Landscapers are demanding more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment, and Makita delivered with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless String Trimmer (model XRU04Z, tool only). With zero emissions, lower noise, and considerably less maintenance, as well as category-leading battery charge time and unmatched breadth-of-line, this 18V cordless trimmer is a welcome solution for landscapers. And with the efficient Makita BL™ brushless motor, they’ll get up to 50% longer run time, more power and speed, and longer tool life.
Makita’s efficient BL™ Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge than similar non-brushless tools. Electronic controls efficiently use battery energy to match the changing demands of the application for increased power and speed when needed. With no carbon brushes, the Makita BL™ Brushless motor runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life.
The XRU04Z features Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™). XPT™ is a protective seal inside the tool, and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components.
It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
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® and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
•BL™ Brushless motor delivers up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting
•Efficient BL™ Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
•The BL™ Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL™ Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
•Adjustable speed dial (0-3,500 to 0-6,000 RPM) allows the operator to match speed to application
•Weighs only 8.6 lbs. with battery (battery not included) for reduced operator fatigue
•Compact size is ideal for trimming and precise edging
•Zero emissions and reduced maintenance; no need for gas or oil
•Easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head for increased user convenience
•Reverse rotation system allows operator to quickly clear trimmer head of entangled grass and weeds
•Overheat warning system turns on indicator light and is engineered to automatically stop motor
•L.E.D. battery indicator monitors battery charge status
•Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
•Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls™ to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
•Rapid Optimum Charger communicates with the battery's built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize the battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature
•Rapid Optimum Charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster, more efficient charging
•Makita technology delivers category-leading charge time, so the battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger
•Battery and charger sold separately
•3-year limited warranty
•Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers