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

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with a nearly 25% higher amp/hour rating and a motor that uses power much more efficiently.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with a 60% greater load capacity, and a 36% larger cargo area.

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

– with a 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 CUSHMAN

Pack Mule SC-775 Stock Chaser (24v) VS Cushman Stock Chaser (24v)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs

750 lbs.

Pack Mule provides more 60% cargo capacity than Cushman. This means that it can move more on every trip, increasing productivity and reducing the number of trips.

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs., upgradable to 5,000 lbs.

2000 lbs.

Equal towing capacity doesn’t necessarily mean equal productivity. Pack Mule’s more than 60% greater cargo capacity and its better energy management means higher productivity.

Deck Size Capacity

48” x 31.5” standard with six optional sizes

48” x 29”

Stock chaser efficiency is mostly about payload — the amount of cargo that the vehicle can carry or tow in a single trip. Increased efficiency means fewer trips, increased productivity and lower maintenance and labor costs.

Motor

5 hp separately excited sealed motor (standard)

Series wound motor

Pack Mule’s separately excited motor conserves battery power and is essentially maintenance free

Battery

245 amp per hour

186 amp per hour. Upgrade available ($269)

Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule provides almost 33% more amp hours.

Steering

Precision Rack and Pinion Heavy Duty 1” steering pivot shaft. Front axle with tapered bearings and center support between front tires.

Push rods, levers, and bushings ¾” Steering pivot shaft¾” front axle with smaller bearings. No support between front tires.

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.

Braking

Programmable regenerative braking.

Rear-wheel mechanical drum

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

Tires

Heavy duty 6-ply Load Range C, 90 PSI with metal stems. Wide-stance dual front tires.

4-ply Load Range B 60 psi with rubber stemsNarrower-stance dual front tires.

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 wide-stance tires provide greater stability and control.

Instrumentation Hour Meter

Standard

Available as an upgrade ($59)

Provides management and maintenance to accurately track vehicle usage so that preventative maintenance can be performed properly, decreasing machine failures.

Battery Discharge Indicator

Standard

Available as an upgrade. ($104)

Provides the operator with an accurate reading of runtime remaining. It also extends battery life by helping the operator avoid premature charging.

Programmable high-frequency charger

Standard

Not Available

Optimizes run time and extends battery life.

Operator Friendly Ergonomic Matting

Standard

Not Available

Increases operator comfort.

Fully-enclosed Operator Foot Area

Standard

Not Available

Increases operator safety and comfort as well as protecting the internal workings of the vehicle.

Adjustable Backrest

Standard

Not Available

With Pack Mule, the operator can adjust the backrest to the most comfortable position. This increases operator comfort and reduces fatigue, increasing both productivity and safety.

Steps on Back Rest

Standard

Upgrade ($178 for steps plus $412 for the required counterweight.

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

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

Two-year Warranty

Pack Mule’s confidence in its quality allowed it to introduce the industry’s first (and only) three-year warranty. Cushman has recently introduced their two-year warranty.

 

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 Cushman did, that something has changed, we change the comparison. In that case, Cushman 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.