In recent years, Milwaukee Tool has been on a mission to replace every corded tool on a job site with a cordless version. In November the company launched its MX Fuel platform which takes aim at gasoline engine-powered and pneumatic tools, along with large capacity construction site lighting.
“From gas headaches to design features that were causing stress on users’ bodies over time, it was clear that today’s equipment wasn’t delivering on user needs,” said Andrew Plowman, Milwaukee vice president of product management.
The new system includes a number of tools widely used in mechanical construction and service including a drum type drain cleaning machine, 14-inch cutoff saw, concrete breaker, lights and a power supply.
A new battery platform
What is MX Fuel? It brings brushless motors along with Milwaukee’s Redlink Plus intelligence (computerized control) and the new high capacity MX Fuel lithium battery pack to construction tools that were previously beyond the capabilities of cordless technology.
The new system is the output of years of tireless research and investment in new technology, ground-up development of new batteries, motors, and electronics, reports the company.
“Designed to take on the very same gas and AC equipment that the professional trades have depended on for years, this system eliminates the emissions, and reduces the overall noise, vibration, and frustrations of gas maintenance that have been deemed acceptable on job sites for decades – and additionally eliminates tripping breakers, voltage drops, and trip hazards.”
Milwaukee launched the MX Fuel system with six new products:
MX Fuel Sewer Drum Machine: This cordless drum-type sewer auger can clear roots and obstructions up to 200 feet. Built-in power stair climbers aid in getting it in and out of basements.
MX Fuel 14-inch cut-off saw: Provides cut-off performance similar to the best gas units with less vibration and no emissions.
MX Fuel concrete breaker: It offers low vibration and lightweight but breaks over two tons of concrete per charge.
MX Fuel handheld core drill: Allows users the ability to core up to six-inch holes in reinforced concrete with more confidence through maximum control and enhanced safety.
MX Fuel Carry-On 3600W/1800W Power Supply: Replaces a gas generator with compact size, quiet operation, and no emissions.
MX Fuel Rocket tower light and charger: A portable 10’ light for both indoor and outdoor use, providing up to 27,000 lumens of task and area lighting.
For more information, please visit www.milwaukeetool.ca.