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Milwaukee Tool & Columbus McKinnon partner to deliver the m18 compact 1-ton chain hoist w/ one-key

Milwaukee Tool & Columbus McKinnon partner to deliver the m18 compact 1-ton chain hoist w/ one-key

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Continuing their commitment to driving disruptive innovation for professionals, Milwaukee Tool, in partnership with Columbus McKinnon, introduces the new M18™ Compact 1-Ton Chain Hoist w/ One-Key™, a battery-powered chain hoist that provides the ability to lift one metric ton (2,204 lbs) at 20’ lift height. Delivering enhanced productivity, safety, and efficiency when compared to both manual and electric competitors, this new solution provides effortless installations, less down time and improves mobility in application.

“Through countless hours working alongside professionals onsite, the frustrations of both manual and electric hoists became clear,” explained Daniel Blythe, Senior Product Manager at Milwaukee Tool. “Incorporating this user feedback into our product development process, we have worked to revolutionize the complete hoisting process. With a focus on reducing installation to a matter of minutes, removing the physical strain of a manual lift, and improving ease of transport from site to site, our new solution requires less effort at every stage of the process, allowing users to get more work done.”

The M18™ Compact 1-Ton Chain Hoist w/ One-Key™ is designed to provide less downtime on the job. With a 60’ range of remote control, paired with an integrated variable speed lift and lower button, users are delivered more precision while installing materials. Allowing up to a quarter inch of chain movement and the ability to stand clear of the load, this battery-powered chain hoist minimizes downtime in application, driving productivity throughout the day. For improved ease of use in application, the new chain hoist delivers effortless installation for the professional user. Featuring an inverted design, users are provided easy access to the battery compartment for quick and convenient changes. Paired with an integrated Battery Light Indicator on the remote that notifies users when their 12.0 Battery is at 25% remaining charge, allowing operators to lower the load, and swap out the battery, eliminating the frustrations of swapping packs in mid-air. With ONE-KEY™ platform integration, users are provided access to interval tracking and record storage through the ONE-KEY™ App or Desktop.

Designed to deliver improved mobility, the M18™ Compact Chain Hoist minimizes common challenges of transportation between sites and different rigging locations on a site. Weighing only 46lbs bare tool, the chain hoist is optimized for easy transportation, coming kitted with a PACKOUT™ modular storage system rolling toolbox. With improved functionality, operators can easily roll the tool within the workspace and transport to other sites.

Developed in partnership with Columbus McKinnon, the new M18™ Compact 1-Ton Chain Hoist w/ One-Key™ will launch in July 2024 under the Milwaukee Brand and include the chain hoist, remote, two batteries, a charger and the PACKOUT™ rolling case.

*M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.


  • M18™ COMPACT 1-TON CHAIN HOIST W/ ONE-KEY™ (2983-22HD) – $3,999.00
  • 1- Metric Ton (2,204lbs) 20ft Chain
  • One Man Carry – 46lbs
  • Wireless Remote with up to 60ft range
  • Effortless Installs. Less Down Time. Improved Mobility
  • Includes: (1) 2983-20 M18™ Compact 1-Ton Chain Hoist w/ ONE-KEY™ (1) Remote (1) 48-22-8426 PACKOUT™ Rolling Cart (2) 48-11-1812 M18 REDLITHIUM™ High-Output 12.0AH Batteries (1) 48-59-1808 M18™/M12™ Rapid Charger


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