COMPARE PACK MULE TO TAYLOR-DUNN, AND HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND:

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with standard AC power, the industry’s most advanced controller, batteries with a nearly 25% higher amp/hour rating and dual regenerative braking, resulting in up to twice the run time between charges..

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with a 20% greater load capacity.

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

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

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

PACK MULE VS TAYLOR-DUNN

Pack Mule SCT-7750 NXG (36 volt) vs. Taylor-Dunn SC-100 (24 volt)*

FeaturePack MuleTaylor-DunnWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs.

1,000 lbs.

Greater cargo capacity means higher efficiency, fewer trips, and lower maintenance and labor costs.

Deck Size

48" x 31.5" standard with six optional sizes

58.5" x 29.5"

Pack Mule provides the deck space you need. The 48″ x 31.5″ is standard, but if you need more space, there are six optional sizes.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Equal towing capacity doesn’t necessarily mean equal productivity.  Pack Mule’s 20% greater cargo capacity and better energy management means that with Pack Mule you can get more work done every day.

Motor

13.2 hp sealed AC motor

4.3 hp separately excited, not sealed

Pack Mule’s AC motor provides greater power and because it’s sealed and has no brushes to inspect or replace, it’s maintenance free.

Battery

245 amp/hour

210 amp/hour. Upgrade available for $1,096

Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule provides almost 17% more amp hours.

Steering

Heavy duty 1" steering pivot shaft and 1" front axle with tapered bearings and center support between front tires. Automotive-type steering wheel.

3/4" steering pivot shaft and 3/4" front axle with smaller bearings. "Clover" steering with an available upgrade to automotive-style steering wheel ($94)

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

Cargo Deck Material

Melomine Laminated Decking

Painted Plywood Decking

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

Braking

Programmable regenerative braking

Regenerative Braking

Regenerative braking converts energy created by braking and converts into energy for the battery. Pack Mule’s braking can be programmed to fit the specific needs of the application.

Tires

Heavy-duty, 6 ply Load Range C (90 psi). 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 dual front tires provide increased stability and control.

Controller

Fully programmable, tamper-proof controller

Solid-state controller, not programmable

The progamable controller allows the vehicle’s performance characteristics to be set specifically to loaction requirements, improving operation and safety.

Programmable high-frequency charger

Standard

Not Available

The programmable charger uses temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization to extend the runtime and the life of the batteries, increasing productivity and  lowering the lifecycle cost of the vehicle.

Ergonomic Matting

Standard

Not Available.

The ergonomic matting in the operating area increases operator comfort and reduces fatigue. That means greater productivity and increased safety.

Fully Enclosed Operator Foot Area

Standards

Not Available

The fully enclosed operator foot area increases operator safety and comfort as well as protecting the internal workings of the vehicle.

Adjustable Backrest

Standard

Not Available

Pack Mule’s adjustable backrest allows the operator to put it in the most comfortable position. This helps reduce fatigue and increases both productivity and safety.

Steps on Backrest

Standard

Available as an upgrade.

Let’s the operator move quickly and easily to hard-to-reach places, saving time and reducing operator fatigue.

Construction

Heavy-duty 14-gauge genuine diamond plated steel over a 10-gauge unibody frame.

Lighter-weight 16-gauge diamond plate steel

Pack Mule’s more rugged construction means that it holds up day after day in high volume, heavy use applications.

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.

One-year warranty.

Pack Mule’s industry-leading warranty provides three times the coverage length with no mileage limitations. It also indicates the confidence that Pack Mule has in its vehicles.

*This compares Taylor-Dunn’s 24-volt vehicle to Pack Mule’s 36-volt because we don’t recommend 24-volt units for heavy towing.

 

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 Taylor-Dunn did, that something has changed, we change the comparison. In that case, Taylor-Dunn 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.