Makita unveiled a number of cordless lawn mowers, blowers, chain saws, string trimmers, hedge trimmers and more – including 10 new models making their debut at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville. Makita will also feature 4-stroke and 2-stroke power equipment, as well as Makita’s expanding line of OPE accessories.
“Makita is focused on the next generation of cordless innovation,” said Romique Talton, senior product manager, Makita U.S.A. “We’re here at GIE to show how LXT cordless will replace gas power equipment for landscapers and tree care professionals. Makita has the products and the power management solutions that will allow users to replace their gas products for trimming, cutting and clean-ups.”
Makita showed the full line of 18V LXT and 18V X2 LXT (36V) cordless power equipment as well as 10 brand new products making their debut this week:
Cordless Lawn Mowers: Makita announced three new cordless lawn mowers, and each model features a commercial-grade steel deck and 4-bay battery system (holds (4) 18V LXT batteries) for extended run time.
18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 21” Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (XML08): Self-propelled with a full 21” cutting diameter
18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 21” Lawn Mower (XML07): A full 21” cutting diameter
18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 18” Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (XML06): Self-propelled with a full 18” cutting diameter
NEW Cordless Shafted Products: Makita is announcing a new cordless string trimmer, pole saw and two hedge trimmers. Each delivers commercial-duty performance without the noise, emissions and maintenance of gas.
18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless String Trimmer (XRU18): 17” cutting capacity with the power equivalent of a 30cc gas-powered string trimmer.
18V LXT Brushless 20” Articulating Pole Hedge Trimmer (XNU01): Six blade angle settings and 4,400 SPM for faster cutting
18V LXT Brushless 24” Pole Hedge Trimmer (XNU02): 24” double-sided shear blade and 4,400 SPM for faster cutting
18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 10” Telescoping Pole Saw (XAU02): Power equivalent of a 30cc gas-powered pole saw, with a telescoping shaft for extended reach
NEW Chain Saw and Blowers: Makita has the largest cordless chain saw system in the industry, and the line is expanding with one new model. Makita is also adding two new cordless blowers for clean-ups.
18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless 14” Top Handle Chain Saw (XCU08): Delivers the power equivalent of a 30cc gas-powered string trimmer. Ideal for tree care and arborists.
18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless Blower (XBU04): A 3-in-1 solution with blowing, vacuum and mulching settings. Delivers up to 473 CFM and 120 MPH air velocity.
18V LXT Brushless Blower (XBU03): The lightest and most powerful blower in its class, with 459 CFM and 116 MPH.
NEW LXT and LXT X2 Portable Backpack Power Supply (PDC01): Makita’s backpack battery pack is engineered for more run time and less downtime. The PDC01 can use four 18V LXT batteries, with an adaptor for 18V and 18V power equipment. Users get up to 4-times the run time for increased cordless efficiency. The batteries can be easily removed for charging and replaced with freshly charged LXT batteries.
MM4 4-Stroke: No Fuel Mixing and Faster Starts
Engine seizure due to improper fuel and oil mixing is one of the most common failures of 2-stroke power equipment. Makita MM4 4-stroke engine power equipment is a solution with no fuel mixing required. The Makita MM4 4-stroke multi-position engine enables the engine to be inclined at any angle for continuous operation. In addition, the automatic engine decompression reduces pull start force by 40% for faster, easier starts, and MM4 users benefit with lower noise, reduced emissions, and the added durability of a commercial-grade 3-ring piston.
The MM4 4-Stroke Engine line includes backpack and handheld blowers, a backpack mist blower, concrete power cutters, string trimmers, brush trimmers, hedge trimmers, edgers, telescoping pole pruners and couple shafted (spilt boom) products.
2-Stroke Professional Chain Saws: “Starts Easy, Works Hard”
The integration of Makita and Dolmar power equipment continues to expand the range of Makita-branded chain saws for professional, farm and ranch, and standard use, as well as for the construction professional. Makita 2-Stroke outdoor power equipment offers fast starts, reduced weight, and compact designs, with a range of convenience features including heated handle, Easy Starting System for faster starts, heavy duty filters, and more. Makita chain saws feature a “warm red” trade dress that is strongly preferred on landscaping and forestry job sites.
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