The new Mule 4010 Trans4x4 FE includes all the features of the standard Mule 4010 Trans4x4. But Kawasaki has now tailored the vehicle to meet industrial or commercial job site requirements, including various safety features.
Kawasaki describes the vehicle as “the voice of the customer,” because the company sought feedback from state, city, county, and federal entities, as well as universities, on what they were looking for in the fleet edition. The company sought to ease the pain points those entities were facing with their current side-by-side utility vehicles.
In response to the feedback, the company included multiple Kawasaki accessories as standard equipment on the Mule 4010 Trans4x4 FE. Those include a plastic roof, high visibility orange seat belts, a horn, a universal key, and a bright white color that allows for the addition of company logos.
“A lot of these items we had available as accessories and add-ons, but what we learned over time with government and fleet customers is they want these items as part of the package, so when they build their bids, it’s just one unit that meets all their needs,” said Ken Essex, Kawasaki senior manager, public relations, brand experience and marketing. “This way our customers do not have to worry about outfitting their fleet after the fact.”
Orange Seatbelts a Key Safety Feature
Those former add-ons that are now standard equipment are mainly safety features. The company also identified fleet white as a safe color.
The orange seatbelts are a main safety feature that are now standard equipment. Drivers’ supervisors can see the bright color to ensure they are wearing seatbelts, and members of the public can also easily notice that drivers are wearing their seatbelts.