COMPARE THE PACK MULE NXG TO COLUMBIA, AND HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND:

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with standard A/C power and an advanced controller that extends runtime and battery life.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with a significantly greater cargo capacity, and a 20% larger cargo area.

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

– – with a heavy-duty 6-ply tires and heavy-duty 14-gauge diamond plated body and unibody construction.

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

PACK MULE VS COLUMBIA

Columbia IS12 Stockchaser (48v) with 3000-6000 lb. Tow Package VS Pack Mule Stock Chaser SCT-7750 NXG (48v)

FeaturePack MuleColumbiaWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs.

1,000 lbs.*

With Pack Mule, cargo capacity means just that. It can carry 1,200 lbs. of cargo. Columbia’s is “load capacity” and includes the weight of the “personnel, cargo, options, and accessories.” This will reduce the cargo capacity substantially.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

3,000-6,000 lbs.

Columbia’s towing package is advertised at 6,000 lbs., but maximum towing is only available at minimum speed. If you have a heavy tow load of 5,000 lbs., the Pack Mule SCT-7750 can move it at more than twice the speed.

Deck Size

31.5" x 48 ” (1512 sq. in.) standard with six optional sizes

29.5" x 43” (1268.5 sq. in.)

Pack Mule provides nearly 20% more deck space. And if you need more, there are six optional sizes.

Motor

Sealed A/C, no-maintenance motor. 13.2 hp (36 .V), 17.7 hp (48 V.)

Separately excited DC motor. 5.2 hp (24 V.), 15.3 (48 V.

Battery

245 amp/hour

232 amp/hour.

Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule’s standard battery provides more than 5% more amp hours.

Programmable High Frequency Charger

Standard

Not Available

Pack Mule’s programmable charger uses temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization to extend both runtime and battery life.

Steering

Precision Rack and Pinion Heavy Duty 1” steering pivot shaft. Front axle with tapered bearings.

¾” steering pivot shaft and ¾” front axle with smaller bearings.

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

Dual Hall Effect Throttle Control

Standard

Not Available

The Dual Hall Effect throttle control makes the vehicle safer because it substantially reduces the possibility of loss of accelerator control. It also reduces maintenance because there fewer parts to inspect and replace.

Ergonomic Accelerator Pedal

Standard

Not Available

Pack Mule’s pedal design makes it easy to drive. Columbia’s is set at twice the angle of Pack Mules, putting stress on the operator’s ankle, and the accelerator requires more than three times the effort.

Steps on the Backrest

Standard

Not Available

Pack Mule’s standard backrest steps make it easy for the operator to get to hard to reach places. This decreases operator fatigue and increases productivity.

 

Operator Friendly Ergonomic Matting

Standard

Not Available

Pack Mule’s standard ergonomic matting makes life easier and more comfortable for the operator. This decreases operator fatigue and increases both safety and proeductivity.

Left Foot Presence Switch

Standard

Not standard

The Left Foot Presence Switch increases safety by ensuring that the operator has both legs in the vehicle.

Fully-enclosed Operator Foot Area

Standard

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

The adjustable back rest helps fit the machine to the operator, increasing operator comfort and reducing fatigue.

Construction

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

14-gauge smooth steel body.

Pack Mule’s rugged construction means that it holds up 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 offers the only three-year warranty in the industry. This not only provides you with three times the coverage, but shows the confidence that Pack Mule has in its product.

 

How we compare the Pack Mule to the competition.

We go to great lengths to make sure that our comparisons 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 competitor vehicles from time to time 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.
  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, in the quote we received from their authorized dealer or published in their user manuals.
  4. We frequently check to see if anything has changed. If it has, we immediately change the comparison, as we do when the competitor provides us documentation of a change.
  5. We offer to back our comparisons 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.