Tuesday, August 18, 2020

MAKITA ANNOUNCES NEW 18V X2 (36V) LXT BRUSH CUTTER

Efficient brushless motor delivers power equivalent to a 30cc gas brush cutter

The 36V LXT Brushless Brush Cutter (XRU16) has a bike handle design for better control.

August 18, 2020, La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., the innovation leader in outdoor power equipment, power tools, and accessories, has introduced a new 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Cordless Brush Cutter (XRU16). Its brushless motor delivers power needed for commercial applications.
 
The XRU16 has the power equivalent to a 30cc gas brush cutter, but without the hassles of gas. The cordless brush cutter has lower noise, zero emissions, reduced maintenance and instant starts.
 
Features of the cordless brush cutter include a bike-handle design for improved grip, a BL™ Brushless Motor, and a variable speed trigger switch to control cutting speed. The steel drive shaft provides less vibration and durability for longer life.
 
It has three speed options (4,600/5,500/7,000 RPM) and Automatic Torque Drive Technology mode, which automatically shifts speeds to extend run time or add power. The reverse rotation function allows the user to quickly clear blade of entangled grass and weeds. It includes a 9” Star Blade, 4T (B-14118), constructed with steel for efficient cutting of grasses, shrubs, underwood and thicket.
 
Extreme Protection Technology (XPT)
 
For added durability, Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Makita® Products equipped with XPT are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.
 
Star Protection Computer Controls
 
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
 
18V LXT® System
 
Makita LXT Cordless System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, takes a user from power tools to outdoor power equipment to get the job done. Makita 18V LXT Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.  
 
The XRU16 is available in a kit or tool only option. For more information Makita’s cordless outdoor power equipment, visit makitatools.com/rto<
 
Specifications
 
Model
XRU16PT
XRU16Z
Description
18V X2 (36V) LXT® Brushless Cordless Brush Cutter Kit (5.0Ah)
18V X2 (36V) LXT® Brushless Cordless Brush Cutter, Tool Only
Blade Diameter
9”
9”
No Load Speed
0 - 4,600 / 0 - 5,500 / 0 - 7,000
0 - 4,600 / 0 - 5,500 / 0 - 7,000
Arbor Shaft
M10 x 1.25LH
M10 x 1.25 LH
Overall Length
72-1/2”
72-1/2”
Net Weight
16.8 lbs. (with battery)
14 lbs (without battery)
Includes
Tool, (2) 18V LXT 5.0Ah Battery, 18V LXT Dual Port Charger, 9” Star Blade, Harness, Blade Cover
Tool, 9” Star Blade, Harness, Blade Cover
 
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, pneumatics and power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S.A. With 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800)4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools
 
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The XRU16 has the power equivalent to a 30cc gas brush cutter, with lower noise, zero emissions and reduced maintenance than gas models.

The XRU16 includes a 9” Star Blade, 4T (B-14118), constructed with steel for efficient cutting of grasses, shrubs, underwood and thicket.

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