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

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with a more efficient A/C power system, the industry’s most advanced controller, more powerful batteries, and dual regenerative braking, giving the Pack Mule NXG up to twice the run time.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with nearly three times the load capacity and a cargo deck more than twice as large.

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 rugged 14-gauge genuine diamond-plated body over a 10-gauge unibody frame.

(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 SCT-7750 NXG (Stand Up – 5,000 lbs. towing)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs

650 lbs.*

Pack Mule’s cargo deck capacity is more than twice the capacity of the Cushman Tugger. This, along with Pack Mule’s longer run time, means that more work gets done between charges.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Even with an equal towing capacity, Pack Mule’s greater cargo capacity and greater run time mean more work gets done.

Deck Size Capacity

31.5” x 48” (1,512 sq. in.)

33” x 21” (693 sq. in.)

Pack Mule’s cargo deck is well over twice as big as Cushman’s. This means that not only is able to carry more, but it’s easier to load. Your cargo has more room.

Motor

13.2 hp sealed A/C motor

11.1 hp separately excited motor

Pack Mule’s more powerful and more efficient A/C motor provides the power needed when it’s needed. Since the A/C motor has no brushes to inspect and replace, it’s maintenance-free.

Battery

245 amp per hour

225 amp per hour.

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.

¾” Steering pivot shaft and ¾” 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

The Pack Mule NXG efficiently harvests the kinetic energy created by the brakes and sends it to the battery, improving run time and reducing wear on the brake pads.

Tires

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

4-ply Load Range B 60 psi, single front tire.

Not only do Pack Mule’s heavier-duty tires increase load capacity, but their 90-PSI inflation reduces rolling resistance, increasing the vehicle’s run time.

The wide-stance tires provide greater stability and control.

Instrumentation Hour Meter

Smart View display showing battery status, hours, and fault codes.

Battery status. Hour meter available as an upgrade ($59)

The Smart View display provides all the information needed for the efficient use of the vehicle. The fault code display makes trouble shooting simpler and more efficient.

Programmable high-frequency charger

Standard

Not Available

Optimizes run time and extends battery life.

Operator Friendly Ergonomic Matting

Standard

Not Available

Increases operator comfort.

Cargo Deck Material

Melomine Laminated Decking

Painted Plywood Decking

Melomine lamination provides longer life and prevents early failure due to warping or splitting.

Construction

10-gauge welded steel frame with a fully welded diamond plate heavy-duty 14-gauge steel body.

Lighter-weight 16-gauge steel body.

Pack Mule more rugged frame and body is built to stand up to day-after-day of heavy use. That increases productivity and reduces downtime.

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

Recently announced two-year warranty

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