We’ve caught a glimpse of the newest Milwaukee Packout tool storage product, a DUAL STACK rolling tool box, model 48-22-8428.
This is a big one, part tool box and part tool cart and transport unit.
Features include a metal-reinforced locking points, 9″ all-terrain wheels, and an industrial-grade extending handle.
On the inside, you can see the reinforced hinges, locking lid stay/kickstand, IP65-rated seal against water and debris, and internal moldings for shop-made dividers.
There’s a removable tray that can be moved to either side of the box.
The total load capacity is said to be 250 pounds, with a volume of 35 gallons. A large molded handle allows the tool box to be easily pulled from a truck bed from either direction, and possible also two-person heavy lifting from both sides.
The secondary handle also serves as a support leg, allowing the DUAL STACK rolling tool box to stand upright.
Here, you can also see the Packout connection points, capable of securing two full-sized Packout tool box stacks to the lid – or 4 half-width tool boxes, organizers, or bags.
Here’s the DUAL STACK rolling tool box in action, being used to bring additional Packout tool box stacks to the jobsite.
External: 38″ L x 24″ W x 15.8″ H
Internal: 32.5″ L x 19.5″ W x 12″ H
Milwaukee Tool has confirmed that the Packout DUAL STACK rolling tool box is currently on their product launch roadmap, but they are not able to provide additional details at this time.
While the new tool box will deliver maximum versatility as part of a Packout storage setup, you can of course use this rolling tool box on its own.
So, what do you think? Is this something that your Packout tool box setup has been missing?
Milwaukee Packout stuff is pretty cool, but it is so expensive. I am sticking to DeWalt TStak. It is affordable and high quality.
I am looking forward to this, I had to modify my rolling unit to fit under my tonneau cover. This one would fit, store more on top and roll!
Clever! A neat way to expand the dimensions of the Packout boxes while remaining compatible.
I like it a few things I’d like to see for the potential price.
lock locations and maybe a rubber corner cover – and consideration for shipping the box with the lid tied, or checking it for airline carry
and I’d like to see 2 supports on the lid but that is possibly a nit pick.
Great overall idea. I could see that being very useful for long haul transport for the guy that has to take some tools far away.
I’m curious why Milwaukee opted to put the packout stacks on top oriented in the same direction. Inn the sample image, the stack with what looks like the XL tool box and the packout vacuum has the latches facing towards the other (smaller, in this case) stack. What if I have two equally high stacks? I won’t be able to open the rear one without doing something with the front one. Even worse, think about having a drawer unit in each of the attachment points, the back one would be useless. Maybe it’s purposeful that you use a setup like they picture, with larger / heavier boxes and items in the back stack, and accessible by virtue of being taller than the couple organizers or similar that you would put in the front stack. Going back to the drawers, the tilt of this when transporting may explain it a bit, don’t want items falling out the front of the drawers while you’re going, since they’d be tilted downwards if the stacks were opposed.
Having the unit sitting on the ground though, having both top stacks facing outwards would facilitate access much better. Wonder if they could make it reversible somehow? I see this being used for larger tools like D-handle demolition hammers, cut off saws, and similar, maybe more so than just a random large “dump your tools in here” solution. I would get to a site, unpack the larger tool from the bottom case, but then have my accessories and such in drawers or bins attached to the top, and likely wouldn’t go back in the bottom case that much, given the annoyance of removing any stacked units (particularly if they’re loaded heavily).
I like the idea of this being more of a one-box airline-capable transport solution, but looking at the dimensions, I think it falls into “oversized” territory for many airlines.
I also like the extra handle on the the back that makes it stand upright, I think that was well thought through. If I were to get one, I’d see using it that way the most, holding a larger tool, then a couple crates that can be mounted on their sides on the lid, so they’re upright with this box standing upright, and still in a good orientation during transport.
Regardless of its size, if I bought it for airline transport, that sucker would be WELL into the oversized territory by the time I finished loading it up. I’ll stick with my Pelican for that kind of thing, it’s crush resistant to 1,500 lbs.
I agree, they should change the lid so that all units on top face outwards.
I’d imagine this being used as a “base station” for all the other boxes. As in, all the upper boxes would likely stay attached (and accessed) until and if a specific item is needed out of the very bottom, large box.
