With good reason, Milwaukee is one of what many regard as the three best power tool manufacturers–a triumvirate aptly named the Big 3. And they’ve been in the game for quite a while. Indeed, 2024 is their 100th year in business. Making this all the more exciting is their expansion of the company’s OPE fleet, which includes the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Dual Battery Backpack Blower (3009).
This commercial solution may be the ideal addition to your gear arsenal. For a closer look, let’s dive into its performance capabilities and design features. Then, you can determine whether it will look good on your trailer, and, more importantly, your back.
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Milwaukee Dual Battery Backpack Blower Performance
While we haven’t yet run our full gamut of field tests, we can provide you with several early performance and design assessments. When the 3009 hits stores, you’ll already have your guns loaded–one step closer to deciding whether you’ll pull the trigger on this beast.
Milwaukee designed a system that fits nicely within the rapidly emerging dual battery backpack blower market.
Central to the 3009 is a brushless motor and the brand’s 12.0Ah M18 Fuel batteries. Now, you see the word “dual” and immediately visualize two ports. And, yes, there are two ports, but under them are two more ports. You need at least two batteries to run the unit, however, the extra ports will extend the runtime; you’ll never hear us complain about that.
- Model: Milwaukee 3009
- Battery: Up to 4 12.0Ah packs
- Brushless motor
- Blowing force: 650 CFM, 155 MPH
- Noise level: 62dB
Speaking of runtime, we don’t have our first-hand numbers at the moment. That said, judging by the dual battery packs, downtime shouldn’t be a concern, as Milwaukee recommends that you use their high-performance M18 Fuel HD12.0 packs. With all four ports loaded, you’ll have 864 watt-hours of capacity on board.
In terms of power, Milwaukee tells us that the 3009’s 650 CFM/155 MPH performance will outdo a 60cc gas unit. This may not be the windiest of models on the market, but it’s certainly at the commercial-grade level.
In fact, our staff had tested the handheld M18 Fuel Dual Battery Blower , which delivers forces of 600 CFM/145 MPH, and we anticipate that the 3009 will surpass that.
Milwaukee Dual Battery Backpack Blower Design
The battery housing’s design is our main observation.
The 3009’s resembles a roll cage of sorts, which is a bit airier than a full enclosure. Of course, they’re not alone in this construction, as ECHO’s eForce multi-port backpack blower features essentially the same thing.
True, this construction doesn’t offer total protection against head-on blows to the batteries and ports. And, yes, that would be nice when the blower is sitting with the other gear on your trailer. Nonetheless, we wouldn’t call this absence an outright flaw, either.
- Low noise level (62 dB)
- Up to 4 batteries (864 watt-hours)
- Kit includes 4 batteries
- Ports and batteries exposed
Milwaukee Dual Battery Backpack Blower Price
Bare, the Model 3009 sells for $499 and as a kit for $1,499. The latter includes four 12.0Ah High Output batteries and a charger.
The 3009 will be on store shelves this month. As always, OPE Reviews will keep you posted on the latest updates.