Posted November 5, 2019

Rental tools go engine- and cord-free

Milwaukee announces the MX Fuel System of cordless light equipment that reduces emissions, noise and vibration.

Compact portable equipment are typical go-to tools offered at rental centers, but the small engines that power them are one of the leading reasons for downtime and being off-rent.

MX Fuel products overview
During its jobsite research, Milwaukee looked for the biggest improvements it could make to overall user safety and productivity. After analyzing the most prevalent pain points, Milwaukee chose six products for the initial launch of the MX Fuel System. Each of these products represent applications that have historically been challenging experiences for users due to stagnant equipment innovation and are the first battery-powered solutions of their kind.

Milwaukee MX Fuel cut-off saw

14-inch cut-off saw
The MX Fuel cut-off saw delivers true 14-inch cut capacity, the fastest cuts from start to finish, and no gas headaches, Milwaukee sources report. No emissions, less vibration, and quiet operation allows users to work safer and be more productive.

Milwaukee MX Fuel breaker

The MX Fuel breaker delivers a faster, safer, and easier concrete demolition experience. This is the most productive breaker, providing the lowest vibration, lightest weight, and breaks more tha 2 tons per charge.

Milwaukee MX Fuel handheld core drill

Handheld core drill
The MX Fuel handheld core drill allows users the ability to core with more confidence through maximum control and enhanced safety with a patented clutch and Autostop technology. It delivers the power to core up to 6-inch holes in reinforced concrete.

Milwaukee MX Fuel sewer drum machine

Sewer drum machine
The MX Fuel sewer drum machine with Powertredz simplifies sewer calls and allows for one-person transportation in and out of a service van and up and down stairs. It has the power to clear roots up to 200 feet out while providing the best protection against the mess with an enclosed drum.

Milwaukee MX Fuel power supply

Portable power supply
The MX Fuel Carry-On 3600W/1800W power supply provides the best power for the job. Its compact size, quiet operation, and no emissions provide efficient, accessible power anywhere.

Milwaukee MX Fuel light tower

Light tower/charger
The MX Fuel tower light/charger is the most portable 10-foot light for indoor and outdoor use, providing up to 27,000 lumens of task and area lighting. It can withstand the harshest job site environments, sources report.

Milwaukee may have an answer for that by recently introducing a new cordless system that revolutionizes the light equipment market by delivering the performance, run time and durability demanded by the trades without the hazards associated with emissions, noise, vibration, and the frustrations of gas maintenance. Each of the solutions on the MX Fuel System go beyond the limitations of gasoline and power cords and operate off one completely compatible battery system.

“After spending more than 10,000 hours with users on thousands of job sites globally, we discovered considerable safety and productivity challenges within some product categories – like gas-powered and AC-powered equipment – due to very limited innovation,” says Andrew Plowman, vice president of Product Management for Milwaukee Tool. "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. By dramatically reducing the hazards and frustrations of the light equipment that has dominated the marketplace for years, MX Fuel will fundamentally change job sites everywhere.”

MX Fuel system explained
Ever since Milwaukee first introduced the ability to utilize Li-ion technology in power tools, a revolution has taken place on job sites worldwide. The capabilities of cordless technology have been pushed to new limits, providing new solutions that challenge existing perceptions of what can be powered by cordless technology. But while power tools have received considerable benefits from cordless technology, the same cannot be as readily said about light equipment.

Exposure to emissions, vibration, and noise continues to create prevalent health concerns for professionals in the construction trades. The MX Fuel Equipment System is the output of years of tireless research and investment in new technology, ground-up development of new batteries, motors, and electronics – all simultaneously developed under one roof.

Designed to take on the very same gas- and AC-powered 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 jobsites for decades – and additionally eliminates tripping breakers, voltage drops, and trip hazards.

The MX Fuel System will be the platform that delivers the technology necessary to provide best-in-class light equipment solutions. The system will continue to grow in light equipment solutions to replace gas on-site and will remain compatible long-term.

The MX Fuel System joins Milwaukee’s two other Li-ion platforms, the M18 and M12 battery systems.The M18 System, which now consists of more than 200 solutions of 18-volt Li-ion tools, has rapidly grown to become the largest professional cordless system.

The M12 System that Milwaukee claims is the largest 12-volt Li-ion sub-compact system in the industry with more than 100 solutions will also continue to expand, focusing on portable power and transforming inefficient manual tools into advanced workhorses powered by cordless technology.

Learn more about the MX Fuel system