Kawasaki’s compact MULE models are equipped with everything they need to get the job done. Japanese durability ensures these models are built tough. The 2019 MULE SX XC model features the rugged styling of the PRO Series models, giving it a strong MULE family resemblance. A number of other PRO Series inspired features increase convenience. The line-up includes two variations: the standard model Mule SX (2WD) offer highly reliable performance in work situations; the “Bigfoot” MULE SX XC with selectable 2WD or 4WD, high and low range and locking rear differential provides added traction and increased utility potential. Kawasaki’s “little” MULE is very capably meet market needs for lightweight, compact utility vehicles capable of filling a variety of roles.
Robust construction and reliable components ensure the durability to get the job done day after day, while enjoying the great outdoors on weekends. With large wheels, tyres and 4WD the “Bigfoot” XC model is better able to ride over obstacles, increasing their potential for leisure activities. 26” bias-ply tyres contribute to superior off-road handling. The massive tyres also add to the rugged, sporty image. Wheels feature larger rims: 12” instead of 10”. Wider track offered by the larger tyres contributes to riding stability.
Belt-driven automatic transmission with forward and reverse provides excellent off-road riding capability. Rear differential lock (all models) allows rear wheels to be locked for maximum traction in mud or snow. Ground disturbance is minimised when unlocked. Oil seal improves water/mud resistance.
The MULE SX is powered by a 401cm³, 4-stroke, OHV, air-cooled engine. Compact, lightweight and durable, the engine is extremely reliable. Overhead valves designed for efficient running and good fuel economy are durable and operate quietly. Highly efficient carburettor delivers excellent fuel economy.
The Mule’s SX 905 mm x 1,044mm x 245mm (L x W x H) cargo tray holds a sizable 181kg. Cargo bed features a two-lever tailgate release system for easy opening and closing. 1” square pipes running along the top of the cargo bed side walls provide easy tie-down points for bungee hooks, and are compatible with the optional KQR accessory mounts.
The Mule SX’s cab frame is ROPS approved and the Mule SX is fitted with 2 retractable seat belts. The Mule SX’s vehicle speed is restricted to 40 kph. Always adhere to the warnings in the Owners Manual and always wear the seat belts and a suitable helmet.
The engine’s air supply enters the air cleaner box via a snorkel intake routed through the tubing of the overhead frame, ensuring the engine is provided with a steady supply of clean air, even in dusty operating conditions.
Skid plates for the front differential, engine and rear differential are fitted as standard equipment. Centre skid plate greatly reduces the chance of getting stuck when driving over obstacles.
Removable front hood allows quick access to a spacious 60-litre sealed storage area. The hood releases are on the cabin side, allowing access from inside the cabin.