2001 Kawasaki Mule 550

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Mule 550
The ant is a noble creature. It toils long hours on tough projects. Carries a copious amount of weight. Cooperates with others. And works without complaint. Amazingly, this also describes the MULEā„¢ 550 utility vehicle from Kawasaki. The compact MULE 550 gets in where larger utility vehicles can't to get the job done, and even better, it fits in the bed of a standard pick-up.

Powered by a 286cc single-cylinder engine with electric start and internal balancer, the MULE 550 puts its power to the ground through a rugged fan-cooled torque converter. It can haul 353 pounds in its tilting cargo bed, or tow an impressive 900 pounds with the accessory trailer hitch. It does so much, we should have called it the Ant. But MULE sounds much more elegant, don't you think?