I came across a couple of new Milwaukee Packout tool box-equipped utility carts, and it seems like a really good idea.
Oh, by no means is this something that most of you should buy – it’s presumably aimed at industrial customers, such as MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) pros, technicians, and other such users.
It’s priced a bit steep – this setup is $785 – but I think the concept was postworthy.
The model number is “custom Packout utility 2). It’s not a Rubbermaid cart, matching instead the “Zoro Select” models that they carry, and so I’m guessing this is a product specially made for or by Grainger and Zoro (a Grainger company).
The thing is, this is basically 3 things. One, it’s a utility cart, possibly an off-the-shelf model. Two, it comes with a thoughtful assortment of Packout storage products – a tote, tool boxes, organizers, and an open tool bag.
Third, it has what look to be off-the-shelf Packout mounting brackets installed to its top.
I’ve seen a lot of DIY Packout-accessorizing projects, but this looks to be the first commercially-available one, even if it only looks to be an amalgamation of pre-existing off-the-shelf components.
Pricing: $575 to $907
Yes, it’ll likely be less expensive to buy a cart, 2 mounting plates, and an assortment of Milwaukee Packout tool boxes, but this is marketed towards commercial and industrial users where time or the freedom for DIY projects can be scarce.