Milwaukee press release:
Milwaukee® Delivers Breakthrough Performance for Landscape Maintenance Professionals with the Introduction of Outdoor Power Equipment
Milwaukee Tool makes a strong introduction into the outdoor power equipment industry with the announcement of three core landscape maintenance tools: the M18 FUEL™ Line Trimmer, M18 FUEL™ Blower and M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer.
THESE NEW TOOLS HAVE THE POWER TO OUTPERFORM COMPETITIVE 18V AND HIGHER VOLTAGE SOLUTIONS, AND ARE FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH MORE THAN 100 SOLUTIONS ON THE M18™ SYSTEM.
“Breakthrough performance with the power to outperform competitive 18 V and higher voltage solutions.”
“In our constant mission to listen to our users and deliver solutions based on their needs, we spent hundreds of hours researching with landscape maintenance professionals to understand their requirements for performance, durability and ergonomics,” said Komron Shepherd, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Unwilling to settle on sub-par performance, we continued to advance our technologies until we could provide a true productivity enhancement and innovative solution. By combining three exclusive innovations – the POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, new M18™ REDLITHIUM-ION™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 Ah battery pack and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence – our new outdoor power equipment delivers breakthrough performance that even outperforms higher voltage cordless solutions on the market.”
M18 FUEL™ Line Trimmer
The M18 FUEL™ Line Trimmer has the power to clear thick brush, reaches full throttle in under 1 second and provides up to 1 hour of run time per charge with a 9.0 Ah REDLITHIUM-ION™ battery pack. The motor is positioned in the rear of the trimmer to provide the best combination of power, balance and maneuverability. Through a variable speed trigger, users can choose between Low and High speeds. High speed provides the power to clear thick brush, and Low speed maximises run time while offering plenty of power for grass trimming. A 38.6 cm cutting swath trims more grass in a single pass, increasing productivity. The trimmer features a single piece, solid drive shaft that delivers more consistent power during heavy applications. A full sized head holds more line and has a metal reinforced bump knob for longer life.
M18 FUEL™ Blower
The M18 FUEL™ Blower has the power to clear from 4.5 m and provides the longest, max m3/min run time. The POWERSTATE™ brushless motor and REDLITHIUM-ION™ HIGH DEMAND™
9.0 Ah battery provide the best combination of power and run time. The increased power can clear leaves, jobsite debris and clippings in a single pass, and from a further distance, increasing productivity. At maximum power it can handle difficult cleanup tasks, like moving leaves from grass, for up to 20 minutes. The Blower features a variable speed trigger for increased control. The ambidextrous cruise control allows the Blower to be set to a desired power output so the user’s hand can be relaxed, reducing fatigue. At 30% quieter than gas handheld solutions, the new Blower is an excellent option for situations that require less noise, such as maintenance in the early morning or near occupied buildings.
M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer
The M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer has the power to cut 20 mm branches, cuts up to 30% faster, and provides up to 2 hours of run-time per charge on a 9.0 AH REDLITHIUM-ION™ battery pack. The handle placement and weight distribution provide the best combination of balance and control. The 600 mm blade trims more material in a single pass, increasing reach and productivity, while the blade tip guard prevents damage to the property and the blades.
Similar to what Milwaukee® uses in it legendary Sawzall®, a robust slider crank mechanism provides increased durability and an all-metal gear case enclosure protects the critical gear drive system from jobsite abuse.
“Simply put, you don’t see other cordless outdoor power equipment with this beast of a mechanism,” said Komron.
From landscaping professionals to trade professionals, Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. These new tools are fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 100 power tool products.
Available in the 1st half of 2017, the new M18 FUEL™ Line Trimmer, M18 FUEL™ Blower and M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer are a true testament to Milwaukee®’s focus on the user and investment in game-changing technology.
*M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—the POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, REDLITHIUM-ION™ battery pack and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence hardware and software – that deliver unmatched power, run time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.
M18 FUEL™ Line Trimmer (M18 CLT-0)
- Cutting swath: 35 – 40 cm
- Line diameter: 2 – 2.4 mm
- RPM: 0 – 4600 / 0 – 5800
- Trigger: Variable speed
- Feed system: Bump feed
- Length: 187 cm
- Weight with battery pack: 5.6 kg
Available as bare tool only
M18 FUEL™ Blower (M18 CBL-0)
- Max air volume: 12.74 m3/min
- Max air speed: 100 MPH
- Noise rating (db): 63 (ANSI B175)
- Cruise control: Yes
- Length: 98 cm
- Weight with battery pack: 3.7 kg
Available as bare tool only
M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer (M18 CHT-0)
- Blade length: 600 mm
- Cut capacity: 20 mm
- Strokes per minute: 3400
- Gear case: All-metal
- Length: 116 cm
- Weight with battery pack: 4.95 kg
Available as bare tool only
Accessories also available
- Trimmer Line 2 mm x 45 m (49162712)
- Trimmer Line 2,mm x 7m 949162713)
- Trimmer Head /Spool/Line (49162710)
- Spool & Line (7 m) (49162711)
To find out more about the M18™ OPE range, see video footage of it in action or find your nearest store, please visit www.milwaukeetool.eu
NOTES TO EDITORS
Milwaukee® Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide. Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee® Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee® continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.
Quality is our highest priority. Starting with an understanding of the professional power tool user’s needs, quality is shaped through the design of superior products, components and processes and is extended through the use of high-grade materials, supplies and stringent in-house/field testing.
The process is completed with the delivery of heavy-duty power tools and accessories that professional users need and demand. Quality has built Milwaukee®’s reputation since 1924, and continues to be the driving force behind its growth.