Your mention of the drawers potentially opening during tilted transport should not apply, because Milwaukee SHOULD have engineered those latches to be strong enough to keep the drawers closed in any orientation.
Except I didn’t think about mounting the crates sideways so they’d be upright when the whole thing is stood on end. Hmm. Now I’m torn. Maybe some adapter plate to reverse/change the orientation of the mounting interface would be nice.
So the cleats would take all the load when in transport, not the little locker.
Ding! Ding! This is definitely the reasoning behind the decision. It’s a bummer that half your stack is inaccessible because of the orientation.
But imagine if they did reverse the orientation of the lower cleats. People would be making angry YouTube reviews about how all the stress is put onto the latch, and proceed to trash the company.
It’s necessary from a structural standpoint, but it obviously comes at a convenience cost.
I was excited to see Ridgid just released a similar offering, until I realized the wheels are way too small. Why Keter would realize the mobility of using the same size wheels from the other boxes, then shrink them for a box which is will be heavier and have to support a less centered load I have no clue. Things like this make my heavily-invested-in-Ridgid-boxes self second guess further investments.
I see what looks to be a new extra deep organizer in the pic where the guy is lugging it around with the boxes stacked on top. Hopefully they come out with both the full size deep box, and the half size deep box. Did milwaukee say anything about that?
The XL box came out about a month ago: 48-22-8429.
Good spot! I will have one shortly after they come out.
I could see myself getting one of these at some point in the future, but weight would be my concern. Also, at some point, you’d have so much stacked on the lid that it may either tip over or not fit in a smaller space, like an elevator or something. It definitely seems like a nice compromise, however, to allow for longer tools and is a better solution for truck beds with Tonneau covers, or even car trunks. Personally, I have to take the handle off my bottom rolling Packout to get it in my car trunk, and have been having problems with the quick-release pins releasing the handle while I’m pulling it. This is a real bummer, since I can fit a lot in the bottom box, but have problems transporting it anywhere that’s not flat and pretty level. This seems like an excellent solution to that, but again, seems like it would weigh a ton and let all the tools slide around. I’ll just have to wait and see, I suppose.
Ah, I see the internal divider points now. Well, this just gets more and more intriguing!
I have a few of the husky boxes this size and they come in handy for loading stuff into the bed of my truck. I’m into the packout system already so I could see these taking the place of one of the those boxes. I will be picking up one or two as soon as they come available depending on pricing.
Nice. I was picking up some systainers and the dealer asked me what I think about pack out. I told him I think I’m jealous.
Given the 38 x 24 footprint, I’d like to see some type of folding table, similar to the Festool MFT/3, but lighter and less expensive.
I think that would be a game changer to have a portable work table integrated into the stack of your containers…getting to an all in one solution of tools, supplies, and work surface.
Oooooooooooooo, ahhhhhhhhhhhh, nice! I like it, don’t need it (unfortunately), but I like it.
It would be a really cool-looking way to roll up for a camping trip. Lots of space and waterproof too. Connect some coolers and some tunes…
Looks great for what I need. Ive gotten by with the big husky version but its too big and heavy to load/unload from the truck.
My big question is:
WHERE IS THE MILWAUKEE TRACK SAW???
Why don’t these slot in from the side?!
This is IMO a huge missed opportunity for efficiency.
This setup requires a complete unstacking of everything to open any middle or lower unit front or rear, to get to anything. Whatever is in the front needs to come off to get to something in the rear stack, or un-click anything in the rear stack … because every latch and handle and lock are blocked by that front stack.
Am I the only one who doesn’t like to un-click every single unit from their stacks, every single time for the smallest thing.
This type of setup is perfect for my type of use which is to carry around 8 to 12 cases to the job site and then unstack everything and lay it out for easy access. I typically make a couple of trips with one cart to get everything.
However the weight would be an issue because I already have so much weight on a single dolly that I could easily put too much on this one.
Just hope either the wheels are beefed up, or are easily replaceable. I would like to see a solid rubber tire myself. Or at least an option to purchase rubber tires. 250# is a lot of weight. I like the other persons idea of using it for camping or traveling also. Depending on a reasonable price that is. Might be some deals on some new Packout near Thanksgiving.
