Barnwell County’s Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Diesel
This multi-purpose special operations vehicle is available 24/7 to all Barnwell County emergency response agencies, as well as to the entire State of South Carolina, and beyond, through the mutual aid agreements with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4X4 Diesel, was supplied byAiken Motorcycle Sales, with full poly roof, windshield, 3500 Lb. winch, and FireLite FDH-11 Fire / Rescue bed insert with Junkin JSA-200B ‘Break-Apart’ style basket stretcher / litter on a Turtle Tile covered rescue deck supplied by///EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT.
This ‘multi-mission’ mini-emergency response vehicle (MERV) is equipped with a Honda powered Darley / Davey two-stage fire pump, a Scotty “around-the-pump” Class – A foam system, Hannay hose reel with electric rewind of the 100-Ft. 3/4″ booster hose, 55 gallons of water and a separate 5 gallon foam cell. The custom designed enclosure insures this fire / rescue skid unit perfectly fits the cargo bed dimensions and capacities of the 4010 Trans4X4 Mule. After mounting the insert, the dealer arranged to have emergency lights and a siren professionally installed. The end result was a true “Turn-Key” delivery for Barnwell County’s EMA Director, Roger Riley.
This emergency off-road utility vehicle is housed at a centrally located EMA facility in Barnwell, SC. It’s available for dispatch and deployment 24/7 to assist all County, State or Federal agencies; including the US Dept. of Defense at the Savannah River Plant which occupies approximately one-third of western Barnwell County.
Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Information:
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.
Its selectable four-wheel drive, electric power steering system and fuel injected engine work in conjunction with a fully automatic transmission and locking rear differential to make the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 an outstanding choice for just about any utility vehicle need.
The Mule 4010 4×4s liquid-cooled four-stroke V-twin features digital fuel injection that provides smooth and consistent engine starting, crisp throttle response and more precise fuel metering, helping reduce fuel consumption. The electronic control unit regulates maximum engine speed, eliminating the need for a mechanical governor.
The dual-mode rear differential can be locked to maximize traction, or unlocked to improve handling and minimize ground disturbance when making tight turns. Mule 4010 Trans4x4 drivers can also engage four-wheel drive for extra traction in difficult conditions. Speed-sensitive electric power steering makes the rack-and-pinion steering system even easier to turn. Inputs from vehicle speed and torque sensors help the system determine how much assistance is needed from the systems electric motor.
The cab, surrounded by a large-diameter steel tube frame structure, also features retractable rear seat belts and padded rear-passenger grab handle. A parking brake, dual sealed glove boxes plus retractable rear seat belts and a padded rear-passenger grab handle round out the cab features.
Maintenance chores are simplified with an air restrictor gauge in the cab that indicates when the air filter needs to be cleaned or replaced, and the fuse box and oil dipstick are conveniently located under the seat for quick access.
The front hood allows access to a deep storage space thats equipped with convenient D-rings to help secure cargo. Additionally, two levers make opening and closing the tailgate a secure and easy process. Winch-ready tabs located under the front grille greatly simplify the winch mounting process.
Effective stopping power is provided by four hydraulically operated, self-adjusting, sealed drum brakes.
With the bed extended, the Trans4x4 has an 800-pound cargo capacity, or a 400-pound cargo capacity in four-passenger mode. In addition, the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 can tow up to 1,200 pounds with an optional draw bar.
Mule Trans4x4 Features at a Glance:
Video overview of the 2011 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans4x4
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