Powering Hydraulics Just Got More Convenient with the New Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Hydraulic Pump
Milwaukee’s soft spot for utility workers becomes more evident this July when the company releases the Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Hydraulic Pump. Designed for compatibility with all 10,000 psi-rated hydraulic hoses and single-acting heads, the new Milwaukee hydraulic pump boasts a high-pressure flow rate that’s three times faster than other cordless pumps to deliver gas-like performance.
- Model Number: 2774-21HD
- 3X faster flow rate than other cordless pumps
- 3 modes of operation
- Removes the physical connection to live cable with exclusive wireless pairing mode
- IP54 rating
- 6′ controller cord with onboard storage
- Battery check automatically ensures enough charge to complete application
- Predictive Force Monitoring
- Compatible with One-Key
- Available: July 2019
- Price: $4999
What’s the Big Deal with the Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Hydraulic Pump?
Let’s first talk about the size and weight of the Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Hydraulic Pump. Milwaukee claims that their new model is up to 80% smaller and 75 lbs lighter than gas units. This makes it ideal for a one-man carry, bringing it with you when working above ground, and the set-up should be way easier. It weighs a grand total of 29.8 lbs.
Secondly, the Milwaukee Hydraulic Pump features a flow rate that’s up to 3 times faster than other cordless pumps. It delivers 24 second cycle times and as many as sixty 1590 ACSR connection presses on a single battery charge.
The Milwaukee 2774-21HD offers three modes of operation: Auto-Dump, Hold Pressure, and a Wireless Mode which gives you some space between you and a live electrical line when performing a remote cut.
Industry-first: Milwaukee includes a green LED indicator light to provide you with instant pressure verification. This feature lets you know that your connection reached the proper pressure so you can be confident in the job as you go.
It also features Predictive Force Monitoring, which constantly measures force output to deliver consistent speed that doesn’t fall short on the tougher applications.
It’s One-Key compatible, enabling you to store cycle data in real-time, view historical cycle data, generate reports, and sync all information wirelessly to the cloud.
These are all features we’ve seen on other Force Logic tools from Milwaukee, so they’re not completely new ideas. However, it’s not something we’re used to seeing on portable hydraulic pumps and appear to be valuable additions.
What Does Milwaukee Says
“Battery-powered crimping and cutting tools continue to grow in demand as the utility industry strives toward safer, more productive work environments. As the leader in cordless compression technology, Milwaukee has made it our goal to fundamentally change the way electricity gets installed for every size conductor, in every environment, on one battery. This new hydraulic pump expands our range of capacities, allowing us to offer a complete cutting and crimping solution on the M18 System.”
-Troy Marks, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool
Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Hydraulic Pump Specs
- Model Number: Milwaukee 2774-21HD
- Force Output: 10,000 psi (700 bar)
- Flow Rate at Low Pressure: 134in3/min
- Flow Rate at High Pressure: 31.5 in3/min
- Reservoir Capacity: 1.7 qts
- Coupler Types: 3/8” Threaded Female
- Adaptive Pressure Control: Predictive Force Monitoring
- Weight: 29.8 lbs
- Length: 15.87″
- Width: 11.69″
- Height: 12.52″
- One-Key Enabled: Yes
- Available: July 2019
- Price: $4,999 at Acme Tools
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