Ugh… I did it again… I’ve seen these in use on Instagram already… You know how, on the IG app, you finish your updates on your feed, and then you’re sent down a rabbit hole of posts from all over the world, plus hidden sponsored posts, and all sorts of eye-catching stuff?
Yeah… The past 3 days I’ve seen this Milwaukee being shown, in use, by contractors, construction companies, and trades workers from (according to their profiles that I’ve checked in the past) the UK, Canada, Russia, Australia, and places I can’t spell without another keyboard layout. The Latin-American C for example, is nowhere on my current keyboard layout. But I’d need it for at least a few entries.
Either Milwaukee has sent samples of this to “Influencers” (Evil people that they are these days) or it is already released in certain markets.
And… because I’m a DeWALT Guy… I… Didn’t know this was an upcoming product… I didn’t know to report in to Stuart to draw his attention to it… I’m sorry… I Respect Milwaukee… but I don’t particularly pay that close of attention to them… Especially since their model numbering system gives me headaches… I’m so used to the DeWALT-SBD class-number system.
And to be clear, no… They’re not reused stock photos from a press kit, like we see above. I’ve seen videos of these being used in other locations than the USA by these “Influencers” or whatever they are. The Sponsored posts are often repeats of what we see above here, but there’s a bunch of these globally.
I am… So Sorry Stuart… I feel like crap now…
I love this big hauler! What a great idea and it’s a perfect compliment for the existing packout gear! Nailed it!
I see most pack out products as incredibly space inefficient ie usable space per cube. This one is an exception. Appreciate thoughts from users as to what makes them desirable.
PS Stuart re your earlier post on inappropriate comments from manufacturers reps-thank you for your integrity. It is always noticeable Thx.
Durability, convenience, durability, portability, durability, connectivity, durability, accessories, durability, versatility durability….
That about sums it up.
It’s a system for someone who’s tools are going to see a lot of use, movement, and transportation. For someone like me, who has gone through a TS 1.0 stack, as well as the Ridgid bundle, packout is the answer to all the “I just wish this system had more/better (_____insert whatever quality the others are lacking here_____).
For the small decrease in size efficiency, it is an incredibly good system that does everything else better than the other guy’s set ups.
It’s kind of like hearing people gripe about the weight and bulk of rotomolded coolers. If you don’t appreciate why it’s constructed that way, then you don’t fall within that product’s intended audience.
Hate the tool trays, they are worthless at 3″ deep a
unless your tools are 3″ tall. I need a 1″ deep tray so
I can get center punch out without having to empty
I’ve found the Surge impact driver to fit in the tray if the nose and collet tuck under the center hand hold. You can also fit a 12.0 ah and 5.0 ah M18 battery on one side alone. I don’t think you can do both of those combinations at the same time, but I’ve actually found the trays to be pretty accommodating. More organization would be nice, however. A layered option, even if it was only on one side of the tray, would be helpful. There’s likely some 3D printed accessories that address this very problem.
I learned to look through several toolboxes before purchasing. Many in the stores have had the trays removed. By viewing several you can see what’s supposed to be included in the toolbox.
Terrible idea, unless that thing is loaded just so (balanced) it will be a pain to move around. They be better with a wagon style cart.
The Red handle is open on the ends? Or is that some sort of storage? What is the toolbox riding on top? It says Milwaukee on the front, I’m not familiar with that toolbox. Is that new also?
Looks like just a handle to me.
Ok, thanks for the help.
I would like to see casters embedded in the bottom on the handle end.
When will this be available?
It hasn’t been announced yet.
Be super cool if it was just one big drawer.
LOL you think $209 is expensive, check out the price of a Festool Systainer… 🙂
I like this, milwaukee should make a slightly smaller one similar to ridgids new rolling pro chest but ridgid needs to upgrade it with 10 inch wheels
… this one will it cost around $ 600, is it worth the money? i think not , if you destroy your wrists and knees .
What I have to carry to a job it will weigh 100 kg, no way I can’t run so heavy on rough terrain .
… probably will be good carry fishing tools , what packout it*s doing now for me .