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Monday, March 16, 2020

MAKITA LAUNCHES MOST POWERFUL CORDLESS STRING TRIMMER IN THE LXT SYSTEM

The 18V X2 LXT (36V) Cordless String Trimmer has power equivalent to a 30cc gas model

The Makita® 18V X2 LXT® (36V) Cordless String Trimmer has power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer.

March 16, 2020, La Mirada, CA – Makita U.S.A., Inc., the innovation leader in outdoor power equipment, power tools and accessories is pleased to announce the new 18V X2 LXT® (36V) Cordless String Trimmer (XRU18). With power equivalent to a 30cc gas string trimmer, the XRU18 is ideal for the professional landscaper to use for aggressive applications, such as cutting brush and tall weeds.
 
Its exclusive Makita-built outer rotor brushless motor direct-drive system provides high power and increased torque. With a 17” cutting swath, the XRU18 offers increased productivity. The cordless string trimmer features a steel drive shaft for less vibration and longer life. An upgraded loop handle offers quick handle adjustments and a narrow debris shield provides line visibility. Weighing less than traditional gas string trimmers, this new battery-powered string trimmer provides uncompromised power and performance.
 
Technology
Automatic Torque Drive Technology Mode automatically shifts from 4,000-6,000 RPM for extended run time or added power. Users can also select from 3 speed options for power management. Reverse rotation function allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds.
 
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.
 
Benefits of Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment
Makita LXT Cordless Power Equipment eliminates the hassles of gas, delivering zero emissions, lower noise, and reduced maintenance. The XRU18 operates at a lower noise level, providing user comfort and preventing a disruption for neighbors or nearby businesses.
 
Makita’s new string trimmer expands Makita’s cordless outdoor power equipment offering. For more information, visit makitatools.com
 
Specifications
Model
XRU18PT
XRU18Z
Description
18V X2 LXT® (36V) Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer Kit (5.0Ah)
18V X2 LXT® (36V) Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer, Tool Only
Cutting Capacity (diameter)
17”
17”
No Load Speed
4,000 / 4,600 / 6,000 RPM
4,000 / 4,600 / 6,000 RPM
Arbor Shaft
M10 x 1.25 LH
M10 x 1.25 LH
Overall Length
72-1/4”
72-1/4”
Net Weight
13.4 lbs. (with battery)
10.6 lbs. (without battery)
Includes
Tool, (2) 18V LXT 5.0Ah Battery, 18V LXT Dual-Port Charger, Bump & Feed Trimmer Head w/ .080” Trimmer Line
Tool, Bump & Feed Trimmer Head w/ .080” Trimmer Line
 
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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