Product Spotlight - April 2021

Product Spotlight - April 2021

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Every drain cleaner knows that not all jobs are easily accessible. Often a drain needs to be accessed from the basement, which can mean wear and tear on your equipment and your body to get your heavy drum machine up and down stairs. However, Milwaukee Tool has a solution that simplifies those calls — the MX FUEL Sewer Drum Machine with POWERTREDZ Lift Assist technology, which makes it easier for one person to transport the machine up and down stairs, as well as in and out of service vans. In addition, the machine has the power to clear roots 200 feet out, while containing the mess with a fully enclosed drum. 

“Imagine the strain of hauling a 200-pound sewer machine up an entire flight of stairs or pulling it up into a van,” says Kathleen Keegan, product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Unfortunately, this is a daily situation for many professionals on sewer calls — and in order to avoid throwing out their backs, or worse, they’ll often have to bring an extra person just to help with transportation of the machine.”

While mobility is one of the largest frustrations with these jobs, the MX FUEL Sewer Drum Machine is designed around increasing productivity from the moment the user arrives on site, until the job is complete and the machine is loaded back into the van, according to Keegan. “It’s the first solution that allows for one-person transportation of these heavy sewer lateral machines through the implementation of our POWERTREDZ Lift Assist technology, reducing the strain of lifting a 200-pound machine and improving overall productivity and safety for users,” she says.

The unit’s POWERSTATE brushless motor provides full power at the maximum capacity of the machine, allowing users to clear roots up to 200 feet out in 3- to 8-inch sewer lateral lines. REDLINK PLUS Intelligence improves control with an integrated drum brake, and the MX FUEL REDLITHIUM battery pack powers through multiple jobs on a single charge. The elimination of extension cords enhances user safety due to trip hazards or cords near standing water.

Its CABLE DRIVE automatic feed and retract reduces user fatigue by eliminating the need to manually pull back the heavy cable from pipes. The RAPID STOP button quickly releases the CABLE DRIVE bearings to help prevent the cable from binding. The fully enclosed drum eliminates contact between the user and the spinning drum, and contains the mess coming back through the pipe. 800-729-3878;


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