplify winch installation
Simple Maintenance
• The oil dipstick and filler tube are accessed under the seat
• Cyclone-type engine air cleaner has meter to indicate when to replace the filter
• An automotive-style fuse box is convenient and uses blade-type fuses
Cab Features
• 12V DC outlet with 10-amp capacity
• The 2WD / 4WD lever is mounted on the dash for easy access
• Dashboard has dual glove boxes and cupholders for both the driver and passenger
• Parking brake and coolant temperature warning lights are easy to see
• Shift lever with Y-gate pattern eliminates need for High-Low switch lever
• Push-button headlight switch activates 35-watt cat-eye headlights
• Hour meter and a horn are standard equipment
Popular Accessory Items
• Soft or Hard Top
• Windshield
• Winch
• Enclosed Cab
• Cab Heater
• Snow Plow


Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, overhead valve V-twin
Displacement 617cc
Bore x Stroke 76 x 68mm
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel System Digital Fuel Injection
Air filter Snorkel-type with cyclone-type two-stage dry replaceable element
Oil filter Automotive-type spin-on canister
Ignition Digital electronic
Electrical 12V, 18 amp-hour battery, alternator
Transmission Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with high and low range, forward, neutral and reverse
Final drive Shaft, selectable four-wheel drive with dual-mode rear differential
Exhaust Muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor
Tires 23x11-10 tubeless
Front suspension / wheelbase Independent, MacPherson strut / 3.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheelbase Semi-independent, DeDion axle with leaf springs and shocks / 2.8 in.
Steering Electric power assisted rack-and-pinion
Brakes Four-wheel hydraulic drums, sealed
Fuel capacity 6.2 gal.
Curb weight 1,564.8 lbs.
Overall length 130.1 in.
Overall height 75.8 in.
Overall width 58.5 in.
Wheelbase 85.2 in.
Ground clearance 7.1 in.
Roll over protective structure (ROPS) This structure meets ROPS requirements for wheeled tractors under SAE J1194, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, and 7.5. This structure also meets FMVSS 216 Roof Crush resistance requirement
Cargo bed dimensions (LxWxH) 50.4 x 47.7 x 11.3 in. / 15.7 cu. ft. (2-passenger mode) ; 30.3 x 47.7 x 11.3 / 9.4 cu. ft. (4-passenger mode)
Load capacity 1,330 lbs.
Cargo Bed Capacity 400 lbs. (4-passenger mode) / 800 lbs. (2-passenger mode)
Towing capacity 1,200 lbs.
Turning radius 12.8 ft.
Top speed 25 mph, governed
Lighting (2) 30-watt sealed-beam headlights, (2) 5/21-watt taillight/stoplight
Instruments Parking brake warning light, coolant temperature warning light, horn, 12V DC outlet, speedometer
Color Choices Dark Royal Red, Woodsman Green, painted two-tone Metallic Nocturne Blue & Galaxy Silver
Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 or 24 months