Mine Made Paradise Park, KY
We were recently invited by Kawasaki out to a
new riding facility in Eastern Kentucky called
Mine Made Paradise Park. Not yet open to the public,
we got a sneak peak of what the vast trail system
of Mine Made Paradise Park will be like first
hand, while aboard some of the newly released
2010 Kawasaki Mule side by sides.
2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans 4x4 Diesel
is Kawasaki's premium Diesel offering
in the UTV division & we put it through
its paces in Kentucky
2010 Kawasaki Mule 610XC is also a work
horse but with a little beat of Teryx
spunk thrown in - we also put it through
its paces at Mine Made Paradise Park
For 20 years the Kawasaki Mule has defined
a whole category of hard working utility vehicles
that have been proven my construction workers
and farmers alike. For 2010, Kawasaki decided
to make two new additions to their extensive
Mule line up; the 2010 Mule 4010 Trans 4x4 and
the 2010 Mule 610 4x4 XC. Each of these models
bring their own characteristics and styling
to the long proven Kawasaki Mule line up.
this Ride/Review we were testing Mules
in "Elk Country" - This area
is habitat to the largest Elk population
on the Eastern side of the Mississippi
River & we happened upon some during
our journey at the 60,000 Acres ranch
of Mine Made Paradise Park which will
be open this fall to the public &
we will have a full review of the Park
as well in the near future
It was our first time out on the trail at Mine
Made Paradise Park and we had our eyes set on
the new 4010 Trans 4x4 Diesel. Personally, I
have never ridden any diesel powered utility
vehicle, so I was more than eager to see what
diesel power was all about. As I sat down in
the cockpit of the 4010 Trans 4x4 Diesel, I noticed
the cab was much like others in its family.
Mule 4010 dash is simple to navigate with
your eyes which allows you to remain concentrated
on your duties ahead
It has an easy to read automotive style instrument panel, cup holders that accommodated
each side of the dash, a large glove box for storage,
convenient easy to reach parking brake lever,
and spacious seating.
In addition to its notable family characteristics,
the 4010 Trans 4x4 Diesel has more that meets
the eye. Much like the hit movie Transformers,
the 4010 Trans 4x4 can easily be transformed
into a four-to-two seater in less than 30 seconds!
After converting the Trans 4x4 into a two seater,
you also gain another 2 feet of cargo bed space.
Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans 4x4 gets its name
from its ability to "Transform"
into a single bench UTV from a dual bench
configuration thus giving you added storage
space in the convenient rear dump bed
Both the Trans 4x4 and the 610 XC feature easy
to use dump cargo beds that have a large cargo
capacity of 400 lbs (610 XC and Trans 4x4 4-passanger
mode) and 800 lbs (Trans 4x4 2-passanger mode).
Although the Trans 4x4 can quickly be transformed
into a two seater, we still couldn’t figure
out how it turns into a walking, talking, metal
super hero. I guess Kawasaki is going to keep
that one a secret.