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June 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack Concrete Vibrator

Milwaukee Mx Fuel Redefines Concrete Vibration

The Milwaukee MXF371 Backpack Concrete Vibrator provides some distinct advantages over traditional means of consolidating your concrete pours. It operates on the Milwaukee MX Fuel battery platform, designed for tradesmen that need a battery platform to drive bigger tools for longer. Case in point, the Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack Concrete Vibrator has the power and runtime to settle even the stiffest concrete, and it does it with all the advantages that battery power provides.


Milwaukee MX Fuel Concrete Vibrator Power

The Milwaukee MX Fuel system uses 21700 Li-ion cells to provide “upgraded power” to these heavy-duty tools. In this case, the Milwaukee MXF371 Backpack Concrete Vibrator can work with up to 21 ft. shafts without sacrificing power. It has the muscle to vibrate heads up to 2-1/2″ at over 11,000 VPM. Milwaukee tells us that this sort of power can even consolidate those stiffer concrete pours.

Coverage/Runtime

Milwaukee claims that the MX Fuel Concrete Vibrator has the requisite battery capacity to get the job done. So what does that mean? Well, using one of the two kitted 432Wh XC406 batteries, this tool should cover up to 70 cubic yards per charge when using a 1-1/2″ head and a 7-foot shaft.

If that number feels difficult to conceptualize, Milwaukee has also provided a helpful table to express the various runtimes you can expect on a charge of the XC battery.

ApplicationFlatwork
(6″ Depth)
Columns
(10′ x 2′ x 2′)
Duct Banks
1-1/2″ Head~3,800 Sq Ft~2-25 Columns~70 Yds
2″ Head~2,800 Sq Ft~15-20 Columns~50 Yds

If more juice is required, no problem. The MXF371-2XC comes with two of the 6.0Ah battery packs. You can recharge those in about 90 minutes. The optional compact 216Wh CP203 battery, which has half the capacity of the larger model, can reach full charge in 45 minutes.

Other Features

The Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack Concrete features a quick connect coupling that lets you easily attach and detach both Milwaukee and Oztec brand shafts. It accommodates up to 2-1/2″ heads and shafts up to 21 ft.


Milwaukee has also used a modular design with this concrete vibrator. It features a removable backpack harness that disconnects from the actual tool easily. This opens the tool up for easier work with pouring walls and columns. A wireless remote comes with the tool as well, giving you a range of 30 ft for working with longer shafts.

Like you’d expect from the world of battery power, the MXF371-2XC offers push-button starting. You’ll appreciate this feature the first time you realize you’re not having to repeatedly pull-start a motor.

Finally, you get Milwaukee One-Key to track, manage, and secure your concrete vibrator using the Bluetooth community tracking network. And, if your tool ever gets lost or stolen, you can hop on the One-Key app to trigger the remote lockout function.

Milwaukee MXF371-2XC Pricing

The Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack Concrete Vibrator comes kitted with two MX Fuel XC406 Batteries and a charger for $2,799. That also includes Milwaukee’s 2-year warranty on both the tool and the batteries.

Milwaukee MX FUEL Backpack Concrete Vibrator Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee MXF371-2XC
  • Max head size: 2-1/2 in.
  • Max shaft length: 21 ft.
  • Push-button start
  • Quick connect
  • Removable harness
  • Wireless remote included
  • One-Key compatible
  • Compatible with Oztec Accessories
  • Dimensions (LxH): 12.6 x 26.5 in.
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price (kit): $2,799

For more information about the MX Fuel Concrete Vibrator, click here.

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