PACKOUT Rolling Storage and common storage components in a job site

Understanding the Dimensions of Packout Stack and Main Tool Boxes

A stack of PACKOUT Storage solutions in a jobsite

This article delves into the specifics of the PACKOUT system, focusing on the dimensions of its various components. From compact organizers to large rolling toolboxes, we'll provide a detailed look at how each piece fits into the broader ecosystem, ensuring you can make the most informed decisions for your storage needs.

Are you looking to build your own Packout and unsure if it's the right storage solution for you? Read our Packout guide for more information and an extensive list of products. 

Wheeled Base Units

Milwaukee's Wheeled base units provide convenient mobility and robust storage solutions for professionals on the go. With sturdy construction and versatile features, these units offer efficient organization and easy transport of tools and equipment in various job site settings.

Milwaukee 48-22-8426 PACKOUT Rolling Tool Box Dimensions Graphic

The toolbox boasts a 250-weight capacity, 9" all-terrain wheels, ample space for various equipment and tools, and a balance between sturdiness and maneuverability, making it ideal for demanding job sites.


  • Length: 18.6"

  • Width: 22.1"

  • Height: 25.6"

  • Weight: 23.4 lbs

Milwaukee 48-22-8428 PACKOUT Rolling Tool Chest dimensions graphic

The rolling tool chest, made of polypropylene, offers durability and ample tool space. Its balanced weight of 32 pounds for maneuverability makes it ideal for professionals seeking efficient storage solutions.


  • Length : 24 in

  • Width : 38 in

  • Height : 15.8 in

  • Weight : 32 lb

Primary Base Units

The base units of  the PACKOUT system  form a sturdy foundation for your customized setup, serving as the building blocks for stacking additional components. They ensure stability and facilitate easy transport as the starting point for a personalized storage solution that adapts to your needs.

Stationary Base Units

Milwaukee's Packout stationary base units form the foundation for building a Packout stack, offering stability and organization for tools and equipment. Their durable design and customizable features enable the construction of versatile storage solutions tailored to individual needs.

Milwaukee 48-22-8422 PACKOUT Compact Tool Box dimensions graphic

This compact toolbox is constructed from durable polypropylene material, ensuring longevity and resilience on the job site.


  • Length : 16.2 inches

  • Width : 9.8 inches

  • Height : 13 inches

  • Weight : 6.56 pounds

  • Depth: 16.2 inches

Milwaukee 48-22-8425 PACKOUT Large Toolbox dimensions graphic

It offers a robust construction suitable for heavy-duty tools, strikes a balance between sturdiness and portability, provides ample space for organizing various tools and accessories, and is ideal for professionals needing reliable storage solutions.


  • Width : 22.1"

  • Depth : 16.2"

  • Weight : 12.1 lbs

Packout Tool Boxes

The PACKOUT modular storage system is renowned for its durability and versatility in the industry. These toolboxes are constructed from impact-resistant polymers reinforced with metal corners and are designed to withstand harsh job site conditions. With integrated locking cleats, they seamlessly connect with other PACKOUT components.

Drawer Tool Boxes
Milwaukee 48-22-8442 PACKOUT 2-Drawer Tool Box dimensions graphic

Crafted from durable polypropylene, the tool storage unit offers ample space for organizing tools and equipment. It is ideal for professionals and features a locking security bar, 50 lbs weight capacity, and is part of the PACKOUT Modular Storage System.


  • Length: 16.3 in

  • Width: 22.2 in

  • Height: 14.3 in

  • Weight: 20.05 lb

Milwaukee 48-22-8443 PACKOUT 3-Drawer Tool Box dimensions graphic

Constructed from polypropylene, this toolbox offers ample storage and balanced weight for portability. It features a three-drawer design, a locking security bar, and a 50-lb weight capacity.


  • Length: 16.3 in

  • Width: 22.2 in

  • Height: 14.3 in

  • Weight: 22.45 lb

Regular Tool Boxes
Milwaukee 48-22-8424 PACKOUT Tool Box dimensions graphic

The toolbox includes an IP65-rated weather seal, metal-reinforced corners, a locking point, interior organizer trays, heavy-duty latches, and a 75-lb capacity for carrying tools and materials.

