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

PACK MULE IS STURDIER

– with a heavier, single-sheet steel deck, lateral supports, and a heavy-duty frame.

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

– with a wider wheelbase and a spring-loaded tow bar.

PACK MULE LASTS LONGER

– better built and backed by the industry’s only 3-year warranty.

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

PACK MULE VS VALLEY CRAFT

Valley Craft Quad Steer Trailer v. Pack Mule Quad Steer Trailer

FeaturePack MuleValley CraftWhy it matters

Deck

Single sheet, 10-gauge steel with side-to-side lateral supports. Enclosed with deck lip on all four sides.

13-gauge deck with lighter-weight welded angle supports. No lateral supports. No lip.

The heavier duty single-sheet deck, fully supported side-to-side means that your cargo is more secure and your trailer is less likely to have a deck failure.

Tires

6-ply, Load Range C pneumatic tires (the same as used on Pack Mule electric vehicles)

Molded poly over metal

Pneumatic tires provide a better ride for your cargo, helping to eliminate vibration and noise.

Wheels

Automotive-grade tapered bearings. Sealed bearings with protective cover.

Open with exposed nut and cotter pin.

The capped hub protects the wheel hub and bearings from dirt, debris, and other foreign objects, reducing maintenance and increasing safety. The exposed cotter pin can cause personal injury.

Steering

Steering supported at all four corners. Spindless with tapered automotive bearings and zerk fittings for easy maintenance.

Steering set in center of front and rear axles. Metal on metal swivel.

Concentrating all of the weight on a single point on the front and rear axles can cause failure, increasing downtime and maintenance costs. The steering in the center is also less stable under load than Pack Mule’s four-corner steering support. It evenly distributes the weight.

Wheelbase

32”

31”

The wider wheelbase adds stability.

Safety-designed, spring-loaded tow bar.

Standard

Not Available

The easily controlled spring-loaded tow bar help prevent operator injury and damage to product. It’s safer and easier to use.

Add-on Shelves

Available any time — with or after the order. Easy bolt-on installation. Four-corner support

Available as special order at time of purchase

If your needs change, Pack Mule makes it easy to accommodate them. The easy-to-install bolt-on shelves helps you do more with the trailer.

Warranty

3-Year Warranty

1-Year Warranty

Pack Mule’s Industry leading three-year warranty.

Delivery Time

Stock trailers are usually shipped in three weeks or less.

Not published.

Pack Mule generally beats any competitors’ delivery time by more than half.

 

How we compare the Pack Mule to the competition.

We go to great lengths to make sure that the comparison between Pack Mule trailers 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 trailer through authorized channels, usually a dealer. In most cases we asked for what the competitor considered standard configuration.
  2. The competitor trailer 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 that something has changed, we change the comparison.
  5. We back the comparison up with on-site demos. If you’re currently using another manufacturer’s trailer, we’ll provide a Pack Mule for you to do your own comparison.