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

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with a much more efficient A/C power system, the industry’s only dual regenerative braking and  a nearly 10% higher amp/hour rating.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with more than twice the load capacity and —if you need it—optional towing plus a controller that provides extra power when you need it..

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

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

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

PACK MULE VS CUSHMAN

Pack Mule PC-300 NXG (24 Volt) vs. Cushman Minute Miser (24 Volt)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

750 lbs.

300 lbs.

Payload is one of the important measures of a personnel carrier. Pack Mule offers more than twice the capacity on its deck as well as optional towing upgrades up to 5,000 lbs.

Towing

Upgrades available for 2,000 or 5,000 lbs.

Not available

If towing is a requirement, you can get it from Pack Mule. Without sacrificing personnel capacity.

Motor

Sealed, no-maintenance A/C motor

Series wound motor

The Pack Mule NXG’s A/C power system, coupled with the industry’s most advanced controller and dual regenerative braking provides more power when you need it and a longer run time between charges.

Battery

245 amp/hour batteries. Available in 24 volt, 36 volt, and 48 volt.

225 amp/hour batteries. Available in 24 volt configuration only.

Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule provides nearly 10% more amp/hours.

Steering

1" steering pivot shaft. Front axle with tapered bearings and center support between front times. Precision ground beveled and hardened gears with roller bearings at all pivot and support areas.

3/4" steering pivot and 3/4" front axle with smaller bearings, using push rods, levers and bushings.

Pack Mule’s high-performance steering system reduces operator fatigue and increases control, contributing to increased safety and productivity

Braking

Programmable electronic regenerative braking

Rear wheel mechanical drum brakes

Regenerative braking not only stops the vehicle, but converts the resulting kinetic energy into power stored by the battery.

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, their 90 psi inflation reduces rolling resistance, increasing the vehicle’s run time. The dual front tires provide greater stability and safety.

Instrumentation

Smart View LCD meter showing state of charge, operating hours, and fault codes.

Hour meter available as an upgrade

Provides accurate information so that the machine can get the most work done between charges. Displayed fault codes simplify troubleshooting.

Programmable, high-frequency charger

Standard

On-board charger

The programmable charger extends the vehicle’s run-time-between-charges and increase battery life by matching the charging profile of the batteries, and providing temperature sensor and temperature compensation and automatic cell-charge equalization.

Frame

Heavy-duty unibody frame and genuine, fully-welded, diamond plate, heavy-duty 14 gauge steel body.

Lighter-weight "diamond plated pattern" 16 gauge steel

The same heavy-duty metal we’ve been using for more than 30 years, providing greater reliability in high- volume industrial applications.

Hitch Plate

Optional tow hitch. Does not interfere with personnel capacity.

Not available

For hybrid applications requiring both personnel capacity and towing (e.g., maintenance) Pack Mule’s optional tow hitch and 2,000 or 5,000 lb. towing capacity provide a single vehicle solution.

Warranty

3-year warranty with no run-time limitations.

2-year warranty.

Pack Mule’s confidence in its quality allowed it to introduce the first—and the only—three-year warranty. We know you can count on Pack Mule

Free Trial

Pack Mule will configure the vehicle to your specs and provide it to you to try in your work environment.

Cushman, through its dealer, will provide a demo of their standard vehicle.

What you’re really interested in is how well the vehicle does the job you need done in your work environment. We’ll get it to you; you try it out.

 

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.