Exterior Dimensions

  • Weight: 10.1 lbs

  • Height: 6.5"

  • Width: 22.1"

  • Depth: 16.2"

Interior Dimensions

  • Width: 19.7"

  • Depth : 13.2"

  • Height : 4.5"

Did you know that Milwaukee Packout offers several storage accessories that are also available? Click here to find out which fits best with your packout stack. 

Beyond Storage: Understanding the Dimensions of the Packout Stack

A Stack of PACKOUT Storage solutions

Understanding the dimensions of the Packout stack and main toolboxes goes beyond mere measurements; it's about unlocking practical solutions to everyday workplace challenges.

By grasping the spatial requirements of each component, you can significantly streamline your workflow processes and enhance job site efficiency. Imagine arriving at a site armed with Milwaukee's Packout system in a typical scenario. With precise knowledge of the dimensions, you strategically stack the toolboxes, maximizing available space on your truck bed. This simple act of organization minimizes clutter, reduces the risk of misplaced tools, and expedites access to essential equipment during critical job moments.

Matt Vargo, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool, said, “Since launching the Milwaukee storage category in 2014, our lineup has grown to include a breadth of solutions that deliver on the versatility and ‘Nothing But Heavy Duty’ promise demanded by our users. With the introduction of the PACKOUT Modular Storage System, we’re taking this commitment to the next level.”

The Practical Benefits Beyond Storage Logistics

Man walking with Milwaukee PACKOUT rolling storage stack

Picture yourself as an electrician navigating tight spaces in a residential remodel. With an adequately customized Packout system with dividers and bins tailored to your specific trade, you effortlessly transport and access your tools, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity. Indeed, the dimensions of the Packout stack and main toolboxes become invaluable assets, empowering you to work smarter, not harder.

To maximize these dimensions, consider practical tips for optimizing space utilization and tool security during transit.

For instance, securing heavier items at the bottom of the stack provides stability and prevents top-heavy configurations, reducing the risk of accidents. Moreover, investing in quality tie-down straps ensures the Packout system remains secure during transportation, safeguarding valuable tools from damage or loss.

By customizing the Packout system to suit your specific job requirements, you can take proactive steps toward efficient tool management, ultimately enhancing your overall work experience.

Additionally, integrating  Milwaukee’s wall-mounted shop storage solutions  into your setup can further optimize organization and accessibility in your workspace, ensuring that every tool has its designated place for easy retrieval and enhanced productivity.

Milwaukee Packout Stack Dimensions Frequently Asked Questions

Can I transport the Milwaukee PACKOUT stack in a vehicle?

Yes, the Milwaukee PACKOUT stack is designed for easy transportation on and off the job site. Its durable construction and stacking capability make it suitable for loading into trucks, vans, and other vehicles, facilitating the transportation of tools and equipment.

Can Milwaukee PACKOUT crates be stacked?

Yes, the crate toolbox seamlessly stacks with all Milwaukee PACKOUT products. It also features rear hanging points, allowing it to be hung from a wall-mounted PACKOUT Mounting Plate.

What's the purpose of the metal bar on the Milwaukee PACKOUT?

The PACKOUT rolling toolbox features impact-resistant polymers and metal-reinforced corners, ensuring durability to withstand harsh job site environments.

How tall is the Milwaukee 48-22-8426 PACKOUT Rolling toolbox?

The Milwaukee 48-22-8426 PACKOUT Rolling Tool Box  stands at a height of 25.6 inches. With a robust design boasting a 250-pound capacity and an impact-resistant body, it's recognized as one of the most durable options.

Can I customize the interior of the Milwaukee PACKOUT toolboxes?

Yes, the Milwaukee PACKOUT toolboxes feature customizable interior  organizer tool trays. These trays allow you to arrange your tools and accessories according to your needs, keeping everything organized and easily accessible.

How do I start building my PACKOUT?

To start, select the base of your PACKOUT system, which includes options like the PACKOUT Rolling Tool Box, Large Tool Box, Tool Box, Tool Case, Organizer, or the Low Profile Organizer. Once you've chosen your base, you can expand your system by selecting various additional items to build on top of it.