5 Mule Specifications Top speed – 25 mph, governed Max. Load capacity – 1,632 poundsIncluding occupants and cargoMax Cargo Bed Load700 pounds (in short bed mode)1100 pounds (in long bed mode)Winch – 2500 pound capacity
11 Operating proceduresNon-ATV Safety Institute (ASI) certified personnel may operate the Mule after completion of this PowerPoint training and driver familiarization course at sta. 35Non-ASI certified personnel are limited to on-road operations at low speeds. This is to include community events, gravel or dirt roads that do not require 4 wheel drive or exceed the drivers training and/or comfort level. The driver is responsible for using sound judgment to determine when the driving surface requires an ASI certified driver.This is known as “standard driving.”
12 Operating procedures PPE is not required for standard driving Seat belts must be worn at all times
13 Starting procedures Shift lever to “Neutral” Parking brake set Glow Plug lightShift lever to “Neutral”Parking brake setIgnition switch “on”Glow plug light turns off (Takes up to 5 sec.)Start engine
14 Operating procedures Shifting Depress brake pedal Shift to high (“H”) or Reverse (“R”) – community events drivingSelect “H” , “L” , or “R” for ASI personnel (off-road)All shifting (2WD, 4WD, or differential lock) must be done when the Mule is stopped and engine is at idle
15 Operating procedures If battery runs down The best option is to charge the batteryJump starting is O.K. if necessary
16 Community Event Driving Operating proceduresOff-road useAll operators will have to complete the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) Ridercourse prior to operating the Mule off-road.Off-Road DrivingCommunity Event Driving
17 Operating procedures Off-road use Minimum Required PPE for ASI personnel (Off-road use)Eye ProtectionApproved “Mule” helmet(No fire helmets)Off-Road Driving
19 Securing the Mule for transport Step #1 - Drive onto trailer until left front tire is lined up with Red paint mark
20 Securing the Mule for transport Step #2 – Secure chain to front grill, place Mule in Neutral and manually push back until chain is snug, reset parking brake.
21 Securing the Mule for transport Step #3 – Secure the rear of the Mule utilizing the following steps...
22 Securing the Mule for transport Attach the load binder to the chain.
23 Securing the Mule for transport Drop the excess chain through the tie down point on the trailer.
24 Securing the Mule for transport Wrap the chain around the load binder handle and drop through trailer tie down point again.
25 Securing the Mule for transport Secure the chain to itself (capturing the load binder handle) using the steel quick link.
26 Winching operations For ATV Safety Institute (ASI) certified personnel
27 This rating is reduced with each wrap of cable onto the spooling drum 2500 pound rating when cable is fully extended leaving one full wrap on the spooling drumThis rating is reduced with each wrap of cable onto the spooling drum
28 Disengage clutch to “freespool” the drum and pull out the cable Winching operationsSpooling Drum ClutchWear gloves when handling cableDisengage clutch to “freespool” the drum and pull out the cable
30 Winching operationsAlways avoid continuous side pulls which can pile up cable at one end of the spoolBe sure the cable is winding evenly and tightly around the drum
31 Run Time Guidelines for Warn ATV/UTV Winches Winching operationsRun Time Guidelines for Warn ATV/UTV WinchesLoadRun TimeDistanceCool Time(Pounds)(Feet)(Min.)2.5 min.50125002.0 min.321010001.0 min.14150025 sec.5200015 sec.2250010 sec.1
32 Winching operationsRefer to the Winching Techniques Guide for additional information. This is located in the glove box of the Mule.