Building upon its introduction into the OPE industry in 2017, Milwaukee Tool is adding a new M18 FUEL blower to the lineup. The M18 FUEL blower has the power to clear from 15 feet, reaches full throttle in less than 1 second, is up to 4 pounds lighter than competitors, and is fully compatible with more than 150 solutions on the M18 System.
“At Milwaukee Tool, we constantly listen to users about how we can improve their process and increase productivity,” said Andrew Lentz, senior product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “By leveraging our core technologies — batteries, motors and electronics — we’re able to deliver on these user needs with products that truly enhance the way they work. This attention to continuous improvement and design advancement has allowed us to develop a blower with increased performance in a smaller, lightweight design.”
The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and REDLITHIUM HIGH DEMAND 9.0 battery deliver 450-cfm air volume and 120-mph output. The increased power can clear leaves, jobsite debris, and clippings in a single pass, from a further distance, which increases user productivity. The blower features 2-speed control (high and low), so the user can easily adjust between tasks. High mode is for the most demanding applications, and low mode is optimized for clearing lawn debris from flowerbeds without pushing out the mulch. The unit gets more than 15 minutes of run time per battery when used at maximum power in high mode. The blower also has a lock-on button that allows users to set it to full power so their hand can be relaxed during use. Weighing in at only 7.3 pounds with a 9.0 battery, the unit is up to 4 pounds lighter than competitive blowers on the market, which results in increased maneuverability and less fatigue. Lastly, the blower is significantly quieter than gas handheld solutions, so it is an excellent option for situations that require minimal noise, such as maintenance in the early morning or near occupied buildings.
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. Available in January 2018, the new blower is fully compatible with the entire M18 line, now offering more than 150 power tool products.