We have a new Mule Pro FX LE EPS. It has the manual dump bed and looking to add some type of electric lift to it. Even with a small load, two people can't dump it by hand. Seems kind of a bad design, hinge point and the hydraulic strut assist is too far towards the back. Been looking at electric actuators on ebay. For those that have done this, do you put the actuator in place of the strut? How does it work? To me, I would think even with a 400lb actuator, it might struggle since it would be so far back. Thinking of putting it towards the front more. But not sure of the best place to mount it. And would I need a super long stroke to get it to raise the bed all the way?
2007 Mule 610, owned for 8 yrs and valves were ticking when I got it and had them adjusted twice and this is when plugs began to foul. I replaced battery (used battery I had on hand) a yr ago and didn't foul a plug for some time and replaced batter (new) with a bigger lawn mower type battery again a month ago and have fouled two plug since. Had carb cleaned and valves adjusted and still fouls plugs way to often. Friend has a mule just like mine and his does same thing. Have read this is a common problem with 610 mule. Any help or suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks and stay healthy.
View File Kawasaki Mule 550,520,500 Engine repair manual
This file contains all specifications,troubleshooting and repair procedures for the FE290D (9.5H.P,286cc) engine used in the Mule 500,520 and 550 models.
Topics covered include, general information, service data, disassembly, reassembly,inspection of parts and maintenance.
Make sure you're reading the correct information as this manual covers multiple FE series engine, some of which were not used in Mules, the manual does a very good job of clarifying which specifications and procedures are for which Model engine.
Submitter Travis Submitted 01/13/2021 Category Kawasaki
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Just the other day i ordered piston rings, for my Mule 550, They got here and a Oil ring, and smaller ring were missing from the box, Kawasaki took responsibility for the "Accident" and I had also contacted babbits, and they replied and they said" keep the old rings, order a new set and you just pay shipping" so i got $30 piston rings for 8.95!!!? Free shipping on orders over $50!!!
I acquired a Coleman UT400 just after Thanksgiving (2020) and find it to be quite different than most others seen on the web--the most visible difference is that the cylinder slants toward the rear placing the "hot spot" under the bed rather than under the seat (a significant improvement to my mind). THe curious prt of this is that neither Coleman nor Hisun seem to acknowledge this major design change. In fact the Owner's manual supplied with the vehicle appears tp haqve been written for a completely different unit--showing the ignition and light switches mounted in the dash (they are stalk mounted on the steering column on mine) and indicates that to change the spark plug requires removing the seat (the cylinder head and plug are under the bed on mine):
I wrote to Coleman and they sent me a what is supposed to be the most recent "UT400-5" manual which is still wrong about 90%+ of the vehicle. Neither the Coleman or Hisun websites are of any use as their content provides no photos and very little information about maintenance or the engine/drive train in general.
Is anyone aware of when these changes were made, or of any sites offering info re: this latest mode? Currently I'm battling shift cable adjustment to find better and more consistent reverse gear selection.
Mine also differs in that the parking brake is a single caliper and disc mounted on the rear differential pinion shaft (this seems to be a "5 brake" configuration I have found reference to.
Overall it seems well designed and manufactured--the chassis welds are as nice as you could ask for and the castings and machining are top notch.
Any information or suggestions as to where to look would be appreciated...