– with a much more efficient A/C motor, the industry’s most advanced controller, dual regenerative braking, and low rolling-friction 90 psi. tires, resulting in up to twice the run time..


– with a 10% greater load capacity and almost twice the cargo area.


– standard safety features such as the left-foot presence switch and intelligent directional-change braking, heavy-duty 6-ply tires and a rugged 14-gauge diamond plated body over a 10-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-5000 NXG (Stand Up – 5,000 lbs. towing)

FeaturePack MuleCushmanWhy it matters

Cargo Capacity

500 lbs

450 lbs.

Pack Mule provides a cargo capacity more than 10% greater than Cushman’s, meaning more work can be done each trip.

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

5000 lbs.

Equal towing doesn’t necessarily mean equal productivity. Pack Mule’s greater cargo capacity coupled with its better energy management means more productivity and a greater time between charging.

Deck Size Capacity

Rear: 36.5" x 22.5" Front: 36.5" x 15" (Total: 1368.75 sq. inches)

33.5” x 21” (Total: 703 sq. inches)

Pack Mule’s larger deck combined with greater capacity means that it can do more work every trip. It’s nearly twice as large as Cushman’s.


Sealed A/C motor

Separately excited motor

The Pack Mule NXG’s A/C motor uses power much more efficiently. It’s sealed to prevent foreign objects from falling into it. And because there are no brushes to inspect and replace, it is maintenance free.


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

225 amp/hour. 36 v only

Higher amps per hour increase runtime and battery life. Pack Mule provides nearly 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 with smaller bearings using push rods, levers and bushings. Single front tire.

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 and the dual front tires increase stability and control.


Programmable dual 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 charging and reducing wear on the brake pads.


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 showing battery status, hours, and fault codes.

Battery status. Hour meter available as an upgrade.

The Smart View display provides all of the information needed to use the vehicle most efficiently. The fault codes make trouble shooting quicker and more efficient.

Programmable high-frequency charger


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Optimizes run time and extends battery life using temperature compensation and automatic cell equalization.


Fully welded, genuine diamond plate, heavy-duty 14-gauge steel over 10-gauge unibody frame.

Embossed lighter 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 Pack Mule's PMT-5000 NXG to Cushman's 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.