LA MIRADA, Cali. – Makita U.S.A. has launched a new cordless lawn mower and two new cordless hedge trimmers, both powered by lithium-ion batteries.
The 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 18-inch Lawn Mower (XML03) offers increased cutting capacity, added durability, and longer run times than previous models. Meanwhile, the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 24-inch Hedge Trimmer (XHU07) and 30-inch Hedge Trimmer (XHU08) also offer increased cutting capacity over previous models.
These products are part of an expanding range of Makita Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment that includes blowers, string trimmers, chain saws, a versatile couple shaft system and more. Makita Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment provides instant starts, lower noise, reduced maintenance and zero emissions.
NEW MOWER. With the new model, users can cut up to 7,300 square feet of grass on a single charge when using two 18V 5.0Ah batteries. The XML03 runs on two LXT batteries for 36V performance and run-time, eliminating the hassles of gas and providing an instant start. The exclusive Makita-designed BL Brushless Motor delivers 2,500 – 3,300 RPM for faster cutting.
The lawn mower features a durable steel deck and folding handles that make the lawn mower compact for storage and transportation. The grass catcher bag holds up to 16 gallons and a mulching plug offers versatility. With the mulching plug attachment in place and the grass catcher bag removed, cut grass will return to the lawn. A single lever gives the user control over cutting height with a quick adjustment of 10 cutting heights (13/16” – 2-5/16”). Reduce noise with the Quiet Mode setting, which provides constant speed control at 2,500 RPM.
The mower is available in a kit that includes four 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, and mulching plug attachment or as a “tool only” model with only the mulching plug attachment (batteries and charger sold separately).
NEW HEDGE TRIMMERS. With a Makita BL Brushless motor delivering 4,400 SPM, these brushless hedge trimmers excel at speed and faster cutting. Three-speed options and variable speed trigger allow the operator to match and control the speed to the application. The dual-action cutting blade is ideal for commercial users with an upgraded hand guard design and five-position rotating rear handle offer increased comfort during vertical and angle trimming. The anti-vibration design aids in precision cutting, and a tip guard protects the end of the cutter bar against hard surfaces. And, with only one LXT battery, these new hedge trimmers offer the same performance as previous models while weighing less.
“Makita cordless innovation is more than just bigger, heavier batteries. Its smart technology that includes purpose-built brushless motors, jobsite-proven batteries, and communication technology that allows the motor and battery to exchange data in real time for maximum performance,” said Romique Talton, senior marketing product manager. “With the new 18V LXT Hedge Trimmers, the battery and motor work together for faster blade speed and more efficient cutting than competitor cordless hedge trimmers, and that includes 36 volt models.”