Milwaukee has announced a new 40″ steel tool cart, model 48-22-8590.
The new Milwaukee tool cart features a reinforced frame, two drawers equipped with 100 lb soft-close slides, a built-in power center, removable storage trays, a built-in wire spool holder, and 5″ industrial casters.
It also has corner bumpers, a large side handle, a cut-out v-groove in the top, and some tool organizational features at the top, such as screwdriver holes and some partitioning.
There are even cups for holding supplies, such as nylon zip ties, pencils, or markers.
The cart has a total weight capacity of 700 lbs.
- 40.2″ wide
- 30.3″ deep
- 39.02″ tall
Both drawers appear to be lockable. From other product photos, the bottom drawer lock engages downwards.
Milwaukee says that the tool cart weighs 140 lbs and requires some assembly.
ETA: April 2019
The cart will be available Home Depot and select Milwaukee distributors.
The new Milwaukee 40″ tool cart looks to be a nice entry into a rather crowded market, offering some extras and user-friendly enhancements that helps it to stand out.
The drawer on the bottom? If it can’t be moved higher up, then maybe a flat shelf can be placed on top. But what if that shelf sags?
I like the idea of the organized top. And if you can’t quite use the wire spool bar, maybe that can be a tape holder. Paper towels holder? Something else? There are things that can be done with it. It looks like the storage trays can be mounted inside or outside the frame. But can additional trays be purchased? Maybe there’s a DIY solution, as it looks like the trays secure via keyhole-like slots on the outer face of the carts.
Honestly, I’d prefer if there was a hardwood top option as well.
I like that Milwaukee is exploring new options and markets with their steel storage products, and hope that they further their progress.
With this cart, I wonder how well that lower drawer will hold up in time. In my workspace, I’d likely load it in excess of that 100 lb load capacity, easily. That lower drawer is lockable, likely for greater stability during transport, rather than security.
Maybe the cart has some other customization options, or at least user customization potential.
Based on what I see here, I ‘d say that it’s not wildly different from other tool carts on the market, but offers enough added features to stand out. Would this tool cart suit your needs?