– with the efficiency of the A/C power system, the industry’s most advanced controller, dual regenerative braking, and low rolling-friction 90 psi tires, resulting in up to twice the run time between charges.


– with more than twice the deck space and cargo capacity.


– with standard safety features such as the left-foot presence switch, the Hall Effect throttle control, intelligent directional-change braking, heavy-duty 6-ply tires, a stronger steering system, and heavy duty 14-gauge diamond plated body over a 10-gauge and 7-gauge unibody frame.

(These are just a few of the differences, Click here to see more)


Cushman Tug (Sit Down – 5,000 lbs. towing) v. Pack Mule PMT-4500 NXG (Sit Down – 5,000 lbs. towing)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

1,000 lbs

450 lbs.

The Pack Mule PMT-4500 provides more than twice the cargo capacity and can get more done every trip.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

5000 lbs.

Even with an even towing capacity, Pack Mule’s greater cargo capacity and more efficient energy management mean greater productivity.

Deck Size

Rear: 37.5" x 25" Front: 37.5" x 18" (Total: 1612.5 sq. inches)

33.5" x 21" (Total: 703 sq. inches)

Pack Mule provides more than twice the deck capacity and that means fewer trips, easier loading, increased productivity and lower maintenance and labor costs.


13.2 hp sealed A/C motor on 36 v. (17.7 hp on 48 v.)

Separately excited DC motor.

Pack Mule’s sealed A/C motor provides more efficient use of power. It’s sealed against foreign objects, and because it’s A/C, it has no brushes to inspect and replace. It’s a maintenance-free motor.


245 amp/hour. 36 v. and 48 v. configurations available.

225 amp per hour. Upgrade available. 36 v. only

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


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.


Programmable dual regenerative braking.

3-wheel hydraulic drum

The Pack Mule NXG’s dual regenerative braking captures more of the kinetic energy created by the brakes, meaning longer run time between charges and less brake pad wear.


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.


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 necessary to use the vehicle efficiently. The fault codes make trouble shooting quicker and simpler.

Programmable high-frequency charger

Programmable charger with temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization.

On-board charger.

Pack Mule’s top of the line controller with temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization extends battery life and reduces downtime.


7 gauge and 10-gauge unibody frame with fully welded, genuine diamond-plate 14-gauge steel body

Lighter-weight 16-gauge steel.

The same heavy-duty steel we’ve been using for more than 30 years, providing greater reliability in high-volume industrial applications.

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.


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.

Compare the Pack Mule PMT-4500 to the Cushman Tugger, and Here's What You'll Find:


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.