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

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with a more efficient A/C motor, nearly 20% higher amp/hour battery, the industry’s most advanced controller, and dual regenerative braking..

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with more than 60% greater cargo capacity and up to twice the run time between charges.

PACK MULE WORKS SAFER

– with standard safety features such as the left-foot presence switch, heavy-duty 6-ply tires, sturdier 1″ steering components, and a rugged 14-gauge body over a 7-gauge and 10-gauge unibody frame.

(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 PCT-3500 NXG (Sit Down – 5,000 lbs. towing)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

750 lbs

450 lbs.

Pack Mule has a cargo capacity nearly 50% greater than Cushman, meaning you can get more done every trip.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

5000 lbs.

Equal towing capacity doesn’t mean equal productivity. Pack Mule’s greater cargo capacity and much longer run time means more work done.

Motor

Sealed AC motor

Separately excited DC motor.

The Pack Mule NXG’s standard AC motor delivers power more efficiently, and since it’s sealed and 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. Available in 36 v only

Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule provides nearly 10% more amp hours. For applications with heavy tow loads or inclines, the 48 v battery configuration is available.

Steering

1” steering pivot shaft. Front axle with tapered bearings and center support between front tires with precision ground, beveled and hardened gears with roller bearings at all pivot and support areas.

¾” steering pivot and ¾” 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 electronic regenerative braking.

3-wheel hydraulic drum brakes

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

Tires

Heavy duty 6-ply Load Range C (90 PSI). Wide-stance 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 wide-stance tires provide greater stability and control.

Instrumentation

Standard Smart View display with battery status, hours, and fault codes.

Battery status only. Hour meter available as an upgrade

The Smart View display provides the information needed for the most efficient use of the vehicle. The displayed fault codes simplify trouble shooting.

Programmable Controller

Top-of-the-Line, tamper-proof fully programmable controller

Programmable Controller

Optimizes run time and extends battery life.

Construction

Fully welded genuine diamond plate heavy-duty 14-gauge steel body over a 7-guage and 10-gauge frame

Embossed, lighter-weight 16-gauge steel

Pack Mule’s rugged construction stands up to heavy use, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.

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

Recently announced 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.