COMPARE PACK MULE TO TAYLOR-DUNN, AND HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND:

THE PACK MULE NXG WORKS LONGER

– with a more efficient A/C power system, the industry’s most advanced controller, dual regenerative braking and a nearly 17% higher amp/hour rating, resulting in up to twice the run time.

PACK MULE WORKS HARDER

– with a 20% greater load capacity, and a cargo area nearly 20% larger.

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 heavy-duty 14-gauge 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 TAYLOR-DUNN

Pack Mule SCT-7750 NXG (36 volt) vs. Taylor-Dunn SC-175 (24 volt)

FeaturePack MuleTaylor-DunnWhy it matters

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.*

5,000 lbs.

The published towing capacity of the machines are both 5,000 lbs.; however, we don’t recommend 24 volt machines for heavy towing.

Cargo Capacity

1,200 lbs.

1,200 lbs.

Equal cargo capacity does mean equal productivity. Pack Mule’s substantially longer run time between charges means more work gets done every day.

Deck Size

48" x 31.5" (1512 sq. inches) standard with six optional sizes

43" x 29" (1,247 sq. in.)

Pack Mule’s standard deck is nearly 20% larger than Taylor-Dunn’s, making loading easier and more efficient.

Motor

13.2 hp sealed A/C motor

4.5 hp separately excited, not sealed

Pack Mule’s more powerful sealed motor provides greater power and no possibility of anything getting caught in the motor. And because the A/C motor has no brushes to inspect or replace, it’s maintenance-free.

Battery

245 amp/hour

217 amp/hour. Upgrade available for $1,096

Higher amps per hour increase run time and battery life. Pack Mule provides almost 15% more amp hours.

Steering

Heavy duty 1" steering pivot shaft and 1" front axle with tapered bearings and center support between front tires. Automotive-type steering wheel.

3/4" steering pivot shaft and 3/4" front axle with smaller bearings. "Clover" steering with an available upgrade to automotive-style steering wheel ($94)

Ease and precision of steering not only affect driver performance, but also safety, especially in close areas. Additionally, the more robust steering system greatly reduces downtime.

Cargo Deck Material

Melomine Laminated Decking

Painted Plywood Decking

Melomine lamination provides longer life and prevents early failure due to warping or splitting.

Braking

Programmable dual regenerative braking

Regenerative Braking

The Pack Mule NXG’s more efficient energy harvesting means that more of the kinetic energy created by the brakes goes back to the batteries instead of into wearing out the brake pads. This not only means longer run time, but longer-lasting brakes.

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

Controller

Fully programmable, tamper-proof controller

Solid-state controller, not programmable

The progamable controller allows the vehicle’s performance characteristics to be set specifically to loaction requirements, improving operation and safety.

Programmable high-frequency charger

Standard

Not Available

The programmable charger optimizes run time and extends battery life with temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization. Extended battery life means a lower life-cycle vehicle cost.

Ergonomic Matting

Standard

Not available

Ergonomic matting in the operator area increase operator comfort and reduces fatigue. This means increased productivity and safety.

Fully Enclosed Operator Foot Area

Standard

Not Available

The fully enclosed foot area increases operator safety and comfort as well as protecting the inner workings of the vehicle.

Adjustable Backrest

Standard

Not Available

Having an adjustable backrest means that the back rest can be fitted to the operator rather than vice-versa. This means a more comfortable workday for the operator, increasing safety and efficiency.

Hitch Plate

Multi-position hitch plate.

Single position hitch plate, no upgrade.

Multi-position hitch plate allows hitch height to be adjusted to meet specific applications.

Construction

Heavy-duty 14-gauge diamond plate body over 10-gauge unibody frame.

Lighter-weight 16-gauge diamond plate body.

Pack Mule’s more rugged construction means that the SCT-7750 will hold up day after day in high volume, mission-critical applications.

Warranty

Three-year Warranty. No hours limitations.

Two-Years or 2,000 Hours, whichever comes first.

Pack Mule’s confidence in its quality allowed it to introduce the industry’s only three-year warranty. It also has no hours limitations.

*This comparison is between the TD SC175 24 volt and the Pack Mule SCT-7750 36 volt because Pack Mule does not recommend 24 volt machines for heavy towing.

 

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.