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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

MAKITA ANNOUNCES NEW 18V X2 (36V) LXT STRING TRIMMER

Efficient brushless motor delivers power equivalent to 30cc gas string trimmer

The 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Brushless Cordless String Trimmer offers power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer, without the hassles.

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® Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU17). With the power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer, the XRU17 delivers the power needed for commercial applications.
 
he cordless string trimmer features a 17” cutting swath for increased productivity, a BL™ Brushless Motor for power, and a variable speed trigger switch to control cutting speed. The steel drive shaft provides less vibration and durability for longer life.
 
It has the power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer, but without the hassles of gas. The cordless brush cutter has lower noise, zero emissions, and reduced maintenance.
 
The XRU17 has a loop handle with a barrier bar, shoulder strap in the box, and wide debris shield, making it compatible with a brush cutter blade (sold separately). These features differentiate this cordless trimmer from previously launched models, such as the XRU18.
 
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 trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds. 
 
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 XRU17 is available in a kit and tool only option. For more information Makita’s cordless outdoor power equipment, visit makitatools.com/rto
 
Specifications
 
Model
XRU17PT
XRU17Z
Description
18V X2 (36V) LXT® Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (5.0Ah)
18V X2 (36V) LXT® Brushless Cordless String Trimmer, Tool Only
Cutting Swath
17”
17”
No Load Speed
0 – 4,600 / 0 – 5,500 / 0 – 7,000 RPM
0 – 4,600 / 0 – 5,500 / 0 – 7,000 RPM
Arbor Shaft
M10 x 1.25”
M10 x 1.25”
Overall Length
72-1/2”
72-1/2”
Net Weight
13.7 lbs. (with battery)
10.9 lbs (without battery)
Includes
Tool, (2) 18V LXT 5.0Ah Battery, 18V LXT Dual Port Charger, Bump and Feed Trimmer Head – M10x 1.25 Lh, Shoulder Strap
Tool, Bump and Feed Trimmer Head – M10x 1.25 Lh, Shoulder Strap 
 
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 XRU17 has a loop handle with a barrier bar, shoulder strap in the box, and wide debris shield, making it compatible with a brush cutter blade (sold separately).

The cordless string trimmer features a 17” cutting swath for increased productivity.

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