Utility Vehicle features pick up truck styling.

Press Release Summary:

MULE(TM) 3000 two wheel drive utility vehicle features liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-twin engine, steel tilting cargo bed, bench seat, Automatic-Power-Drive System, and color-infused plastic body panels. Vehicle has rack-and-pinion steering, hour meter, fuel gauge, self-adjusting hydraulic drum brakes, and 23 in. tires. It can carry 803 lb and can tow 1,200 lb. It is suitable for transporting cargo within businesses, municipalities, airports, and factories.

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Kawasaki MULE(TM) 3000 Utility Vehicle

Dependable, industrial-grade work vehicle

The Kawasaki MULE(TM) 3000 utility vehicle is specially built for businesses, municipalities, airports and factories that need a dependable work vehicle for transporting cargo. It shares many of the features of its sibling, the four-wheel drive MULE 3010, including an industrial V-twin engine, modern "pickup truck" styling, a steel tilting cargo bed, bench seat and the Kawasaki Automatic-Power-Drive System (KAPS).

The two-wheel drive 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 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 rear-wheel 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 provide 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. Those who want to customize their MULE 3000 can choose from a vast array of accessories available through Kawasaki MULE dealers. Consumers may also purchase accessories through the Internet at www.buykawasaki.com.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., (KMC) markets and sells at wholesale Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, JET SKI® watercraft, MULE(TM) utility vehicles, power products and small engines. Kawasaki's tagline, Let the good times roll(TM), is recognized worldwide for the spirit of fun, adventure and high performance that characterizes the Kawasaki recreational vehicle line. Kawasaki product lines are sold through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers. The company and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the United States, with approximately 400 of them located at the Irvine, California headquarters.


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 job.

·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 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 brakes are self-adjusting and feature extra sealing for protection against mud, dust and debris.

·Bench seat provides comfortable seating for two.

·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 USFS-approved spark arrestor.


Engine Four-stroke, overhead valve V-twin
Displacement 617cc
Bore x stroke 76 x 68mm
Carburetor Mikuni BW26-18
Cooling Liquid
Ignition Digital electronic
Drive train Kawasaki Automatic Power-Drive System (KAPS)
automatic torque converter; for neutral, reverse
Final drive Shaft, dual-mode rear differential
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 hydraulic drum
Turning radius 11.2 ft.
Load capacity 1,330 lbs.
Bed capacity 803 lbs.
Towing capacity 1,200 lbs.
Dry weight 1,200 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 Aztec Red, Hunter Green

Wholesale distributor
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400

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