Pack Mule pulls twice the weight, which means that you get more work done with each trip, increasing productivity and decreasing vehicle wear.
Pack Mule’s “cargo capacity” means just that. Columbia’s means “personnel, cargo, options, and accessories,” which would reduce the real cargo capacity substantially.
Deck Size Capacity
31.5" x 48” (1512 sq. in.) standard with six optional sizes
29.5" x 43” (1249 sq. in.)
Pack Mule gives you more than 20% more cargo deck, making loading easier and safer.
A/C Motor 9.2 hp (24 V), 13.2 hp (36 V), 17.7 hp (48 V)
Separately excited DC motor 5.2 hp (24 V), 15.5 hp (48 V)
The Pack Mule NXG’s more powerful A/C motor lets you get more work done, especially coupled with the controller that increases power when you need it and reduces it when you don’t.
Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule’s standard batter gives you more amp hours.
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.
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.
Dual Hall Effect Throttle Control
Spring-connected Throttle Control
The Pack Mule NXG’s Dual Hall Effect throttle control substantially increases safety for both the operator and the load by significantly reducing the chance of loss of throttle control, resulting in a “runaway” vehicle.
Ergonomic Accelerator Pedal
Not Available (see note below)
Pack Mule’s pedal design makes it easy to drive. Columbia’s is set at twice the angle of Pack Mule’s, putting stress on the operator’s ankle, and the accelerator requires more than three times the effort.
Cargo Deck Material
Melomine Laminated Decking
Painted Plywood Decking
Melomine lamination provides longer life and prevents early failure due to warping or splitting.
Provides management and maintenance to accurately track vehicle usage so that preventative maintenance can be performed properly, decreasing machine failures.
Programmable high-frequency charger
Pack Mule’s high-frequency charger uses temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization to optimize run time and extends battery life.
Operator Friendly Ergonomic Matting
The ergonomic matting increases operator comfort and reduces fatigue, increasing productivity and safety.
Fully-enclosed Operator Foot Area
The fully enclosed operator foot area increases operator safety and comfort as well as protecting the internal workings of the vehicle.
The adjustable backrest allows the operator to set it to the most comfortable position, increasing operator comfort, productivity, and safety.
Steps on Back Rest
Let’s the operator move quickly and easily to hard-to-reach places, saving time and reducing operator fatigue.
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.
Pack Mule’s confidence in its quality allowed it to introduce the industry’s first (and only) three-year warranty.