Milwaukee Vibratory Screed Smooths Out Concrete Work
Milwaukee Tool announced a new product that should bring some more mobility to concrete pouring and finishing tasks. The Milwaukee MX FUEL Vibratory Screed expands the company’s already-impressive MX FUEL line of equipment with a concrete tool that the brand claims will bring consistent starts and more reliable pours with no gas headaches or maintenance.
What’s the Big Deal?
When you level concrete, you have to make sure the slab is perfectly flat and properly graded. That’s where the Milwaukee MX FUEL Vibratory Screed comes in. It has enough power to pull a 16-foot bar and consolidate up to six inches of concrete. Plus, the compact CP203 MX FUEL battery nets you two hours of run-time per charge at partial throttle when using a 12-foot bar. That equates to roughly 10,000 square feet of concrete.
What we like about this product is that it provides a concrete leveling solution that removes the need for a gas-powered screed in certain situations. We can only imagine this marks just the beginning of Milwaukee Tool’s foray into battery-powered concrete finishing equipment solutions.
The Milwaukee Vibratory Screed features a push-button start—another advantage over gas—and requires no regular maintenance. Any tool that produces less noise, eliminates mixing gas and oil, and has zero emissions gets the nod in our book. While you can certainly use this tool outdoors, this tool definitely makes the workplace safer when working inside.
Constructed from magnesium, the screed is both rigid and lightweight. The double triangle design helps transmit consistent vibrations across the entire length of the bar. Utilizing a clamp design, Milwaukee’s Screed Bar allows users to quickly attach the bar at any point on the machine. Milwaukee also designed the MX FUEL Vibratory Screed so that it can run two motors on a single long bar for increased mobility. You can currently use any of seven screed bars ranging from 4- to 16-feet in length—and each of those is available separately.
Finally, Milwaukee integrated ONE-KEY technology into this system so you can track, manage, and secure the screed by locking it remotely if it’s ever lost or stolen.
- Compatible with MBW Screeds
- Clamp design for easy bar attachment and removal
- Includes two MX FUEL CP203 battery packs
Pricing and Availability
Milwaukee is planning to ship the MX FUEL screed in Q1 of 2022. Pricing is $2499 for the kit with two compact CP203 batteries. Screed bars are sold separately and we’ll add pricing on those when we get it.
MX FUEL Vibratory Screed (MXF381-2CP)
- Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
- Battery System: MX FUEL
- Bar Capacity: 4’-16’
- Vibrations Per Minute (VPM): 4,000-9,000
- Weight: 37 lbs
- Equipment Warranty: 2 Year
- Battery Warranty: 2 Year
- ONE-KEY Compatible: Track and Manage
- Push Button Start: Yes
- Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
- Kit Includes: (1) MX FUEL Vibratory Screed (MXF381-2CP), (2) MX FUEL RedLithium CP203 Battery Packs (MXFCP203), (1) MX FUEL Charger (MXFC)
- Price: $2,499
- 4’ screed bar (48-38-2004)
- 6’ screed bar (48-38-2006)
- 8’ screed bar (48-38-2008)
- 10’ screed bar (48-38-2010)
- 12’ screed bar (48-38-2012)
- 14’ screed bar (48-38-2014)
- 16’ screed bar (48-38-2016)