Any professional will agree – over time, as their number of tools increases, the need for storing them efficiently also increases.
Today’s market has seen the introduction of some of the most powerful and durable tools ever designed. And, while many of these new tools – particularly power tools – come with their own cases, the differing dimensions can make storing them a difficult task. While a large toolbox or chest is a common go-to solution, mobile storage has been an appealing option due to its immense productivity benefits to the user. Today’s maintenance professionals, and the companies they work for, need a way to protect their investment in these quality tools.
Many users have turned to stacking and modular storage to solve the challenges of finding a storage solution that is not only mobile, but can withstand the demands of the jobsite. However, all current modular storage systems available today limit users to a single footprint or box size that offers very little versatility to fit their needs. Through a new-to-world attachment system, Milwaukee Tool’s new PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System aims to solve that… and more!
An intuitive and quick attachment mechanism gives users the freedom to stack and lock PACKOUT™ tool boxes, organizers, and totes of different sizes in numerous configurations that best suit their needs. The initial PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System will consist of 8 products – 3 tool boxes, 2 organizers, and 3 storage totes.
The base of the PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System is the PACKOUT™ Rolling Tool Box. 9” all-terrain wheels allow the Rolling Tool Box to easily roll over a variety of rough surfaces, and a metal through-axle secures the wheels providing a stronger connection and longer life in jobsite conditions. An industrial-grade extension handle is designed to support box loads up to 250 lbs, and its wide handle produces a more comfortable grip during transportation. In addition, metal reinforced corners provide ultimate durability.
Users can also choose to utilize the PACKOUT™ Large Tool Box or PACKOUT™ Tool Box to securely stack and transport on top of the PACKOUT™ Rolling Tool Box. Each features an internal organization tray for hand tools and accessories.
All Tool Boxes in the PACKOUT™ System are constructed with impact resistant polymer, IP 65 rated seals to prevent damage from water and jobsite debris, metal reinforced corners, and TICK™ mounting locations on the lids.
The PACKOUT™ Organizer and PACKOUT™ Compact Organizer are designed to securely stack and transport on top of any PACKOUT™ tool boxes. Each includes small and large removable bins that can be mounted on common jobsite materials by utilizing integrated screw slots. A No-Travel Bin seal around the perimeter of each bin prevents small items from migrating from one bin to the other. Each utilizes impact resistant polymers and is IP 65 rated to prevent damage from water and jobsite debris.
Unique to the Milwaukee PACKOUT™ modular storage system is the integration of soft storage totes designed to attach to the top of any PACKOUT™ storage box or organizer. This allows users to not only attach a storage tote to the top of their PACKOUT™ system for transport, but also gives the flexibility to attach an organizer to the bottom of a tote for quick tasks that only require a few hand tools and small fasteners.
Available in 10”, 15” or 20”, the new soft-sided totes can fit a wide variety of tools – from accessories and screwdrivers, to impact drivers and SAWZALL®s. Each is constructed of 1680D ballistic material and their impact resistant molded bases are up to 5X more durable than competitive bases, protecting contents from water, abrasion and impact.
Part of a growing line of storage solutions from Milwaukee®, the new PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System will be available in September of 2017. The company plans to grow this line well into the future with more innovative organization solutions for the trades.
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