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

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with a more efficient AC motor, the industry’s most advanced controller, nearly 10% higher amp/hour rating and dual regenerative braking, a system that provides up to twice the run time.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with nearly three times the load capacity, and a 36% larger cargo area.

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

– with standard safety features such as the left-foot presence switch, intelligent directional-change braking, 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

Cushman Tug (Sit Down – 5,000 lbs. towing) v. Pack Mule BCT-6200 NXG (Sit Down – 5,000 lbs. towing)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs

450 lbs.

The Pack Mule BCT-6200 provides nearly three times more deck capacity than the Cushman Tugger, decreasing the number of trips required and increasing productivity.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Equal towing capacity doesn’t necessarily mean equal productivity. Pack Mule’s greater cargo capacity and better energy management means that the Pack Mule can do more work every shift.

Deck Size Capacity

Rear: 35.5 x 48" Front: 35.5 x 18"

33.5" x 21.0"

Pack Mule’s 16-plus square feet of deck space (compared to Cushman’s not quite 5 square feet) provides greater capacity and easier loading.

Motor

Sealed A/C motor

Separately excited motor

Pack Mule’s more efficient A/C motor means greater run time, and because it has no brushes to inspect and replace, it’s maintenance free.

Battery

245 amp/hour, available in 36 v. and 48 v.

225 amp/hour. 36-volt only. Upgrade available ($269)

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

Steering

Heavy duty 1" 43" front axle with tapered bearings and center support between front: support between front tires.

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

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 dual regenerative braking.

Three-wheel hydraulic drum brakes

Pack Mule’s dual regenerative braking and more efficient energy harvesting means that more of the kinetic energy created by the brakes goes to the batter and less to wearing out the brake pads. This increases run time and battery life and decreases brake pad wear.

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 stems

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

Smart View display showing battery status, hours, and fault codes.

Batter status only. Hour meter available as an upgrade ($59)

Provides the information necessary for the most efficient use of the vehicle. The displayed fault codes simplify trouble shooting.

Programmable high-frequency charger

Standard

Not Available

Pack Mule’s programmable charger optimizes provides temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization to increase run time and battery life, improving productivity and reducing the life cycle cost of the vehicle.

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.

Construction

Fully welded diamond plate heavy-duty 14-gauge steel body on a 10-gauge unibody frame.

Lighter-weight 16-gauge diamond plate steel

Pack Mule’s more rugged construction is designed for high volume, heavy use applications.

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 recently announced that it had upgraded its warranty to two years.

 

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.