COMPARE PACK MULE TO CUSHMAN, AND HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND:

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with a more efficient AC power motor, the industry’s most advanced controller, a nearly 10% higher amp/hour rating, and dual regenerative braking,  providing up to twice the run time.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with three times the cargo load capacity, and cargo area.

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

– with standard safety features such as the left-foot presence switch, intelligent directional-change braking, heavy-duty 6-ply tires and 14-gauge genuine diamond plated body.

(These are just a few of the differences, Click here to see more)

PACK MULE VS CUSHMAN

Cushman Tug (Sit Down – 5,000 lbs. towing) v. Pack Mule BCT-6250 (Stand up – 5,000 lbs. towing)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs

450 lbs.

The Pack Mule BCT-6250 provides nearly three times the cargo cargo capacity so that you can get more done on each trip.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Equal towing doesn’t necessarily mean equal productivity. Because Pack Mule has significantly greater cargo capacity and better energy management, it will work harder and longer between charges.

Deck Size Capacity

Rear: 35.5 x 48" Front: 35.5 " x 18"

33.5" x 21"

Pack Mule’s 17.5 square feet of deck space (compared to less than 5 square feet for Cushman) means easier loading and more cargo. And that means fewer trips with less wear and tear on the vehicle.

Motor

Sealed A/C motor

Seperately excited motor

Pack Mule’s A/C motor means a more effective use of battery power and—because there are no brushes to inspect and replace—no maintenance.

Battery

245 amp/hour

225 amp/hour. Upgrade available

Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule provides almost 10% more amp hours.

Steering

Precision Rack and Pinion Heavy Duty 1” steering pivot shaft. Front axle with tapered bearings and center support between front tires.

3/4" steering pivot and 3/4" front axle with smaller bearings using push rods, levers and bushings

Ease and precision of steering not only affect driver performance, but also safety, especially in close areas. Additionally, the more robust steering greatly reduces downtime.

Braking

Programmable dual regenerative braking.

3-wheel hydraulic drum brakes

With Pack Mule’s more efficient energy harvesting, more of the kinetic energy created by the brakes goes to the battery instead of into wearing out the brake pads. That means longer run time and longer-lasting brakes.

Tires

Heavy duty 6-ply Load Range C, 90 PSI pneumatic tires. Wide-stance dual front tires.

4-ply Load Range B 60 psi. Single front tire.Narrower-stance dual front tires.

Not only do Pack Mule’s heavier-duty tires increase load capacity, their 90-PSI inflation reduces rolling resistance, increasing the vehicle’s run time. The wide-stance tires provide greater stability and control.

Instrumentation

Smart View meter displaying battery status, hours, and fault codes.

Battery status only. Hour meter is available as an upgrade.

The Smart View display provides the information needed for the most efficient use of the vehicle. The fault codes simplify trouble shooting.

Charger

Standard On-board high-frequency charger.

On-board Charger

Pack Mule’s High Frequency Charger extends battery life through temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization.

Operator Friendly Ergonomic Matting

Standard

Not Available

Increases operator comfort.

Controller

State-of-the-art, fully-sealed, tamper-proof programmable controller with on-board diagnostics.

Programmable controller.

Pack Mule’s top-of-the-line controller allows you to set numerous performance parameters to exactly fit your work environment. Maximum speed and rate of acceleration can be set separately for forward and reverse.

Hitch Plate

Multi-position hitch plate

Single position hitch plate. No upgrade.

Multi-position hitch plate allows hitch height to be adjusted to meet the specific application.

Warranty

Three-year Warranty

Two-year Warranty

Pack Mule’s confidence in its quality allowed it to introduce the industry’s first (and only) three-year warranty. Cushman has recently introduced their two-year warranty.

 

How we compare the Pack Mule to the competition.

We go to great lengths to make sure that the comparison between Pack Mule vehicles and others are as fair and accurate as possible. It doesn’t serve anyone’s interests for those depending on the comparisons to be disappointed. Basically, here’s how we do them:

  1. We purchase the competitor vehicle through authorized channels, usually a dealer, specifying standard equipment and asking for quotes on appropriate upgrades.
  2. The competitor vehicle is tested alongside the Pack Mule in our plant. It may not be exactly like your environment, but it’s a lot closer than relying on ad copy.
  3. Wherever possible, we use the specifications on the machine we purchased. When we need additional specs, we use the ones published on the competitor’s web site or published in their user manuals.
  4. We frequently check to see if anything has changed. If it has, we change the comparison. Or if the competitor informs us, as Cushman did, that something has changed, we change the comparison. In that case, Cushman had introduced a two-year warranty, but the change hadn’t been reflected in their published materials.
  5. We back the comparison up with on-site demos. If you’re currently using another manufacturer’s electric industrial vehicle, we’ll provide a Pack Mule for you to do your own comparison.