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

PACK MULE WORKS LONGER

– with a more efficient A/C power system, more powerful batteries, the industry’s most advanced controller, dual regenerative braking, and low rolling-friction 90 psi tires, providing up to twice as much run time between charges.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with nearly three times the cargo capacity and the power to tow 8,000 lbs. shift after shift.

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 a rugged 14-gauge genuine diamond plated body over a 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 – 8,000 lbs. towing) v. Pack Mule BCG-6200 NXG (Sit Down – 8,000 lbs. towing)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs.

450 lbs.

Pack Mule’s BCG-6200 provides nearly three times more cargo capacity than Cushman. That means more work done each trip and fewer trips. The result: less wear on the vehicle and reduced maintenance.

Towing Capacity

8,000 lbs.

8000 lbs.

Equal towing doesn’t mean equal work. Pack Mule’s greater cargo capacity and longer run time, along with with 8,000 towing mean that more work gets done between charges.

Deck Size

Rear: 35.5" x 25" Front: 35.5" x 21.3"

33.5" x 21"

Pack Mule’s combined 11 square feet of shelf space (compared to less than 5 squre feet for Cushman) not only lets you carry more, but makes it easier to load.  That means increased  productivity and lower maintenance and labor costs.

Motor

Sealed A/C motor

Seperately excited motor

Pack Mule’s more efficient A/C motor, coupled with the industry’s most advanced controller, means that there’s power when you need it. And since the A/C motor has no brushes to inspect and replace, it’s maintenance free.

Battery

245 amp/hour

225 amp/hour

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

3/4" steering pivot and 3/4" front axle wih 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.

3-wheel hydraulic drum brakes

The Pack Mule NXG’s more efficient energy harvesting means that more of the kinetic energy created by the brakes goes to the battery and less to wearing out the brake pads. The result: longer run time, longer battery life, and less wear on the brakes.

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

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

Battery status only. Hour meter available as an upgrade

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

Programmable high-frequency charger

Standard programmable high-frequency charger.

On-board charger

Pack Mule’s charger provides temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization to extend battery life, lowing the life-cycle cost of the vehicle.

Controller

State-of-the-art, fully sealed, tamper-proof programmable controller.

Programmable controller.

Both units have programmable controllers, but Pack Mules offers more functions, allowing you to set performance parameters exactly for your work environment.

Construction

14-gauge genuine diamond-plated steel body over a 7-gauge unibody frame.

Lighter-weight 16- gauge steel.

Pack Mule’s rugged construction lets it stand up to heavy-duty use. It’s built strong to carry heavy loads.

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.